MV Ambai liveaboard

Komodo and Raja Ampat. Plus the Banda Sea, Forgotten Islands, Alor, Triton Bay

Ambai liveaboard

MV Ambai was built in 2012 to take 16 divers. This boat was designed for divers so it has a spacious dive deck with a rear dive platform for easy access to the water or onto one of three dinghy tenders.

Photographers and videographers will appreciate the dedicated camera room as well as the large screen TV in the saloon.

Cabins are twin or double bed formation with AC and en-suite bathrooms.

The prices makes MV Ambai a good value Indo liveaboard.


  • Max divers: 16
  • 8 double/twin cabins
  • 4:1 Guide to diver ratio
  • 14 crew
  • Multilingual dive staff
  • Length: 32m
  • Beam: 7.5m
  • Cruising speed 8 knots, top speed 10 knots.
  • Engines: 1 x 600hp
  • 3 compressors, 3 generators
  • Nitrox available
  • 3 tenders with ladders.

There are 8 cabins for 16 guests. All cabins have private bathrooms and air conditioning. On the lower deck there are 4 double bed cabins and two twin (bunk) bed cabins.

There are 2 more double bed cabins are on the upper deck. Also on the upper deck are the crew quarters, the wheelhouse and the sundeck.

The main deck has an inside saloon and an outside lounge for dining and relaxing with your fellow guests. The dive deck and camera room are also on the main deck.

Food is a mix of Indonesian and International cuisine freshly prepared with the best ingredients.

All dietary preferences can be catered for with advance notice.

Meals are served in the saloon.

Ambai liveaboard schedule and prices

DatesDestinationStart / FinishPrice from
22-31 Jul 2016Komodo 9 nightsLabuan Bajo to Bima€2,390
2-11 Aug 2016Komodo 9 nightsBima to Labuan Bajo€2,390
14-23 Aug 2016Komodo 9 nightsLabuan Bajo to Bima€2,390
25 Aug-3 Sep 2016Komodo 9 nightsBima to Labuan Bajo€2,510
6-15 Sep 2016Komodo 9 nightsLabuan Bajo to Bima€2,390
18-27 Sep 2016Komodo 9 nightsBima to Labuan Bajo€2,790
10-15 Oct 2016Komodo 5 nightsBima to Labuan Bajo€1,550
Komodo 5 nightsLabuan Bajo to Labuan Bajofull
Banda seaMaumere to Ambonfull
Banda seaAmbon to Kaimanafull
Triton bayKaimana to Sorongfull
11-22 Dec 2016Raja Ampat 11 nightsSorong to Sorong€3,590
25 Dec-6 Jan 2016Raja Ampat 12 nightsSorong to Sorong€3,990
9-20 Jan 2017Raja Ampat 11 nightsSorong to Sorong€3,590
18-28 Feb 2017Raja Ampat 10 nightsSorong to Sorong€3,445
2-12 Mar 2017Raja Ampat 10 nightsSorong to Sorong€3,445
14-25 Mar 2017Raja Ampat and Triton Bay 11 nightsSorong to Kaimana€3,990
27 Mar-7 Apr 2017Raja Ampat and Triton Bay 11 nightsKaimana to Sorong€3,990

Prices include:

  • Accommodation in a double-bed or twin-bed cabin.
  • Full board including all soft drinks on board (excluding beer, spirits, wine).
  • Three daily dives plus some night dives according to the itinerary. All the dives are subject to weather conditions and transit time. There is no diving on the days of arrival and departure, and there are only 2 dives the day before departure. On relocation cruises, long passage time can reduce the number of dives available.
  • Land excursions, according to safari program.
  • Transfer from the airport to the boat and back to the nearest airport only (depending on cruise destination).


To join an Ambai cruise divers must be at least PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) certified with at least 50 logged dives.

10% discount is available for non divers or snorkelers accompanying a diving partner.

Ambai liveaboard photos