The MSV Amira

The MSV Amira

MSV Amira is like all our chosen liveaboards, built with traditional Indonesian ship building method. Guests are accommodated in 9 cabins, all can be set as either twin or double , all en-suite (toilet and shower).

This beauty has a huge sundeck you can rest on while awaiting new diving experience.

Included

  • Transport to and from the airport
  • On board accommodation
  • All inclusive board service (exc. alcoholic bev and soft drinks)
  • Up to 4 accompanied dives per day
  • Land excursions according to schedule

Not Included

  • Port clearance and Harbour tax
  • National park and local fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dive insurance – compulsary
  • Nitrox
  • 15L Tanks

We love it for

  • Built out of locally grown timber
  • Traditional Pinisi ship building method
  • Spacious camera room

The MSV Amira in details

MSV Amira focuses on exploration of underwater charms especially around Komodo and Raja Ampat area, taking you to the adventure of discovering this unique underwater world with extremely rich marine biodiversity.

You will enjoy her wonderful cruises, with a mixture of underwater amazement and above water relaxation. The sun decks are perfect for you to relax between two dives and the high standards cuisine will give you strenght for your next dives.

Facilities - Cabins - Decks

The cabins can accomodate 21 guests as follows:

  • 5 x double cabins on lower deck: 14 m² incl. shower and toilet
  • 4 x double cabins on upper deck: 13 m² incl. shower and toilet
  • All cabin can be set as either twin or double
  • During a full charter it is possible to configure the cabins of the lower deck as 3 and 2 bed cabins respectively

Guests areas

  • Restaurant: 20 places
  • Full charter: max. 26 places
  • TV- lounge area: 30 m²
  • Camera room: 15 m²
  • Computer corner: 5 m²

Three decks

  • Aft deck lounge (covered); 40 m²
  • Fore deck with shade canopy: 90 m²
  • Upper deck / sundeck: 120 m²

The dive deck

  • Dive deck 24 places: 80 m² incl. 2 x shower and toilet

Compressors

  • 2 x L&W redundant + Nitrox

Tenders

  • 3 x Zodiac
Specifications

Dimensions

  • Length overall: 52 m
  • Length on deck: 42 m
  • Beam: 10 m
  • Displacement: 400 t

Construction

  • Built out of ironwood and teak in Tanah Beru and Bira / South . Sulawesi, between 2008 and 2010

Engines

  • 1 x 650 HP Mitsubishi Marine Turbo Diesel
  • 2 x 310 HP Marine Turbo Diesel

Cruising speed

  • 8-9 knots

Generators

  • 2 x 60 KW Perkins
  • 1 x 15 KW Jiandong

Tanks

  • Fuel capacity: 20 m³
  • Water capacity: 20 m³

Desalinisation plant

  • 6000 l per day

The MSV Amira in pictures

Select your schedule and cruise destination

Rates, Itineraries & Schedule

Rates, Itineraries & Schedule

Here you can discover different cruises available aboard MSV Amira. If you want additional information regarding the area reached by the MSV Amira, please kindly check the “Locations & Diving” tab.

Following rates do not include next fees: Port clearance, Harbour tax, National park fee, Local fee, Fuel surcharge!

august 2017

14aug - 25aug 141:00 pmaug 25Komodo - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4070 - Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

28aug - 8sepaug 281:00 pmsep 8Komodo - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4070 - Labuan Bajo to Maumere

september 2017

11sep - 24sep 111:00 pmsep 24Forgotten Islands - MSV Amira13 Nights - $5850 - Maumere to Saumlaki

october 2017

14oct - 28oct 141:00 pmoct 28Forgotten Islands - MSV Amira12 Nights - $5400 - Maumere to Saumlaki

november 2017

25nov - 6decnov 251:00 pmdec 6Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4950 - Sorong to Sorong

december 2017

8dec - 19dec 81:00 pmdec 19Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4950 - Sorong to Sorong

22dec - 2jandec 221:00 pmjan 2Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4950 - Sorong to Sorong

january 2018

14jan - 22jan 141:00 pmjan 22Raja Ampat - MSV Amira8 Nights - $3512 - Sorong to Sorong

24jan - 4febjan 241:00 pmfeb 4Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

march 2018

5mar - 18mar 51:00 pmmar 18Cenderawasih Bay - MSV Amira13 Nights - $5707 - Biak to Sorong

april 2018

3apr - 14apr 31:00 pmapr 14Halmahera - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Bitung

17apr - 28apr 171:00 pmapr 28Halmahera - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Bitung to Ambon

30apr - 11mayapr 301:00 pmmay 11Banda Sea - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Ambon to Maumere

may 2018

13may - 24may 131:00 pmmay 24Komodo - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4015 - Maumere to Labuan Bajo

july 2018

19jul - 25jul 191:00 pmjul 25Komodo - MSV Amira6 Nights - $2190 - Bima to Bima

27jul - 7augjul 271:00 pmaug 7Komodo - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4015 - Bima to Labuan Bajo

august 2018

22aug - 2sepaug 221:00 pmsep 2Alor Archipelago - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Maumere to Maumere

september 2018

4sep - 15sep 41:00 pmsep 15Alor Archipelago - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Maumere to Maumere

october 2018

16oct - 27oct 161:00 pmoct 27Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

29oct - 9novoct 291:00 pmnov 9Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

november 2018

11nov - 25nov 111:00 pmnov 25Raja Ampat - MSV Amira14 Nights - $6146 - Sorong to Sorong

27nov - 8decnov 271:00 pmdec 8Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

december 2018

10dec - 21dec 101:00 pmdec 21Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

23dec - 3jandec 231:00 pmjan 3Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

january 2019

5jan - 16jan 51:00 pmjan 16Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

18jan - 29jan 181:00 pmjan 29Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

29jan - 9febjan 291:00 pmfeb 9Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

february 2019

26feb - 9marfeb 261:00 pmmar 9Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

march 2019

11mar - 22mar 111:00 pmmar 22Halmahera - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Bitung

april 2019

21apr - 2mayapr 211:00 pmmay 2Halmahera - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Bitung to Ambon

may 2019

4may - 15may 41:00 pmmay 15Banda Sea - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Ambon to Maumere

august 2019

25aug - 5sepaug 251:00 pmsep 5Komodo - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4015 - Labuan Bajo to Maumere

september 2019

7sep - 18sep 71:00 pmsep 18Alor Archipelago - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Maumere to Maumere

october 2019

5oct - 17oct 51:00 pmoct 17Banda Sea - MSV Amira12 Nights - $5268 - Saumlaki to Sorong

19oct - 30oct 191:00 pmoct 30Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

november 2019

1nov - 121:00 pmnov 12- 1:00 pmRaja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

14nov - 25nov 141:00 pmnov 25Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

27nov - 8decnov 271:00 pmdec 8Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

december 2019

10dec - 21dec 101:00 pmdec 21Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

23dec - 3jandec 231:00 pmjan 3Raja Ampat - MSV Amira11 Nights - $4829 - Sorong to Sorong

Locations & Diving

Locations & Diving

Learn more about the wonderful areas you could discover while diving aboard the MSV Amira.

Alor Archipelago

Alor Archipelago

Where is Alor?

  • Alor Archipelago (consisting of seven main islands) lies at the end of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain in Indonesia. The narrow Pantar straight, within which lie five small, charming islands (Kepa, Pura, Buaya, Ternate and Tereweng island), separates the main island Alor from Pantar.

Underwater

  • A combination of unspoiled, colorful reefs and abundant marine life makes Alor an absolutely world class diving destination. Whether you are into muck, macro, big fish or beautiful coral, Alor caters for every need. As a result of volcanic activities the topography varies from outstanding walls, rock slides, valleys, seamounts and pinnacles. Some dive sites are renowned for big fish (schools of big eye jackfish, dog tooth tuna, sharks, giant groupers, Napoleon wrasse, eagle rays and occasionally mola-mola …).
  • The diversity of invertebrates, anemones, hard and soft corals is truly impressive. There are some muck sites famous for critters. The colorful slopes around Pura Island are home to the cute mandarin fish, frogfish, blue ribbon eel, scorpion leaf fish, harlequin ghost pipefish, pygmy sea horses, etc… It is common to encounter pilot-whales, hundreds of dolphins and seasonally (from Oct to Dec) even whales, passing to the Pacific Ocean. The waters have occasionally strong currents.

General informations

  • Dry Season: june to December
  • Rainy Season: January / February
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 26 – 29°C
  • Current: Mid to very strong
  • Best time to dive: End of March until the end of December
Banda Sea

Banda Sea

Where is Banda Sea?

  • Banda Sea is located in the center of Maluku islands, surounded by hundreds of islands on one and Halmahera and Ceram seas on the other side.

Underwater

  • It was well hidden from divers for some time. Its remoteness and low human population contributed to bursting underwater livelihood. Here you find extra vigorous, healthy reef systems. Two main characteristics that outline diving in this area are mobula rays and dogtooth tuna. There is plenty to see under water, for example large schools of fusilier and plenty of redtooth trigger fish, mandarin fish, native Ambon scorpion fish, and so many more.

General Information

  • Dry Season: May – November
  • Rainy Season: high rainfall January /February
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 26 to 29°C
  • Current: mild, but can be strong
  • Best time to dive: October – December and March – April
Cenderawasih Bay

Cenderawasih Bay

Where is Cenderawasih Bay?

  • Cenderawasih Bay (Indonesian: Teluk Cenderawasih, means : Bird of Paradise Bay,  is a large bay in northern Province of Papua and West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia. The western part of the bay was declared a marine national park in 2002.

Underwater

  • Cenderawasih Bay, includes the islands of Mioswaar, Nusrowi, Roon, Rumberpon and Yoop with its resident whale shark population, has been one of the world’s hottest dive destinations for the past 3 years.  Located on “the Bird’s Head” of Indonesia’s West Papua, Cenderawasih is one of the only locations in the world that almost guarantees whale sharks all year round.

General Informations

  • Dry Season: tropical equatorial climate all year raining
  • Rainy Season: January /February
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 27 to 29°C
  • Current: mild
  • Best time to dive: all year
Forgotten Islands

Forgotten Islands

Where are the Forgotten Islands?

  • The so called forgotten island are a long chain of islands staring at Timor and extending up to West Papua.

Underwater

  • The Forgotten Islands include Kei archipelago, Taninbar , Koon, Dai , Manuk, are still being explored.   keep your eyes on the bleu for pelagic, October / November is the season of school of Hammerhead, they are often spotted at Manuk and Koon. You’ll also enjoy the variety of dive sites which provide a superb mix of wide angle and macro subjects as most Indonesian guide are incredible spotters.

General Informations

  • Rainy Season: January / february
  • Air temperature: 27 to 34°C
  • Water temperature: 27 to 29°C
  • Current: moderate to strong
  • Best time to dive: October/November/December
Halmaherah

Halmahera

Where is Halmahera?

  • Halmahera in North Maluku province is the largest island of Moluccas Islands.  Strangely shaped with four mountainous peninsulas and with two active volcanoes, it lies on an island arc that includes the Raja Ampat Islands. It sits in the path of the Indonesian Through flow – the largest movement of water on planet and the source of incredible marine biodiversity known as Coral Triangle.

Underwater

  • This geographically and topographically highly diverse area rivals as an outstanding Indonesian scuba diving destination. Off the beaten track and in the heart of world’s marine biodiversity it offers unspoiled diving void of crowds. The area is covered with over 70 islands and islets, many surrounded by beautiful fringing reefs and abundant marine life. Fish and coral experts (Nature Conservancy scientists) already recorded amazing number of species, great number of those found only in Coral Triangle.

General informations

  • Dry season: October to March
  • Rainy season: May to August
  • Air temperature: 27 to 33°C
  • Water temperature : 26 to 29°C
  • Current : mild to strong
  • Best time to dive : October to May
Komodo

Komodo:

Where is Komodo?

  • Komodo, also belonging to the Lesser Sunda chain, lies between the islands of Sumba and Flores. Komodo, Rinca and Padar are the three main islands that along with numerous smaller ones form Komodo Marine Park. A Combination of many small islands and relatively shallow seas between Flores and the west coast of Komodo create ideal conditions for diving in swift currents at tidal changes.
  • The island is also famous for its Komodo dragon monitor lizard, the largest lizard in the world. An alert and agile predator and scavenger that can reach 2.5 meters in length and 125 kg. Nowadays more than a thousand inhabit the island and about half that number that live on nearby Rinca Island.

Underwater

  • Komodo diving can easily be categorized as being one of the world’s best dive destinations. It is one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world and has two totally different marine environments. The north side offers clear warm waters flowing from the Flores and Banda seas. Underwater is stunning with vibrant colors, diverse exotic fish life, exceptionally healthy corals, reefs crammed with invertebrates and packed with reef fish. Current-swept deep cool water sea mounts, walls and pinnacles are patrolled by sharks, tuna and other big fish. The south plankton rich waters (making visibility ‘slightly reduced) host eagle rays, manta rays, sunfish and abundant fish life as well as macro life and critters such as leaf fish, frogfish, sea apples, pygmy seahorses, a variety of ghost pipefish, many different nudibranches, and much more.

General informations

  • Dry Season:
  • Rainy Season:
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 23 – 29°C
  • Current: Mid to strong
  • Best time to dive: All year round. January to March can have rough surface conditions at the northern dive sites. July and August can have rough seas in the south and Rinca. But these conditions rarely interfere to any great extent with the liveaboard schedules.
Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Where is Raja Ampat?

  • Raja Ampat (literally translates as “The Four Kings”) is at the far eastern reaches of the Nusa Tenggara island chain. The main four islands are Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool.

Underwater

  • The most bio-diverse marine region on earth. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, ridges, sea mounds, mucky shallow bays and mangroves, lagoons with channels overhung by rainforest, pinnacles, and offshore reefs with raging currents…
  • The reefs are supporting an unbelievable variety of colorful soft and hard corals, reef fish plus a copious amount of schooling fish. Dolphins, manta rays, devil rays, whales and turtles are some of the larger animals found here. Sharks such as wobbegongs and the small Epaulette Shark are often found lying on the sea grass.

General informations

  • Dry Season:
  • Rainy Season:
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 26 – 29°C
  • Current: Mid to strong
  • Best time to dive: October till May
Extensions

Extensions

If you desire to explore beyond underwater realm of Indonesia, we can tailor your trip to include land extensions that will unveil the wildlife, culture or history of this magical land.

Contact us to find out what part of Indonesia’s rich environment can be discovered at your chosen destination.  We will handle all of the travelling arrangements within your dates.

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