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Amira Liveaboard

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Amira Liveaboard

Destination: Indonesia

Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda (5-14 nights) | From $365++/night

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Amira Quick Pitch

Amira was built with locally grown timber by indigenous craftsmen using ancient Pinisi boat building traditions. She is equipped with a state of the art navigation system, security and rescue equipment and technology. She is an ideal base camp for the most beautiful dive excursions in Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda.


Why You'll Like Amira Liveaboard

  • Fullboard accommodation
  • Free Nitrox
  • Dedicated camera & computer room
  • 4-5 divers per group


Dive Overview

The breathtaking marine life in Indonesia’s ocean makes this dive region a superior adventure. Come and experience the fascinating world Indonesia has to offer onboard the Amira.

[See: Raja Ampat Travel Guide, Komodo Dive Travel GuideGuide to Ambon Diving & Alor Dive Travel Guide]


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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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There are nine double cabins and one single cabin available for a total of 19 guests. All our double cabins can be set as either twin or double bed. Five double bed (14m²) and one single cabin (10m²) are on the lower deck, while the other four double cabins (13m²) are located on the upper deck. All cabins are equipped with individual controlled air conditioner plus an extra fan, mini-safe, en-suite bathroom with hot/cold water shower and western toilet.

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General Facilities

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Sundeck & Foredeck

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Dive deck & Dinghy

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Outdoor and indoor lounge areas

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Dining room and camera room


Amira Boat Features

  • Large sundeck
  • Restaurant seating 20 guests
  • Bar
  • TV and lounge area
  • Camera room
  • Computer room


Amira Dive Facilities

  • Spacious dive deck
  • Free Nitrox 
  • Nitrox courses available
  • Rinse tanks available
  • Dinghies

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Amira Liveaboard Deck Plan

Tiare Cruise 

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Amira Schedule & Rates

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The prices shown below are per person in USD and do not include national park fees, fuel fees and harbour taxes. The pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest CHF/USD exchange rate. Free Nitrox now included. 

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

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  • Transfers to and from the airport or hotel at the location of the respective port of embarkation and to and from the ship MSV AMIRA
  • Accommodation on board in double bed or twin bed cabin with shower, toilet and AC.
  • Up to 4 accompanied dives per day (including one dawn or night dive, if location is suitable). As a general rule there is no diving on arrival and departure day. Missed dives do not result in a reimbursement claim.
  • All-inclusive board services including on board beverages (exclusive all beverages in cans and bottles)
  • Multilingual travel guides on board
  • All offered excursions 
  • Free Nitrox



  • Fuel fees and harbour taxes (in accordance with advertisement)
  • All beverages in cans, containers and bottles
  • Spirits and other alcoholic as beer and wine
  • Diving lessons
  • 15 litre tanks rental
  • Dive rental equipment
  • Fillings and supplies for rebreather diving or rebreather courses
  • Purchase of merchandise and souvenirs on board
  • Crew gratuities (recommended is aprx. 10 € per day per guest).
  • Cost for excess luggage (international and national flights)
  • Dive and travel insurance (as DAN, travelguard and others) and/or Medical insurance
  • Other payable items and services aboard MSV AMIRA
  • National marine park fees: (Komodo national park, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and other regions). These fees are subject to change and have to be paid at the time of reservation and before the start of trip. 



For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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sample itinerary (11 nights)

  • Day 1 - The Amira crew will transfer our guests from airport or hotel to the ship. After a welcome briefing, our guests move into their cabins before embarking. If possible a first dive will take place.
  • Day 2-10 - We offer 3-4 divers daily, including a dusk or night dive if possible. During crossings, a maximum of 2 dives per day will take place.
  • Day 11 - Final day of diving with 2 scheduled dives and transfer to the port
  • Day 12 - Check-out and airport transfer 



This dive trip offers an extraordinary variety of dive sites - like walls and slopes, plus rocky underwater landscapes at Anemone City and muck diving in the Bay of Kalabahi. Visits to local villages complete this unique experience of this dive cruise.   


banda sea adventure

An extraordinary experience with many sea snakes and great muck diving at Alor & Flores, the snake island Gunung Api, Lucipara and Ambon.



The dive sites in Cenderawasih Bay are not as rich in marine life and coral as in Raja Ampat, but they offer fields of stone corals plus some endemic fish and many wrecks. Highlights of the trip are certainly the amazing whale sharks, where we spend 1 or 2 days.  


East Indonesia Adventure

A longer cruise with the highlights of diving in Raja Ampat (Kri as well as Misool), Triton Bay and the Banda-Sea (Koon and Ambon).  


Forgotten Islands

The "Forgotten Islands" are a remote chain of islands spanning over 1000 km and offer some of the best and still largely unexplored dive sites in the Indonesian waters.  


Halmahera Adventure

Underwater highlights of Misool and diving in west atolls of Halmahera.  


Jewels of Indonesia

Fantastic tour through the Banda Sea from Saumlaki to Sorong passing Misool / Raja Ampat.  



Komodo is surely Indonesia's most famous National Park. Besides a visit to the famous Komodo dragons during a land excursion, there are also numerous magnificent dive sites to be found in this area.  


Misool & Banda Sea

Muck diving in Ambon and dives in the Banda islands which are steeped in history, as well as the corals and macro creatures at Misool, are the attractions of this long trip.  


Misool & Halmahera

Lembeh, Underwater highlights of Halmahera and diving in the bay of Ambon.  


Misool & Triton Bay

Underwater-highlights from Misool and fantastic dives in Triton Bay.  


Pearls of Banda & Misool

Fantastic tour through from Saumlaki to Sorong passing Banda islands and Misool / Raja Ampat.  


Raja Ampat

West-Papua is without a doubt Indonesia's best diving area and one of the best dive destinations worldwide. With over 600 species of coral, a huge variety of colorful macro creatures and numerous fish species of all sizes, Raja Ampat is a hotspot of biodiversity - this area has been rightly called a species factory by leading marine biologists. During the trips in West-Papua, the Amira visits the most beautiful dive sites of Raja Ampat.  


Snake Adventure

Dive sites on Alor and Flores, the snake island of Gunung Apu, Lucipara and Ambon will be visited. An extraordinary experience with many sea snakes and great muck diving.  


Togean Adventure

The Togeans are an archipelago of 56 islands and islets in Gulf of Tomini - between the northern and eastern mainland of Central Sulawesi.  


Triton Bay & East Banda

The Triton Bay, on the south-eastern end of the bird's head of New Guinea, is considered an absolute world-class dive site with its own unique fascination. This sparsely visited dive site offers a wonderful diversity of rare soft coral gardens, vast forests of black corals and craggy rocks that make for a fantastic scenery both above and underwater. East Banda is a pristine and sparsely visited dive site with a diverse tropical island landscape of crystal clear water, beautiful cliffs and endless gardens of table coral. Among the strong currents, schools of barracudas and Napoleon fish of imposing size can be found that will make a diver's heart beat faster.   


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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • 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
  • Compressors: 2 x L&W redundant + Nitrox
  • Tenders: 4 x Zodiac
  • Fuel capacity: 20 m³
  • Water capacity: 20 m³
  • Desalination plant: 6000 l per day
  • Maximum guests: 19 (full charter: up to 21)
  • Number of cabins: 10


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT+ 8 & GMT+9
  • Local Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
  • Language: English, German, French, Indonesian & Italian
  • Electricity: 220 volt 
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (IDR) or via Credit Card (VISA and MC only). Crew tips can be paid with foreign currency

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Reviews (3)

United States

This was my first liveaboard trip and I was very pleased with my experience. We dove around the Komodo islands and had a wide variety of marine life and corals to see. We did four dives a day.

They have a system where you are assigned a dive group with divers, 5 or 6, of like interests and ability. Each dive site is reviewed with all groups before each dive. Each group is then sent to the dive deck to suit up in10 to 15 minute intervals and then taken to the dive site. This is so the dive deck is not to busy with everyone there at once. After each dive drinks and hot showers were available on the dive deck. They have several dive masters and rotate them with each group throughout the trip.

The accommodations were comfortable each room is air conditioned and has its own bathroom.
Rooms are serviced daily.

They have a separate area for your camera gear with tools available to make repairs.

The staff was very accommodating to all our needs. The food was abundant, we were never left for wanting and we always had many choices at each meal.

At the end of the day, we go over what the next days plan.

A lot depends on what you are individually expecting from your trip, but all my needs were met and I plan on diving with this crew again.

Visited on 05/2018 - Submitted on 03/11/2021

My wife and I went on the Amria for their Raja Ampat cruise for our honeymoon last year. We loved the diving and how spacious and comfortable the rooms were. My only complaint would be that the boat sounds quite a bit with the rocking of the waves. We always bring earplugs on liveaboards so it wasn't much of an issue.

Visited on 11/2019 - Submitted on 06/13/2020

My wife and I just returned from a 14 day dream vacation aboard the MSV Amira. It is the 9th Livaboard that we have been on. It ranks LAST. Though there are too many issues to list the worst was the constant presence of diesel exhaust throughout both the Dive Deck and the Salon. I have not experience this on any other vessel. We spoke to the General Manager late into the cruise. He stated that "they were having engine tuning problems and issues with getting spare parts in a remote area". Fair enough. However, another diver who was a returnee, was in the conversation. He later told us that the problem was not new, only worse! The problem existed 5 years ago when the ship was only 3 years old. I feel for the local crew members who spend a large portion of their lives working in that toxic atmosphere.

The Salon currently is not enclosed and is open to the fumes at all times. No fans or A/C either. There is one small A/C unit in the forward Salon but it always has a crew member in front of it. This is the only vessel that we have been aboard that did not give a complete Safety Briefing or do a Mock Drill. The Owner (on board) did not actually know what a Muster Station was and therefore what it was for.

When diving plan to go 70'+ to begin the 1st half of nearly every dive but the Night Dive. Often with your nose into the current even when it is avoidable. We noted that we frequently headed into the yellow (Oceanic Pro Plus) on our dive computers. We took it upon ourselves to stay more shallow in order not to "push our computers". The two local DM's who were both excellent in knowledge of the reef and attentive to their surroundings soon began to match our profiles as did a number of the other divers. Per a couple of later unsolicited discussions, we were not the only ones who were becoming concerned. The 2 foreign Cruise Director/DM's were both immature and clueless.

Visited on 11/2018 - Submitted on 12/06/2018


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