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Lembeh - Halmahera- Misool
28-Sep-2023 to 12-Oct-2023
Bitung to Ambon
1 spaces available
28-Sep-2023
embark: 
Bitung
    
1 spaces available
12-Oct-2023
disembark: 
Ambon
embark:
Bitung
disembark:
Ambon
Lower Deck Twin (5 6) 
$6,036
full
Lower Deck Twin (5 6) 
$6,036
full
Lower Deck Twin/Double (1 2 3 4) 
$6,036
1 spaces
Lower Deck Twin/Double (1 2 3 4) 
$6,036
1 spaces
Upper Deck Double Seaview (7 8) 
$6,333
full
Upper Deck Double Seaview (7 8) 
$6,333
full

Mandatory extra charges per person

Park and port fees
$424
Itinerary
Whats Included?
    Deck :  Lower Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV
    Deck :  Lower Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV
    Deck :  Upper Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV

Why you should choose Ambai:
Free Nitrox to all qualified divers, Free Internet available when there is a signal, Large Dive deck, Excursions / Beach visits and Treks are included in the price, 17 crew for 16 guests to provide great attentive service, max 4 people per dive group, massages available, 20 years experience in the area.
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard with Ambai

Ambai is a 32 meters liveaboard that receives up to 16 divers in absolute comfort.
Traditionally built from Iron wood and other tropical hard wood, the boat is specially designed to offer the best liveaboard diving experience.
Ambai has 8 boutique cabins with individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms.
An inside lounge and restaurant, large shadow deck areas and a sun deck complete the relaxation areas.

Photographers will enjoy a dedicated photo room for the maintenance and preparation of their cameras, as well as a large screen in the lounge to share pictures and videos.
At the rear of the deck, a large dive deck extended by a platform offers an easy and direct access to the three dive tenders.

Ambai Liveaboard offers a unique diving experience in Indonesia with a focus on marine conservation and sustainability.
The yacht is designed for both comfort and functionality, with spacious cabins, modern amenities, and a well-equipped dive deck and the experienced guides take you to some of the most breathtaking dive sites in Indonesia where you can witness the incredible marine life that the region has to offer.
With a commitment to responsible and eco-friendly diving, you can join your trip with a clear conscience, all you need to do is to enjoy the dives and let them take care of the rest.

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Some of the most frequently asked questions about Raja Ampat.
When is the best time to dive Raja - How to get to Raja - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Raja - Raja Diving and Dive sites - Information about Raja - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Ambai - schedule

Ambai - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes :
Nitrox for qualified Nitrox divers
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.
Multilingual guides on board (Europeans and Indonesians).
Land excursions, according to safari program.
Transfer from the airport to the boat and back to the nearest airport only.

The trip price does not include :
Harbor and Park Fees : see details in price list. These fees are subject to changes, new fees could be introduced
Diving and snorkeling gear
Beer, wine and spirits
Souvenirs, laundry, massage service on board, use of satellite phone
Crew gratuities
Domestic flights to or from the departure airport.
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Marine park and port fees
Raja Ampat port and park fees are 200 Euro.
6-9 night Komodo 125 Euros,
10 nights Komodo 200 Euros and at this time there is no fuel surcharge.
Free Nitrox for qualified Nitrox divers.

Book 7 persons and receive the 8th for FREE
Book 10 persons and receive the 11th and 12th for FREE

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via bank transfer or Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) at no extra charge.

Diving Equipment Rentals (Euro) Per day
Regulator with octopus E 10
Computer E 10
BCD E 10
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) E 10
Mask E 5
Fins (+ booties as required) E 5
Torch E 5
Nitrox 32% Free
Nitrox course E 150
Extra large tank (10cf) E 50-65 per cruise

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Ambai - Video

Ambai - cabins

Ambai Liveaboard has 8 boutique cabins with individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. An inside lounge and restaurant, large shadow deck areas and a Sun deck complete the common parts.

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    Lower Deck Twin Cabin
    There are 2 twin cabins with 2 single beds and 4 Twin / double cabins with 1 single bed and 1 double bed situated on the lower deck.
    Each cabin has air conditioning, portholes, a private bathroom, hot water, reading lights, cabinet, shelves & mirrors, a small desk, space for luggage, a fire warning system, life jackets & fire extinguishers.

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    Lower Deck Double Cabin
    There are 2 twin cabins with 2 single beds and 4 Twin / double cabins with 1 single bed and 1 double bed situated on the lower deck.
    Each cabin has air conditioning, portholes, a private bathroom, hot water, reading lights, cabinet, shelves & mirrors, a small desk, space for luggage, a fire warning system, life jackets & fire extinguishers.

  • Ambai

    Lower Deck Double / Twin Cabin
    There are 2 twin cabins with 2 single beds and 4 Twin / double cabins with 1 single bed and 1 double bed situated on the lower deck.
    Each cabin has air conditioning, portholes, a private bathroom, hot water, reading lights, cabinet, shelves & mirrors, a small desk, space for luggage, a fire warning system, life jackets & fire extinguishers.

  • Ambai

    Lower Deck Double / Twin Cabin
    There are 2 twin cabins with 2 single beds and 4 Twin / double cabins with 1 single bed and 1 double bed situated on the lower deck.
    Each cabin has air conditioning, portholes, a private bathroom, hot water, reading lights, cabinet, shelves & mirrors, a small desk, space for luggage, a fire warning system, life jackets & fire extinguishers.

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    Upper Deck Seaview Double Cabin
    There are 2 double seaview cabins situated on the upper deck.
    Each cabin has air conditioning, windows, a private bathroom, hot water, reading lights, cabinet, shelves & mirrors, a small desk, space for luggage, a fire warning system, life jackets & fire extinguishers.

  • Ambai

    Upper Deck Seaview Double Cabin
    There are 2 double seaview cabins situated on the upper deck.
    Each cabin has air conditioning, windows, a private bathroom, hot water, reading lights, cabinet, shelves & mirrors, a small desk, space for luggage, a fire warning system, life jackets & fire extinguishers.

Lower Deck Twin Cabin
There are 2 twin cabins with 2 single beds and 4 Twin / double cabins with 1 single bed and 1 double bed situated on the lower deck.
Each cabin has air conditioning, portholes, a private bathroom, hot water, reading lights, cabinet, shelves & mirrors, a small desk, space for luggage, a fire warning system, life jackets & fire extinguishers.

Upper Deck Seaview Double Cabin
There are 2 double seaview cabins situated on the upper deck.
Each cabin has air conditioning, windows, a private bathroom, hot water, reading lights, cabinet, shelves & mirrors, a small desk, space for luggage, a fire warning system, life jackets & fire extinguishers.

Ambai - itineraries

Due to the many and varied itinraries please check the links to the itinerary for each trip…

Sorong-Sorong
Ambon-Saumlaki
Kaimana-Ambon
Saumlaki-Kaimana
Saumlaki-Sorong

Ambai - diving

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Raja Ampat.
When is the best time to dive Raja - How to get to Raja - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Raja - Raja Diving and Dive sites - Information about Raja - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Raja Ampat diving

Raja Ampat (or the Four Kings) is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo which are surrounded by over 1,500 small islands and cays. Formerly known as Irian Jaya, this area is now part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia and is located on the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula, on the island of New Guinea.

Put simply, Raja Ampat could quite possibly be the best diving in the world. It certainly is the world's most bio diverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusc species than anywhere else on Earth. The variety of marine life can be staggering. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as wobbegongs. In Mansuar, you may encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the boat and often close to shore you may get the chance to don your snorkelling gear for some unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales. Other highlights include the innumerable war wrecks, both ships and planes (with new wrecks being discovered constantly).

The reefs of Raja Ampat are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mucky mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colourful species of soft corals. The diving is predominantly drift dives due to the moderate prevalent currents in the area which provide nutrients for the myriad fish and coral. Currents are average to moderate and vary from none to very strong. Visibility is normally very good but can vary and is normally at its best earlier in the day so your pre-breakfast dives are not to be slept through!

This is truly "Frontier Diving". Topside the beautiful islands stretch as far as you can see and are largely uninhabited. At night the lights of local fishing boats twinkle in the dark along the few inhabited shorelines while in more remote areas you may only see a distant spec of light over the entire horizon.

Raja Ampat has a high season from October to May and weirdly enough it is during their rainy season due to the winds in the dry season making parts of the park inaccessable.
The rainy season should not be mis-construed though. It is generally mostly a shower in the late afternoon and evening and most of the time the days are nice, wind is minimal and the skys are generally clear or slightly over cast.
The seas are calmer at this time of the year as the oppposite season has winds that kick up waves and make it very difficult to dive the more exposed sites in the Southern part of Raja Ampat.
The water temperature stays roughly the same around the 27-30 degrees celcius mark all year round.

Recently, due to the popularity of Raja Ampat, a lot of boats have been running trips in the so called low season (May to October) and this is also the dry season and so promotes nicer weather and better visibility but the trade off is that only the northern more sheltered part of the park is accessable due to higher winds and waves but as the area is so vast and there are so many quality dive sites the reports from these northern trips have been glowing so far and there are new dive sites being discovered all the time.