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The magnificent 131-foot (40-meter) traditional Indonesian Phinisi Samambaia sleeps up to 14 guests in total luxury. Her itineraries include Raja Ampat, Komodo, the Banda Sea & Alor. 


A word from Dom :  "With a pleasing ambiance, lots of space & tastefully decorated interior ... one can really feel at home on this boat.  Her main deck master stateroom is to die-for ... but the entire boat has great charm.  The diving setup is unique & effective and her camera room is super..".....Dominick Macan 



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    • 1 main deck MASTER stateroom
      king size bed & picture windows
      4 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
      king size bed & porthole windows
      2 lower deck TWIN staterooms
      2 large twin beds (adjacent) & porthole windows

      Each has a private en-suite bathroom, storage, wardrobes and individually controlled AC.
    • up to 4 dives per day
      12 liter & 15 liter aluminum tanks (DIN valves which can be converted) 
      scuba gear rental available (tell us in advance)
       nitrox available
      water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
      3mm - 5mm wetsuit recommended
      minimum recommended 30 logged dives

    • accommodation & diving
      meals & snacks, water, tea, coffee, juice & soft drinks
      compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
      airport transfers
       inflatable kayaks

    • international & domestic airfare
      alcoholic beverages
      15 liter tanks & scuba rental gear (please request in advance)
      environmental tax ...  harbour fee  ...
      fuel surcharge (when applicable)


    The beautiful Samambaia has a super-spacious top sun deck which can be covered, uncovered or partially covered, as you wish. Grab your lounge chair and relax !  Moving down one level, the main deck features an extremely attractive & generously sized, air-conditioned salon and dining room. The lovely master cabin is located on the aft deck and features a spectacular 180° view through large picture windows with a special coating which ensures privacy.  Also on the main deck is the galley and, creatively placed, using space ingeniously, is a large outdoor dining area at the center of the spacious dive deck. The remaining 6 cabins are located on the lower deck.

    The chef will spoil you with delicacies from an international menu, while focusing on fresh local ingredients. Fresh bread and pastry are prepared every day. Fish and seafood are carefully chosen from sustainable sources only.

    You'll be impressed by the attention to detail on the boat.  Spa treatments are available, you'll have free WiFi on the occasions you can catch a signal ... and land visits & snorkeling are possible on many of the itineraries.


    Deck & cabin layout ... Yacht specifications ... Equipment & safety features ..... open


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    Year Built: 2015
    Maiden Voyage: November 2015
    Type: Traditional two mast wooden Phinisi schooner
    Total length: 42 meters
    Beam: 9 meters
    Sail area: 420 sqm
    Cruising Speed: 8-10 knots


    Main engine: Yanmar Marine Turbo, 500 HP
    Generators: 2 x Mitsubishi 60 kWA, 1 x Yanmar 30 kWA, 1 x Mitsubishi 30kWA
    Fresh water capacity: 12,000 liter
    Water makers: 2 x 5000 liter/day


    2 x Garmin GPS 
    2 x Furuno radar 
    2 x Furuno depth sounder


    2 x BAUER 250 liter compressors
    Atlas Copco Nitrox compressor
    Paramina Filter
    40 x 12 liter, 6 x 15 liter, 2 x 10 liter and 1 x 4,5 liter aluminium tanks (DIN & yoke)
    2 x 6,5 meter fiberglass tenders with 2 x 40 HP engines


    VHF radios
    SSB radio
    satellite phone


    2 x liferafts (45 pax capacity)
    45 lifejackets
    safety flares
    MOB buoy
    smoke detectors & fire extinguishers
    fire hydrant & fire-ball extinguisher
    Buddy Watcher & Nautilus System (for dive safety)

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    Samambaia's itineraries Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Alor & The Forgotten Islands. 

    Overview of the regions Samambaia dives ..... open
    Banda Sea, Alor - In Alor & the Banda Sea, you'll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates ... plus alluring critters. As to topography, you'll find shear drops, huge pinnacles, great walls ... all covered with rich & thriving corals which attract diverse fish life. Add to that, visiting pelagics and you have a magical mix.

    Forgotten Islands - The dive sites vary greatly, with many presenting exciting pelagic encounters and large, swirling schools fish ... while others offer up weird and wonderful creatures hidden away in healthy, colorful corals. You get, at one end of the scale: stargazers, stonefish, ghost pipefish ... while at the opposite end jacks, giant trevallies, barracuda, hammerhead sharks, and on certain trips, divers are treated to a salt-water crocodile at one site!

    Komodo - Perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago. There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens. There a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes with creepy, crawly critters. Numerous sites tout pelagic fish, sharks & mantas but, be assured that at each dive site, you'll experience something different.

    Raja Ampat - Indonesia's shining underwater star, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You'll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.



    International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports:  Bali-Denpasar (DPS) ... Jakarta (CGK)  ... Manado (MDC).  We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.

    The boat's scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We'll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes



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