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The MV Ambai, was launched in 2012, is a 32-meter (104-foot) liveaboard accomodating up to 16 divers & cruises to Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor & the Forgotten Islands.

On board Ambai

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    stern view
  • Ambai foredeck b opt
    sun deck
  • Ambai aft deck b opt
    main deck exterior covered lounge
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    stern lounge
  • Ambai salon dining area opt
    salon & dining area
  • Ambai double cabin c opt
    double cabin
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    double cabin
  • Ambai twin cabin opt 1
    twin cabin
  • Ambai dive deck opt
    dive deck
  • Ambai camera room opt
    camera room
  • Ambai dive dingy opt
    dive tender

  •  2 upper deck DOUBLE staterooms
    1 double bed & a picture window
    4 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
    double bed with twin bed above & a port window
    2 lower deck TWIN staterooms
    2 twin beds & a port window
    All staterooms have individually controlled air conditioning, storage & a private bathroom.
  • up to 4 dives per day (including night dives when possible)
    dives conducted from 3 fiberglass dinghies
    12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)  ...  15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental available (tell us in advance)
    nitrox available
    water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
    3mm wetsuit recommended

  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    airport transfers
    use of kayaks

  • international & domestic airfare
    National Park & harbour fees
    alcoholic beverages & expresso coffee
    scuba rental gear (please request in advance)
    on-board massage
    light laundry
    15 liter tanks

Solid and welcoming with loads of space & lots of crew

Wallacea Dive Cruises, which owns Ambai, was created in 2002 by a French-Indonesian couple, Suryani Mile and Jérôme Doucet, who remain the sole owners of the operation. Like many of the other Indonesian liveaboards, this is a passion and personal lifestyle choice. Suryani and Jérôme also devoted to environmental protection projects.

Ambai was designed by Jérôme to have plenty of space and comfort for divers with all the comforts he & Suryani would want for themselves.   She's been designed for a comfortable, relaxed & friendly feeling and has an experienced and welcoming staff.  One of the ways Jerome & Suryani demonstrate their commitment to their guests is the number of crew onboard. There are normally 16 to 18 crew on a boat of 16 divers. And, for our French clients, it’s nice to note that you’ll find French-speaking crew members.

On the bridge deck, you'l find two of the good-sized cabins with the remainder of the cabins located on the lower deck.  The bridge deck also features a sun deck while the main deck hosts a two lovely shaded lounges ... each situated on the fordeck.

Guests can relax in either of these two exterior areas or can choose the air-conditioned saloon & restaurant on the main deck where you'll find a full entertainment system with TV, DVD, music system, books, magazines and games  The restaurant also serves as the place to brief divers before each dive. There is a large flat screen in the middle of the room where photographers and videographers use it to present their captures and footage at the end of the day.

At the rear of the main deck, a large dive deck offers an easy and direct access to the dive platform that can receive all of our 3 dive tenders at the same time.

Photographers will enjoy a dedicated room for the maintenance and preparation of their camera.

Deck Plan ... Dive Map ... Technical Specifications

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Length overall: 32 meters (105 ft)
Beam: 7,5 meters (25 ft)
Engine: Marine engine Mitsubishi 600 Hp, 2012.
Cruising speed: 8 knots
Generators: 3 Yanmar generators: 36 kW, 28 kW, and 16 kW
Compressors: 2 air compressors, 1 nitrox LP membrane compressor
Freshwater tanks: 15 tons, Watermaker 10000 lts / day
Fuel tanks: 14 tons
Passengers: 16
Kayaks 4 complimentary units


Crew members: 16 - 18 crew including 4 dive guides + 1 western cruise director/ dive instructor


Dive boats: 3 fiberglass dinghies with Yamaha 50 HP outboard engines


chart plotter
Depth sounder


Radio VHF
Radio UHF
sat phone number: +88-16326-75145


Safety Smoke detectors, Engine room CCTV, 2 lift rafts @20 pax, EPIRB


Ambai's itineraries include:

Raja Ampat  ...  Komodo  ...  Banda Sea  ... Triton Bay  ... Sulawesi  ... Halmahera

Your cruise logistics

RAJA AMPAT ... from late September to early June
Fly to Jakarta or Bali  
Bali and Jakarta are the recommended International airports if your journey is limited to your cruise.
Fly from Jakarta to Sorong  (gateway to Raja Ampat).  Ambai cruises depart from Sorong on the North West part of the Indonesian West Papua.  It is well served with many daily morning flights from the main International Indonesian Airports such as Jakarta, Manado, Makassar, and Denpasar. Sorong is Jakarta time + 2.

KOMODO  ... July to October
Fly to Bali  Denpasar Airport (DPS) in Bali is recommended for Komodo National Park cruises (although Jakarta will also work). Curise departure and arrivals alternate between Bima, Sumbawa (BMU) and Labuanbajo, Flores (LBJ) so a round-trip domestic flight will be necessary. Several airlines serve these cities: Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air, & Nam Air. Check-in time: not later than 13:00  Check-out time: not later than 13:00

There are multiple itineraries in these regions with a wide variety of travel options.  Please contact us for specific information on these itineraries.


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