7 Cabins
Free Nitrox
Gear Rental
Renovated in 2016
Built in 2008

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  • Accommodates 14 guests within 7 cabins: 4 double-berth, 2 twin-berth and one master cabin.
  • Alor, Komodo National Park, Banda Sea, Ambon, Raja Ampat, Bali, Maumere, Lembata, Pantar.
  • 8, 11 or 14 night itineraries available.
  • Crew that can speak English and Indonesian.

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Boat Description

The MV Samambaia is a traditional Indonesian phinisi exploring the very best diving in the region. Accommodating up to 14 guests, there are 7 cabins to choose from. Four double-berth, two twin-berth and one master cabin are available with individual air-conditioning and en-suite. The master cabin features a 180-degree view of the ocean. On the main deck, the restaurant serves delicious Western and Indonesian cuisine three times a day and a spacious lounge is available for relaxing. The top deck is ideal for sunbathing and warming up after a long dive in the Indonesian waters. Throughout the year guests can decide to visit Raja Ampat, Komodo National Park, Alor, Maumere, the Banda Sea, Bali, and more while sailing with the MV Samambaia. Guests can discover everything from whales, manta rays, eagle rays, sharks, frogfish, pygmy seahorse, nudibranch, and the ambon scorpionfish. Activities during surface intervals can include, trekking to panoramic viewpoints, excursions to traditional villages, whale watching, and water activities such as wakeboarding and kayaking.

Diving Services


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse hosts
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Italian

Boat Amenities

Boat facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Onboard kayaks
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Photography Station
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Onboard payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP

Food and Drink

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options

If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

Gear Rental

  • Full Equipment
  • 15L tanks
  • Nitrox tank
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit
  • Regulator
  • BCD
  • Dive Computer
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Nitrox Refills

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

Vessel Layout

Vessel Layout

Fine Prints

Booking process

Select a dive itinerary that suits your date preferencs and a cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

Payment and cancellation

  • More than 89 days out = 80 % refund
  • Between 60 and 89 days out = 50 % refund
  • Less than 60 days out = no refund


VAT, Airport Transfer, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Snacks, Diving Package, Diving Package, Nitrox Course, Nitrox Course, Scuba Diving Courses, Scuba Diving Courses, Kayaks, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Wakeboarding, Wakeboarding, Beach Towels, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet, WiFi internet.

Required Extras

Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, National Park Fees, National Park Fees, Port Fees (75 USD per trip), Port Fees (75 USD per trip).

Optional Extras

Gratuities (20 USD per day), Gratuities (20 USD per day), Visas and Fees, Visas and Fees, Local Flights, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Beverages, Wine with Dinner, Wine with Dinner, Extra Dives, Extra Dives, Private Dive Guide, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Rental Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, Laundry / Pressing Services, Massage, Massage.