Amaya Explorer, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“The highlights of my trip was definitely all the amazing dives and seeing such a beautiful healthy underwater environment. I also …”

Austin V, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Traditional Phinisi design
  • Gourmet Indonesian cuisine

Set sail for an Indonesian dive liveaboard adventure of a lifetime aboard the beautiful Amaya Explorer Phinisi. Built with a traditional wooden theme but with modern amenities and features, the Amaya Explorer luxury accommodation is for 16-20 guests. Whether on board as part of a group charter or on a join-in cruise, the Amaya Explorer has everything you need for a luxury dive trip in Komodo. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned and tastefully decorated, featuring comfortable beds, storage space, charging ports, and a private en-suite bathroom.

Social areas include the indoor lounge, bar, and dining area, which will feel bright and inviting from the moment you walk in. The outdoor dining deck is the perfect place to enjoy the gourmet Indonesian cuisine being served or to unwind under the stars after a day of exploring.

The Amaya Explorer yacht visits all the hottest dive destinations in Indonesia. Depending on the time of year, itineraries are available in Raja Ampat, Alore, Maumere, Bali, Komodo, and the Banda Sea. Get up close with everything this amazing bio-diverse region offers, from pygmy seahorses to schooling hammerheads. Dive into untouched reefs, hike to stunning viewpoints, and sail past volcanoes.

The experienced and dedicated crew is on hand to make this a memorable trip of a lifetime. Book online today.


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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-150 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (30-40 USD per trip), Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Private Dive Guide (80 USD per day), Rental Gear (40 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Indonesian.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2018
  • Length 35m
  • Deck area 3
  • Beam 75m
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 7 - 10 knots
  • Engines CHT 3400 Ci
  • Max guests 17
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders YAMAHA 50 HP
  • Water capacity 9 ton
  • Fuel capacity 9 ton
  • Freshwater maker 3600 l

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

Amaya Explorer Reviews

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
    9.6
  2. Crew
    9.7
  3. Food
    10.0
  4. Diving
    9.7
  5. Value
    9.4
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Austin V
  • United States United States
Safe, Fun and Personable

The highlights of my trip was definitely all the amazing dives and seeing such a beautiful healthy underwater environment. I also loved visiting a couple hiking locations like Pianemo and the Jellyfish lake! Nice to mix up the diving a bit. All of the boat crew was amazing and friendly and most importantly, I never felt unsafe. Highly recommend!!

Recommended for
The Crew, the diving, the location!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Robert H
  • United States United States
Trip of a lifetime!

Mantas were spectacular, crew and guests were super

Recommended for
Comfortable, spacious cabin/good food and plenty/ friendliness
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Narisa C
  • United States United States
I’m recommending Amaya to all my dive friends!

This was my first Liveaboard and I was shocked at the amazing experience. The crew, Wilson, Irwan and Rendy were so quick to respond to guests needs and our dive guide, Truly is the best we’ve ever had. She helped us take photos and brought us to areas that would photograph well. A few notes for improvement: the meals were great but I think the instagram set a different expectation of food otherwise I wouldn’t have had such high expectations, the cabin and bathroom were clean but the bathrooms are starting to show wear and tear and could benefit from minor recaulking / deep scrubbing. The diving was top notch and was exactly as I imagined. All in all, I would book this again if I had another chance.

Recommended for
Friendly guides and crew, attentive service, spectacular diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gilbert L
  • Canada Canada
Excellence

Seeing the Majestic Oceanic Manta Rays at Manta Sandy. The number of dives usually 4 per day or the three treks and the final party where the crew and you have an Indonesian dance Party. Not to mention the professional Massage for a very reasonable fee for my strained neck and psciatic back and leg by Hussain. Lidya the convenor and divemaster was attentive and caring beyond measure. She even helped me with my flight and hotel accommodations on my second leg of my trip when my arrangements had changed! Highly recommend this Phinisi Ironwood boat made in Saluwesi from treees from Borneo. The workmanship was very interesting and it had an excellent relaxation and outside dining area area on the generous bow deck. The bowsprit was a romantic place to sit and watch the sunset . Reminded me of the movie Titanic when l saw this young couple sitting there and holding hands after a sumptuous meal made by Trevor and his assistant. The Captain was receptive and engaging you could sit up top in the command bridge and watch all the GPS screen and navigational running of the 147 ton 110' foot yacht! All Indonesian happy attentive crew ! The boat divers was not overcrowded like my second week in another country. Even the cameras were washed and compressed air dried! Dont miss out on this dive trip . I changed my calender three times to get onto this waitlist boat and was so glad a single opening had come up. Seven nights eight days was perfect!😍

Recommended for
Personal Service , Dive Experience, Quality of Food and meals and snacks.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christian B
  • Germany Germany
Unforgettable tour

The Amaya Explorer is a really nice boat with everything you need. The crew is super friendly and always supportive. The food was great and there were always enough vegetarian options. Thank you Dion for checking and explaining. The dive equipment is the best we had so far. The dives itself were great. We are so happy to see so many colorful corals.

Recommended for
Cool people, beautiful nature, nice boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bernard S
  • Singapore Singapore
Good Diving, Friendy Crew and Cozy Liveaboard

We went to excellent dive sites in Misool, Piaynemu and Kri. With the booking system, we had the dive sites pretty much to ourselves but that also means that we might not be able to get the dive site of choice. The excursion to Jellyfish Lake was a nice end to the Misool segment. The crossing was done swiftly and safely. For the second half of the trip, we managed to dive a couple of classic like My Reef, Cape Kri and Melissa’s Garden. Overall we had a exciting adventure in Raja Ampat with good food, wonderful crew and nice diving.

Recommended for
(1) Room was spacious, strong aircon and sufficient hot water. (2) Great Dive Masters and crew (3) Compact program with nice excursions
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jennifer S
  • Australia Australia
Wonderful experience with a friendly, well organised crew.

The diving was incredible. The guides and crew took great care of us and our equipment. Organisation of the diving and communication was excellent. The boat itself was well designed, clean and comfortable, with lots of options for resting places between dives. The kitchen crew did a great job preparing delicious meals and snacks. All we had to do was dive, eat, sleep, repeat! A brilliant first liveaboard experience.

Recommended for
Diving, crew, comforts of the boat.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • LIN Q
  • China China
Lovely boat

Professional dive guide,delicious food,friendly staffs

Recommended for
Professional dive guide,delicious food,friendly staffs
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maj N
  • Denmark Denmark
End of the world

The corals are outstanding and the abundance of fish too. We loved the 2 land tours too to Wayag and Piaynemo. Bring a Drone if you can!

Recommended for
The crew, Wayag and the aquarium dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emanuele O
  • Italy Italy
Amazing experience with Amaya Explorer

We've loved our overall experience with Amaya. The boat is relatively new (built in 2019) and it was very comfortable. It would make a great choice also if you had a non-diver with you as there's plenty of space where to sunbathe or just chill. We chose the Upper Deck Suite. It was very clean and it made a perfect choice for this trip as we've had some long navigation at times. Our dive guide was very prepared and we felt very comfortable with him. Throughout the whole diving preparation process we've received great assistance from the crew. You basically just get into your wetsuit and the rest is done for you. Food on board, as well as other services, were impeccable. We'll definitely choose Amaya again in the future.

Recommended for
Crew's assistance. Boat comfort. Great diving