Amaya Explorer, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“Mantas were spectacular, crew and guests were super”

Robert H, United States United States
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  • 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.


  • 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
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Steven C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A beautiful and well furnished liveaboard

Schooling hammerheads and non-aggressive sea snakes

Recommended for
Comfort of cabin, well laid out dive boat, dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Duncan S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic crew, well laid out boat

Itinerary covered not only diving but beach visits, hikes up the islands for sunset and a visit to see the Komodo dragons.

Recommended for
The staff, the food, the scenery!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alexandra B
  • Romania Romania
Amazing experience!

The dive guides were very professional, the staff was friendly and alwayy taking care of us and the activities between dives were a nice touch! We did 16 amazing dives and 3 trekking trips that we loved.

Recommended for
The staff, the diving and the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Benedikt S
  • Austria Austria
The most amazing liveaboard

I‘m not exaggerating when I say this Liveaboard is one of a kind. We had such a great time. The diving in Raja Ampat is exceptional. It is very well organized from pick up over excursions (which all have been great) and the drop off at the airport. The team of Amaya makes sure that you feel welcome and their service is 5 star level. The amenities onboard and the food with different dinner styles every day were amazing. Rental gear is also top notch. Thank you for that awesome week onboard.

Recommended for
Exceptional diving, amazing staff, beautiful small boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jordi G
  • Spain Spain
Fulfilled our best expectations.

After some hours in the boat you already feel like at home. The crew and guides are extraordinarily kind and friendly. The food is one of the best we ever had in a liveaboard . We hope we will join them in the future for one of their other trips.

Recommended for
Guides & crew, food, diving