Ambai Liveaboard, Indonesia


The 32m M/V Ambai liveaboard schedules year-round diving cruises to the amazing bio-diverse areas of Komodo, Banda Sea, The Forgotten Islands and Raja Ampat. An experienced crew of 16 is on hand to ensure guest comfort and satisfaction both in and out of the water. Ambai can accommodate up to 16 guests in 8 deluxe cabins. Each cabin features individual climate control and a private bathroom with shower. Guests can relax in the air-conditioned lounge, on the shadow deck and on the sun deck. Each offers stylish, comfortable seating and serene surroundings.

Dive amenities onboard Ambai include a large dive deck, three dive tenders, Nitrox and 4 dive guides. Ambai takes pride in offering hassle free diving and the staff will assist scuba divers to guarantee a successful diving safari. Underwater photographers will also be thrilled with the dedicated camera room. Share photos and videos of the day’s spectacular dives on a large screen in the lounge. Ambai offers 8-15 night cruises in the Indonesian archipelago.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Water Ski, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, National Park Fees (200 EUR per trip), Port Fees (200 EUR per trip), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, Massage (10-15 EUR).

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Water Ski

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
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails

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
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, 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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2012
  • Length 32 meters
  • Beam 7.5 meters
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines Marine engine Mitsubishi 600 Hp
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 3 x 50HP Yamaha
  • Water capacity 15'000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 14'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 10000 liters per day

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Ambai Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 36 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Wendy Y
  • United States United States

Absolutely spectacular. The crew was very attentive, and hour-to-hour itinerary was well planned. Wake up at 7, dive, nap, breakfast, dive again, lunch, nap, dive, nap, night dive, dinner, repeat. I liked the camera room (fully stocked with batteries and extra gear) and the plan of getting to the dive sites. It was overall very efficient, and the dive guides are great. I would definitely take the Ambai again.

Recommended for
the dive sites, the high customer service, the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sinan M
  • United States United States
It was an awesome experience!

I had done liveaboards before, however never had such a good experience. I highly recommend Wallacea Dice Cruise to anyone who wants to dive in Raja Ampat or in Komodo Islands.

Recommended for
Crew, boat and fantastic dives.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Howard C
  • United States United States
Worth a repeat

diving, and help with my gear.

Recommended for
Dive guiding, boat crew, lounge areas
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • michael M
  • United States United States
Excellent, didn't want to leave and return home.

Seeing orcas and the captain moving the boat closer for everyone to have an upclose experience. Seeing the wide range of marine life from macro to mantas. Just loved the trip.

Recommended for
The dives sites were variable and full of life. Multiple land excursions were offered and was interesting. The cruise director was approachable and offered extra activities based on the divers interes
  • 8.0 Very good
  • thomas W
  • United States United States
Great staff but location was not the best.

The first dive, the beach cookout, the whale shark , and the site called Fishomania were highlights.

Recommended for
the staff, the food, and a very comfortable trip.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • James W
  • United States United States
Probably the best diving overall in my 30 years of diving.

Diving in a huge ball of fish as Mobula Rays darted in and out feeding. The incredibly beautiful soft corals. The sheer volume of marine life.

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the food. What else is there?
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel D
  • United States United States
Best dive trip ever!

Raja Ampat is a gem! It’s hard to get there but more than worth the effort. The diving was fantastic and the group of friends I made was unbelievable. The crew was the best group of people imaginable. I will dive with this crew on ambai again. Just isn’t possible to have more fun on a dive trip. Thanks to all of the crew for really making this a wonderful experience.

Recommended for
The diving the crew and the food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • James W
  • United States United States
Wonderful crew. Knowledgeable and very helpful.

Hammerheads!! My first Rhinopias!

Recommended for
Crew, boat, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Boris V
  • United States United States
Awesome adventure on Ambai!

1. Diving on reefs brimming with life. Seeing mantas. Seeing dolphins and a blue whale (!). 2. Wayag landscapes, land expeditions, sunrises and sunsets on the boat. 3. Kayaking adventures around small islands.

Recommended for
1) Underwater marine life in RA; 2) The ship and the above water scenery ; 3) The food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Taylor L
  • United States United States
Great liveaboard

Great diving - macro, mantas, something for everyone. Expert dive guides and super helpful crew. Delicious food, very comfortable cabins, nice space to relax onboard. Fun excursions to see more of Raja Ampat.

Recommended for
Beautiful dives, nice boat, great crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Garrett W
  • United States United States
Fabulous Crew, Amazing Food, and a Balanced Dive Trip

Diving at Puri Pinnacle and Shadow Reef. The crew of the Ambai are all truly fantastic, caring, thoughtful, fun, people. They made us feel like family and we left not only with an amazing dive experience, but friends.

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the balance of activities and diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David T
  • Australia Australia
a very well equipped boat with friendly and capable crew.

Excellent , we look forward to diving with the MV Ambai and the onboard team in the future.

Recommended for
the staff, the diving, the shore visits to remote locations.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Arnaud V
  • Belgium Belgium
Good liveaboard for macro lovers!

Very good liveaboard. Too bad there was an agent on board dominating the choice of dive sites (always macro)...Restauration is very good!

Recommended for
dive guides, abundance of fish and food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • yvette K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic dives onboard the Ambai, lovely crew and guests


Recommended for
Good dives, great crew, great food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • joerg F
  • Germany Germany


Recommended for
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Maria E
  • Sweden Sweden

The diving is amazing, the visit to the cave and the Wayag humbeling, the space of the cabin and common areas luxurious, but most of all the hospitality of Jerome and the crew is unforgettable!

Recommended for
The crew, the diving, the food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Priti S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great experience on an unusual itinerary

Whalesharks, Wobbegongs, mix of dive sites, Fantastic experience diving in Triton Bay and Raja Ampat.

Recommended for
Boat collected us even though we were delayed by a day, Dive guides and crew were very friendly and knew their stuff, saw all the main things
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Florence W
  • France France
Excellent Liveaboard !!!

Definitely worth taking the big tour going to Misool and Raja Ampat north.Shadow Reef is a must !!! Lots of variety in the diving sites. Excellent staff and good guides. Ambai is a nice boat, very well rigged for diving and comfort. Diving deck (in the shade) and 2 relaxing decks with sofas and bean bags. Very good food as well, and in quantity. Thanks to Akim, the competent cruise director, the atmosphere is relaxed, yet very rigorous in safety and very efficient in the way diving is organized. On our trip, the majority of the customers were French. Thanks to Liveaboard as well, who traded this trip for us very professionally.

Recommended for
Great dives, comfortable boat with lots of space and great food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicholas M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great vessel & crew to support an incredible experience

The Ambai was perfect for 11 nights around Raja Ampat. Comfortable boat, spacious enough with great area for lounging in the sun. Decent healthy food, awesome friendly crew. Honestly I'm sure you could pay way more for some extra little luxuries but I found the Ambai delivered on expectations and I didn't want for anything, except maybe to upgrade the choice of whisky on offer (recommend JW Black Label or something.) Compared to the other options I feel like this was good value for money and a wonderful experience.

Recommended for
Decent healthy food, great deck space for lounging + an awesome crew!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jorge G
  • Spain Spain
Great. I´ll repeat with this boat

Everything on boat was amazing. Dive sites were amazing, beautiful creatures, coral gardens, nice sun sets, landscapes, etc...Dive guides were very patients waiting us taking pictures and videos. Cruise director was responsible, helpful and fun. Crew was very friendly and helpful also. The chef was very careful about me with my seafood allergy. It was good don´t have WIFI on board to disconnect and can have chats with others guests. Thanks :-)

Recommended for
Crew, dives and security/planning
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Trevor L
  • Canada Canada
Great diving with diverse group

- Mantas at Blue Magic cleaning station for full hour - Marine bio-diveristy at Cap Kri - Having prepared and served poutine for dinner

Recommended for
Comfortable rooms, courteous staff, diving organization
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Claire G
  • Australia Australia
Exceptional service and spectacular diving.

Thank you to the cruise director and the crew of the Ambai for a memorable cruise. They were welcoming, warm, and extremely supportive, allowing us to focus on the diving. The food was delicious and there was always plenty of it. An incredible trip all round - a must for all serious divers!

Recommended for
Well coordinated, great crew, and of course the diving!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Helenita Magda S
  • Brazil Brazil
I recommend it!

Nice dives, delightful ambient and squisit food

Recommended for
Crew, Guides and Food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • bo H
  • China China
fridenliness and good services

Following the ring of fire, You could see hammerhead, many snakes in the underwater of volcanic island, gaint moray , and pristine coral world.

Recommended for
1. crew service 2. food 3.meeting with interesting people.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Howard H
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Amazing dive trip, the crew made it even better

All the dives, land excursions

Recommended for
Location of dive sites, friendly helpful crew & a great Cruise Director
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andre L
  • Germany Germany
Amazing Cruise in Raja Ampat

It is a really nice boat. The Meals were great, Most of the dives were really amazing. There is a lot of Macro stuff to see, as well as some current divespots. I would recommend the trip on Ambai.

Recommended for
Meals, Schedule, Diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sue K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
The Ambai really took good care of their guests & really made it a memorable trip to RJ.

Diving in Raja Ampat (of course!), hiking to some look out points and the beautiful beach BBQ the crew prepared for New Year.

Recommended for
Dive guides can spot out the macro with eagle eyes, food was delicious with lots of variety, and the crew took such great care for the guests!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mark C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
One of the best diving experiences ever

Overall great diving - masses to go and see, on most trips you get one of two species of interest, here nearly every trip was something new

Recommended for
good people, great diving and excellent food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Samira S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing dive trip

The whole crew make this trip so amazing. They are young and passionated in what they do. The selection of the dive sites were very variated. From macro to sharks and a lot of baracudas. We will go definitely back on this boat again.

Recommended for
the variety of the dive sites (from macro to sharks), the amazing crew, the land excursions
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sofia W
  • Australia Australia
Awesome dive sites, friendly and expert dive guides

Diving with Dolphins

Recommended for
bubbly staff, great corals and sealife, competent dive guides
  • 7.2 Good
  • BAS K
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Friendly crew, mediocre food and very french

Some of the dive guides didn't dive as briefed/planned, but just stuck to their macro routine. So with only 3 day dives in Triton, I barely saw the beautiful soft corals (but lots of sand). Mainly french guests, so for the few non-french guest you're stuck with each other. Little/no choice in food and some curious culinary combinations, made for a mediocre food experience. Crew is friendly and boat is great. But I would only recommend the Ambai to french people who are into macro diving.

Recommended for
Friendly crew, very practical boat and Indonesia is great for diving
Origin: US