Ambai Liveaboard, Indonesia

Excellent crew and service

“- the after dive drinks were wonderful..the attention to getting equipment ready was above expectations...diving was beautiful!”

Franklin M, United States United States
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  • Three dive tenders
  • Dedicated camera room
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Nitrox available

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: Fuel Surcharge (150-250 EUR per trip), National Park Fees (100-200 EUR per trip), Port Fees.

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

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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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

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Franklin M
  • United States United States
Can recc without reservation!

- the after dive drinks were wonderful..the attention to getting equipment ready was above expectations...diving was beautiful!

Recommended for
.1. The Crew .3. Of course the diving was great
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kelly C
  • United States United States
Wonderful experience on Ambai

An astounding amount of sealife

Recommended for
The crew, the dive sites, the food
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sharon S
  • Australia Australia
Exceptional diving experience, new critters, loads of sea life and the coral growth hard and soft exceeded my expectations

New critters New friends Amazing footage captured on my GoPro from this experience

Recommended for
The camera room was great, the guides and host so so friendly and accommodating, also was great the boat wasn’t full so plenty of space
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.2 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!