Empress II Liveaboard, Indonesia

from US$ 149 / day
  • Free Nitrox
9.610 "Exceptional"   6 Verified Reviews
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    Explore Indonesia aboard the unique Empress II liveaboard. Constructed of steel, the Empress II is the perfect budget option for diving Komodo and Raja Ampat. She offers many diver comforts, such as an electric lift to lower divers in to the water, eliminating the need for a giant stride entry, a full-size decompression chamber for added safety benefits whilst diving remote areas and many tech-diver conveniences. Previously participating in environmental projects to install over 350 mooring buoys in SE Asia, the MV Empress II has become familiar with some of the most secluded dive sites in Indonesia. The MV Empress II offers liveaboard dive trips to Komodo National Park, Ambon, Raja Ampat and the Forgotten Islands. Dive with schools of manta rays, see whales breaching at the surface and spot pygmy seahorses in this amazing and diverse region. Nitrox is available free of charge, but must be ordered in advance.

    Topside the MV Empress offers plenty of space for relaxation. Catering to a maximum of 9 divers, there are 4 twin cabins and one single cabin on the lower deck. Each cabin has AC and portholes and bathrooms/showers are shared. The main deck features the large dining area, kitchen, living room and dive lift and deco chamber. The top deck is home to 2 sun decks, one featuring comfortable mattresses and a day bed, and the other with beanbags, bar and cinema under the stars.

    The MV Empress II is a great budget-friendly option to explore Raja Ampat & Komodo. Book your adventure today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided

    Excluded: Dive Equipment, All National Park Fees (Komodo National Park ticket + diving permission: 175.000 IDR / day or 250.000 IDR (Sunday and public holidays) 4 days), Banda Neira island (National park fees approx. 250 USD, Banda Neira harbor fee + land tour approx. 12 USD), Raja Ampat (approx $200 pp), Visit Komodo dragons (depends on how big group) approx. 150.000 IDR, Bottle of wine 400.000 IDR, Beer 35.000 IDR, Waterfalls approx. 150.000 IDR, Taxi Lombok airport to Senggigi 300.000 IDR. Please Note: Nitrox is included but is only available upon request

    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
    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • 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

    Food & Drinks

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

    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!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Tech diving
    • Rebreather Support
    • Rinse hosts
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving
    • Sidemount Diving

    The crew speaks English, French, Russian, Polish, and Indonesian.

    Gear rental

    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

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:42 USD
    • 15L tanks:Free - on request
    • Nitrox tank:Free - on request
    • Fins:5 USD
    • Wetsuit:8 USD
    • Regulator:12 USD
    • BCD:12 USD
    • Dive Computer:12 USD
    • Snorkel equipment:5 USD
    • Nitrox Refills:Free - on request

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    MV Empress Deck Plan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2010
    • Year renovated:2016
    • Length:267
    • Beam:18
    • Top speed:12 knots
    • Cruising speed:9 knots
    • Engines:2 x 8 cylinder DIESEL MM TD 232 V8
    • Max guests:9
    • Number of cabins:5
    • Number of bathrooms:3
    • Tenders:2
    • Water capacity:5 000 l
    • Fuel capacity:22 000 l
    • Freshwater maker:2 400 l/ 24h

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • 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
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Engine room CCTV
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Empress II Reviews

    Exceptional (out of 10)
    Average score from 6 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Value for your money Komodo, Indonesia in July

    Night dive in Komodo are extraordinary. Even if it is a challenging itinary, crew on board know everything in this area. Under the sea they are great to communicate. Go with this crew with confiance. Each year there is missing diver at Komodo. We were witnesses of a disappearance in the currents of a diver of another liveabord on July 13, 2017. Believe me you want a team of confidence and security to dive in Komodo. | N'hésitez pas à réserver avec cette équipe, de plus si Audrée accompagné votre groupe vous aurez la chance d'avoir toutes les infos en français!

    Recommended for

    Vegetarian food, security , crew

    Hong Kong
    Great experience Komodo, Indonesia in June

    The crew is professional when it comes to diving and boat safety, but they were also a lot of fun to hang out with and are a friendly and easy going. We met great people on the boat from all over and had a wonderful experience diving and socializing with everyone. The dive sites we visited were absolutely amazing!!! Saw lots of turtles and manta rays!:) Dolphins were visible from the surface. The water was wonderful, boat accommodations were a bit small but clean and had everything we needed. Food was delicious. Do yourself a favour and book this dive safari with Empress II:)

    Recommended for

    dive sites, friendly divers, crew

    Amazing diving, delicious food and great staff Komodo, Indonesia in June

    Diving, diving and more diving

    Recommended for

    Diving, good food and lots of fun

    United States
    Awesome Komodo, Indonesia in May

    Mantas Sharks and currents

    Recommended for

    Price Dive sites and crew

    Very good
    Value for Money Raja Ampat Central & South, Indonesia in March

    Schedule for the dive safari is well mixed with others activities such as Hiking to the Stingless Jellyfish Lake and Raja Ampat Lookout point. Should include Kayaking activities in future schedule.

    Recommended for

    Good Safety / Good Service / Availability of Lift equipment

    Absolutely amazing trip Raja Ampat Central & South, Indonesia in March

    The helpful, friendly and fun crew made our Raja Ampat trip in March 2017 an unforgettable time. Our room was very nice, the food was absolutely amazing and plentiful and the dives were planned and briefed very well. We couldn`t have wished for anything else and we'd highly recommend this ship for anyone who looks for an individual experience in an relaxed atmosphere due to the small number of divers on board. We may be back on board any time soon. Thanks again for the great time!

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