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MSV Amira is your ticket to Indonesia's best dive sites. Taking you to Komodo, the dragon island, with its unique underwater world and to Raja Ampat, the global centre of marine biodiversity. Every year during special trips they will also take you to some of Indonesia's unique destinations that you can only visit with MSV Amira. Amira offers more itinerary options than most liveaboards in Indonesia.
Amira was built with locally grown timber by indigenous crafts men using ancient Pinisi boat building traditions. She is equipped with a state of the art navigation system, security and rescue equipment and technology. With a length of 52 meters Amira offers 9 comfortable double cabins and one single cabin, all equipped with personal showers and toilets, AC, hot water, fan, mini-safe and natural lighting.
There is a cozy restaurant, a romantic lounge area and a huge sun deck and all the amenities you can expect from a premier liveaboard vessel. Amira and her crew are truly dedicated to superior service and comfort.
There is one single cabin and nine double cabins available for a total of 19 guests. All the cabins can be set as either twin or double bed ( except cabin 21, which is a fixed double bed cabin).
Five double bed (14m²) and 1 single cabins (10 m²) are on the lower deck, while the other four double cabins (13m²) are located on the
upper deck. All cabins are equipped with individual controlled air conditioner plus an
extra fan, mini-safe, en-suite bathroom with
hot/cold water shower and western toilet.
Indonesian and European style foods are abundant onboard. Look forward to post dive cake and tea as a sample of the snack offerings. Please note that Pork is not served onboard out of respect for the local culture.
A large sundeck with 120 m² offers an ideal place to sunbathe or relax on sunny days. On the main deck a comfortable, covered lounge invites you to relax between dives. On the main deck you will find the restaurant seating for 26 guests, as well as a comfortable TV and lounge area. In the computer room, computers and DVD/CD burners are available for you to edit and save your daily photographs. The large fore deck is equipped with deckchairs and a shade canopy for hot days.
The dive deck offers space for maximum 24 guests and a maximum of 6 dive guides. On a typical diving day, 4 dives are offered (3 day time dives and 1 night dive). One dive guide accompanies a maximum of 4 divers (sometimes 5). Each dive guide has completed over several thousand dives in Indonesia and was specially sought out by Amira.
All three dinghies are specially equipped with radio communication technology in case of an emergency. Aside from plenty of oxygen, the Amira is also equipped with an extensive assortment of emergency medical equipment (one of its owners is a physician). In addition to these features and for increased safety of the guests, Amira is the first ship in Indonesia to provide divers with the Enos® electronic positioning system, a particularly valuable safety measure for our guests when diving in strong currents.
Nitrox (32 %) and 15 L tanks are available by request on board Amira. On the large dive deck every diver is assigned a personal space where her / his equipment remains fixed to the oxygen tank during the whole safari where tanks are also being filled in place. In addition to a large sink for rinsing equipment, there are spacious shelves for cameras and underwater lights to be safely stored. In the camera room are a 9 m long workbench as well as downloading possibilities and further storage areas for you to use.
A Note About Safety
The Amira staff’s highest concern is the safety of their guests, their crew and their boat. That is why they spared no cost and took special care to develop and to rigorously follow strict guidelines especially during the construction phase and now also with the running of the Amira. On board there is extensive and highly specialized medical emergency equipment available and they take particular pride to professionally train all crew members in appropriate safety procedures.
Amira offers premium dive journeys in the Indonesian Archipelagoin Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, the Komodo region & specialty trips such as Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay, Forgotten Islands of Tanimbar, Halmahera and Malukku Sea via Misool - plus Tomini Bay and Togian Islands. Amira has a set yearly schedule with most cruises being 11 or 13 nights . Every year in June and July, AMIRA is at dry-dock for refurbishings. Click here for some Itinerary Information.