Liveaboard Review

A beautifully designed hand-built paragon MSV Amira started its journey in the Indonesian Sea in 2010. It is built completely from the best local wood and designed in an ancient Phinisi tradition. It offers lavish charter with utmost facilities in the best itineraries of Indonesia. You will be amazed to explore the beauty of underwater landscapes, natural scenery, vibrant coral (both hard and soft), untouched reefs, and thousands of fish species. Visit the world-famous coral triangle of Indonesian Sea. While trekking at the world-heritage Komodo National Park, you may get the opportunity to the rare flesh-eating lizard Komodo Dragons.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Many people were happy with the large deck areas on the liveaboard
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    A couple of people mentioned the attentiveness of the crew made the trip special
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    Divers said the diving sites were meticulously selected for the best viewing
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    The food was one of the major highlights of the trip
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Things we don't like:

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    A couple of people were taken back by the weather conditions
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Diving on the MSV Amira in Indonesia

MSV Amira – explore the heart of the coral triangle

The 54 meters (approx. 170 feet) wooden schooner was built in 2010 and has been renovated half a decade later in 2015. This renovated enhanced the features, interior and performance of the Indonesian Phinisi MSV Amira. The top-notch crew of 24 multilingual staff is courteous and set an example of hospitality while cruising on a liveaboard. the splendid boat ensures to provide high-quality service and comfort with safety, which will make your dive safari vacation in Indonesia as one of the best ones. You will experience the best dive safari adventure to the famous archipelago – Raja Ampat, Komodo, and the Banda Sea. Amira also offers special trips to Cenderawasih Bay, Forgotten Islands and Triton bay, which makes it different from the liveaboard of the same kind.

Boat Interior – dream boat built by ardent diver

The traditional Phinisi is an ideal choice for budget planners. It offers all the vital facilities with comfort and luxuries with a good value of money. The interior reflects the beauty of traditional Indonesian culture, which makes it appealing and decent. It has the capacity to accommodate a maximum of 20 guests in 10 ultra-modern cabins. Guests can choose their onboard living space from either 8 double or 2 single cabins. All the cabins feature intimate facilities including private bathroom, air-conditioning system with remote to adjust the temperature of the room, TV, windows or portholes so that you don’t miss a single view of the surrounding, fans and much more. Communal areas of stunning Amira include an indoor lounge, dining room, and large sundeck.

Deck Area

As the amazing Amira is a dreamboat of a passionate diver, the interior and deck areas show the dedication and hard work, which has made the Phinisi a repetitive choice of enthusiastic divers. The large dive deck of 80 m2 is fully equipped with eminent amenities for divers, which include re-breathers, nitrox (for a certified diver), camera station, rinsing tanks for maintaining and washing the equipment after dive, freshwater showers, and charging sockets. There is a large sundeck of 120 m2, where the divers can relax when not engaged in diving. The partially shaded area is an ideal spot to spend the sunny noon in the Indonesian sea.

Food and Entertainment

If you wish to relax after a tiring day at dive, then the indoor lounge is a perfect place. You can avail plenty of entertainment options, which will not only help to spend your leisure time but will also entertain you without paying any extra charges for it. To satisfy the need for a hungry tummy, the expert chef onboard presents the delicious art in a buffet. You can get select your own food from the option of Western and Local delicacies including dessert and drinks.

When to go

As the Indonesian Sea is a tourist’s friendly place, it welcomes divers from different regions throughout the year. Every season has new surprises and possibilities. Plan your ultimate dive safari vacation according to your feasibility and explore the beauty of Komodo, Raja Ampat, and the Banda Sea.

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