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MSV Amira

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.

A proper review of
MSV Amira Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about MSV Amira Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Amira
MSV Amira liveaboard
Okay liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Many people were happy with the large deck areas on the liveaboard
  • A couple of people mentioned the attentiveness of the crew made the trip special
  • Divers said the diving sites were meticulously selected for the best viewing
  • The food was one of the major highlights of the trip

1 reasons NOT to dive

  • A couple of people were taken back by the weather conditions

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2015
Max divers 20
Internet No
Nitrox No
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...


  • One of the best cruise sailing in the Indonesian Sea
  • Explore the best dive sites like Raja Ampat, Komodo, and the Banda Sea
  • Available for private charter
  • Spacious enough to accommodate 20 passengers in 10 luxurious cabins
  • All cabins offer intimate facilities Scrumptious food – breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Designed specially to fulfill the needs of divers
  • Day-to-day activities are planned by the cruise director
  • Multiple land excursions, trekking, snorkeling, and in-house entertainment
  • Safety arrangement
  • Nitrox available (EANx certified divers)
  • Rental equipment
  • Thrilling experience while trekking at Komodo National Park – rare Komodo Dragons
  • Pristine reefs and vibrant corals with thousands of fish species

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Description and details

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.

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
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Kayaks

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