The Amira liveaboard was hand constructed in Southern Sulawesi and was completed in 2010. The 52m vessel is made of teak and ironwood and offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the underwater wonders of Raja Ampat and the Komodo National Park area. As the epicenter of marine biodiversity, scuba diving in Raja Ampat is simply an incredible experience, and is one of Indonesia’s best diving areas.
The spacious vessel offers a lower deck diving deck where a total of 24 guests are able to store, rinse and prepare their equipment as well as receive air refills with Nitrox or air. There are 6 experienced dive guides on board the Amira to allow all divers, regardless of qualification, the opportunity to enjoy what this beautiful area has to offer. Underwater photographers will be pleased to hear that there is a dedicated camera room with a workbench and space to prepare this delicate equipment.
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Divers will be able to make the most of their time by diving up to 3 times per day. Experienced dive guides will assist all divers and provide safety briefings before each descent. For those qualified, Nitrox is available for an additional fee.
Common areas on board the Amira are spacious and widespread. The main deck offers a comfortable outdoor lounge space for relaxation, while there is a TV and entertainment system alongside the dining space indoors. A main deck computer room is also available for passengers to work with digital footage captured each day. There is another large deck that is partially shaded with comfortable deck chairs where guests can opt to enjoy a shaded spot. For those looking for unobstructed views and plenty of sunshine, the 120m² sun deck is another great location on board.
A Unique Combination of Conventional Craftsmanship and Modern Technology
The 52 metre long MSV Amira is built in the Pinisi tradition, the age-old, tested and proven style of boat-making in Indonesia. It is built using local wood, by locals who are highly-skilled boat makers. Top-notch technology has been used for its navigation system and safety and rescue equipment. The vessel has 8 double cabins plus two single ones, all well-furnished with en-suite bathrooms and natural lighting. A spacious sun deck, dreamy lounge area, excellent restaurant, and a wonderful boat complete the picture.
Divers’ Contribution to Divers
While giving life to MSV Amira, we felt that spaciousness was the key to creating the best dive deck. So we designed a vessel with abundant space for each diver, many rinse tanks, a large camera room, and ample surface space. The result was perfect. Those who want to explore the dive sites of Raja Ampat, Komodo, and Banda do not have to look any further than MSV Amira.
Catering to a total of 18 guests across the upper and lower decks, the Amira has 8 double style cabins and 2 single cabins. All of the vessel’s cabins are air-conditioned and also have a fan, a mini-safe and en-suite facilities.