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Relaxing and Enchantment on the MSV Phinisi Ambasi.

The Phinisi Ambasi will take you through the course of the Komodo waters, the seas between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

After seven years of sailing throughout the Eastern Indonesia waters (including Sulawesi, Molucas and Papua) five years ago the MSV Phinisi Ambasi settled down in the Komodo waters with the prolific underwater life and above a beautiful nature of the surrounding islands. The cruises “beyond Bali” have since been concentrated in the most exquisite dive-areas of Komodo. Our 12 years experience with the Phinisi Ambasi in the eastern Indonesia maritime guarantee a professional, relaxed and friendly operation on our cruises.

Private Charters

The size of the vessel is relatively small (23m x 6m), which is suitable to accommodate a limited number of passengers. Therefore, we can guarantee privacy on board. The MSV Phinisi Ambasi has 4 air-conditioned cabins, each cabin has a private toilet/cold and hot shower. It is now possible to “own” the boat for e.g. 7 days for your private use with your family or your close friends, so that you enjoy privacy and enchantment during your journey!! The professional crew, which has experience for 12 consecutive years, will guarantee a safe and enjoyable cruise on our vessel.

Diving Cruises

For the live-aboard diving cruises, we provide on board two Bauer compressors, 18 tanks, 150 kg weights and belts. On request we also provide other diving-equipments, such as BCD, wet-suits, regulators, fins, etc.

Most of our dives will be done from the MSV Phinisi Ambasi. Divers prepare for the dives on deck (put on their wet-suits, BCD etc) and descend from the boat into the water. Under the leadership of the dive-guide (who will brief you on deck before getting into the water), you are going to dive in one of the most amazing dive sites of the world. The motorized dinghy will be stand-by above the divers during the dive for immediate assistance.

The crystal-clear water is excellent for diving. Fish live is both bountiful and diverse, with reef fish and frequent visits by rays, tuna and jacks. Komodo harbors some of the most immaculate and riches coral reefs on the planet. The reefs boast a variety of invertebrates, more than 1,000 species of fish and 250 species of reef-building corrals and new species are constantly being discovered. In short, there is a profusion of colorful reefs, an enormous variety of corals, beautiful anemones and innumerable rare fish creating an enchanting underwater world, which is so fascinating each time anew.

After the dive, when you are on the surface again, the BCD and tanks can be put in the dinghy and you can swim to the MSV Phinisi Ambasi, which is also stand-by near the dive-spot climb the stairs aboard the vessel.

Leisure Cruises

Leisure cruises in the surrounding of the waters of Komodo will be a very an extraordinary experience. Beside the giant Lizards and other unusual animal in the island, you can snorkel in the crystal clear water.When the boat has dropped the anchor, it is a spectacular sensation to take a dip in the appealing sea. One of the well-known snorkel-spots is Pantai Merah (Pink Beach), where you imagine yourself being within an aquarium. Between the snorkel sessions, you can have a sunbath in the beach or play soccer with the crew.

Sea voyages between the islands seem now and then very much like expeditions “Cousteau’s way”. Many times our ship is accompanied by dolphins, sometimes even a manta ray or a whale. The fish that have been bought t the pasar-ikan (fish market) early in the day is for barbecue in the evening, which will take place somewhere in a quiet beach. Sometimes you can even enjoy the fish that had been caught during the sea voyage.

Live-aboard
Our guest feel at home aboard the ship right away. Traveling in such a special way is adventurous and comfortable at the same time.

Do you wish to play an active role on the ship? That is possible. You may assist the crew with steering, navigating and hoisting the sails. During the cruise the experienced and the highly skilled crew might welcome an occasional helping hand from you during the daily routine aboard. For this purpose experience in sailing is not required. Moreover, you may appreciate casting a fishing line, take a refreshing dip in the sea, or enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. Finally, with a snack and a drink, it is nice reading on the sundeck, or simply doze away on the rolling deck. The brilliant starry sky at night, reflected in the tropical waters will add to making your sea adventure an unforgettable holiday.

Data Phinisi

General Data

Type : Buginese schooner (phinisi)
Bulding Year : 1998
Wood Sorts : Ironwood and teakwood
Shipyard : Sungai Danau in South Kalimantan
Length : 21 m
Width : 6 m
Draft : 2.5 m
Engine : Yanmar 4 CH 83 PK
Speed : 6 knotts
Total Sailsurface : 70 M2
2 Generators : Mitsubishi 220 Volts 24 hours
Fresh water : 10 tons

Equipments

2 Bauer compressors, 18 tanks, 150 kg weight, 2 dinghy’s + outboard engines, snorkeling- and fishing gear.

Navigation equipments

Radar, Compass, GPS, depth-sounder, SSB radio, VHF radio, Satelite telephone.

Lower deck

3 DBL + 1 TWN airconditioned cabins with each a toilet and shower (hot/cold).

Upper deck

A Lounge with dining corner, a covered- and a sun-deck.

Safety equipment

  • 2 safeguard rafts
  • 25 life jackets
  • 2 life-rafts (6 pers. and 8 pers.)
  • 4 lifebuoys
  • 4 fire extinguishers
  • fire-hose on deck
  • distress signals
  • first aid equipment
  • oxygen

Diving/Leisure Cruises

7D/6N LIVE-ABOARD DIVING CRUISES

Departure every Wednesday
Day 1 – Flight Denpasar-Labuhanbajo and boarding after arrival at about 1:30am. Sailing to Bidadari Island and
diving (2x). In the evening sailing to Loh Liang, the ranger-accommodation on Komodo Island.
Day 2 – A walk to take a look at the giant lizards and afterwards diving at Pantai Merah/Pink Beach (2x).
Day 3 – Diving at Batubolong (1x), Tatawa Kecil (1x) and Pantemakasar (1x).
Day 4 – Diving at Crystal-Rock (1x), Castle-Rock (1x) and Light-House (1x).
Day 5 – Diving at Gili Banta (3x). In the afternoon sailing to Sabolon Island.
Day 6 – Diving at Sobolon (2x). In the evening a BBQ on the beach. Afterwards sailing to Labuhanbajo.
Day 7 – After breakfast a walk through Labuhanbajo. And at about 10:30am transfer to the airport for the flight to
Denpasar.

Included – Transfer in/out at Labuhanbajo, fullboard, snacks, coffee, tea, mineral water, compressor, tanks, weight and belts, dive-guide and 15 day-dives.

Excluded – Flight-tickets, travel-insurances, land-tours, entrance-fees, donations, beer, soft-drinks, laundry, conservation-fee in Komodo (US$ 25/person), gratuities (please prepare 10% of the total cruise-rate for the crew).

4D/3N LEISURE CRUISES

Departure every Wednesday

Day 1 – Flight Denpasar-Labuhanbajo and boarding. Sailing to Sebayor Island and snorkeling/relaxing. In the evening sailing to Loh Liang, the rangers-accommodation at Komodo Island.
Day 2 – A walk to take a look at the giant lizards and afterwards snorkeling and relaxing at Pantai Merah/Pink
Beach. At 4:30pm moving to Rinca Island.
Day 3 – Trekking through Rinca Island and afterwards sailing to Sabolon for snorkeling and relaxing. In the evening
a BBQ on the beach.
Day 4 – After breakfast walking through Labuhanbajo. And at about 10:30am transfer to the airport for the flight to
Denpasar.

Included – Transfer in/out at Labuhanbajo, fullboard, snacks, coffee, tea, mineral water, snorkels, tourguide.

Excluded – Flight-tickets, travel-insurances, land-tours, entrance-fees, donations, beer, soft-drinks, laundry, conservation-fee in Komodo (US$ 25/person), gratuities (please prepare 10% of the total cruise-rate for the crew).

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