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Samambaia Liveaboard

Samambaia is a Diving-Minded Liveaboard Built in Indonesia

The Phinisi Samambaia was built ex novo as a liveaboard for diving-purposes and fitted with all the features of a modern diving boat to ensure a swift dive trip in RAJA AMPATBANDA SEAFORGOTTEN ISLANDSALORKOMODO and wherever scuba diving is at its best in the Indonesian archipelago. Contact us to for a customised diving trip or a private charter with Samambaia Liveaboard.


Samambaia State-of-Art dive deck








Samambaia Liveaboard, pointed out by diving magazine SCUBA DIVER Australasia as "possibly the best liveaboard in the world", is other amazing Indonesian indigenous wooden sailing vessel built under the Pinisi Tradition and transformed then on a functional, luxurious and smart Liveaboard diving-minded.

Samambaia Liveaboard can accommodate 14 divers in 6 deluxe cabins on the below deck and one master cabin on the main deck. The spacious 15 sqm master cabin has breathtaking 180 grades views. The roomy guest cabins -2 twin deluxe cabins and 4 double deluxe cabin convertible to twins- are 13 sqm each and provide a large wardrobe and extra storage under the bed. All the cabins of Samambaia Liveaboard are very comfortable and have been equipped with individual AC control, big portholes for fresh air supply, bed side LED reading lights, external washbasin completed with towel hangers, en-suite bathroom with any kind of toiletries, cold and hot water -fresh water provided by our water makers on board-, 220V european standard sockets that provide 24h electricity source and american standard mattresses ensure a good rest after an intense diving day. Samambaia Liveaboard has a lot space for storage your belongings, 'cause being designed by divers and for divers, we knows what the divers need when traveling and it able to offers maximum comfort to its guests.

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Samambaia have all kind of biodegradable toiletries in the bathrooms, so you should not bring anything from home. The shower walls are made of ceramic tiles, and the shower base is in teka wood that allow the water slide freely and only feel the wood on your feet, the bath towels are changed every day or according to your request and are different from those used in the dive deck or the sun deck, or from those carried to the beach or to the fabulous Epic Rides organised on the speed boats in some of the many scenic routes we will visit in your trip.

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Samambaia's large lounge can accommodate 20 people in tables for 4-6 guests and is doted with air conditioning, TV, DVD player and PC. The 20sqm kitchen is adjacent to the lounge and allows the cooks to work in safety and comfort. Samambaia's cuisine is focus on fresh local ingredients. Bread and pastry is prepared every day. Fish and sea food are carefully chosen from sustainable sources only. A selection of wines rounds up the culinary experience.

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Samambaia State-of-Art dive deck, even when comfortable and stylish, does not lose sight of any aspect of diving operations. Samambaia's dive deck occupies the front of the main deck, its innovative design offers 14 individual well distinguishable spaces to prepare for diving and store the gear. Samambaia features many amenities for divers: a camera work station on deck to adding smooth to the diving operations, 2 fresh hot or cold water showers at each side of the deck, 2 large rinse tanks with separate compartment each, the smaller one for your masks, the bigger ones for sensitive gear like cameras, computers and torches. 

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Samambaia Liveaboard has a lot space for storage your belongings; being designed by divers and for divers, Samambaia knows what the divers need when traveling and it able to offers maximum comfort to its guests. Other function of the large table tucked in the middle of the dive deck is being setting for al fresco dining under the stars. The upper deck has a large sundeck with loungers and cannoping that can be opened or closed in accordance with the needs of the passengers.

Besides a crew of 16, Samambaia is staffed with a team of experience European cruise directors to ensure a smooth planning and successful conduct of every cruise. Many years of experience in the region contribute significantly. Our dive guides are highly professional and provide safety paired with great spotting.



Samambaia Liveaboard operates year-round trips to RAJA AMPAT, BANDA SEAFORGOTTEN ISLANDS, KOMODO, ALOR, FLORES. Trips are custom length ranging from 7 to 11 nights. Samambaia Liveaboard is also available for private dive cruises, naturalist cruises and explorative trips throughout all the Indonesian archipelago, contact us for a customised diving trip.




Samambaia Liveaboard is an Indonesian traditional wooden vessel Phinisi and have been built by skilled master shipwrights and boat builders of the very famous ethnic Bugis from Sulawesi.


Samambaia Liveaboard Technical Data

Year of built: 2015
Launching: November 2015
Type: Two mast wooden Phinisi Schooner
Length over all: 40 meters
Length over deck: 34 meters
Beam: 9 meters
Total Displacement: 300 tons.
Sails: 400 sqm
Cruising Speed: 10-12 knots
Engines: Yanmar Marine turbo 500 hp
Generators: 02 Mitshubishi 60 KWA, 01 Mitshubishi 30 KWA
Fuel Capacity: 10,000 liters
Water Storage: 10,000 liters
Water Makers: 2 x 5000 liters per day
Cabins: One 15sqm Master Cabin on desk. Six 13sqm deluxe cabins on below deck: 4 doubles and 2 twins. All with ind a/c, en-suite bathroom, cold & hot freshwater.
Relax: Lounge x 50 sqm, Solarium x 70 sqm
Navigation & Communication: 2 GPS System, 2 Radar Furuno, Radio VHF, Satphone Iridium, 2 Echosounder Furuno, Epirb
Safety & Rescue: 2 liferafts x 20 pax each. 40 lifejackets, buoys, safety flares, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors.
Diving: 2 Compresor CAT x 250 lt each, 1 Atlas Copco Nitrox System, 30 x 12lt aluminum tanks, 2 x 6.5 mt. fiberglass tenders with 2 x 50 HP engine each
Special UW Features: 80 sqm Dive Deck with individual spaces for 14 divers, 14 well-defined spaces for gear storage. Workbench, storage and charging station for cameras. 2 hot showers on deck. 2 rinse tanks separate compartment for uw cameras.
Crew: A friendly crew of 18 for max 14 guests.










The rates of Samambaia Liveaboard rates are in USD per person on double cabin shared. The single cabin (not sharing) has a supplement of 50%. Non divers have a discount of 15%. 

Ask for a quotation in your preferred currency, we can deal the better ex-change rate for you: USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, NZD, CAD, YEN, HKD, SGD, and many others currencies.

What is included?

  • One transit night in Airport Hotel at your arrival in Indonesia, complimentary by Cruising Indonesia
  • Arrival and departure airport transfer
  • Accommodation on board
  • Full board: all meals and snacks.
  • Water, tea and coffee 
  • Soft drinks and beers
  • Espresso and Cappuccino
  • 3 dives a day + 1 night dive according on board program
  • Excursions according on board program
  • Tanks and weights
  • Nitrox

Mandatory Surcharges

  • Diving Fees: National Park Entrance Fees & Harbour Clearance

Optional Bookable and Payable in Advance


  • Domestic flights
  • Transit night in airport hotel after or before your cruise (included booking with Cruising Indonesia)

Optional Payable on Board

  • Wine and alcoholic beverages
  • Masseuse
  • Laundry
  • Tips to the crew
  • Onboard communications
  • Rental Equipment
  • Dive courses 


Terms & Conditions

We have a few and simple rules, please take your time to carefully read them, at the time of confirming your booking, you automatically agree with the following terms & conditions:
Booking Confirmation Deposit
A non refundable deposit of 30% is necessary to confirm your booking no later than 10 days after your booking request. If the booking confirmation deposit is not received within the stated period of time your booking is automatically cancelled.
Balance Payment
Payment of the balance must be done 60 days before cruise departure. This payment is non refundable. If full payment of the balance is not received by this date your booking is automatically cancelled.
Short Notice Bookings
Full payment must be made at the time of booking if the reservation is made less than 60 days prior to departure. This payment is non refundable.
Scuba Diving Insurance
Medical evacuation insurance that covers diving activities is compulsory.
Travel Cancellation Insurance
A travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended.



The timetable of Samambaia Liveaboard has been scheduled with year around diving trips in RAJA AMPATBANDA SEAFORGOTTEN ISLANDSKOMODOALORFLORES. Trips are custom length ranging from 7 to 11 nights.  If none of the itineraries proposed fit your needs, contact us and we will collaborate with you to get the program that suits your interests or those of your group. Contact us to for a customised diving trip.




There are currently no special deals, offers or last minutes on Samamabaia Liveaboard. But you can explore:

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If you have a dive club, group of divers, a family or friends, rent a yacht could be the best solution. In fact having a boat in exclusivity you can choose the return and departure dates closest to your needs, you can define the route and your favorite dive points, visiting the best areas calmly, unlike an ordinary programmed trip with other passengers. You can also combine diving with snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, water skiing, trips to the islands and beaches.

Rent a yacht is the ideal solution for families or groups who have different interests than diving. You can request your favorite food and beverages, as well as preparing special arrangements to private celebrations and events.  Sailboats dedicated to dive cruises must be booked in advance, as soon as they are reserved by customers for a regular cruise program, may no longer be available exclusively.

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