The visibility is generally around 20 meters but might drop to 10 meters or less due to the concentration of nutrients in the water, tidal changes andor plankton blooms.
The best time to visit the entire Raja Ampat is from November to April. During the SE monsoon, the sea condition in Misool gets rough and the visibility tends to be poor. This period is also the driest, even though the climate remains equatorial with numerous showers throughout the year.
The sea water temperature is averaging around 28°C throughout the year.
The currents are generally consistent with strong currents at about one-third of the dive sites. Divers are suggested to stay cautious about the depth and dive profiles due to the isolated location of the reefs and the currents of the area. * Level 2 or PADI Advanced with a minimum of 50 dives required. Less experienced divers can also participate with a specific supervision that has to be arranged before the cruise.
The MV Ambai, our custom-built for diving, started operations in July 2012.
Our 32-meter long wooden boat receives up to 16 divers in absolute comfort. Traditionally built from Ironwood and other tropical hardwood, the boat is however specially designed to offer the best liveaboard scuba diving cruise experience.
MV Ambai Liveaboard offers 8 boutique cabins with individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. An inside lounge and restaurant, large shadow deck areas, a Sundeck complete the common parts.
Arrival and Departure Airport: Sorong, in West Papua.
Please contact us for any further information—whether you would like us to provide you more information on flight schedules or transit hotel, or to buy your domestic flight tickets.
› Accommodation in a shared twin or double cabin
› All meals & snacks. Drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks, espresso.
› All guided dives (1 guide /4 divers maximum)
› Aluminium tanks (12 lts), weights and belts
› Nitrox (for certified divers)
› Airport-boat transfers from/to the closest airport (departure and arrival)
› International and domestic flights
› Alcoholic beverages (you can BYOB)
› Diving equipment rental (see pricing below)
› 100 cf (15 lts) tanks : 50€/cruise
› Double bed cabin "sea view" supplement: 20€/night/pax
› Laundry (1€/2 pieces)
› Crew gratuities
› MassageSee on board price list