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  • Gorgeous, traditional phinisi combining timeless design and rich wooden detailing with modern amenities
  • Superb continental heritage with excellent food, Italian coffee and olive oil and wine
  • Take advantage of being in one of the world's most bio-diverse marine environments with unlimited buddy diving and a 1:4 guide-to-diver ratio
  • If you love diverse diving, Samambaia is for you, offering deep water trenches and submerged volcanoes, vertical walls and wrecks
  • Get up close and personal with the famous komodo dragons when you book a Komodo trip 
  • Passionate photographer? The cruise director is a photo pro and will help you get the most out of the endless variety of macro sea life and 1000s of species of fish

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20% (downpayment)
  • 104 days before trip start: 80% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival


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Double/twin cabin - Lower deck

Spacious 13 sqm that provide two twin beds or a double bed, a wardrobe and extra storage. The large storage space under the bed is paired with a spacious wardrobe. To minimise our environmental impact we provide bio-degradable soap and shampoo. Individual air conditioning and thick walls ensure a quiet sleep. The aisle connects all cabins towards a second emergency exit hatch. All bathrooms offer a rain shower head paired with a hand shower, western standard non-marine toilet with integrated bidet and a washbasin carved out of fossil wood.

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  • Size:  13 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Master cabin - Main deck

Spacious 15 sqm master cabin, located at the afterdeck and offering a breathtaking 180 degree view. A special coating on the glass ensures privacy. Attention to detail in the crafting process is reflected throughout all the cabins equipped with individual air conditioning, a rain shower head paired with a hand shower and western standard non-marine toilet with integrated bidet. Extra king size mattress (180 x 200 cm) and a sofa with seaview, inviting you to take a rest. Local wooden handicrafts and batik pillows complete the ambiance.

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  • Size:  15 m²
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes


The magnificent Samambaia is a traditional Indonesian wooden yacht sailing to remote dive locations. This exclusive sailing vessel transports Dive Safari Adventurers to spectacular sites such as Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Alor, Komodo (Ambon, Labuan Bajo, Serangan, Banda Islands) arguably the world's best diving spots featuring the greatest marine biodiversity! Unwind with a soothing Massage and Spa treatments, enjoy delicious fresh meals and rest in luxurious accommodation aboard the Samambaia.


The Samambaia is 131 feet (40m) long and carries 18 experienced and accommodating crew members who speak English, French, German, Indonesian and Italian. Up to 14 guests will be taken aboard this exquisite and roomy vessel. MV Samambaia offers 4 double and 2 twin cabins below deck and 1 master cabin on deck. Attention to detail in the crafting process is reflected throughout all the cabins equipped with individual air conditioning. All bathrooms offer a rain shower head paired with a hand shower, Western-standard non-marine toilet with integrated bidet and a washbasin carved out of fossil wood. Our on board watermakers ensure an ample supply of freshwater. The Master cabin, located on the Afterdeck,  with its large windows has a breath taking 180° view. A special coating on the glass ensures privacy. Local wooden handicrafts and batik pillows complete the ambiance.

Guests on Samambaia have many options for leisure time activities

Guests may relax in the main air conditioned Lounge with the TV, CD / DVD entertainment center, listen to music or watch a movie. Celebrate freedom, wind blowing in the sails, Dolphins playing at the bow, sun setting on the horizon and reaching far away destinations. While enjoying the fabulous archipelago vistas, guests may work on their tan on the Sun Deck or nap on the comfy padded lounge chairs on the covered sun deck. Hang out at the Bar with your dive partner and recap the highlights of the day’s dive or pamper yourself with a massage.

The land excursions to explore the exotic islands and unique wildlife will complete the dive safari vacation. For those that prefer more activity, they can try their hand at fishing or spend some time snorkeling to further enrich their views of the incredible underwater scenery. Depending on the itinerary there is limited access to a mobile phone signal, from time to time there a weak internet signal as well. When reception is available we offer free WiFi for our guests. For emergency communication we carry a satellite phone.

The crew ensures that divers are well fed as they know that divers require plenty of outstanding food to fuel their action packed diving

Guests will have access to a mouth watering buffet in the Dining Area of the main saloon that includes plenty of variety and Chef prepared delicacies as well as buffet style options. The freshly prepared menus will feature Western (with plenty of Italian influence with the use of Olive Oil & Parmesan) and Indonesian culinary delights. Hungry guests can enjoy freshly prepared meals and snacks throughout the day. The amount and variety of food will be sure to satisfy even the largest of appetites.


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free)
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Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Other

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies


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  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


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