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Why you should choose Samambaia:
Very Experienced Cruise director, Free Nitrox for qualified divers, Very low 3:1 guide to diver ratio, Free beer and soft drinks, A La Carte food and a masseuse on board

Samambaia's focus is the utter satisfaction of their guests.
At 40 meters and catering to only 14 guests, the Samambaia offers 7 tastefully decorated staterooms: 2 double cabins, 2 convertible cabins (double or twin) and 2 twin cabins on the lower deck, plus a beautiful 160 sq.ft. Master Cabin with stunning 180° sea views on the main deck. Each stateroom has a private en-suite bathroom, under bed storage, wardrobes and individually controlled AC.

They provide a delicious and varied international cuisine prepared every day with locally sourced ingredients by our chef, and our galley includes fresh ice-cream and daily baked bread and pastries. For relaxation you can choose the shaded sundeck and soak in the spectacular Indonesian views on the comfortable loungers, or enjoy a relaxing massage from the on board masseuse.

Samambai offers unique cruises to Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Alor and Komodo and an impressive dive guide to customer ratio of 4 to 1. Especially designed for the guests dedicated to underwater photography they provide a camera room with separate camera work stations with integrated charging station.

Divers can not only enjoy spectacular day and night diving, but a range of activities during the surface intervals such as scenic rides through lagoons and coves, trekking, visits to secluded beaches and whale watching. Last but not least, ALL our Nitrox is free, just like the beer!.
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Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesia
When is the best time to Go - How to get to Raja - Raja Diving and the Dive sites - How to get to Komodo - Komodo Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Samambaia - schedule

Samambaia - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.
The Master cabin is an additional $125 per night on top of the base pubished price.

The trip price includes :
Nitrox (for qualified Nitrox divers)
Beers
Soft drinks
Juices
Italian Coffee espresso,self service : Macchiato, cappuccino, etc.
Wide Selections of Tea
Snacks
Weights & belts
Tanks (12 ltr)
Kayak ( inflatable )
Airport to harbour pickup (vice versa)

The trip price does not include :
Wine & spirits
Massage on board ($40 / 60 min)
Rental gear (dive comp, BCD, Regulator, wet suit, fin, snorkel, mask and torch)
15 ltr tanks
Laundry
Wakeboard ( free trial ), then USD 25/30 minutes
Flight Ticket or Hotel
Fuel Surchage, Port clearance and National park fee (See below)
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

There is a 10% discount from the published rate for non-divers
If you bring 6 paying guests you can bring the 7th person for free !

Port Clearance / Fuel Surcharge / National Park Fee
Alor / $75 / $50
Komodo National Park / $75 / $100
Alor & Komodo / $75 / $150 / $100
Komodo & Bali / $75 / $150 / $100
Komodo & Flores / $75 / $150 / $100
East Flores & Alor / $75 / $150 / $75
Alor & Banda Sea / $75 / $250 / $75
Banda Sea / $75 / $250 / $75
Raja Ampat / $75 / $150 / $100
Raja Ampat & Banda Sea / $75 / $250 / $100
Triton Bay & Raja Ampat / $75 / $250 / $100
Triton Bay & Banda Sea / $75 / $250 / $100

Rental Equipment
Type / Per Day / Per 11 nights
Reg / $10 / $85
BCD / $10 / $85
Computer / $10 /$60
Torch / $10 / $60
Wetsuit, fins,mask / $N/A / $60
Nitrox course $ 180
Advanced OW course $ 350
OW course $ 450

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via bank transfer, Wise, Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) or Apple pay at no extra charge.

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per day
Regulator with octopus $ 10
Computer $ 10
BCD $ 10
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $
Mask, Fins (+ booties as required), snorkel $ 15
Torch $ 10

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Samambaia - cabins

Samambaia offers 7 tastefully decorated staterooms: 2 double cabins, 2 convertible cabins (double or twin) and 2 twin cabins on the lower deck, plus a beautiful 160 sq.ft. Master Cabin with stunning 180° sea views on the main deck.

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    Upper Deck Master Cabin

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    Upper Deck Master Cabin

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    Lower Deck Twin or Double Cabin

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    Lower Deck Twin or Double Cabin

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    Lower Deck Twin or Double Cabin

Lower Deck Twin or Double Cabin
There are 6 Lower deck cabins with portholes, 2 double bed cabins, 2 convertible cabins (double or twin) and 2 twin bed cabins
Each cabin has a private en-suite bathroom, under bed storage, wardrobes and individually controlled AC.

Upper Deck Master Cabin
There is one 160 sq.ft. Master cabin on the main deck with a stunning 180° sea view.
The Master has a private en-suite bathroom, under bed storage, wardrobes and individually controlled AC.

Samambaia - diving

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesian Diving
When is The Best time to Go
Raja Ampat Diving and the Dive sites
Komodo Diving and the Dive sites
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Raja
What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving
Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers

Samambaia - itineraries

Due to the many and varied itineraries we have provided links to the PDF forms for each trip...

How to get to Raja Ampat.
Itinerary Ambon - Ambon
Itinerary Ambon - Kalabahi
Itinerary Ambon - Saumlaki
Itinerary Ambon - Sorong
Itinerary Bima - Labuan Bajo
Itinerary Bima - Maumere
Itinerary Kalabahi - Kalabahi
Itinerary Kalabahi - Labuan Bajo
Itinerary Kalabahi - Maumere
Itinerary Labuan Bajo - Bima
Itinerary Labuan Bajo - Maumere
Itinerary Labuanbajo-Serangan
Itinerary Maumere - Ambon
Itinerary Maumere - Bima
Itinerary Maumere - Maumere
Itinerary Maumere - Saumlaki
Itinerary Saumlaki - Ambon
Itinerary Saumlaki - Kalabahi
Itinerary Saumlaki - Maumere
Itinerary Serangan - Labuan Bajo
Itinerary Serangan - Maumere
Itinerary Sorong - Ambon
Itinerary Sorong - Sorong North & South
Itinerary Sorong - Sorong North
Itinerary Sorong - Sorong South
Itinerary Sorong – Sorong short

Samambaia - specs

Type Details
Maiden Voyage Nov-15
Type Traditional two mast wooden Phinisi schooner
Total length 42 m
Length over deck 34 m
Beam 9 m
Sails 420 sqm
Cruising Speed 8-10 knots
Main engine Yanmar Marine Turbo, 500 HP
Generators 2 x Mitsubishi 60 kWA, 1 x Yanmar 30 kWA, 1 x Mitsubishi 30kWA
Fuel capacity 12,500 liter
Fresh water capacity 12,000 liter
Water makers 2 x 5000 liter/day
Navigation & Communication 2 x Garmin GPS, 2 x Furuno radar, 2 x Furuno depth sounder, VHF radios, SSB radio, AIS, Navtex.
Safety & Rescue 2 x liferafts (45 pax capacity), 45 lifejackets, safety flares, Epirb,MOB buoy, satellite phone, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, fire hydrant

Diving

2 x BAUER 350 liter compressors,
Atlas Copco Nitrox compressor,
Paramina Filter,
40 x 12 liter, 6 x 15 liter, 2 x 10 liter and 1 x 4,5 liter aluminium tanks (DIN & yoke),
2 x 6,5 meter fiberglass tenders, 2 x 40 HP e