The world‘s finest diving


The magnificent 131-foot (40-meter) traditional Indonesian Phinisi Samambaia sleeps up to 14 guests in total luxury. Her itineraries include Raja Ampat, Komodo, the Banda Sea & Alor.

A word from Dom : “With a pleasing ambiance, lots of space & tastefully decorated interior … one can really feel at home on this boat. Her main deck master stateroom is to die-for … but the entire boat has great charm. The diving setup is unique & effective and her camera room is super..” Dominick Macan

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On Board Samambaia

1 main deck MASTER stateroom
king size bed & picture windows
4 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
king size bed & porthole windows
2 lower deck TWIN staterooms
2 large twin beds (adjacent) & porthole windows

Each has a private en-suite bathroom, storage, wardrobes and individually controlled AC.

up to 4 dives per day
12 liter & 15 liter aluminum tanks (DIN valves which can be converted)
scuba gear rental available (tell us in advance)
nitrox available
water temperature: 78 – 82F, 25 – 28C
3mm – 5mm wetsuit recommended
minimum recommended 30 logged dives

accommodation & diving
meals & snacks, water, tea, coffee, juice & soft drinks
compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
airport transfers
inflatable kayaks

international & domestic airfare
alcoholic beverages
15 liter tanks & scuba rental gear (please request in advance)
environmental tax … harbour fee …
fuel surcharge (when applicable)

Cruise In Superlative Comfort

The beautiful Samambaia has a super-spacious top sun deck which can be covered, uncovered or partially covered, as you wish. Grab your lounge chair and relax ! Moving down one level, the main deck features an extremely attractive & generously sized, air-conditioned salon and dining room. The lovely master cabin is located on the aft deck and features a spectacular 180° view through large picture windows with a special coating which ensures privacy. Also on the main deck is the galley and, creatively placed, using space ingeniously, is a large outdoor dining area at the center of the spacious dive deck. The remaining 6 cabins are located on the lower deck.

The chef will spoil you with delicacies from an international menu, while focusing on fresh local ingredients. Fresh bread and pastry are prepared every day. Fish and seafood are carefully chosen from sustainable sources only.

You’ll be impressed by the attention to detail on the boat. Spa treatments are available, you’ll have free WiFi on the occasions you can catch a signal … and land visits & snorkeling are possible on many of the itineraries.

Travel And Cruise Logistics

International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports: Bali-Denpasar (DPS) … Jakarta (CGK) … Manado (MDC). We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.

The boat’s scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We’ll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes

Layout & Specs

Deck & cabin layout … yacht specifications … equipment & safety features


Year Built: 2015
Maiden Voyage: November 2015
Type: Traditional two mast wooden Phinisi schooner
Total length: 42 meters
Beam: 9 meters
Sail area: 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
Fresh water capacity: 12,000 liter
Water makers: 2 x 5000 liter/day


2 x Garmin GPS
2 x Furuno radar
2 x Furuno depth sounder


2 x BAUER 250 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 with 2 x 40 HP engines


VHF radios
SSB radio
satellite phone


2 x liferafts (45 pax capacity)
45 lifejackets
safety flares
MOB buoy
smoke detectors & fire extinguishers
fire hydrant & fire-ball extinguisher
Buddy Watcher & Nautilus System (for dive safety)



Samambaia’s itineraries Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Alor & The Forgotten Islands.

Banda Sea, Alor – In Alor & the Banda Sea, you’ll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates … plus alluring critters. As to topography, you’ll find shear drops, huge pinnacles, great walls … all covered with rich & thriving corals which attract diverse fish life. Add to that, visiting pelagics and you have a magical mix.

Forgotten Islands – The dive sites vary greatly, with many presenting exciting pelagic encounters and large, swirling schools fish … while others offer up weird and wonderful creatures hidden away in healthy, colorful corals. You get, at one end of the scale: stargazers, stonefish, ghost pipefish … while at the opposite end jacks, giant trevallies, barracuda, hammerhead sharks, and on certain trips, divers are treated to a salt-water crocodile at one site!

Komodo – Perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago. There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens. There a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes with creepy, crawly critters. Numerous sites tout pelagic fish, sharks & mantas but, be assured that at each dive site, you’ll experience something different.

Raja Ampat – Indonesia’s shining underwater star, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You’ll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.


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