Empress Liveaboard

Empress Liveaboard

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8.5
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  • NitroxSurcharge
  • WifiFree
  • Diving EquipmentSurcharge
  • Tech Diving FriendlyYes
  • Fleet nameScuba Froggy
  • Year built2010
  • Length22
  • Width6
  • Capacity10
  • MaterialSteel

MV Empress is a strong steel liveaboard, built in total accordance with all diver's needs. Exploring wild dive sites and shipwrecks MV Empress is fitted with many unusual devices for tech diving, like an electric elevator, decompression bars and oxygen support with long hoses, full-size decompression chamber etc. The vessel is designed to work in all weather conditions and ensures safety and comfort of its guests. 

Boat interior 

MV Empress can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 cozy and comfortable cabins. There is a spacious sun deck with sun mattresses on board. Cozy indoor and outdoor salons are great places to relax between and after diving. There is huge cinema screen on board, TV, and DVD, free wifi access around all vessel based on GPRS (depends on signal strength). Empress has also another relaxing area - a shisha lounge, which is a shaded place where guests can spend their chill-out time. The boat equipped with a Nitrox membrane, so now divers with EANx certification can fill in tanks with an up to 36 % Nitrox.

Safety 

The safety of the guests is the highest concern of the Empress crew. Crew's members spare no efforts to ensure safety and comfort of all divers. As the only boat, Empress has autopilot combined with GPS, rudders and motors, an underwater radar and 3D side sonar, which allow determinating precisely the diver's position. 

Tech Diving 

For enthusiasts of tech diving, MV Empress has special route 'Tech Diving wrecks on the Java Sea'. On this itinerary divers can hope to explore wrecks of British destroyer HMS Exeter, British warship HMS Encounter, Dutch flagship De Ruyter and many others. MV Empress is fitted with all the equipment which minimizes the risk, associated with technical diving and increases the comfort of such diving. 

Itinerary 

MV Empress expects not only tech divers but divers of all levels, even beginners. Explore magnificent dive sites of Komodo with its great variety of underwater landscapes. Lots of fish can be seen here, including reef sharks. Komodo is also great for macro diving. EmpressII also gives you an opportunity of visiting Raja Ampat. This destination holds the world's record of the biggest amount of coral and fish species that can be seen during the dive. Schools of fish, sharks, and rare wobbegongs can be spotted.

When to go 

Komodo diving is possible all year round. High season begins in April and lasts until September. Best time for technical safari is from November until January. For eastern destinations - from January until May. 

Diving safari on Empress II is a great opportunity to spend a vacation in a friendly atmosphere, dive with experienced team on amazing dive sites of Indonesia

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CabinsView deck plan

Cabin A

Cabin A

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
3 Twin Beds
Max occupancy
3 Guests
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
3 Cabins
3 single beds, fan, AC, mirror
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Cabin B, C

Cabin B, C

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
1 double,1 single bed, fan, AC, mirror erson
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Cabin D

Cabin D

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
1 king size double,1 single bed, fan, AC, mirror; toilet/shower, mirror
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Cabin E

Cabin E

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Single Bed
Max occupancy
1 Guest
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
1 single bed, fan, AC, mirror
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameScuba Froggy
  • Year built2010
  • Last renovation dateJanuary, 2016
  • Length22
  • Width6
  • Capacity10
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins5
  • Engines2 x 8 CYLINDR DIESEL MM TD 232 V8
  • Generator2 x 25 kW
  • Compressors2 x ColtriSub 260l/min
  • Tenders1 x aluminium boat / 40 hp, 1 fibreglass boat / with 40 hp
  • Nitrox MembraneMembrane compressor up 36% Nitrox
  • Power plugs onboard220 V / 24H
  • Freshwater maker2 x 2400 l / 24 h
  • On-board payment methodsCash
  • Water capacity5000
  • Fuel capacity22000

Crew

8 pax (captain, first officer, first and second mechanic, chef, cook helper, dive master, western instructor)

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • Valve Fittings
  • Personal Storage Space

Reviews about Empress

8.5
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8.75

Almost perfectVerified review

Perfect liveaboard experience. Safety and fun all days/night long. I can consider to make another liveaboard divebooker. The only inconvenient : I will not pay anymore surcharge for specific alimentation food. For the record, I need lactose and diary free food, and I was charged 5% more (after negociation, at start it was 10%), because I was supposed to have "differents and specific meals for" me. I did have exactly the same things than the others. So I paid more, for same... I'm disapointed only about this point. Next time I book a liveaboard with DiveBooker, I won't pay any charge for alimentation.
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8.25

Great fun dive boatVerified review

Absolutely loved it. Thanks very much for this life changing experience. I wish I was still there now tbh. Love the sunshine & the millions of stars above at night. Crew was awesome and the diving was stunning. Food was great and plentiful. I will I was back :)
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