Empress Liveaboard

Empress Liveaboard

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7.6
Not bad4 reviews
  • NitroxSurcharge
  • Wi-FiFree
  • Equipment RentalSurcharge
  • Group 6Created with Sketch.
    Tech Diving FriendlyYes
  • Fleet nameScuba Froggy
  • Year built2010
  • Length22
  • Width6
  • Capacity9
  • MaterialSteel

Empress is a strong steel liveaboard, it's a good option if you are looking for good quality for a smart price. All top dive areas can be visited including Raja Ampat, Komodo, and Misool. The most convenient logistic with trips begins in Bali. Plenty of relaxation areas indoor and outdoor.

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

Itinerary 
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. The high season begins in April and lasts until September. The 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 an experienced team on amazing dive sites of Indonesia

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Select the cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

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Our team will contact the liveaboard on your behalf to confirm availability and other booking details. We put your place(s) on hold and get back to you within 24 hours. If there are any issues, we come back to you with alternative options.

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Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email notification with payment instructions. You then have up to 72 hours to take care of other travel arrangements and process the transaction to secure your reservation.

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Cabin A

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
3 Twin Beds
Max occupancy
3 Guests
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
3 Cabins
Cabin with 3 x single beds (2 bunk style), air-condition, life jackets, cabinet, 2 towels/person, pillows, bedding, mirror, shared toilet and shower. All cabins are on the lower deck, have air-conditioning and portholes
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Cabin B, C

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
1 x double bed and 1 x single bed (bunk style) for 2-3 persons: air-condition, fan, life jackets, cabinet, reading lamps, 2 towels/person, pillows, bedding, mirror, shared toilet and shower All cabins are on the lower deck, have air-conditioning and portholes
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Cabin D

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
1 x king size bed and 1 x single bed, air-condition, fan, life jackets, cabinets, reading lamps, 2 towels/person, pillows, bedding, mirror, ensuite toilet/shower. All cabins are on the lower deck, have air-conditioning and portholes
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Cabin E

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Single Bed
Max occupancy
1 Guest
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
1 x single bed, air-condition shared with Cabin D, fan, life jacket, cabinet, reading lamps, 2 towels, pillow, bedding, mirror, shared toilet, and shower. All cabins are on the lower deck, have air-conditioning and portholes
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Reviews about Empress

7.6
Not bad4 reviews
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7.75

First Liveaboard ExperienceVerified review

The boat was the perfect size for the 10 guests and crew onboard, the food was excellent, and we dived 13 different sites, which was great. However one of the guides always differed from the briefed dive plan. This would been fine, but there were some people in the group with much less experience, and when we were led into strong currents and close to strong down currents with no safe place to hook on, this ruined some dives. It is great that some people enjoyed these dives, they were helped by the dive master to hook on at the front of the group, but for the rest of us in the group it felt unsafe and at times like I was leading some of the less experienced members rather than getting to enjoy the dive holiday I had paid for - such a shame as the rest of the crew and trip were really good. This boat would really benefit from somewhere safe to store cameras between dives.
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7.25

MV Empress IIVerified review

Great trip, excellent food! Long relocation on the first night but South Misool is well worth the trip! Good one stop service by Divebooker
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