MV Empress dive boat review
The Empress II is a liveaboard, mostly specialized in technical diving, which sails the waters of Indonesia. The ship also offers recreational diving trips. The 28 meters dive vessel has been taken over by the ScubaFroggy fleet and will operate and uphold it’s reputation.
Boat Cabins & Layout
On a regular, individually booked trip, the vessel will welcome up to 9 guests on-board while on a chartered trip, it will allow up to 13 guests. There are 5 cabins, all located on the lower deck and each features either a double bed, two twin beds or a combination of both. Needless to say, this dive boat allows lots of flexibility in term of accommodations.
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Moreover, the cabins all come with air-conditioning and most of them have shared bathrooms. Indeed, only the cabin “D”, which is pictures below, has an en-suite bathroom. The cabins also include fans, plenty of cabinets storage, reading lamps, the pillows and bedding as well as 2 towels per diver.
Empress’s on-board facilities
The Empress offers and appreciable amount of space where guests can lounge between dives and in the evening. Indeed, the main deck is home to a large dining room, the kitchen and also the living room. On the technical side, the main deck is also where you can find the lift and the decompression chamber.
Furthermore, there are two sundecks on the outside and both are quite big and comfortable. Indeed, the very top one features mats and bean bags with an open-sky area while the upper deck’s lounge is covered.
The steel hulled vessel is fully equipped for technical diving and features a great layout in term of accommodation. Indeed, the interior’s finish is all in newer teak and iron woods and the furniture, inside and out, is new from the ScubaFroggy fleet’s take over in 2016.
Scuba Diving with the Empress
The dive vessel is fully equipped for technical diving so if you take either a tech dive trip or a simple recreational scuba diving cruise with them you’ve got it all covered! Indeed, the vessel is more than ready for anything with all the latest and best safety and navigation amenities. There’s a 5 BAR decompression chamber right on board, first aid necessities, compressors, NITROX, Trimix, diving lifts, lifeboats, winches, etc.
Prices vary on itineraries and time of the year.
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Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?
Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.
Diving in Indonesia will suit every diver's hopes and desires. In a land of opportunity, dive spots range from those suited to beginner divers wishing to learn in perfect easy conditions to unexplored dive sites with fierce currents for those more experienced divers looking for a challenge.
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