M/V Yemaya

MV Yemaya sleeps 16 people in eight cabins, six of which have private bathrooms. All accommodations aboard have plenty of natural lighting and views of the ocean provided by large picture windows. Two Master Cabins on the forward upper deck each have a double bed. The first Master Cabin is amidships with head, shower, and queen-size bed and includes entertainment centre, with TV and DVD player. The dressing room has marble & tile fixtures, with a vanity unit and glass shower enclosure. The cabin is very spacious with plenty of natural light from several large picture windows with views over the port and starboard sides of MV Yemaya.

The second Master Cabin is aft of the pilothouse on the starboard side of the vessel. There is a Queen sized bed and large hanging closet and ample storage, along with a small desk and entertainment centre with TV and DVD player. The bath is marble with a ceramic tile stall shower and vanity unit.

A round picture window looks over the starboard side of Yemaya with a small picture window looking to port. If required, the cabin can also be equipped with an additional three quarter bed above the queen in order for two individuals to share the room.

There are two Standard Cabins with private bathroom, head and shower. Both cabins are bunk style, with two separated single beds. Both have large picture windows which provide natural lighting and a view of the ocean.

There are four cabins with two single beds and large picture windows for natural lighting and ocean viewing. Two cabins share one bathroom with shower and head. All standard cabins have ample hanging and storage areas, vanity sinks and large mirrors. All cabins are equipped with hot and cold water showers, vanity units, reading lights and several 110v sockets.

A crew of eight is dedicated to assist in your safety, comfort and enjoyment Experienced Dive masters have over 18 years of experience diving in Coiba, Malpelo and Cocos. They are at your disposal to assist you with any technical elements of diving as well as answer any questions you may have about your diving experience. On selected evenings, short interactive presentations on the natural and cultural history of each region will be made, along with presentations from local and international scientists, when traveling aboard. These presentations provide opportunities to discuss the natural environment and enhance your knowledge of the marine life that you will see during your dives.

Most diving days consist of two dives in the morning and one in the afternoon, with several night diving opportunities provided throughout each trip. Each cruise begins with the opportunity for one or two check out dives. Diving is usually conducted from two tenders which will take you to and from the dive site.
Nitrox is available.

Operates In:  Malpelo and Coiba, Panama.  Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Schedule:  Varies throughout the year.  Please contact us for departure dates.

Price: From about £2972 (US$4250, €3400)


  • 8 nights cruise on M/V Yemaya on a twin/share basis
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily including soft drinks and;
  • 6full days of diving (up to 3 or 4 dives daily) plus one or two dives on the last day
  • Transfers from Panama City to the vessel on cruise dates
  • Shore excursions where appropriate.

Please note: 10 night charters are also available.

Cabin Upgrades: Available

Reduced Rates: Available for non-divers and extra weeks.

Please note: A National Park fee of $20 per day for Coiba and $85 per day for Malpelo (subject to change) is not included in the package price and will be collected in cash.

Single Occupancy Supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

M/V Yemaya (M/V Yemaya)

Standard Cabin interior (M/V Yemaya)

Standard Cabin interior (M/V Yemaya)

The batrhroom offers great views! (M/V Yemaya)

The lounge area (M/V Yemaya)

Salon interior (M/V Yemaya)

The dive deck (M/V Yemaya)

Website handcrafted by the Accent Design Group.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Certificate

Divequest is a division of Birdquest Ltd, which is Registered in England, Company No. 01568270. The address of our registered office is Two Jays, Kemple End, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9QY.