Tambora Liveaboard in Indonesia

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Tambora Liveaboard in Indonesia the beautiful 42m vessel is custom designed built for scuba diving and combines old world charm and style with 21st-century luxury and amenities. She cruises to some of the most remote and exotic destinations in Indonesia. Her itineraries include Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Halmahera, the Forgotten Islands, Ambon and the Banda Sea.

She is a traditional Indonesian wooden sailing vessel, built in the centuries-old Phinisi style on the island of Sulawesi in 2007.

Throughout the entire vessel, design elements have been implemented to reduce noise as such, or as a consequence of excessive vibration. Soundproofing has been installed in the separating walls between cabins, ceilings and decks to ensure guest privacy and mitigate step noise. Extra thick engine room bulkheads absorb engine noise. Flexible power train coupling and a special propeller made of very stiff alloy minimise vibration and thus structural noise. A “silent” water-cooled air conditioning system does not need noisy radiator fans.

All ceilings and decks have been thermally insulated to prevent excessive overheating of rooms underneath. In addition, Tambora’s white hull helps to keep indoor temperatures comfortable.

She is equipped with a full range of IMO (International Marine Organization) safety, communication and navigation equipment.

She accommodates 16 divers in 8 spacious air-conditioned, the spacious guest suites have a choice of double bed cabins or twin beds cabin. The bunks are all longitudinally aligned with the vessel, so guests sleep in the direction of the vessel movement. Cabins are well decorated with a writing desk, ample storage space and plenty of power outlets. They have individual reading lights above each bed and porthole windows for natural light and fresh air.

The large salon, with separate areas for dining and relaxing, is well ventilated but is also equipped with air conditioning for rainy days. There is plenty of space to relax over drinks with fellow divers, enjoy a book, work on your laptop or enjoy a movie on the flat-screen TV.

With three outdoor lounge areas in the sun and shade, there is enough space and privacy for all.

The chef serves tasty Indonesian, European and Japanese dishes. Five meals per day mean there always is a delicious bite waiting for you when you surface!

There is a dedicated dive station with separate wet and dry sections. The wet section features personal dive baskets for all guests and two large rinsing tanks. The dry section has an ample workspace and multiple power sockets.

All dives are conducted from one of Tambora’s two large tenders. They have plenty of space for up to ten divers. The tenders are equipped with dive racks for holding your gear to/from the dive site. Each tender has a large ladder at the stern for easy re-entry.

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Inclusions: Airport or hotel pick-up/drop-off at city of embarkation/disembarkation. Accommodation. All dives conducted as part of the regular cruise program. All food & drinks served during the cruise, except wine and liquor. Filled dive tanks, weight belt and weights. Any land excursions and visits to beaches as part of the regular cruise program.

Exclusions: Transportation to/from city of embarkation/disembarkation, visa fees, airport taxes, excess baggage charges. Accommodation, food & drinks ashore before/after embarkation/disembarkation. National Park entrance fees, conservations fees and diving fees. Wine and liquor. Dive courses, trainings and certifications. Nitrox. Dive gear other than tanks, weight belt and weights. Any souvenirs purchased on board. Laundry services. Satellite Wifi access. Travel, dive, medical, etc. insurance. Tips & gratuities for the crew.

Mandatory fees: National Park entrance fees, conservations fees and diving fees will vary depending on the cruise itinerary, they are to be paid onboard. Mandatory fees are set by the government authorities and are subject to change.

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Boat Amenities

  • Air conditioned lounge
  • Audio & TV
  • Indoor lounge
  • Outdoor dining
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Hot tub
  • Sun deck
  • Air conditioned cabins
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Warm water showers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Hairdryers
  • TV in cabins
  • Free internet
  • Paid internet
  • Satellite phone
  • Massage
  • Kayaks
  • Library

Food & Drink

  • Local food
  • Western food
  • Vegetarian options
  • Snacks all day
  • Beer available
  • Wine selection
  • Spirits/cocktails available
  • Free wine w/dinner
  • Buffet
  • Semi a la carte
  • A la carte


  • Nitrox available
  • Diving courses
  • DIN adaptors
  • Camera room/station
  • Charging stations
  • Camera rinse tank
  • Non-diver friendly
  • Rebreather support

Rental Gear

  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Wetsuit
  • Dive Computer
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Fins

Rental gear is available on this liveaboard and is payable onboard. You will need to pre-book rental gear if required. We will collect information on your rental gear requirements once your trip is confirmed.
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Boat Safety Features & Communication

  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Fire alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Life jackets
  • EPIRB distress system
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • GPS
  • Depth sounder
  • Life rafts
  • Radar
  • Fishfinder
  • Emergency flares
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light


  • Twin Cabin
  • Double Cabin

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2007
  • Length: 42 metres
  • Beam: 8.75 metres
  • Maximum speed: 12 knots
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots
  • Engine: MAN High speed
  • Generators: Twin Yanmar 60 KWA
  • Maximum guests: 16
  • Number of cabins: 8
  • Number of bathrooms: 10
  • Tenders: 2 x 8.5 metres aluminum with Yamaha 65hp
  • Fuel capacity: 16,000 litres
  • Water capacity: 16,000 litres
  • Watermaker: 6,000 litres per day

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