Why you should choose Tambora:
With five freshly prepared meals per day with a perfect blend of Indonesian, European and Japanese specialties with soft drinks and beer all included in the price you can't go wrong. The cabins are all also longitudinally aligned with the vessel, so you sleep in the direction of the vessel's movement.

Tambora, under new ownership, is back with the same key levels of service and trips.
Tambora was built by traditional boat builders on the island of Sulawesi, in the centuries-old tradition of a wooden Phinisi.
The design and materials used guarantee immense strength and resilience of all key structural elements, especially the keel, hull and decks. Among others, they include a double keel and relatively smaller beam, to minimize rolling of the vessel in heavy seas.
Tambora has been sized and configured to comfortably accommodate a maximum of 16 divers in eight spacious guest suites, each at least 15m2 in size, and with a large en-suite bathroom.

Tambora is your one stop Liveaboard Diving boat for the ultimate diving experience.
The dedicated diving tender will take you to some of Indonesia’s best dive sites and explore a variety of locations from Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Banda Sea, Ambon, Sulawesi to Halmahera.
Whether you're looking for wreck diving, amazing macro, exhilarating drift dives with large pelagics, or just exploring hidden bays and islands, the experienced crew will take you there.

Tambora Yacht serves five freshly prepared meals per day with cuisine being the perfect blend of Indonesian, European, and Japanese specialties and soft drinks, water, tea, coffee, and beer are all included in the cruise price (beer included only for non discounted trips).
Liquor and a wide selection of wines are available for an additional cost.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesia
When is the best time to Go - How to get to Raja - Raja Diving and the Dive sites - How to get to Komodo - Komodo Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Tambora - schedule

Tambora - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes :
Transportation to and from Tambora in the city of embarkation and disembarkation of the boat
Accommodation in twin bed or double bed suite on board, all with en-suite bathroom with hot coldwater and individually controllable air conditioning.
All dives conducted as part of the regular cruise program
All food served during the cruise.
Weight belt and weights
Any land excursions and visits to beaches as part of the regular cruise program

The trip price does not include :
Accommodation and any food or drinks ashore before/after embarkation/disembarkation
National Park entrance fees
Port clearance fee
Fuel surcharge (if required)
Wine and liquor
Dive courses, trainings and certifications
Nitrox
Dive gear other than tanks, weight belt and weights
Travel, dive, medical, etc. insurance
Tips gratuities for the crew

For guaranteed single occupancy of one cabin please add 50% single supplement. See below for the full list of marine park fees.

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard), Revolut pay, Wise, Bank transfer or Apple and Google pay at no extra charge.

Diving Equipment Rentals Per week / 10 nights
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $175 / $260
Regulator with octopus $60 / $90
Computer $60 / $90
BCD $60 / $90
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $50 / $70
Mask, Fins, snorkel $50 / $75
Torch $8 per night

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Tambora - cabins

To see photos of the cabins please visit the schedule and click on the cabin name to see the photos of each cabin, availability and price.

Tambora has been sized and configured to comfortably accommodate a maximum of 16 divers in eight spacious guest suites, 2 doubles on the main deck and 6 twin cabins on the lower deck, each at least 15m2 in size, and with a large en-suite bathroom and longitudinally aligned with the vessel, so guests sleep in the direction of the vessel movement.

  • Tambora

    Double cabin

  • Tambora

    Double cabin

  • Tambora

    Twin cabin

  • Tambora

    Twin cabin

Lower Deck Twin Cabins

There are 6 Lower deck twin cabins.
All are equipped with individually controllable air conditioning and reading lights above each bed and there are plenty of power outlets (European 220V type) throughout the vessel.
Showers in all en-suite guest bathrooms come with individually adjustable hot and cold water complete with separate shower and hand towels for each guest and each cabin also comes with a writing desk and 2-4 portholes per for natural light as well as a fresh sea breeze when opened

Main Deck Double Cabins

There are 2 main deck double cabins..
All are equipped with individually controllable air conditioning and reading lights above each bed and there are plenty of power outlets (European 220V type) throughout the vessel.
Showers in all en-suite guest bathrooms come with individually adjustable hot and cold water complete with separate shower and hand towels for each guest and each cabin also comes with a writing desk and 2-4 portholes per for natural light as well as a fresh sea breeze when opened

Tambora - itineraries

Please choose your Itinerary

Best of Raja Ampat 10 nights
Raja Central 7 nights
Misool and South Raja Ampat 7 nights
Misool and Kaimana 11 nights
Gems of Alor 7 nights
The spices of Niera (Banda sea) 7 nights
Halmahera crown 10 nights
Ring of Fire 11 nights
Pearl of Sangihe Sulawesi 10 nights
Seram sea Expedition 10 nights
The Togean Exploration (Togean Islands, Sulawesi) 7 nights
Wakatobi Exploration 11 nights

We recommend that you check your travel insurance will cover anything interrupting your travel plans as well as offer great dive insurance
So we recommend Dive Assure Insurance as it offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesia
When is the best time to Go - How to get to Raja - Raja Diving and the Dive sites - How to get to Komodo - Komodo Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Indonesian Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Tambora - diving

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesian Diving
When is The Best time to Go
Raja Ampat Diving and the Dive sites
Komodo Diving and the Dive sites
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in Raja
What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving
Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers

Tambora - Video