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Tambora Liveaboard

The Tambora liveaboard was built by traditional boat builders on the island of Sulawesi, in the centuries-old tradition of a wooden Phinisi. She has been entirely constructed out of Sulawesi iron wood and chosen Javanese teak. Tambora has been designed and built from scratch as a liveaboard vessel catering to the needs of divers. The Tambora can accommodate up to 16 divers – there are eight spacious guest suites, each at least 15m2 in size, with twin or double bed, a writing desk, and a large en-suite bathroom with hot shower. All guest suites are equipped with individually controllable air conditioning, reading lights, numerous power outlets, and 2-4 port holes providing plenty of natural light.

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All guest suites and rooms on board have been designed by a renowned Indonesian interior designer, and built-to-design by an experienced interior architect. Guest suites are well appointed and tastefully designed in a perfect blend of traditional Indonesian motifs and modern functionality. Throughout the entire vessel, soundproofing has been used to minimise noise commonly found on liveaboards and this combined with a silent air conditioning system ensures a good sleep for all guests. The Tambora has a large salon with separate dining and relaxing sections, offering plenty of space during meal times and for chilling out for a chat with fellow divers, reading a book or working on your laptop. The salon has air conditioning and a large flat screen TV/DVD with home cinema surround sound. If you prefer to be outdoors, three separate lounge decks – bow, aft and salon rooftop – provide enough space and privacy, and can be fully shielded from the sun. When it is time to eat the Tambora does it in style. Their chef serves a menu of tasty Indonesian, European and Japanese specialties, freshly prepared from the ships well-equipped kitchen. Five meals per day on the Tambora means there is always a tasty bite awaiting you when you surface! Drinks are on a help-yourself basis available in the salon: drinking water, a broad selection of local coffees, tea, milk, a range of soft drinks and beer are all included in the cruise price. Wine, of which Tambora carries a fine selection, and spirits are charged on a separate basis. Tambora’s large dive platform is located at the backboard side of the vessel. For some dives, the dive deck serves as a starting point, whilst for others, you will board one of Tambora’s two spacious dive tenders. Tambora’s tenders are equipped with dive tank racks holding your gear while on the way to/from your dive site. The Tambora has a dedicated dive station with separate wet and dry sections. In the wet section, personal dive baskets are provided, to store your BCD, regulators, fins and mask away from the elements, as well as individual wet suit hangers. There are two large rinsing tanks, one for regulators and the other for cameras and computers. The dry section provides a safe place to open your camera, with a large desktop area as work space and plenty of power sockets for charging your batteries.

Tambora offers trips to the following areas:
-Banda Sea
-Borneo
-Forgotten Islands
-Halmahera
-North Sulawesi
-Raja Ampat
-Triton Bay

Tambora 8 night trips
Price 2017-2018: 3,270 USD (approx 2,565 GBP)

Tambora 9 night trips
Price 2017-2018: 3,535 USD (approx 2,773 GBP)

Tambora 11 night trips
Price 2017-2018: From 4,265 USD (approx 3,346 GBP)

Tambora 12 night trips
Price 2017-2018: From 4,630 USD (approx 3,632 GBP)

Prices include: Double or twin bed cabin on Tambora, all diving, tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, beverages (not included wine and spirits) and return transfers between local airport and the vessel.

Marine Park fee: Price on request
Nitrox: 20 USD/day