Built on the island of Sulawesi in central Indonesia the Tambora Liveaboard combines old world charm with modern amenities and little touches of luxury. Constructed out of ironwood and Javanese teak the design and layout has been based on a centuries-old tradition of wooden Phinisi, the result is a capable sailing ship that offers comfort and stability. The traditional Phinsi-style arrangement of the sails has been kept unchanged, experienced with a good wind blowing is an amazing feeling and a great way to travel through the Indonesian islands.
Tambora has been sized and configured to comfortably accommodate a maximum of 16 divers throughout eight spacious guest suites, each at least 15m2 in size and with a large en-suite bathrooms. Special care has been taken throughout to minimise noise from adjacent cabins and engines with soundproofed materials throughout. The three separate lounge decks – bow, aft and salon rooftop – provide enough space and privacy either shaded or open to the sun to suit your wishes.
The Tambora Liveaboard travels throughout remote regions of eastern Indonesia year round, certain itineraries in Raja Ampat and Komodo are more frequent but emphasis is always placed on discovering new destinations and forging new routes. Trips are carefully chosen, planned and designed taking into account of the crews experience , seasonal and weather patterns, and a desire to offer our guests great diversity from wreck-diving adventures in the West all the way to the hidden islands and bays along the New Guinea coast in the East.
Featured Destinations of Tambora Liveaboard
Raja Ampat, Triton & Etna Bays, and Cenderawasih Bay in Papua, unmatched in biodiversity, coral life and surface scenery
The Banda Sea and central Moluccas: Ambon, the Lease group, the Seram Laut group, and the Kei Islands, offering both big fish action and great critter sites.
The islands off Borneo – Sangalaki, Derawan, Maratua, Kakaban and more – and the Celebes Sea, with mantas, schooling barraccudas, turtles, sharks, and other big pelagics.
The Sulawesi coastline from Palu to Manado, with world famous Lembeh Strait and Bunaken National Park as well as many hidden and largely undived treasures.0