NusaTara Liveaboard, Indonesia


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The M/V NusaTara caters to just 6 guests in 3 en-suite, air conditioned cabins. She offers comfortable lodgings and is a great budget friendly option for diving Komodo National Park. Guests can choose to unwind in the air-conditioned lounge with entertainment area and dining seating. Freshly prepared meals of Indonesian and western cuisine are served here. The sun deck is a great place to relax in-between dives, or unwind at the end of the day with a cold beer whilst enjoying the sea breeze and the Indonesian sun set.

Dive itineraries are 7-nights long and explore the Komodo National Park region, leaving from and returning to Labuan Bajo. The trips offer divers the chance to dive with manta rays, sharks, last schools of fish as well as amazing macro life such as seahorses and nudibranchs. Possible dive sites include Cannibal Rock, Batu Bolong, Current City and Manta point, and several night dives will be arranged through the trip. There is also a land visit on Rinca with the chance to see the Komodo Dragon.

The crew of the M/V NusaTara have been exploring Komodo since 1987, and are experts in the region. Call us or book online today to reserve your Komodo dive liveaboard today.

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We want you to be able to book your dream liveaboard trip with confidence during these unprecedented times. We're working together with some liveaboard operators to offer you complete reassurance, so you can start planning your next vacation and have an amazing trip to look forward to in the future.

Our 'Flexible Booking Conditions' mean that if travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of the country you are travelling to due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) so you are unable to travel, then by booking this liveaboard you will have the option of:

- A full refund with no cancellation penalties up to 30 days before departure


- The opportunity to move your booking to another date for the same liveaboard up to 24 months from the original departure date with no rebooking fees

Applies to all new bookings placed from 1 June to 31 July 2020 for travel between 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2021.

*The above policies are subject to change without further notice. Rebooking is subject to availability and may be subject to price changes. Applicable to new bookings only. Offer is not retroactive and does not apply to previous bookings which are being rescheduled.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (110 USD), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox, Private Dive Guide, Snorkel Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Beach BBQ

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Indonesian.

Boat Specifications

  • Length 20.4 meters
  • Beam 4.6 meters
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 konts
  • Engines 105 hp
  • Max guests 6
  • Number of cabins 3
  • Number of bathrooms 3

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones

NusaTara Reviews

  • 8.1 Very good
  • 3 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Cameron B
  • Canada Canada
Amazing holiday, fantastic diving, knowledgeable crew, comfortable boat

1 Marine life and corals in south Komodo are outstanding! 2 Amazing above water scenery and land excursions 3 Awesome crew doing their best and meeting interesting people

Recommended for
We sailed in November during full moon and experience ever changing currents and otherwise perfect weather.Dive site on south and central route present reefs full of marine life from macro to mantas and sharks. Dive guides Wayan and Paldy were helpful spotting rare camouflaged critters we would never see without their eagle eyes! Nusatara is as advertised, older but reasonably equipped and maintained, everything is in working order .Comfortable cabins with AC and private en-suite. Crew is attentive and helpful, good food with something for everyone. Land excursions to Rinca Island is added bonus on last day of the trip.Truly memorable trip.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Sally L
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Good diving, good staff but dusty cabin

Diving in Komodo National Park is fun and adventure. Good visibility underwater generally. As my trip was during full moon, currents were really strong sometimes. It's good experience though quite harsh. Thanks to our dive guide Wayan and the other crews for the support during the trip! Special thanks to Tony for his proactive assistance for diving preparation before dive briefing! Food is generally okay though a bit too sweet and salty for me. Cabins should be cleaned thoroughly before guest embarkation.

Recommended for
Fun diving, Komodo dragons and Padar island trekking
Origin: US