Tambora Liveaboard, Indonesia


The beautiful 42m SY Tambora Liveaboard offers luxury year-round diving cruises in the Indonesian Archipelago. Designed with guest comfort in mind, the Tambora Liveaboard has 8 spacious guest suites, each with individually controlled AC, en-suite bathrooms, writing desks, ample storage space, and all beds are longitudinally aligned, so you sleep in comfort in the direction of the ship's movement. There is no shortage of relaxation space aboard the Tambora, with a large salon with flat-screen TV/DVD and home cinema surround sound, or one of three lounge decks to take in the stunning Indonesia views.

The 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. Liquor and a wide selection of wine are available for an additional cost.

The S/Y Tambora Liveaboard was custom built from scratch, so perfectly takes care of divers' needs. With a dedicated dive station with separate wet/dry areas, personal storage baskets, large rinse tanks, and a camera charging and set up station in the ‘dry’ area. Diving takes place from the dedicated diving tender as you will be dropped off at some of Indonesia’s best dive sites like Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Banda Sea, Ambon, Sulawesi and Halmahera. From wreck diving, amazing macro, exhilarating drift dives with large pelagics to exploring hidden bays and islands, diving with the Tambora in Indonesia really offers it all.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (350-2,750,000 IDR per trip), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine

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
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Tambora Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2007
  • Length 42m
  • Beam 8.75m
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines MAN High-Speed Marine Diesel
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 2 x 8.5m aluminum dive tenders
  • Water capacity 16000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 16000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 6000 liters/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Tambora Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 11 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.6 Good
  • Tim S
  • United States United States
Good boat that a few amenities could fix and make it great

Mantas were the best. Easy diving from the dive boats. Really good crew. Too bad they can't even get a coffee maker on board or a deck shower. AC in the cabin was also very weak, not sure it cooled off the rather small space at all.

Recommended for
Dive site, Crew, Guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • julio A
  • Spain Spain
Excellent crew and and Cruise director, fantastic dive sites and great food

The quality and beauty of the ship, the dives, and the impeccable food combined with outstanding friendly service made this trip fantastic.

Recommended for
cabin, great diving tour and comfort of the auxiliary aluminum boats
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Terry M
  • Canada Canada
Great diving, great food, great crew, terrible rental equipment

The Diving in Raja Ampat is phenomenal. The crew of Tambora was great. The food was really good. The one negative is that they provided sub-standard equipment. Two of the rental BCDs malfunctioned. Flashlights failed on night dives. One should definitely bring your own equipment.

Recommended for
Diving, food, crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • marva B
  • Romania Romania
Beautiful dives, nice boat and great friendly crew.

each and every dive!

Recommended for
Unforgettable dive sites, great crew service, good trip planning.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andrea K
  • Australia Australia
This is the trail less traveled

Sailing and watching the sunrise and set, watching dolphins play and seeing a whale cruise past is part of this relaxing cruising holiday. The diving was great sometimes fishy, pristine corals, amazing macro and some hard core muck. Lots of A lister finds but no promises!

Recommended for
Remote exploration coral
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Charles G
  • United States United States
Brilliant trip out of Sorong

Really every dive was outstanding. I've done 5 liveaboards and have 400+ dives, but this was the best. Of course the amazing diving and weather certainly added to the experience. The crew did a great job and the food was the best of the boats I've been on. So good, I've already booked another trip on the Tambora.

Recommended for
Absolutely brilliant diving, great crew and supper food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David N
  • Australia Australia
A taste of Raja Ampat

There were many highlights. The amazing corals, prolific fish life and the varied dives. Certainly the mantas were a highlight but there were so many other animals big and small that made up the Raja Ampat experience.The Tambora was a great boat to explore the area. Would I travel on Tambora again? Yes. Will I return to Raja Ampat? Most certainly.

Recommended for
The best things were the food, diving and its organization and the staff.
  • 7.6 Good
  • China China
this is a nice trip

1. No any change for bed sheet and pillowcase, it is smell not good and wet due to my sweet.

Recommended for
only 5 guests; friendly service;
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Victoria L
  • France France
Great service and excellent food

Bonne organisation. Très bon service, super l'équipage a votre service tout le temps, les guides de plongée ne restent pas passifs. Le bateaux est en bois donc il n'est pas très confortable. Beaucoup de bruit surtout la nuit, ce qui rendait difficile a dormir. Les cabines plutôt petite (le lit était très dur, juste avec un drap sans couverture), mais les douches était très petite! En plus odeur de la salle de bain était insupportable. A part la biere qui était compris dans le prix de la croisière, y avait pas de sélection de vins ni liqueurs (comme indiquer sur le site). Pas d'internet pour les passagers.

Recommended for
Le service, l'equipage, les plongees et les guides de plongee
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jean-Marc F
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Les plongées.

Recommended for
Sites de plongées. Ambiance. Nourriture.