Tanaka, Indonesia

Excellent diving and guidance

“We had an amazing time on board the Tanaka! Alain and Arnaud were wonderful hosts. We had many incredible experiences in just 4 s…”

Sunny D, United States United States
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Join the beautiful Tanaka phinisi for an unforgettable experience throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Tanaka caters for families, couples and groups who want a first-class option for diving, island hopping and snorkelling in Indonesia.

Ranging from 3-nights to 10-nights, the Tanaka liveaboard offers year-round diving at some of Indonesia's best dive sites. Discover Komodo National Park and beyond, as well as trekking to see Komodo Dragons and stunning sunrise views. Underwater visibility in the region ranges from 10-30+m, and water temperatures vary from 25-29c degrees. Divers can hope to see all kinds of cool critters such as seahorses and frogfish, as well as larger marine life such as sharks and manta rays. From November to February Tanaka spends her time in Raja Ampat, visiting world-class unspoiled dive areas such as Gam, Penemu, Airborek & Cape Kri.

Topside, the stunning 35m Tanaka is a brand new liveaboard built in 2014, catering to just 14 guests in 5 cabins. Rooms vary from double, triple or a Master 4-bed suite with private balcony. All cabins have individually controlled AC, en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes, towels and storage space. Social areas include indoor and outdoor dining areas and sun deck.

The crew onboard the Tanaka offer exceptional 5-star service and are on-hand to help you create a memorable adventure in Indonesia. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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

Required Extras: National Park Fees (25 USD per day), Nitrox.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear (30 EUR per day), Scuba Diving Courses, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

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
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

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
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2016
  • Engines Mitsubishi Turbocharged 280HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Water capacity 3.500 Ltr
  • Fuel capacity 7000 Ltr (Diesel/Solar Tank)
  • Freshwater maker 4000 lt/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

Tanaka Reviews

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sunny D
  • United States United States
Wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

We had an amazing time on board the Tanaka! Alain and Arnaud were wonderful hosts. We had many incredible experiences in just 4 short days. Our favorites were the visit to Rinca Island to see Komodo Dragons, diving with awesome sea life and coral, sunrise trek on Padar Island and sunset with the flying foxes. Thank you Tanaka crew, we’ll be back!!

Recommended for
Perfect itineraries, crew professionalism, quality & ease of diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gordon P
  • United States United States
Fanastic trip, amazing dive boar

We had an amazing trip with Arnoud and crew on the Tanaka. Boat was fantastic, recently build Indonesian fishing boat in hardwoods, Arnoud organized a fantastic 7 days and we had great dives with Mantas on several occasions. Food was terrific and crew provided a high level of service.

Recommended for
Mantas, Big eyed travolees, food on the boar
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Gail B
  • United States United States
Beautiful boat and crew

The diving was very nice. The trip to see the Komodo Dragons was disappointing because it was in a park. We thought it was going to be more in the wild. Thankful that they took us to see them and learned a little bit about them. The food was excellent.

Recommended for
We had the suite which was spacious with our own deck. The crew was so nice and accommodating. The owner Allen was the perfect host
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dino M
  • Canada Canada
Definitely worth the trip!

Despite the Komodo National Park being closed, we 'made the best of it' and explored the surrounding areas, dive spots and beaches which were lovely especially for Macro. Alain the Captain is also very passionate about exploring new territory and was more than accommodating with sunset beach cocktails, hikes and fishing with the staff.

Recommended for
Arnaud the cruise director, food selection and quality. willing to accommodate
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Doris M
  • Canada Canada
It can't get much better than the Tanaka at Komodo!

Best manta encounters I've ever had! Varied dives; really fun drift dives, stunning coral walls and the best dive guides (a big shout out to Nelis!) Komodo Dragons on the beach and sunset drinks on the beach (different beaches!) Food and Crew were amazing Beautiful boat and the owner was aboard for the trip - he really wanted us to have the best experience.

Recommended for
Diving Food Excursions
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter W
  • Australia Australia
Great diving, beautiful scenery, great boat and great crew!

Manta rays, turtles, nudebranches, sharks, stunning lion fish, frog fish - you name it! The sunsets were amazing. The dragons were definitely worth seeing but next time I will do more than a 4 day trip so I can see them on Komodo instead of Rinca, and also do even more diving!

Recommended for
The variety of dives and corals, the boat was spacious and fitted out really well, and the crew were brilliant.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Blair R
  • Canada Canada
Fantastic 3 days on Tanaka!

Fantastic 3 night trip on Tanaka! Great diving, highlighted by seeing a group of about 15 mantas on the last dive of our second day. Very cool sunrise hike and Komodo trek on third day. Alain, Arnoud and crew were very accommodating and knowledgeable. Komodo national park is truly a treasure.

Recommended for
Seeing mantas, crew friendliness, and beautiful scenery.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicholas L
  • Australia Australia
A trip of a lifetime!

Diving with Manta Rays and being able to relax while at the same time enjoying an action packed few days! The crew friendliness and professionalism made the trip an absolute pleasure, while at the same time the vessel Tanaka is just absolutely superb, built for comfort and very practical!

Recommended for
Incredible crew service & professionalism, beautiful & comfortable vessel and world class diving!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Erhard R
  • Switzerland Switzerland
A wonderful Liveaboard time with a fantastic crew. Helpful and hearty embiente, very familiar. Excellent Kitchen and a beautiful boat. Diving just awesome on interesting and famous sites around Commod

Underwater world familiäre life on Board Interesting program beside divings

Recommended for
Boat, Diving crew, kitchen
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Burak T
  • Turkey Turkey
Very good

Komodo Dragons, Padar Island Sunrise Hike, Batman Sunset, lots of current diving!

Recommended for
Crew, food, diving