Tiare Cruise, Indonesia

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“This was our first trip to Indonesia and first serious diving liveaboard, so we don't have much to compare to other than reviews a…”

Karl B, United States United States
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  • Option of air or Nitrox 32
  • Dedicated camera room for underwater photographers
  • Variety of local gourmet and international cuisine

The Tiare liveaboard offers year-round luxury dive cruises to Indonesia, exploring the world-famous dive areas of Komodo National Park, East Flores, Alor, the Forgotten Islands, Banda Sea, and Raja Ampat. Divers have the option of air or Nitrox 32 (certificate required), and all tanks are fitted with either DIN or international valves. Each diver will have their own diving station with individual storage and access to hot showers on the dive deck. Each diver will receive an ENOS beacon for added safety. There is a dedicated camera room for underwater photographers, comprising multiple charging stations and camera benches.

The luxurious Tiare phinisi caters to just 12 guests in 6 en-suite cabins, creating a more intimate experience. Each cabin has a hairdryer, AC, and fresh drinking water and also comes with added extras of mosquito repellant, toiletries, and a shore set (hat, towel, suntan lotion, and thermos). Social areas include the air-conditioned lounge with amenities such as a coffee machine, ice machine, juice extractor, herbal tea station, hot and cold water dispenser, drinks fridge, and red and white wine cellar. Meals are prepared fresh and are a variety of local gourmet cuisine and international dishes. All dietary requirements can be catered to with prior notice. Meals are served in the indoor lounge or on the main deck. Guests can also relax in the outdoor 'Bow Lounge,' an outdoor covered area perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and stunning views, or up on the sun deck to catch rays on the comfortable loungers.

The experienced and professional crew of the Tiare is on hand to help you to create a memorable dive vacation in Indonesia. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, 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, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees (170-350 USD per trip), Port Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (15 USD per day), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Laundry / Pressing Services, Massage.

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
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • 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
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, German, Japanese, 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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2013
  • Year renovated 2017
  • Length 36.50 m
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines Yanmar Turbo Diesel 500 hp
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • Water capacity 10000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 11000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 3000 liters

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
  • Engine room CCTV

Tiare Cruise Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Karl B
  • United States United States
Fabulous Raja Ampat Trip

This was our first trip to Indonesia and first serious diving liveaboard, so we don't have much to compare to other than reviews and the experiences of our fellow passengers. The boat itself was terrific and I gather pretty classic Indonesian Phinisi. Great space for 12 passengers and 17 crew in natural wood for a charming feel. Disappointing that they never fly the sails (and we never saw any other boat flying theirs either). They are clearly just for show and the show must be rare. The cabins were spacious and comfortable with awesome showers. The crew was fantastic -- so attentive, friendly, and helpful. They had a close-knit family feel. The diving ranged from amazing to scary because of some vicious currents -- more of the former, thankfully. We had the most amazing manta encounters on multiple dives and the diversity of fish, corals, and marine life was as advertised. The food was good, not generally great, but more than acceptable under the circumstances. The divemasters were very relaxed and competent. The boat seemed a little more worn and less polished than advertised, but the overall experience was fabulous and a great value.

Recommended for
The crew was fantastic. The boat is classic. The diving is amazing.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Karl G
  • United States United States
Absolutely amazing dive trip with outstanding boat and crew and awesome dive sites and guides.

There were so many things about this trip that were excellent. From diving with mantas and huge schools of fish to searching for small shrimp and nudibranch, the dives offered so much incredible sea-life to see. Bubbling sands, underwater seamounts, and numerous pristine reefs. Also, a lot of sea turtles. Would definitely return to do it again!

Recommended for
Number and diversity of dives/sites. Service of the guides and crew. Quality of the accommodations and living spaces.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Georgina O
  • India India
The best liveaboard experience

Manta reef was the best dive of my life! 9 days seemed long at first and at the end i didn’t want to leave the boat. Highly recommend them. The crew spoils you.

Recommended for
The cabins, the crew and the dives
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Marco C
  • Italy Italy

Mantas, seahorses, MantaMan, kindness, weather…what u want more?

Recommended for
Crew, dives,location
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Uta W
  • Canada Canada
Great crew- friendliest

Great diving with an incredibly service-oriented crew

Recommended for
Crew, diving, crew!!!!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Norell R
  • Mexico Mexico
Amazing Dive Sites wish dive guides had better training

Loved our live aboard in Komodo. Our crew was exceptional, especially Randy and Agar. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. One area to improve are the dive guides. They were very friendly however their skills were lacking. On one of the dives, one of the guides broke a basic safety rule by pulling a diver down from the surface. Unfortunately, both dive guides also disturbed wildlife by “poking” and broke off some coral. It was sad to see. Overall, a great experience.

Recommended for
Boat, crew, sites
  • 5.6 Review score
  • Francis T
  • Singapore Singapore
Friendly crew but boat not in great condition.

Lots of Mantas

Recommended for
Diving was good. Crew was friendly.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Linda L
  • China China
Totally worth it

Diving sites are extremely beautiful, with plenty of different fish and sea creatures And the dive guides did a great job to make sure we can spot as many as possible

Recommended for
The Crew, the diving sites, the food
  • 7.2 Good
  • Jacquie M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Incredible live aboard dive experience

Diving in Raj Ampat Manta Rays and incredible corals. Fantastic service on board with all requests taken care of.

Recommended for
The dive sites, the fantastic crew, the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrew W
  • Ireland Ireland
A fantastic trip with some amazing diving

Amazing diving around the Komodo islands, combined with a luxury boat, super friendly crew and absolutely delicious food. Highly recommended

Recommended for
The boat, the food, the crew