Environmentally-friendly liveaboard cruising in some of Indonesia’s most remote and exciting regions
- Eco-friendly liveaboard diving experience with minimal carbon emissions
- Explore pristine reefs and undiscovered dive sites, with incredible marine life
- Itineraries exploring Triton Bay, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Ambon and Sulawesi
- First-class service and warm Indonesian hospitality from a passionate and professional team
Combining the classic charm of an Indonesian phinisi and the modernity of a luxury yacht, Tambora offers eco-friendly adventures throughout the Indonesian islands. You’ll explore the best dive sites in Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Banda Sea, Ambon, Sulawesi, Halmahera and more, where macro critters, spectacular reefs and marine life encounters await. Tambora caters for less than 20 guests, ideal for an intimate experience with uncrowded dive sites, a fun family-style atmosphere, and nearly 1:1 crew to guest ratio. And, with her specialised eco-conscious design that minimises carbon emissions, Tambora is the sustainable choice for divers who prefer to leave nothing behind but bubbles.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
This spacious phinisi offers a luxury year-round liveaboard service exploring the top dive sites in the Indonesian Archipelago. Built by boat builders with Sulawesi iron wood and Javanese teak, this vessel’s style was inspired by the centuries-old design of traditional Indonesian phinisis. But, this contemporary boat comes with plenty of modern twists and upgrades to help dedicated divers make the most of their time in the region. Tambora also offers incredibly warm Indonesian hospitality and subtle, personalised customer service - with staff appearing to lend a hand when needed, and then stepping back to let you enjoy the adventure!
Custom designed specifically for scuba diving, Tambora offers uncompromising luxury and comfort while exploring iconic and off-the-beaten-track dive sites of Indonesia. These cruises skip out on the “famous” sites, instead heading to remote and uncrowded areas where the diving remains pristine - and most voyages last nearly two weeks at sea. What makes Tambora extra special however, is her green design and the team’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions on each voyage. This vessel’s greatly reduced carbon emissions make it a top choice for environmentally-conscious guests seeking a carefully designed, sustainable liveaboard experience.
Designed by a renowned Indonesian interiors expert and built for relaxation, Tambora blends traditional Indonesian style with modern functionality and comfort. Eight spacious suites accommodate up to 16 guests, all with stylish modern decor, air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and ample storage space. The large saloon with flat screen TV and home cinema surround sound is ideal for relaxing in front of a movie, while three teak lounge decks are perfect for tanning and soaking up ocean views. Guests enjoy five freshly prepared meals per day served by experienced chefs that mix Indonesian, European and Japanese specialties. Plus, the well-stocked bar offers a wide selection of wines, cocktails and beers.
Diving from Tambora
Customised for comfort and convenience, Tambora has a well-equipped dive platform with personal storage, separate wet and dry areas, large rinse tanks and a camera charging and set up station. Full rental equipment and nitrox is available to certified divers. Diving takes place from two spacious skiffs fitted with handy racks to store gear, tank-filling facilities, and ladders for easy entry and exit. Tambora’s expert dive team will ensure you never have to lift a finger and you’ll enjoy world-class service exploring Indonesia’s iconic dive regions and off-the-beaten-track sites. Each trip is carefully chosen and planned around the team’s personal experience, seasons and weather patterns. Whether you’re looking for gorgeous reefs, rare critters or pelagic marine life, a liveaboard holiday with Tambora has it all.
- Tambora is a top choice for environmentally-conscious divers who want to explore the best dive sites in style and luxury.
- Don’t forget cash for onboard extras like nitrox, courses, equipment rental, gratuities, and drinks from the bar.
- Inquire in advance if you would like to take a dive course with Tambora’s highly professional dive instructors.
- This vessel’s most adventurous itineraries are best for divers with Advanced Open Water certification and experience diving in strong currents.
Tambora’s environmentally-friendly initiatives put it in a class of its own, taking a stand against pollution without compromising on service or style. This vessel’s propulsion system has been engineered for maximum fuel efficiency and to minimise the use of diesel - for dramatically reduced carbon emissions. The electrical system has also been designed end-to-end with a view towards maximum fuel efficiency, including marine and industrial power generators with different outputs, capacitor banks for smooth power, power saving lighting throughout the entire vessel, thermal insulation of all decks and ceilings, and the use of white reflecting paint on the outer hull above the waterline. These subtle efforts help to minimise electricity and fuel use, allowing guests to enjoy the epitome of comfort and luxury hand in hand with a significantly-reduced carbon footprint.