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About Us...

Where your dream of the ultimate diving adventure becomes a reality. We are not just a mid priced liveaboard; we are a promise of an unforgettable journey through the Coral Triangle which has some of the most biologically diverse marine habitats in the world. Starting from Raja Ampat diving, to visiting Komodo and beyond (diving in Sulawesi, exploring Maluku, crossing the Banda Sea, going to Ambon etc)

Welcome aboard the Tambora, your Indonesia Liveaboard

Our Story


Year of Built

Tambora Liveaboard was founded with a simple vision: to provide unparalleled experiences of the sea to avid scuba divers in Indonesia and marine enthusiasts. Our journey began when a group of divers, marine biologists, and hospitality experts came together with a shared passion for the ocean and its conservation. We realized that the best way to share our love for the underwater world was to create a Indonesia liveaboard experience that combined comfort, adventure, and education.

Our vessel, the M/V Tambora, was meticulously designed and built with these principles in mind. Launched into the pristine waters of Indonesia, the Tambora is a custom-crafted vessel that offers a perfect blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern amenities. Dive on Raja Ampat Liveaboard that goes beyond

The Vessel

The M/V Tambora is a 42-meter (138-foot) Phinisi,

A traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship (Pinisi). It is a testament to the maritime heritage of the Indonesian archipelago, equipped with the latest navigation and safety features to ensure a safe and comfortable voyage. With just 8 spacious guest suites, we provide an intimate setting that guarantees personal attention and a cozy atmosphere while diving in Indonesia.

Each suite aboard the Tambora Liveaboard is designed to offer you the comfort of a five-star hotel, with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and ample storage space. The panoramic windows ensure that you have a constant connection with the sea.

Our communal areas, including a lounge, dining room, sun deck, and dedicated camera room, are designed to cater to your relaxation and socializing needs after a day of spectacular diving.

Dive with Us

The Tambora sails to some of the most extraordinary dive sites in Indonesia, including diving in Komodo, exploring Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, and Sulawesi. With a ratio of four divers to one guide, our experienced dive masters and instructors ensure that each dive is safe, enjoyable, and environmentally responsible.

Our diving operation is equipped with state-of-the-art gear, Nitrox, and support for technical divers. We cater to photographers and videographers with specialized facilities to maintain and store equipment. With Tambora Liveaboard, you are set to explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter majestic manta rays, and marvel at the macro life that makes Diving in Indonesia a diver's paradise.


15 Years of Experience

  • Year of built: 2008

  • Type: Two mast wooden Phinisi Schooner

  • Length over deck: 34 meters

  • Length over all: 40 meters

  • Beam: 8.5 meters

  • Cruising speed: 9 knots

  • Engines: MAN 380 HP

  • Fuel Capacity: 10,000 liters

  • Generators: 4 Deutz MAN, 1 Yanmar 60Kva

  • Compressor: Bauer PE 250 TE, Bauer B Kool

  • Nitrox: Available 
  • Water Storage: 10,000 liters

  • Water Makers: 6,500 liters a day

  • Voltage: 220V power outlets European type

  • Navigation & Communication: GPS, Echo sounder, radio VHF, Satellite-based communication for phone calls.

  • Cabins: 8 cabins: 2 doubles and 6 twins, all with air conditioning control in room and en-suite bathroom with hot water.

Indonesia liveaboard Tambora

The F&B

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 (beer included only for non discounted trips). Liquor and a wide selection of wine are available for an additional cost.


Tambora is your one stop Liveaboard Diving boat for the ultimate diving experience. Our dedicated diving tender allows us to take our guests to some of Indonesia’s best dive sites. We explore a variety of locations from Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Banda Sea, Ambon, Sulawesi to Halmahera. Whether you're looking for wreck diving, amazing macro, exhilarating drift dives with large pelagics, or just exploring hidden bays and islands, our experienced crew can take you there. We ensure that every guest has a safe and enjoyable experience. Come join us and explore the depths of Indonesia


Tambora liveaboard Deck Plan
Tambora liveaboard interiors


Relax and enjoy a meal in our large salon with flat-screen TV/DVD and home cinema surround sound, or one of three lounge decks to take in the views of the ocean.

Tambora liveaboard food


Relax and enjoy a meal in our large salon with flat-screen TV/DVD and home cinema surround sound, or one of three lounge decks to take in the views of the ocean.

Indonesia liveaboard interior

Twin Cabin

Discover tranquility in our Twin Cabin Room. Minimalist design, maximum comfort. Enjoy optimal rest in a peaceful ambiance. Choose uncompromised comfort.

Indonesia liveaboard double cabin

Double Cabin

Indulge in comfort with our Double Cabin. Stylish design, ultimate coziness. Experience serene relaxation with competitive prices. Choose unrivaled comfort for a memorable stay.

Liveaboard bathroom

Ensuite Toilet

Our diving boat offers ensuite toilet facilities in each cabin, providing you with utmost privacy and convenience. Each cabin is equipped with a water heater for a hot shower, ensuring that you can stay comfortable during your dive. All ensuite toilets are regularly maintained to ensure your safety and comfort.

Indonesia liveaboard buffet

Camera Room

Our diving boat is equipped with a spacious camera room, perfect for storing and maintaining your underwater camera gear. you can store and drying your equipment. We also offer a maintenance service to help keep your camera in top condition.

Sustainability and Education

At Tambora Liveaboard, we are deeply committed to the sustainability of the ecosystems we explore. We operate with a strict 'no touch, no take' policy, minimizing our environmental footprint, and contributing to the preservation of these delicate habitats.

Education is also at the heart of our mission. We believe that a well-informed diver is a conservationist by nature. Therefore, we provide educational talks and materials on the marine life and ecosystems you will encounter, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the underwater world

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