Sailing aboard the Tambora is like going back in time. For centuries, the specialist of Sulawesi have improved their crafting techniques and reached an incredible skill levels. Experience the best of Indonesian diving while traveling between tradition and luxury.
MSV Tambora, another traditionally built wooden Phinisi, expressing tremendous strenght and resilience. Experiencing her with outstretched sails is a fascinating sight and a wonderful way to travel around Indonesian waters.
Tambora has comfortable guest suites with large en-suite bathrooms. All beds are longitudinally aligned with the vessel, so guests sleep in the direction of the vessel movement. There is a writing desk in each suite, comes handy when writing your logbooks or reviewing your underwater shots in privacy.
All suites have showers with hot/cold water and bath/hand towels, individually controlled air-conditioning, reading lights above each bed, plenty of power outlets (European 220Vtype) in each suite and throughout the vessel, 2-4 portholes per suite for natural light, as well as a fresh sea breeze when opened.
Tambora’s chef serves a menu of tasty Indonesian, European and Japanese specialties, freshly prepared in a well-equipped kitchen. Five meals per day mean there is always a tasty bite awaiting divers when they surface.
She has been entirely constructed out of Sulawesi iron wood and chosen Javanese teak. While her hull has been painted white, the superstructure, decks and roofs have all been finished with a view towards preserving the natural beauty of the teak wood. All decks and the salon rooftop feature teak parquet flooring. This way, the rustic charm and warmth of a traditional wooden vessel could be preserved. All guest suites and rooms on board have been designed by a renowned Indonesian interior designer, and built-to-design by an experienced interior architect. Guest suites are well appointed and tastefully designed in a perfect blend of traditional Indonesian motifs and modern functionality.
Great care has been taken to optimally combine the space and atmosphere on deck with the activities of liveaboard diving. Our dinghies are equipped with customized racks to store diver’s gear in between dives; tanks do not need to be carried back and forth but can be re-filled directly on the dinghies. At night and during longer legs of sailing, all gear is stored away from the elements in the dive station. No dive gear is left sitting around on deck.
A large room on the upper deck has been custom-built and outfitted as a full dive station, divided up into two separate sections.
The diving deck
The large dive platform is located at the backboard side of the vessel, three easy steps down from the main deck. You will board one of our two dive tenders from here. Of course, in between dives, you can use the platform for swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing over the water.
All dives are conducted from a tender boat. There is two very large aluminum dive tenders, each offering plenty of space for up to 10 divers, their dive gear, and even the largest underwater camera rigs. The tenders are equipped with dive tank racks holding your gear while on the way to/from the dive site. For additional comfort and to prevent slipping, the entire floor, the bow and all benches are laminated. And, each boat is equipped with a large ladder at the stern for easy re-entry after the dive. The boats have great stability even in a choppy sea and are propelled by silent, smooth four-stroke engines, making your ride to and from the dive site a very pleasant one!
The wet section features:
The dry section provides a safe place to open your camera, dive light or computer
Rates, Itineraries & Schedule
Here you can discover different cruises available aboard the MSY Tambora. For additional information regarding the area reached by the Tambora, please kindly check the “Locations & Diving” tab.
Following rates do not include next fees: Port clearance, Harbour tax, National park fee, Local fee, Fuel surcharge.
Locations & Divings
Learn more about the wonderful areas you could discover while diving aboard the MSY Tambora!
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If you desire to explore beyond underwater realm of Indonesia, we can tailor your trip to include land extensions that will unveil the wildlife, culture or history of this magical land.
Contact us to find out what part of Indonesia’s rich environment can be discovered at your chosen destination. We will handle all of the travelling arrangements within your dates.