The MSY Tambora

The MSY Tambora

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.

Included

  • Transport to and from the airport
  • On board accommodation
  • All inclusive board service (exc. alcoholic bev and some soft drinks)
  • Dives according to schedule
  • Land excursions according to schedule

Not Included

  • Port clearance and Harbour tax
  • National park and local fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dive insurance – compulsary

We love it for

  • Spacious camera room
  • Full range of rental gear
  • Optional nitrox dive – surcharge

The MSY Tambora in details

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.

Facilities - Cabins - Decks

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:

  • Personal dive baskets for all guests, to store your BCD, regulators, fins and mask away from the elements, as well as individual wet suit hangers
  • Two large rinsing tanks, one for regulators and the other for cameras and computers (our 2 x 6.5 tons/day reverse osmosis and large freshwater tanks allow us to change water as often as required)
  • Complete range of AquaLung, UWATEC, Underwater Kinetics dive gear available for rental
  • Filling station and storage for dive tanks

The dry section provides a safe place to open your camera, dive light or computer

  • Large desktop area as work space, as well as to store sensitive (and often bulky) equipment when not in use
  • Large number of power sockets – you will never have to wait if you want to charge your batteries
Specifications
  • Two 240 l/min CAT filling compressors
  • 500 l/min Atlas Copco Nitrox (21-36%) compressor
  • Complete range of AquaLung, UWATEC, Underwater Kinetics dive gear available for rental
  • 40 aluminum tanks (12 Liter / 80cf) with your choice of DIN or INT connection, as well as a few extra large (15 Liter / 100cf), small (10 Liter / 63cf) and extra small (emergency spare air) tanks

The MSY Tambora in pictures

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Rates, Itineraries & Schedule

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.

november 2017

22nov - 4decnov 221:00 pmdec 4Banda Sea - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Saumlaki to Kaimana

december 2017

22nov - 4decnov 221:00 pmdec 4Banda Sea - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Saumlaki to Kaimana

7dec - 18dec 71:00 pmdec 18Triton Bay - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4395 - Kaimana to Kaimana

21dec - 2jandec 211:00 pmjan 2Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Kaimana to Sorong

january 2018

21dec - 2jandec 211:00 pmjan 2Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Kaimana to Sorong

4jan - 16jan 41:00 pmjan 16Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4770 - Sorong to Sorong

19jan - 27jan 191:00 pmjan 27Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora8 Nights - $3270 - Sorong to Sorong

30jan - 10febjan 301:00 pmfeb 10Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4395 - Sorong to Sorong

february 2018

30jan - 10febjan 301:00 pmfeb 10Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4395 - Sorong to Sorong

13feb - 24feb 131:00 pmfeb 24Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4395 - Sorong to Sorong

27feb - 10marfeb 271:00 pmmar 10Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4395 - Sorong to Sorong

march 2018

27feb - 10marfeb 271:00 pmmar 10Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4395 - Sorong to Sorong

13mar - 25mar 131:00 pmmar 25Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4770 - Sorong to Kaimana

28mar - 8aprmar 281:00 pmapr 8Triton Bay - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4395 - Kaimana to Kaimana

april 2018

28mar - 8aprmar 281:00 pmapr 8Triton Bay - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4395 - Kaimana to Kaimana

11apr - 23apr 111:00 pmapr 23Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4770 - Kaimana to Sorong

26apr - 8mayapr 261:00 pmmay 8Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4630 - Sorong to Ternate

may 2018

26apr - 8mayapr 261:00 pmmay 8Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4630 - Sorong to Ternate

11may - 22may 111:00 pmmay 22Halmahera - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4265 - Ternate to Ternate

25may - 6junmay 251:00 pmjun 6Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4630 - Ternate to Sorong

june 2018

25may - 6junmay 251:00 pmjun 6Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4630 - Ternate to Sorong

9jun - 18jun 91:00 pmjun 18Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora9 Nights - $3535 - Sorong to Sorong

21jun - 30jun 211:00 pmjun 30Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora9 Nights - $3535 - Sorong to Sorong

july 2018

3jul - 12jul 31:00 pmjul 12Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora9 Nights - $3535 - Sorong to Sorong

15jul - 24jul 151:00 pmjul 24Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora9 Nights - $3535 - Sorong to Sorong

27jul - 5augjul 271:00 pmaug 5Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora9 Nights - $3535 - Sorong to Sorong

august 2018

27jul - 5augjul 271:00 pmaug 5Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora9 Nights - $3535 - Sorong to Sorong

8aug - 17aug 81:00 pmaug 17Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora9 Nights - $3535 - Sorong to Sorong

september 2018

26sep - 7octsep 261:00 pmoct 7Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4265 - Sorong to Ternate

october 2018

26sep - 7octsep 261:00 pmoct 7Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora11 Nights - $4265 - Sorong to Ternate

24oct - 5novoct 241:00 pmnov 5Banda Sea - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Ambon to Saumlaki

november 2018

24oct - 5novoct 241:00 pmnov 5Banda Sea - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Ambon to Saumlaki

8nov - 20nov 81:00 pmnov 20Banda Sea - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Saumlaki to Tual

23nov - 5decnov 231:00 pmdec 5Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Tual to Kaimana

december 2018

23nov - 5decnov 231:00 pmdec 5Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Tual to Kaimana

8dec - 20dec 81:00 pmdec 20Triton Bay - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Kaimana to Sorong

22dec - 3jandec 221:00 pmjan 3Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Sorong to Sorong

january 2019

22dec - 3jandec 221:00 pmjan 3Raja Ampat - MSY Tambora12 Nights - $4895 - Sorong to Sorong

Locations & Diving

Locations & Divings

Learn more about the wonderful areas you could discover while diving aboard the MSY Tambora!

Banda Sea

Banda Sea

Where is Banda Sea?

  • Banda Sea is located in the center of Maluku islands, surounded by hundreds of islands on one and Halmahera and Ceram seas on the other side.

Underwater

  • It was well hidden from divers for some time. Its remoteness and low human population contributed to bursting underwater livelihood. Here you find extra vigorous, healthy reef systems. Two main characteristics that outline diving in this area are mobula rays and dogtooth tuna. There is plenty to see under water, for example large schools of fusilier and plenty of redtooth trigger fish, mandarin fish, native Ambon scorpion fish, and so many more.

General Information

  • Dry Season: May – November
  • Rainy Season: high rainfall January /February
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 26 to 29°C
  • Current: mild, but can be strong
  • Best time to dive: October – December and March – April
Halmaherah

Halmahera

Where is Halmahera?

  • Halmahera in North Maluku province is the largest island of Moluccas Islands.  Strangely shaped with four mountainous peninsulas and with two active volcanoes, it lies on an island arc that includes the Raja Ampat Islands. It sits in the path of the Indonesian Through flow – the largest movement of water on planet and the source of incredible marine biodiversity known as Coral Triangle.

Underwater

  • This geographically and topographically highly diverse area rivals as an outstanding Indonesian scuba diving destination. Off the beaten track and in the heart of world’s marine biodiversity it offers unspoiled diving void of crowds. The area is covered with over 70 islands and islets, many surrounded by beautiful fringing reefs and abundant marine life. Fish and coral experts (Nature Conservancy scientists) already recorded amazing number of species, great number of those found only in Coral Triangle.

General informations

  • Dry season: October to March
  • Rainy season: May to August
  • Air temperature: 27 to 33°C
  • Water temperature : 26 to 29°C
  • Current : mild to strong
  • Best time to dive : October to May
Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Where is Raja Ampat?

  • Raja Ampat (literally translates as “The Four Kings”) is at the far eastern reaches of the Nusa Tenggara island chain. The main four islands are Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool.

Underwater

  • The most bio-diverse marine region on earth. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, ridges, sea mounds, mucky shallow bays and mangroves, lagoons with channels overhung by rainforest, pinnacles, and offshore reefs with raging currents…
  • The reefs are supporting an unbelievable variety of colorful soft and hard corals, reef fish plus a copious amount of schooling fish. Dolphins, manta rays, devil rays, whales and turtles are some of the larger animals found here. Sharks such as wobbegongs and the small Epaulette Shark are often found lying on the sea grass.

General informations

  • Dry Season:
  • Rainy Season:
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 26 – 29°C
  • Current: Mid to strong
  • Best time to dive: October till May
Triton Bay

Triton Bay

Where is Triton Bay?

  • Triton Bay – the next frontier of Indonesian diving- lies on the western peninsula of the island of New Guinea. It is one of three regions in Indonesia’s West Papua province that comprise the Bird’s Head Seascape (together with Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay) which is considered the center of Coral Triangle with the highest marine biodiversity on the planet. In 2008 Kaimana Regency declared a 6000 sq km Marine Protected Area around the waters of Kaimana and Triton Bay which were cited for having nesting grounds for green turtles, a population of coastal Bryde’s Whales  and last but not least – whale sharks.

Underwater

  • Over 30 dive sites are already identified and many more to be explored. Many of them lie in Iris Strait between Aiduma Island and mainland, others in Triton Bay itself as well as on the outer reefs off of bigger islands in the area.  Triton Bay is becoming best known for its beautiful soft coral gardens and abundance of fish but area’s underwater topography offers much more to be admired: spectacular pinnacles, huge boulders draped in colorful corals, massive black coral bushes, drift and wall dives. Critter hunting is yet another highlight of Triton Bay diving.

General informations

  • Dry Season: tropical equatorial climate all year raining
  • Air temperature: 27 – 32°C
  • Water temperature: 24 – 27°C
  • Current: Mid to strong
  • Best time to dive: October till May
Extensions

Extensions

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.

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