Custom-designed and built for Scuba Diving
Custom-designed and built for Scuba Diving

Unlike many other vessels of different origin that have been retrofitted as dive liveaboards, Tambora has been designed and built from scratch as a liveaboard vessel catering to the needs of divers. She offers great comfort and flair, and at the same time is optimally geared towards supporting a diving operation in terms of safety, convenience, and efficiency.

Dedicated dive station with separate wet and dry sections

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 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

Professional, efficient equipment and range of dive gear for rental

  • 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

Large and convenient dive platform, two large aluminum dive tenders

Our 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. We have 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. Our 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!

Where dive sites are close by, your gear remains on the rack in between dives, and your tank can be refilled right in the tender boat. Where dive sites are further apart, our experienced crew will carry all your dive gear to/from the tenders to the main vessel.