- Camera Station
- Charging Station
Welcome to Tiaré, a luxurious yet traditional Indonesian Phinisi that will take you on a journey of discovery to some of the most stunning diving spots in the world.
Experience diving in the rich waters of the Indonesian archipelago and meet people from the many different cultures on the diverse Indonesian islands that you would never have the opportunity to see while staying in more tourist-heavy areas.
There is also a separate diving deck with hot water showers to warm up after a night dive.
Tiaré offers a spectacular experience for divers as well as non-divers, with bright airy cabins, spacious bathrooms and a large front deck where you can socialize, eat under the stars or just relax in the Indonesian sunshine.
All indoor and outdoor living areas, decks, and cabins are made with antique teak salvaged from old Joglos, which not only gives the feel of ”real Indonesia”, but has helped to reduce the use of Indonesia’s disappearing rainforests.
The cuisine is varied with Indonesian, Asian and Western selections, cooked fresh every day with locally sourced ingredients, to suit every taste.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on reque.
Tiare offers year-round dive cruise to some of the best dive destinations in Indonesia like Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat, Moluku islands, Forgotten Islands, Cenderawasih Bay, Triton Bay and more.
- Free Nitrox
In addition to the facilities for divers, it will also be possible for beginners to have an introduction to diving or to complete their diving certificate after their pool and theory training in areas which permit such activities.
- PADI Discover Scuba Diving
- PADI Open Water Referral
- PADI Open Water
- PADI Adventure Diver
- PADI Advanced Open Water
- PADI NItrox Course
- PADI Specialty Courses
Essential dive equipment BCD, Regulator, Computers Suunto 3mm and 5mm wetsuit, mask & fins, 12l aluminium tank & weights, SMB (safety sausage) are free of charge.
- Air Conditioned Saloon
- Sun Deck
- Shaded Deck Area
- Dive Deck
- Camera Rinse Tank
- Camera Station
- Hot Tub
- Daily Housekeeping
- Laundry Service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Land Tours
Tiare offers year-round dive cruise to some of the best dive destinations in Indonesia.
Boat Features & Safety Equipment
|Cruising Speed||10 knots|
|Engine||Yanmar Turbo Diesel 500 hp
|Generators||2 x Yanmar 60 kw|
|Safety Equipment||life rafts, lifejackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, searchlights, oxygen, EPIRB, ENOS Diver Locator System|
|Communication||VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio|
|Navigation||Radar, Echo Sounder, GPS Navigator FURUNO, EPIRB, Compass, AIS|
|Dive Skiffs||2 diving boats, 6 meters and 90 HP each.
Cruise Price Includes
A glass of white or red wine during happy hours or before dining
Cruise Price Excludes
Harbor clearance and national park fees
Fuel surcharge (where applicable)
Any international and domestic air, land, sea transportation, visas and any other taxes or fees associated
Courses and certifications
Accommodation and meals before and after the cruise
Massages and Spa treatments
Dive, travel or trip interruption insurance and dive insurance
Komodo National Park
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be face to face with a dinosaur? In Komodo, your dream can come true. Komodo and Rinca are the only places where we can still find these Komodo Dragons in the wild.
These small, brown scorched-earth islands fringed with sandy beaches are lapped by the clear waves of the national park, where you may even see the dragons patrolling the beach or viewing you from a high rocky outcrop.
Below the surface, there will be many more wonderful creatures you may have never seen before in your life, like the hobbit worm or a rhynopia, a ladybug or skeleton shrimp.
Komodo is not only famous for it macro life, there is an abundance of fish and corals due to its mineral-rich waters. Don’t be surprised to see some beautiful pelagic, like sharks or mantas.
The water is not always warm, in fact it can be decidedly cool. The seas are not always calm, the currents can rage but the abundance of pelagics, more critters and interesting macro-action than you could imagine, the dazzling colours and diversity, make scuba diving here truly legendary.
Due to it geographic location, right in between the Indian ocean and the Flores sea in the North, we can expect stronger currents.
Don’t miss… diving at:
Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Karang Makassar (Manta, Manta, Manta !!!!), Cannibal Rock, The Cauldron, The Shot Gun, Cannibal Rock …more than 40 diving sites.
Water temperature: Water temperature: 19-28°C. Around Southern Komodo and Rinca Islands the water temperature drops drastically 24-21°C, a 5mm long suit is advised and hood and booties are strongly recommended.
Airport: Labuan Bajo. International flights reach Bali, then a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo.
Weather: 27-32°C. Indonesia has two seasons: wet and dry. In most of Indonesia, the wet season is from October to April and the dry from May to September. Nusa Tenggara’s climate is relatively dry with a light rainy season from November to April.
Time zone: GMT +8.
Raja Ampat literally translates to Four Kings. The myth goes that each King reigns over one of four main islands, Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.
For the lucky few Raja Ampat is not one of the most frequently visited scuba diving areas but can surely be nowhere better on earth. The highest marine diversity on the planet, beautiful topside scenery and awesome underwater topography, makes Raja Ampat islands the closest place to heaven.
To stand on the bow of your liveaboard sailing towards lush islands, inhabited by people whose lives are so different, really gives you the unbelievable feeling of freedom.
There are a great variety of environments to cater for every diver’s taste and level: from wall to slopes, caves and canyons, seamounts, much diving, wrecks.
The experience of diving the reef and the Raja Ampat islands surpasses the expectations of the most seasoned diver and underwater photographer, as well as the beginners. There are more than 1500 smaller islands covering over 50,000 sq km. To see it all in one trip is impossible as there are thousands of possible dive sites. Exploration of this immense wonderful area is still continuing.
Cape Kri. If you want to see large fish and to be enveloped by fish then roll in here, both desires will soon be satisfied. Groupers, sharks, snappers, Napoleon wrasse, barracuda, dogtooth tuna, trevallies. They are all here in numbers.
Cape Kri is a great place to spot wobbegongs, the curious carpet shark, but you should also admire gorgonian fans to look for pygmy seahorses grasping its branches.
Misol Island. Is located in the southern part of the Raja Ampat area and is home to an astonishingly colourful reef-scene. Soft corals dress up slopes, walls and canyons in a colourful palette No big schools here but cuttlefish, pipefish, Indian lionfish, nudibranchs, soft corals and critters. Unmissable by night.
The Jef Fam Group. Is in the central region of Raja Ampat, so it’s quite probable that you’ll visit it whether we are joining a southern or northern cruise route. It’s quite a large area with some impressive cabbage corals, sheet corals and mushroom corals What makes Jef Fam special is its diversity of marine encounters and is the best place to find wobbegongs. You can also see huge giant clams, Spanish mackerel, great barracuda and manta rays.
Manta Ridge. Is one of the best dive spots in Raja Ampat to regularly see mantas in impressive numbers, it is a popular central site, thanks to a cleaning station which delivers some awesome manta ray action to the few lucky enough to be there. In current, you may have to hook into place before enjoying the show which includes some black mantas, bumphead, parrotfish and turtles all unconcerned by the audience.
Your memories of diving in Raja Ampat will stay with you forever.
Water temperature: 27-30°C. A 3mm shorty should be sufficient. If you feel the cold a 5mm shorty is advisable.
Length of stay: Recommended 10-16 days cruise.
Airport: Sorong. International flight to Jakarta or Manado and then a domestic flight to Sorong.
Flores to Alor
The remote and unspoiled islands of Adunara, Lembata, Pantar and Alor are East of Flores. They are probably one of Indonesia’s best-kept diving secrets. From incredible muck dive sites to impressive walls, crystal clear water to black volcanic sand sites, into stronger currents with thousands of reef fish. The Indonesian government has recently agreed to protect the area in order to secure a safe route for migrating cetaceans which pass through the straits on their migration to the feeding grounds in the deep waters of the Banda Sea.
Adunara Island. Eastern Flores has some famous dive sites such as Magic Log where ribbon eels and frogfish are common. The very rare weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopias) has been found here, as has the wonderpus octopus. There is still a lot of unchartered territories to discover in this region.
Lembata Island. Is also well worth diving exploration. Schools of fusiliers, angelfish and many different parrotfish species are common. Gorgonian sea fans, host pygmy seahorses. Surrounding seas of Lamalera could also hold cetacean surprises.
Alor. Dive spot-names like “The Bullet” give some hints what diving in Alor is like Big staff and currents, which are sometimes so strong that you have to pay attention. But do not worry: our divemasters know how to adjust the diving to the abilities of their groups. Don’t forget we also provide the Enos transmitter for your localization in the unlikely case you miss the group!
As the direction and intensity of the currents changes quite often, you may have had a relaxing dive in the morning and find the same spot in the afternoon resembling a washing machine.
The strait between Pantar and Alor acts like a gigantic jet propelling waters from the Flores Sea in the north to the Savu Sea in the south. You will only find similar conditions around Komodo.
Water temperature: 22-28°C. A 3mm shorty should be sufficient for Flores but it can cool down a lot in the Pantar strait; a 5mm shorty is advisable over a 3mm full suit.
Airport: Maumere (MAF). International flight to Jakarta or Bali and then a domestic flight to Maumere.
Is one of our more remote destinations where time seems to stand still. The Forgotten islands are part of the Maluku Tenggara which is a 1.000 km chain of archipelagos running from East Timor to Western Papua. Undeveloped, distant from population centres and far off any beaten path, these “Forgotten Islands” have been largely isolated from the rest of the world. If you don’t like to run into any other liveaboard cruise you could imagine yourself as the only person in the world on one of old trade ships. Then this is the route for you. We will be diving some unexplored reefs. But also visit an area where we have spotted hammerheads schooling. Ever seen an active volcano? We can guarantee you an explosion. We like to hang around for the sun to set, so we can see the red-hot lava roll down the slope into the water.
We plan four expeditions each year in November/April. One itinerary starts in Maumere (Flores) and ends in Saumlaki, in the Tanimbar Islands, and another trip returns along the same or a similar route. Detailed itineraries in this area may be subject to change according to weather and diving conditions and other factors
Don’t miss diving at: … we have secret dive spots
Water temperature: 22-28°C. A 3mm shorty should be sufficient for Ambon but the Banda Sea can cool down a lot a 5mm full suit is advisable.
Airport: Saumlaki (SXK) or Tanimbar. International flight to Jakarta or Bali and then a domestic flight to Ambon, than Saumlaki. Maumere (MOF)
Halmahera is situated exactly between Lembeh Strait and the Raja Ampat islands, in the centre of the Coral Triangle. With easy diving along steep drop-offs to lovely shallow coral gardens, dive the untouched reefs of Halmahera, and you will see everything from pygmy seahorses, turtles, giant groupers, sharks to schooling fish; caverns and schools of fish, coral-covered slopes, perfect shallow reef tops, bays with seahorses and other critters, pinnacles, reefs, and uninhabited islands!
The coral experts have already recorded 450 species, which is more than half of the corals in the world (56 percent) and 75 percent of all the corals ever recorded around Halmahera alone! And this was done in a brief survey, not an extensive one.