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Tiare Cruise Liveaboard


Raja Ampat, Komodo, Flores to Alor, Forgotten Islands, Halmahera (5-11 nights) | From $440++/night

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TiarE Quick Pitch

Tiaré is 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. Tiaré offers a spectacular experience for divers as well as non-divers.


Why You'll Like the Tiare

  •  Fullboard accommodation 
  •  Nitrox available ($15/day) 
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  • Dedicated camera room 
  •  1:4 guide to diver ratio
  • No fuel surcharge


Dive Overview

While sailing on Tiarè you can experience all the amazing fish and all marine life in these nutrient-rich seas, encounter big pelagics around the cool waters of Komodo, drift over colourful fields of coral in Raja Ampat, be astonished at the enormous school of fish in the Banda Islands and shoot the bizarre creatures around Maluku islands.

[See: Raja Ampat Travel Guide, Komodo Dive Travel Guide & Ambon & Alor Dive Travel Guide]


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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Tiare Accommodation Overview

More like a 5-star hotel than a boat, the 6 cabins on Tiaré, that can cater 12 to a maximum of 14 guests, are your home away from home designed with relaxation and the perfect sleep in mind. You’ll enjoy soft linens and well thought out lighting and plug placement as well as spacious ensuite bathrooms, hot water showers and environmentally friendly body wash and shampoo. 

  • 2x Double Cabins - 1 Double bed in each cabin. Suitable for couples.
  • 2x Twin Cabins - 2 single beds in each of them. Suitable for friends traveling together or single travelers wanting to share a cabin
  • 2x Triple Cabins - 3 single beds in each cabin. 2 of the beds can be combined as Double bed. Therefore, these cabins are suitable tor families (2 adult + 1 Kid) or 3 friends traveling together.


TIARE cabin amenities

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair dryer
  • 2 combs
  • Pitcher of fresh water and glasses
  • Shore set (hat, towel, suntan lotion, thermos)

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General Facilities

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Saloon & Indoor lounge bar

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Camera room & Outdoor dining table 


Tiare Boat Features

  • Air-conditioned indoor lounge bar 
  • Sundeck 
  • Free Internet
  • Camera room 
  • Massage 
  • Dive shop


Tiare Dive Facilities

  • Dive deck 
  • Nitrox ($15/day)
  • PADI courses 
  • 2 diving boats

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Food & Drinks Aboard the Tiare

Tiare serves international and local gourmet cuisine using only fresh quality products. They pay particular attention to the famous light and refreshing Mediterranean diet’ which is perfect for divers. Meals are organized according to group needs. Tiare serves a light breakfast before morning dives, a hearty breakfast mid-morning, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails followed by an a-la-carte dinner.

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

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Prices are in USD, per person and include taxes. Fuel surcharge, national park and port clearance are not included.

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  • Full Board Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 2-time snacks)
  • Water, Soft Drink, Juice, Balinese Coffee & Tea;
  • Diving – up to 4 dives/day
  • Tank, weight and weight belts
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Water Sports (canoe, paddle board, towable water tube)
  • Airport transfers on embarkation & disembarkation days
  • Land-based hotel transfers on embarkation & disembarkation days from designated area.



  • Mandatory: National park and port clearance fees
  • Nitrox ($15/day)
  • Alcoholic beverages & espresso
  • Flights and hotel before and/or after the cruise
  • Dive equipment rental
  • Dive course
  • Massages
  • Crew gratuities
  • Fuel surcharge (when applicable)

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For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Dive Overview

Raja Ampat cruises allow you to explore the most biodiverse waters on the planet, breath-taking panorama, diving pristine, remote and sometimes unknown sites with all the comforts of a luxury liveaboard safari.

Komodo is a wonderful action-packed destination. Think of schools of fish, mantas, sharks, and trekking to Komodo National Park with a ranger to see the world famous Komodo dragons in action or, better, to meet wild dragon along the Rinca shore

Some trips will take you more remote places like Cenderawasih Bay or Triton Bay to see whale sharks or, the Banda Sea for hammerheads.


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 rhinopia, a ladybug or skeleton shrimp.

Komodo is not only famous for its macro life, but there is also 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 colors and diversity, make scuba diving here truly legendary.

Due to its 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. 

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Raja Ampat

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Misol Island. Is located in the southern part of the Raja Ampat area and is home to an astonishingly colorful reef-scene. Soft corals dress up slopes, walls, and canyons in a colorful palette No big schools here but cuttlefish, pipefish, Indian lionfish, nudibranchs, soft corals and critters. Unmissable by night.
  • 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.

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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.
  • As the direction and intensity of the currents change 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. 

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Forgotten Islands

This one of Tiare's 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 centers 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 the 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 hammerhead 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.

Tiare plans 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.

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Halmahera is situated exactly between Lembeh Strait and the Raja Ampat islands, in the center 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.

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2013-2016
  • Type: Phinisi – traditional wooden 2 mast topsail schooner
  • Length over deck: 36.50 m
  • Length overall: 45.62 m
  • Beam: 9
  • Draft: 3
  • Cruising speed: 10 knots
  • Engines: Yanmar Turbo Diesel 500 hp
  • Fuel Capacity: 11.000 l
  • Generators: 2 x Yanmar 60 kW
  • Water Storage: 10.000 l
  • Water Makers: 2 x 3.000l fresh water a day
  • Maximum guests: 14
  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Number of crews: 17


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: GMT+ 8 & GMT+9
  • Local Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
  • Language: English, French, Spanish, Indonesian, and Italian
  • Electricity: 220-volt charging station but also 110 volt is available
  • Payment Onboard: Cash

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