21st Century Luxury & Amenities

Tambora proves that sailing and cruising on a traditional, beautiful wooden schooner does not mean compromises in terms of creaturely comforts.

Tambora offers all luxury and amenities that you can imagine. At the same time, she makes away with many shortcomings frequently encountered on a dive liveaboard.

 
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Spacious ...

Naturally, space is at a premium on a ship. Hence, Tambora has been sized and configured to comfortably accommodate a maximum of 16 divers:

Eight spacious guest suites, each at least 15m2 in size, and with a large en-suite bathroom
Choice of double and large twin beds (no bunk beds!)
All beds longitudinally aligned with the vessel, so our guests sleep in the direction of the vessel movement
Each guest suite comes with a writing desk. If you like, you can fill in your logbook or review the shots from the day’s diving in the privacy of your own suite
Ample storage space for cloths, bags, books, magazines, etc.
Large salon with separate dining and relaxing sections, offering enough space during mealtimes, as well as for chilling out over a chat and drinks with fellow divers, with a book in your hands, or working on your laptop
Three separate lounge decks – bow, aft and salon rooftop – provide enough space and privacy, and can be fully shielded from the sun
 

Well appointed ...

Our guest suites and the large salon make your life on board as easy as possible:

Showers in all en-suite guest bathrooms come with individually adjustable hot and cold water
Separate shower and hand towels for each guest
Each guest suite comes with a writing desk. So if you like, you can fill in your logbook or review the shots from the day’s diving in the privacy of your own suite
All guest suites are equipped with individually controllable air conditioning
Individual reading lights above each bed
Plenty of power outlets (European 220V type) in your suite and throughout the vessel
2-4 portholes per guest suite for natural light, as well as a fresh sea breeze when opened!
The large salon is well ventilated at most times, but also has its own air conditioning for those rainy days
Large flat screen TV/DVD with home cinema surround sound in the salon
Satellite-based communication for phone calls, your personal email and internet access

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Quiet ...

Noise – as such, or as a consequence of excessive vibration – can seriously spoil life on board. Noise has also been proved to contribute to fatigue and seasickness. Tambora has been designed and built to keep excessive noise under control:

Throughout the entire vessel, separating walls have been soundproofed with noise absorbing materials. This helps mitigate noise, as well as guarantee the privacy of our guest suites
Engine room bulkheads are extra thick to absorb engine noise
Similarly, all ceilings and decks have been soundproofed to mitigate step noise
Tambora’s power train employs a flexible coupling to reduce vibration and thus structure-borne noise
Her five-blade propeller is made of a special, very stiff alloy, minimizing internal vibration of the blades which are a key source of structural noise
All engines under deck sit on flexible, shock-absorbing mountings
Our “silent” water-cooled air conditioning system does not need noisy radiator fans
 

Cool ...

Among the natural luxuries of travelling at sea is enjoying the breezes when sitting out on deck. Conversely, inside a vessel, and especially under deck, temperatures can be too hot for comfort. Wherever possible, Tambora has been designed to mitigate this:

All ceilings and decks have been thermally insulated, to prevent the rooms underneath from heating up under the intense tropical sun
Tambora’s hull is kept in white color and hence reflects sunlight. As trivial as it sounds, this makes a huge difference to temperatures inside!
All guest suites as well as the large salon feature individually controllable air conditioning

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Savory ...

Our Chef serves a menu of tasty Indonesian, European and Japanese specialties, freshly prepared in our well-equipped kitchen. Five meals per day mean there always is a tasty bite awaiting our guests when they surface!

Snack prior to the first dive of the day: coffee, tea, fruit juice, milk, toast, selection of biscuits
Breakfast after the first dive: choice of omelet, scrambled eggs, bacon and eggs, pancakes; also toast, marmalades, and fruits, served with coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and soft drinks
Lunch: buffet-style, with a different range of Indonesian favorites every day
Afternoon snack after the third dive of the day: variation of cakes, fruits, and Indonesian specialties, with coffee and tea
Dinner: served; soup, salad and main course, alternating between European and Asian specialties
Drinks are on a help-yourself basis available in the salon: drinking water, a broad selection of local coffees, tea, milk, a range of soft drinks and beer are all included in the cruise fare
Wine, of which we carry a fine selection, and liquor are charged on a separate basis

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