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Dive Review of TAMBORA in
Indonesia

May, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by BRUCE LEIBOWITZ, DE, US (1 report, with 1 Helpful vote)
"really nice boat"
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
ALL OVER I HAVE 2800 DIVES 40 LIVEABOARDS
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
currents  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
none  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
INDONESIA IS ABOUT THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO TAKE PICTURES.  It is the
middle of the Coral Triangle.  ...
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Comments  
I have been on this boat 3 times already and am going to go back next June.
 I just read a bad report about this boat and they are just wrong. The boat
is well organized.  The owner lives on the boat and makes sure everything
is done right. The guid ...
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By Robert S Kuhn in IL, US at Aug 07, 2015 22:29 EST  
When were you last on the boat?  How was the diving?  What was the water
temperature?  How were the currents?  How old is the boat?  Do they have
Nitrox?  When was the boat last refurbed?  How was the food?
By BRUCE LEIBOWITZ in DE, US at Aug 08, 2015 08:34 EST  
I was on the boat in May of this year.  All diving in Indonesia is great. 
I did Raja Ampat.  Some places no current and some places lots.  I do not
know how old the boat is a few years i think It is dry dock right now.  He
takes it out for a month every year to spruce it up.  Yes they have nitrox.
 The food was as good an most dive boats.  It is not the Ritz but I have
had much worse
By Cindy Egan in WA, AU at Aug 10, 2015 11:00 EST  
Im a big fan of the Tambora. I have done two trips - the most recent last
month and do not have a single negative to say about Uwe and the boat and
crew. Yes they have Nitrox, The boat is superbly maintained - it is a
wooden Phinisi and like all wooden boats has its quirks (my first trip Sept
2014)had a minor leak on night in my cabin but that is wooden boats..this
leak was a drip or two nothing to complain about at all. I cant fault the
food - 2 breakfasts, lunch always is a selection of dishes both western and
asian served, Dinner always has a soup course and salad course. The soup
course is a favourite of mine and perfect after a night dive. 
Uwe is also a very environmentally concious operator who puts the safety of
his divers first. 
I would not hesitate to use Tambora again and will do in the near future.
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