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Dive Review of TAMBORA in
Indonesia

TAMBORA: "really nice boat", May, 2015,

by BRUCE LEIBOWITZ, DE, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8317 has 1 Helpful vote.

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
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments INDONESIA IS ABOUT THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO TAKE PICTURES. It is the middle of the Coral Triangle. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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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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