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Tiare was newly built in 2016, a 45-meter (148-foot) traditional Indonesian Phinisi offering high-end luxurious cruising for 14 guests on a journey of discovery around the Indonesian archipelago.
A word from Dom : "Tiare features simple but elegant contemporary styling within a traditional Phinisi schooner, an interesting & appealing touch that sets her apart from all the others. Her 148 feet means loads of space for 14 divers .".....Dominick Macan
2 lower deck TRIPLE stateroom
1 king size bed or 2 twin beds + extra twin bed & port window
2 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
double bed & port window
2 lower deck TWIN staterooms
2 twin beds (aside by side) & port window
All have a private bathroom with toiletries, air conditioning and a storage area
up to 4 dives per day all from the dive tenders
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C ... 3mm wetsuit recommended
accommodation & diving
meals, snacks, water, tea, soft drinks & Balinese coffee
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
airport transfers (on embarkation & disembarkation days)
use of kayaks & paddle boards
international & domestic airfare
alcoholic beverages & expresso coffee
scuba rental gear (by advance request)
15 liter tanks & nitrox
National Park, port fees & fuel surcharge (on some trips)
Built from salvaged Indonesian woods, the classy Tiara offers a mix of modernity and tradition with a variety of places to snuggle in and enjoy your down-time. The very large top deck sun lounge allows for sunbathing or enjoying the scenery. Downstairs on the main deck, the living area on the bow is equally as spacious. Soft sofas and Indonesian day beds are a great place to socialize, have a nap, read a book or just daydream. It's also the setting where you find beautiful wooden tables & cushioned benches for your alfresco meals
The interior restaurant is in the deck house mid-ship on this deck and has a bar stocked with imported wines and a selection of other drinks, an ice machine, a coffee machine, a wine fridge, a juice extractor, an herbal tea station and a drinks fridge. Dinner can be served here as an alternative to the main deck exterior dining area depending on weather conditions and your personal preference. An chic but comfortable air-conditioned lounge, with all the requisite audio-visual equipment, adjoins the restaurant. Restaurant and lounge are surrounded by picture windows to ensure that you can continue to enjoy the spectacular surroundings.
Also located on the main deck is the dive deck which has individual setup areas and hot showers. Photographers will appreciate the indoor camera room which has plenty of storage space ... and, of course, the onboard PCs for editing photos or videos.
The six cabins are all located on the lower deck and two of the cabins are set up with the possibility of being family cabins, each with capacity for 2 adults and a child.
For between-dive activities or for non-divers looking for some sporting fun, Tiare offers snorkeling gear, the use of 2 kayaks, a stand-up paddle board and a towable water tube. There are also shore excursions and visits to Indonesian villages where possible.
Year built: 2013-2016
Type: Phinisi – traditional wooden 2 mast top sail schooner
Length over deck: 36,50 meters
Length overall: 45,62 meters
Beam: 9 meters
Draft: 3 meters
Cruising speed: 10 knots
1 captain, 1 co-captain, 1 officer
2 cruise manager/diving instructors
2 dive master/guides
2 dinghy drivers
Engines: Yanmar Turbo Diesel 500 hp
Fuel Capacity: 11.000 liters
Generators: 2 x Yanmar 60 kw
Water Storage: 10.000 liters
Water Makers: 2 x 3.000 liters fresh water a day
Voltage: 220 volt charging station but 110 volt is available
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION
Gps Marine: Furuno, 6P- 37/6P-32
Vhf Marine: Icom, IC-M304
Vhf Marine: Icom, IC-M506
Echo Sounder: Furuno, FEV 627 /puc 587
AIS (Automatic Identification System): Furuno, MA 500 TR
Radio HF: Icom, IC – M36
Radio MF/HF: Icom, IC – M802
Radar: Furuno, 1751 Marine
Gps Navig (Digital Cartography): Samsung, NAVIS 5100F
Radio GMDSS Vhf: Samsung, NAVIS STV 160
15 ENOS beacons plus, 1 receiving station for rescue*
* The beacon is installed on each diver's BCD, while the receiving station is on the diving boat. If the diver has problems on surface, he may activate the beacon, the receiving station reports his position.
30 Life Jackets
2 Life-raft carrying 20 people each
1 oxigen tank on main boat
1 oxigen tank on diving boat and emergency kit
Fire detector system
Itineraries include the most popular regions of Indonesia - Komodo, Raja Ampat (including Misool), Flores to Alor, Banda Sea & Forgotten Islands. Trips to specific regions are, of course, based on the best time of year to experience the region's finest diving. Tiare also offers private charters with itineraries designed for your preferences.
Banda Sea, Alor - In Alor & the Banda Sea, you'll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates ... plus alluring critters. As to topography, you'll find shear drops, huge pinnacles, great walls ... all covered with rich & thriving corals which attract diverse fish life. Add to that, visiting pelagics and you have a magical mix.
Komodo - Perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago. There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens. There a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes with creepy, crawly critters. Numerous sites tout pelagic fish, sharks & mantas but, be assured that at each dive site, you'll experience something different.
Misool - Pure beauty awaits you here. This pristine area is a protected reserve. You’ll dive amongst splendid corals, experience drift dives & swim throughs, see large schools of pelagic fish and brightly colored reef fish. There are mantas, too … and plenty of fabulous critter action for macro photographers.
Raja Ampat - Indonesia's shining underwater star, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You'll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.
International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports: Bali-Denpasar (DPS) ... Jakarta (CGK) ... Manado (MDC). We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.
The boat's scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We'll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes