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Tiger Blue

TIGER BLUE; A UNIQUE CONCEPT IN LIVEABOARD TOURISM.

The Tiger Blue concept comprises so much more than the average diving boat. Of course, we provide excellent diving, but our trips are equally enjoyable for families, kids, nature lovers and water sporting enthusiasts. We offer the ideal opportunity to spend time together, enjoying all the delights of wonderful Indonesia. After breakfast, go snorkelling or diving, or visit small islands to explore local nature and culture. After lunch, waterski, wakeboard, fish, dive, hike or relax till dinnertime. At sunset, you can sip cocktails, enjoy bonfires on the beach, stargaze under clear skies, or get back in the water for a night-dive. After a full day, it’s time to retire to your private quarters. MS Tiger Blue is a 34-meter luxury liveaboard that can be chartered privately or on an individual cabin basis with three core itineraries to Komodo, the Banda Sea and Raja Ampat.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Personal diving gear, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: International and domestic flights, Cost of permits/licenses/tickets needed for access to destination & sites (Marine Park Fees: from USD 100 per person/per trip), Guide fees at special locations, Food & beverage organized at outlets on shore, Wines & spirits, for you to choose from, Satellite phone services. For the family cabin, the third and fourth person will be charged $600 per person for 4 days / $1000 per person for 7 days.

ACCOMMODATION

MS Tiger Blue accommodates up to 14 guests in 5 convenient cabins. All include air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, daily housekeeping and laundry services. There is a choice of rooms with king-size beds or 2 single beds. We also have a family cabin which can sleep 4 with a double bed and two single beds.

COMFORT

This beautiful handcrafted wooden vessel is custom built for maximum comfort. Besides the well-appointed salon with multimedia entertainment and library, there are several outdoor and sheltered communal relaxing areas with deck chairs and day beds. Our team of 10 persons will be ready and able to make your trip memorable for life! The cruise master is a polyglot who will speak your language.

CATERING

The chef and sous-chef prepare an assortment of Indonesian and western cuisine. Vegetarians and guests with special dietary considerations are accommodated for. 3 meals a day are served at our large dining table, starting with a sumptuous breakfast. Lunch and dinner are à la carte, offering delectable choices. All soft drinks and beers are complementary. International spirits, cocktails and a selection of wines can be ordered by the glass or profit from our optional unlimited drinks package.

DIVING

Our itineraries take Indonesia’s complicated monsoon pattern into account. Doing so, divers enjoy ideal conditions and dives are rarely cancelled. Our dive deck is at the stern of the ship featuring all modern dive amenities, including free dive equipment and nitrox. All diving and alternative activities will be accompanied by professional guides.

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

KOMODO

 

    • Departure Port: Labuan Bajo
    • Return Port: Labuan Bajo
    • Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights (Approximately 12 dives in total)
    • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

    Komodo National Park is located within the Lesser Sunda Islands and consists of the three large islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca as well as 26 smaller ones. The Komodo Islands are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accessible only by boat, they offer unparalleled views and easy hikes on grassy islands that are home to the world’s largest lizard – the Komodo Dragon. Guests can enjoy world-class diving and snorkelling in warm turquoise waters abundant with marine life as well as secluded white sandy beaches.

    DAY 1 – LABUAN BAJO – Tiger Blue will be moored 20 minutes from the airport, making your transfer by car and tender an easy journey. Sail to Sabayor Kecil, keeping an eye out for dolphins, which love to swim alongside the bow. Dive or snorkel around the coral reef, full of colourful fish, sponges, Napolean wrasse, groupers and the odd stingray. Or enjoy the water from above, kayaking, waterskiing, kneeboarding or fishing. Later, relax on board with a good book or film before a leisurely supper.

    DAY 2 – RINCA & MANTA POINT – Early morning sail to Rinca. After a light breakfast, take the tender to the shore to see the famous Komodo Dragons. Accompanied by a park ranger, explore the giant lizard’s habitat on foot and learn about its hunting habits. The island is home to about 2,500 dragons as well as monkeys, Sunda deer, wild pigs and jungle fowl, so there is plenty to see on the trail. Rejoin the boat and enjoy lunch while sailing for a couple of hours to Karang Makassar. Stop by Manta Point, a feeding ground for manta rays and one of the top diving and snorkelling spots in the park. On this relaxed drift dive, watch the mantas gliding gracefully through the water with their mouths open, feeding on plankton. Enjoy a second dive at Batu Balong, a massive underwater rock with pinnacles and rifts surrounded by grey reef and white tip sharks, giant trevallies and emperor fish. The coral garden on its top can also be enjoyed by snorkellers, who have a good chance of seeing the larger fish. In the late afternoon, relax on a quiet sandy beach or hike up the grassy hill behind for panoramic views across the islands. Then settle into the comfortable bean bags on the beach while the crew mix you up a cocktail and build a giant bonfire before heading back to the boat for a hearty supper.

    DAY 3 – MAUAN & KODE – Mauan & Kode’s superb reef is teeming with turtles and can be appreciated by divers and snorkellers alike. Mauan harbours a sporadic manta ray cleaning station, where the animals congregate to have cleaner fish remove parasites and other organisms from their skin. Guests may prefer to explore by kayak, relax on the deck or a deserted beach, or try their hand at wakeboarding. In the evening, ask the crew to make up the day beds with blankets and fall asleep under the stars. Overnight in Padar.

    DAY 4 – BBQ & SUNSET COCKTAILS ON A SECRET BEACH – Spend a lazy or an active day, as your mood dictates. A climb up Padar’s verdant slopes will yield spectacular views across the park landscape and the island’s four bays, fringed with grey or white sand. Resident wildlife includes sea eagles, deer and goats. Successful anglers will be rewarded with melt-in-the-mouth sashimi or ceviche prepared by the chef. Under the water, Pillarsteen has four large pinnacles covered in soft corals, as well as canyons, caves, swim-throughs and chimneys. Watch out for the brightly coloured red and purple fire urchins. As the sun begins to disappear over the horizon, catch the tender to a secret beach for refreshing cocktails and a BBQ. Overnight in Padar.

    DAY 5 – LABUAN BAJO – After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark, returning to the airport by tender and car

    Marine Life: Bumphead parrot fish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman

Raja Ampat
  • Departure Port: Maumere
  • Return Port: Ambon
  • Length: 12 Days / 11 Nights (Approximately 25 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – 30 minimum logged dives required.

Journeys of Discovery are ideal for solo travellers, couples or a family looking to book an individual cabin on board as well as being available for private charter. These trips travel from Komodo to the Banda Islands and up to Raja Ampat to relocate the boat as the weather changes. Activities range from discovering the history of the spice trade, exploring a colonial fortress, hiking up a volcano, snorkelling on lava flows, looking out for whales and dolphins to watching thousands of fruit bats fly inland at sunset.

An exceptional journey that travels from Maumere to Ambon. Excellent diving opportunities, ideal for keen/experienced divers.

Marine Life: Bumphead parrot fish, bamboo sharks, marble rays, nudibranchs, dusky sharks, jawfish, bubble coral shrimps, leaf fish, porcelain crabs, pygmy seahorses, schools of barracudas, trevally, and mackerel, white tips, black tips, grey reef sharks, turtles, octopus, frogfish, manta rays, dugong, banded pipefishes, mandarin fishes, Wonderpus, Indian Walkman

  • Year built:2008
  • Length:34 meters
  • Beam:7.5 meters
  • Cruising speed:8-10 knots
  • Engines:470HP
  • Max guests:14
  • Number of cabins:5
  • Number of bathrooms:5
  • Tenders:1 x 6m 150 HP (4 stroke) – 10 man 1 x 3.8m 50 HP (4 stroke) – 5 man
  • Water capacity:10 tons
  • Freshwater maker:143 litres/hour
  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Crew trained in first aid
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