The ultimate liveaboard was launched in 2008 by PT Tiger Blue fleet. It is a modish schooner designed in traditional Indonesian style. Tiger Blue is handcrafted from teakwood and is ideal for a small group of friends or family. It offers the best diving destinations in the Indonesian Sea including Raja Ampat and Komodo as its main itinerary. Raja Ampat is famous for the diversified marine life and holds a world record for the largest number of species visible during a dive. You can explore thousands of fish breeds, sharks, manta rays, turtles and dolphins. The presence of Komodo dragons has made UNESCO declare Komodo National Park as a world heritage site.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
Many people were happy with the sunset hike that included a beautiful island dinner.
Some divers reported that the dive at Castle Rock was beautiful and they encountered many marine life.
Some people stated that the gourmet chef prepared delicious treats on request from the guest.
Things we don't like:
Some people noted that the cabins were small for sharing a cabin.
The engine room was noisy when the boat was going to the next destination.
Diving on the Tiger Blue in Indonesia
Boat Interior – a beautiful boat with a handcrafted interior
Tiger Blue is a wooden vessel that was handcrafted with dedication. The interior is built to perfection showcasing traditional Indonesian culture. There is a capacity to accommodate 12 guests in 5 lavish cabins. The lower deck cabins have king size beds which can be separated to make 2 individual beds. The family cabin has a capacity to accommodate 4 guests and is located at the front side of the boat. The cabin on the main deck gives a mesmerizing panoramic view of the ravishing beauty of the surroundings. All these cabins have en-suite bathrooms, hot/fresh water, storage areas to keep personal belongings, a/c systems, complimentary toiletries, and daily housekeeping and laundry service throughout the stay.
The dive deck of the splendid wooden vessel has everything that is required to have a safe diving adventure. The professional crew members of Tiger Blue are expert in their field and can manage any emergency situation. The amazing schooner has a large sun deck which has a partially shaded area. You can enjoy your time in-between dives in the fresh sea breeze and the astonishing vistas of the surroundings. There are cushioned sun lounge chairs and a wooden table for those who want to enjoy their meal in an open and fresh environment.
Food and Entertainment
Non-divers are not ignored and there are assortments of entertainment for them to have a great vacation with Tiger Blue. The ones who are traveling with families or just want to enjoy the exciting trip with a liveaboard can spend their time fishing and hiking. There are many land excursions where you can also enjoy the live barbecue done by Tiger Blue’s chef. The crew can also arrange fun-filled activities like surfing, skiing on water and kayaking. There is a new surprise daily for all the guests onboard. Every foodie has an option to select the food from western and local cuisines served in buffet style. Vegetarians and guests with food allergies or medication are also served on special requests. Snacks, hot/cold beverages, fruits and a variety of desserts are available throughout the day.
When to go
The diving season to the beautiful dive destination Komodo has no end. You can plan your dive safari adventure at any month of the year according to your feasibility. The diving and climatic conditions for Raja Ampat are best from October to April. There is always something new to explore each day, as every day on Tiger Blue is fun-filled and adventurous.