50% OFF | 8 Days Whale Shark Expedition | June 19-26

Destination: Sulawesi
Departure date: June 19, 2024
From: Bitung
Arrival date: June 26, 2024
To: Gorontalo
Regular price: 3850 USD / Person
Promotion price: 1925 USD / Person

From the macro paradise of Lembeh to the famous whalesharks of Gorontalo in Sulawesi, this liveaboard deal is a must for every avid diver and underwater photographer. Hop on the Tambora for an exclusive trip, now 50% Off!

Trip Details

  • Destination: North Sulawesi
  • Starts: June 19th, Bitung
  • Ends: June 26th, Gorontalo
  • Trip duration: 8 days, 7 nights, 24 dives

Available Cabins and Price

  • Twin cabin, lower deck – USD 1925/ person instead of USD 3850
  • Double cabin, main deck – USD 2100 / person instead of USD 4200


Day 1

Bitung Check dive in the paradise of macro photography—the highlight of the trip to East Bolaang Mongondow is the Lembeh Mandarin fish—arriveing no later than 12 p.m. After the check dive, embark on the Tambora vessel and settle in for the start of the whaleshark expedition. The itinerary may be adjusted based on weather and conditions to ensure the best possible diving experience. 

Day 2

East Bolang Mongondow 3-4 dives crossing to Tanjung Fresco and exploring the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life. Keep an eye out for other pelagic species such as manta rays and turtles along the way. The experienced dive guides will provide informative briefings and ensure your safety throughout the dives. 

Day 3

Tanjung Fresco 3-4 dives, crossing to Bolaang Mongondow in the south. In Tanjung Fresco, you will have the opportunity to explore more stunning coral reefs and encounter a wide variety of marine species. The dive guides will continue to provide informative briefings and prioritize your safety during the dives. As you cross back to Bolaang Mongondow in the south, keep an eye out for any pelagic species that may appear along the way, adding excitement to your diving experience. 

Day 4

South Bolaang Mongondow 3-4 dives On the fourth day, you will have the chance to embark on 3-4 dives in the mesmerizing waters of South Bolaang Mongondow. These dives will take you deeper into the underwater world, allowing you to discover hidden treasures and encounter even more diverse marine life. The experienced dive guides will be there to assist you throughout the dives, ensuring that you have a memorable and safe diving experience. 

Day 5

“Olele marine national park” On the fifth day, you will have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Olele Marine National Park through 3-4 dives. This area is known for its vibrant coral reefs, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine biodiversity. As you dive deeper into the park, you will encounter a wide array of colorful fish species, fascinating coral formations, and maybe even spot some rare sea creatures. With experienced dive guides by your side, you can fully immerse yourself in this underwater paradise while ensuring your safety and 

Day 6

Tomini Bay offers another exciting diving opportunity. Located in the heart of Sulawesi, Tomini Bay is a hidden gem for divers. Its diverse marine ecosystem includes stunning wall dives, underwater caves, and a chance to encounter larger marine species such as turtles and sharks. Exploring Tomini Bay will not only provide you with unforgettable diving experiences but also allow you to witness the natural beauty of this untouched underwater world. 

Day 7

Botuborani whale shark day “diving for last 2 dives” or snorkeling, you can embark on an exciting adventure at Botuborani for a unique whale shark encounter. Whether you choose to dive for your last two dives or opt for snorkeling, this experience will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip. Get up close and personal with these gentle giants as they gracefully swim through the crystal-clear waters of Tomini Bay, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Day 8

Gorontalo check out On Day 8, after the exhilarating whale shark encounter, you can check out of Botuborani and head to Gorontalo.

What’s Included

  • Soft drinks & Beer
  • Arrival and departure airport / hotel transfer
  • Accommodation on board, meals and snacks
  • Mineral Water, tea and coffee
  • 3 dives a day + 1-night dives
  • Tanks and weights

What’s Excluded

  • Fuel Surcharges
  • Nitrox
  • Laundry
  • Equipment rental (Full Equipment BCD, Reg, Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Dive Light 7N : 175 USD per trip, to be paid in advance, on board)
  • Diving and travel Insurances
  • National Park Fees : 200 USD per trip, to be paid in advance
  • Port Fees : 150 USD per trip, to be paid in advance

About The Tambora

The Tambora liveaboard will take you to the best scuba diving destinations in Indonesia and offers high standards of service et safery. The Tambora sails in Raja Ampat, Halmahera, Lembeh, the Banda Sea, Wakatobi, the Togean islands and a few more off the beaten path destinations. Let’s learn more about this great traditional phinisi features and itineraries!

Tambora serves as an ideal Liveaboard Diving vessel, offering an exceptional diving experience. Tambora prioritizes attention to details, delivering a comprehensive underwater adventure. Its commitment extends beyond conventional scuba diving, ensuring a 5-star experience tailored to every moment.

The Boat

The Tambora Liveaboard is a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship, known as a Pinisi, representing the rich maritime heritage of the Indonesian archipelago. It is outfitted with state-of-the-art navigation and safety features, ensuring a secure and comfortable voyage for passengers.

Featuring just 8 spacious guest suites (2 doubles and 6 twins), Tambora offers an intimate setting that guarantees personalized attention and a cozy atmosphere while exploring the diving sites of Indonesia.

Each suite aboard the Tambora Liveaboard is meticulously designed to provide the comfort of a five-star hotel, boasting amenities such as air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and ample storage space. Panoramic windows in every suite ensure uninterrupted views of the surrounding seascape.

Tambora’s communal areas, including a lounge, dining room, sun deck, and dedicated camera room, are thoughtfully crafted to cater to guests’ relaxation and socializing needs following a day of spectacular diving adventures.

Scuba Diving Experience

With more than 15 years of expertise in the liveaboard diving industry, Tambora stands ready to fulfill all your diving requirements.

The Tambora Liveaboard navigates to some of Indonesia’s most remarkable dive sites, encompassing destinations such as Komodo, Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, and Sulawesi. With a diver-to-guide ratio of four to one, our team of experienced dive masters and instructors ensures that each dive is conducted safely, with a focus on enjoyment and environmental conservation.

Our diving operation is equipped with cutting-edge gear, including Nitrox support and facilities tailored for technical divers. We also provide specialized services for photographers and videographers, offering dedicated spaces for equipment maintenance and storage. Embark on a journey with Tambora Liveaboard to explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter majestic manta rays, and immerse yourself in the diverse macro life that defines Indonesia as a diver’s paradise.

Unique Itineraries

  • Best of Raja Ampat – 11 days
  • The Halmahera Crown – 10 days
  • Misool – South Raja Ampat – 8 days
  • The Spices of Neira – 8 days
  • Perals of Sngihe – 11 days
  • Wakatobi Exploration and Expedition – 12 days
  • Seram Sea Expedition – 14 days
  • Ring of Fire – 12 days
  • The Togean Exploration – 8 days
  • Gems of Alor – 8 days
  • Misool – Kaimana – 12 days
  • Tranquil Sulawesi – 11 days

About The Tambora

Maximum passengers: 16
Number of cabins: 8

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