MV Tarata Liveaboard Review

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MV Tarata dive boat review

Owned by the Grand Komodo Fleet, the MV Tarata operated as a liveaboard in Indonesia. Indeed, the vessel, built in 1995 and thoroughly renovated in 2015, offers great itineraries in the Komodo National Park.

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Boat Cabins & Layout

The medium sized dive vessel welcomes up to 12 people on each scuba diving expedition. Indeed, with 6 comfortable cabins on-board and enough communal areas, that’s plenty of space for everyone. The air-conditioned cabins provide you with comfortable bedding and plenty of storage space. Plus, each cabin has it’s own private bathroom. Moreover, the cabins either have a double bed, or bunk beds.

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Tarata’s On-board Facilities

The Tarata has been fully renovated and the communal areas now have a fresh and lavish look. Indeed, the salon and dining area are looking good and are ready to welcome you on-board to enjoy delicious meals. The cuisine offered is a mix of Indonesian and international fares, served buffet style. Moreover, the salon features a complete entertainment unit with television and CD/DVD players.

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Furthermore, as you step outside, you will find an attractive sundeck where you can lounge and enjoy the sea breeze. The partially shaded deck is perfect to either read a book or contemplate the stunning views of Indonesia.

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Vessel Layout

The all wooden vessel maybe a little old but with the extensive renovation done in 2015, it’s a new vessel which you will board. The interiors are nice and decorated with warm and bright colors. The Grand Komodo Fleet also owns the Putri Papua, which is comparable to the MV Tarata in term of size and guest capacity. The other fleet’s vessel are either smaller, like the Nusa Tara, or bigger, like the Temu Kira.

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Scuba Diving with the MV Tarata

The dive deck and dive platform of the Tarata are fully functional and well organised. Indeed, with 12 individual kitting up stations and the nearby compressor, your tanks are easily filled all week. Plus, there’s plenty of space so it never feels cramped to get your gear on and off. Also, the platform displays a convenient fresh water shower. The professional team of scuba diving instructors and dive guides are always nearby to help and make sure you get the best out of your experience.


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Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Komodo Island

Diving in Komodo is all about action! It is BIG fishes land! With wonderful coral, it is just incredible diving all year round.

Komodo Island Diving Review

Wakatobi

Wakatobi has some of the finest coral in the world, amazing biodiversity and one of the best places in the world for macro photography! On the right day, the visibility can be outstanding!

Wakatobi Diving Review

Raja Ampat

Richest Reef in the World, Amazing Biodiversity, Wonderful Coral, perfect place for underwater photography.

Raja Ampat Diving Review

Gili Islands, Lombok

Diving in Gili islands is great for swimming with Turtles! It can also be a great spot to take your next diving course as the dives here are relatively cheap.

Gili Islands, Lombok Diving Review

Lembeh Strait

Best Muck Diving in the World! One of the Best spot in the World for Macro Underwater Photography. Amazing Biodiversity!

Lembeh Strait Diving Review

Bunaken, Manado

Diving in Bunaken is just fantastic for wall Diving, Coral gardens, endless visibility, incredible biodiversity. Also staying on an isolated island is something really special to experience!

Bunaken, Manado Diving Review

Tulamben

One of the best Wreck Dives in the World!!! And the most easy for sure, 30m from the Shore and starts at 4m deep! Fantastic Marine life and great Coral!

Tulamben Diving Review

Pemutaran, Lovina

No current, Good visibility, unusual Marine Life and one of the BEST Diving sites around Bali for Muck Diving: Puri Jati (P.J.).

Pemutaran, Lovina Diving Review

Padang Bai

Night Diving, Underwater Macro Photography, Resident Whitetip Reef Sharks, Huge green Turtles, and crystal clear water! Also a great Snorkelling spot!

Padang Bai Diving Review

Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island is famous worldwide for Wall diving with small caverns to explore. The reef and Coral are also great. A very nice wooden wreck from the 19th century: Anker Wreck.

Menjangan Island Diving Review

Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan

One of the best spots in the world to see the rare Mola Mola and the graceful Manta Rays! Big fishes and action with lots of sharks. Very good Visibility and stunning Coral.

Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan Diving Review

Candidasa

It is all about action! Big pelagic fishes, hunting action in the current, and many Sharks! Regular seeing of Hammerhead Sharks and Mola Mola!

Candidasa Diving Review

Bali

Diving in Bali is incredible for BIG Fishes, Macro Diving, Drift Diving and Excellent Visibility!

Bali Diving Review

Indonesia

Diving in Indonesia will suit every diver's hopes and desires. In a land of opportunity, dive spots range from those suited to beginner divers wishing to learn in perfect easy conditions to unexplored dive sites with fierce currents for those more experienced divers looking for a challenge.

Indonesia Diving Review

Amed

Magnificent coral, no current, relaxed and easy diving, possibilities for night diving, good place for underwater macro photography, and a great snorkelling spot.

Amed Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Indonesia & Komodo Island

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Crystal Bay is a very good dive site in Bali but reserved to experienced divers as the current can be quite strong and d...
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This is one of the best dive sites in Komodo national park. It is the best place to dive with manta rays. From September...
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Ghost bay diving site in Amed is an artificial reef with bottles, wheels, etc. But it is a wonderful place for underwate...
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Gili Selang is a new dive site and the area is still under exploration. The North of Gili Selang is full of surprises bu...
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Raymond's point is a vertical wall with usually strong current, making it an ideal place for drift dives in Bunaken. The...
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The Blue Corner dive site in Nusa Penida is THE place to drift dive in Bali! The current can be very strong and for this...
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The USS Liberty Wreck is the most famous dive site in Bali. It is also one of the best sunken ship wrecks in the world! ...
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Batu bolong is a world class dive site! At the surface, we can just see a small rock with hole in it, but underwater it ...

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