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21 m / 5 m

Year built / renovated

1996  / 2006

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  • The Nusa Tara is a budget-friendly, no-frills liveaboard offering divers what they want: access to the best dive sites across Komodo at affordable prices
  • Enjoy incredible marine diversity including whale sharks, mantas and sharks on this pioneer of the Indonesian liveaboard scene, in operation for over 20 years
  • The boat caters to small, intimate groups who between dives can take part in land excursions to see unforgettable island wildlife or fish and snorkel in these stunning waters

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20% (downpayment)
  • 44 days before trip start: 80% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival


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Bunk Bed Cabin

Nusa Tara has 3 simple guest cabins and can accommodate a max. of 6 guests per trip : All cabins are located on the lower deck, with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning. 3 Guest Cabins : With two bunk style single beds, porthole.

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes


The budget liveaboard Nusa Tara offers dive trips to Grand Komodo where nutrient rich currents feed vibrant corals, schooling fish and large pelagics

The traditional wooden phinisi - Nusa Tara is perfect for budget minded groups of 6 Dive Safari Adventurers to Grand Komodo. This comfortable liveaboard takes Divers above water for shore excursions to witness the ancient Komodo Dragon, and below water where Divers will be astounded at the water clarity, biodiversity, large pelagics and vibrant reefs. Year-round diving takes place in famous sites such as Komodo National Park, Sape, Bima and Denpasar.

The boat is locally owned and operated, and has a “home court advantage” in dealing with local authorities and airlines. Agents such Diviac can help you handle local arrangements for you every step of the way. But when you travel halfway around the world to go diving you want more than competent service—you want excellence where it counts most - Underwater!

Even though the cruises consistently cost less than those of competitors, Nusa Tara never stints on the quality of the diving. 

Nusa Tara is part of Grand Komodo’s fleet whose pioneering efforts pay off for Divers today. The Dive Masters all grew up here, likewise our Captains, chase boat drivers, compressor operators, engineers, cooks and cabin attendants are all local people experienced in our locales, operations and customers.

Nusa Tara runs scheduled departures throughout the year, and the diverse itineraries makes it easy to arrange a charter to fit your specific needs. We can also provide you with an itinerary combining several consecutive trips—not a bad idea, considering the distance and cost of getting to Indonesia for most divers.


The liveaboard Nusa Tara is 67 feet (20.4m) long and is ideal for small, intimate groups of 6 Divers looking for an incredible Dive Safari. This comfortable boat, designed specifically for Divers, is the perfect solution for a limited budget while still delivering personalized and outstanding diving. The 6 English speaking crew members provide quality service for the 6 guests.

The 3 simple guest cabins are located on the lower deck and include cabins with bunk style beds. Each cabin has a private bathroom with hot water showers, portholes and air conditioning. The comfortable cabins provide privacy and relaxing between dives.  

Between dives, Nusa Tara guests may enjoy a variety of entertainment options 

The Main Deck features a roomy and fan cooled lounge area complete with comfy seating, a TV, CD/DVD player, as well as a variety of movies, CDs and books. Hang out and relax, watch your favorite movie or listen to some tunes. Guests can head to the upper sun deck equipped with chaise lounges for some napping in the sun. The adventures continue with the delightful land excursions to see the exotic island wildlife, and guests are welcomed to snorkel and fish between dives.

The crew provides energy packed quality food to fuel the divers

Nusa Tara prides themselves as a liveaboard not only featuring comfortable and personalized accommodation but mouth watering cuisine for their guests as well. Guests will be served 3 meals a day buffet style in the large Saloon. A variety of food is offered including fresh vegetables and fruit. Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice. Snacks will be served between meals to ensure that everyone is well-fed on this dive vacation. Soft drinks and beer will be available for purchase.


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Deck Plan


Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies


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Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


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