Discovery dives and guided diving are included within your charter and all the equipment you will need is on board. Our dive master is also great with beginners and offers full instruction and the boat will always take you to wherever the conditions are best of the skill level of the divers on board.

Dive briefings take place on comfortable benches at the rear of the boat after which your equipment will be  ready and waiting on the tender.  Guides will escort a maximum of four divers each and for larger diving parties we will provide additional guides.  When you emerge from the depths, you will welcomed back on board with a refreshing drink and the opportunity to rinse off using one of the two fresh water showers on the dive platform.

We also have a dedicated snorkelling guide.

All equipment is provided as part of your charter experience.

  • Masks – we suggest experienced divers bring their own
  • Rash vests
  • Snorkels and fins
  • Long and short wetsuits
  • BCDs
  • Weights and 20 tanks (including one child’s tank)
  • 2 compressors

Diving Options

Our dive master is qualified in PADI, SMAS and SSI.  Whilst it is possible to learn to dive during your stay, we highly recommend taking the theory course in advance, leaving you to enjoy the scenery rather than having your head in a book.  This can be arranged online here.

PADI Open Water Course

$300
  • Practical Only

PADI Open Water

$450
  • Practical and Theory

PADI Advanced

$300
  • Practical Only

The Experience

Tiger Blue sails in the waters of the ‘coral triangle’, so expect to see a wide range of corals wherever you go. The boat always heads wherever the conditions are best for the skill level of divers on board.

Komodo tends to have a significant amount of current and diving revolves around the tides. For beginners, there are quieter spots by the shallow reefs although these may see fewer large animals. The area is known for its pelagics – manta rays, eagle rays, giant trevally, barracuda and dogtooth tuna – as well as dolphins, black and white tip sharks, dugong, pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs. The underwater scenery ranges from coral gardens and wall dives to pinnacles and open ocean dives.

At the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Ocean, Raja Ampat teems with life, fed by deep sea currents funnelling nutrients into the sea. Dives may take in coral reefs, blue-water drop-offs, mangrove flats or seagrass beds. Manta Ridge in central Raja Ampat is the best location to see mantas, where up to 30 rays gather at cleaning stations about 6m deep. With strong currents, you’ll need to hold on to something. Waigeo offers divers drift dives and sightings of green sea turtles, Indian lionfish, large wrasse, white and black tip sharks to name but a few. The coral reefs at Yangelo islands are amongst the most colourful in the area and are home to wobbegon sharks.

Indonesia’s shark fishery industry is the largest in the world. Since 2010, Raja Ampat has been part of the Shark and Ray Sanctuary, providing these animals a safe haven to reproduce.

Other Information

We strongly recommend all guests intending to dive arrange travel insurance that includes cover for watersports and diving.  Please note the nearest hyperbaric chambers are in Bali (for Komodo) and Waisai (for Raja Ampat).

Tiger Blue is proud to support DAN Asia-Pacific, the not-for-profit Divers Alert Network. DAN provides worldwide emergency evacuation cover, with a 24-hour manned emergency hotline. In the event of an accident or illness, DAN will co-ordinate a rescue effort and access to appropriate treatment. Divers taking any level of course with our dive master will be covered. Certified divers can access this service through their diving insurance. For more information or to make a donation please visit .