FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


HOW DO I GET TO TIGER BLUE ?

Consult our getting here section . Airport departure taxes sometimes need to be paid in cash (varies between $1 and $20).

Travel / logistical assistance in Indonesia can be provided by Vifa Holiday Indonesia : 

+62 411 3630111 / vifatour@gmail.com

VISAS

Tourists from many countries do not require a visa to enter Indonesia for a short visit of up to 30 days.  Check with your local embassy before departure (this link may be useful).  

ELECTRICITY

The on-board generator runs 24 hours a day. Sockets are two-pin, 220 volts (round pins). As well as sockets in the cabins, there is a charging station upstairs for cameras, to avoid condensation from the air-conditioning.

SOUND SYSTEM

The sound system onboard works with a standard headphones jack, so all you need to bring is your smartphone, laptop or ipod. 

Our complimentary toiletries are phosphate-free and water based, to have minimal impact on the environment : soap, conditioning shampoo and shower gel, cucumber and aloe vera lotion. Our coconut-based suncream is factor 50.

TOILETRIES

LAUNDRY

There is a washer / dryer on board.  Laundry service is complimentary. 

MOBILE RECEPTION

There is an intermittent cellular service throughout the Komodo National Park as well as close to Sorong and Ambon.  Elsewhere it is weak or non-existent. Whilst on board, we provide a satellite telephone for your personal use, which is charged at $2 per minute - it is only switched on to make outgoing calls or receive pre-arranged incoming calls. +87 (0)776 712 535

HEALTH

 

INTERNET

For vaccination advice, please consult MASTA.  Malaria is present in Indonesia. Please seek advice from your doctor.  Larium is unsuitable for divers.

When in range, the signal in the Komodo National Park is 3G. In Raja Ampat, the signal around Sorong and Waisai should be strong enough to support 3G.  For those wishing to purchase a local SIM card rather than using roaming, we recommend Telekom.

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS

For family and friends, you may wish to provide these numbers, belonging to members of the crew. Please note, cellular coverage may be intermittent or non-existant. 

 +62 81236307940

 +62 82144003410

SUGGESTED PACKLIST

  • Sun screen with a high sun protection factor for body and lips
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses (polarised recommended)
  • Camera
  • Diving licence (if you have one) and own mask if preferred
  • Log book (if you have one)
  • Flip flops
  • Trainers (sneakers) for trekking
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Passport
  • Any medication
  • Cigarettes
  • Books or e-book reader (a small library is available on board)

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Upon arrival, there is a safety briefing to acquaint everyone with the boat.  She is equipped with GPS, SSB / VHF, radar, a depth sounder, a smoke / fire alarm, 2 life-rafts, lifejackets, life-ring buoys, a first aid kit and oxygen.

SAFETY ON BOARD

TENDERS

Tiger Blue has two tenders:

  • 6m 150 HP (4 stroke) - 10 man
  • 3.8m 50 HP (4 stroke) - 5 man