Cheng Ho

  • Nitrox
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station

The 33m luxury Cheng Ho is one of the most comfortable vessels for diving and leisure expeditions. She is based in Labuan Bajo, Flores and regularly visits the amazing dive sites of Komodo & Ambon. Cheng Ho offers 14 cabins spread over three decks, each equipped with en suite bathroom and air conditioning. While Cheng Ho normally accommodates a maximum of 15 guests, a full charter can take up to 24 if you have a group of that size.

Accommodation

  • 1 Double Bed Cabin

    There are 6 (six) double bed room type in the lower and upper deck all with private bathroom, basin, hot & cold shower and air conditioner.

  • 2 Twin Bed Cabin

    There are 4 (four) twin bed room type in the lower deck all with private bathroom, basin, hot & cold shower and air conditioner.

  • 3 Single Bed Cabin

    There are 4 (four) double bed room type on the middle deck all with private bathroom, basin, hot & cold shower and air conditioner.

Dining

The cuisine is varied with Indonesian, Asian and Western selections, cooked fresh every day with locally sourced ingredients, to suit every taste.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

Cheng Ho offers a perfect balance of diving and comfort. For your safety, all of your dives will be under the supervision and expertise of PADI Instructors or local PADI Dive Masters with years of experience in these waters. The boat features many amenities for divers such as: camera work stations, camera battery charging stations, separate rinse tank for cameras, on deck hot water shower, DIN/INT adapters and fish ID and diving books.

  • Nitrox per Day 20$

Dive Courses

In addition, divers may increase their level of certification during their dive vacation. Courses offered by the experienced dive pros include:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water Referral
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Adventure Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • PADI Specialty Courses

Equipment Rental

Please email us if you need full set dive gear at the time you made the reservation and complete your request with your size
All rental prices are based per day.

  • Mask 5$
  • Fins 5$
  • Booties 5$
  • Wetsuit (3mm long) 7$
  • Regulator 7$
  • BCD 8$
  • Torch 8$
  • Dive Computer 10$
  • Full set 35$
  • Nitrox per Dive 10$
  • Nitrox Per Day 20$

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Dive Deck
  • Dive Tenders
  • Library

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Land Tours

Activities

A remote perfect beach, visiting a traditional village or a pearl farm, trekking up a hill for a breathtaking view. There is plenty of possibilities for memorable encounters and moments beyond the daily in-water activities. Almost every day we enrich our program to offer the most.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Build 2002
Length 33m
Beam 11m
Max Speed 10 knots
Cruising Speed 8 knots
Engine 1 x 447HP Yanmar
Maximum guests 24
Cabins 14
Satellite Phone Yes
Safety Equipment life rafts, lifejackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB, ENOS Diver Locator System
Communication VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Navigation Radar KODEN, Echo Sounder KODEN, GPS Navigator FURUNO, EPIRB, Compass
Dive Skiffs 2 x fiberglass and 1 x Viking

Cruise Price Includes

Accommodation onboard
Meals (Light breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Tea/ coffee, bottled water, tea-time snacks
Certified Dive Master (ratio 1 DM : 4 divers)
Compressor, regular air fills 3000 psi or 200 bar, tank, weight belt
Cruise Accident Insurance
Harbor and anchor fee
10% government tax

Cruise Price Excludes

Transfer in/ out & National Park fee :
-Raja Ampat: USD 145/ pax,
-Komodo: USD 30/pax/package + USD 15/Pax/daily visit
-Cendrawasih Bay: USD 40/pax/package + USD 25/pax/daily visit
-Maumere - Alor, Lembeh - Sangihe Talaud, Derawan: USD 75/pax/package
-Personal belongings such as camera : USD 6/ unit, Handy cam : USD 11/ unit (for komodo area only)
International/domestic airfare and airport tax
Personal diving equipment (available for rent) and battery
Personal travel Insurance
Gratuities to guide and crew
Onboard telecommunication
Laundry service
Mobilization / Demobilization

  • 6D 5N Labahuan Bajo Liveaboard

    Day 1: Labuhan Bajo – Sabolan
    Arrive at the newly built Labuan Bajo airport in Flores. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Safety Breifing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site, Sabolan for a check dive, take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
    Meals : Lunch, Dinner
    Dive: 1-2 times 
    Day 2 : Canibal Rock – Banana Island – Yellow Wall – Torpedo Alley
    Unbelievable amounts of rare nudibranchs fight for space on the rock with the thousands of multi colored feather stars and unusual sea apples that hide juvenile painted frogfish and ghost pipefish. Adult frogfish swim around the rock that hosts such surprises as Coleman Shrimp, Zebra crabs, Rhinopias, hawksbill turtles, blue ringed octopus and Torpedo Rays.
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dive: 4 times – 5mm wetsuit is recommended, Temp 22-25 degrees centigrade.
    Day 3 : Manta Alley – Lohok Sera Bay – Komodo Island
    First 2 dives of the day will be for Mantas, we will start our dive at The Stadium to the west of the rocks. In the lee area in this small bay, where the maximum depth is 30 meters, there are almost always Mantas cleaning here or travelling through to the other side of the islets. Second dive we will start in “The Channel”We then move to Lohok Sera bay to enjoy the small wreck here, many nudi’s and other macro life can be found here. Our fourth dive will be a dusk dive to go in search of the elusive mandarin fish. This spot is well known to have some large specimens.
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dive: 4 times 
    Day 4: Castle Rock – Gili Lawa Laut – Crystal Rock
    We will dive the famous Castle Rock, well known for curious bat fish, trevally, mackerels and white tip reef sharks. Down at 30 metres you can see Grey Reef sharks. There is also excellent soft coral coverage. Close by there is another dive site, Crystal Rock, known for schools of surgeon fish and snappers and the occasional manta. Dive 3 will be at Shotgun, this is really a unique dive. Between the 2 islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat is a small channel and wall. The current here attracts Giant Trevallies, Mantas, Turtles and Barracudas. Night dive on Gili Lawa Laut reef, known for huge Spanish Dancers and other nigh time critters
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dive: 4 times
    Day 5 : Batu Bolong – Tatawa Kecil – Rinca
    Before we land to see the Komodo dragons on Rinca Island, we will visit one of the finest pinnacles you will ever see, Batu Bolong. The reef is covered in colorful corals, invertebrate life and thousands Anthias and other brilliant reef fish. Along the steep walls in deeper water many large fish including sharks, napoleon wrasse, giant trevally, dogtooth tuna. Large schools of rainbow runners and fusilers can be observed on almost every occasion. Tatawa Kecil offers a drift dive along some of the largest fields of branching corals in Komodo. Batfish, Eagle Rays, and Turtles are some of the highlights. The afternoon will be spent trekking with park rangers as guides looking for Komodo Dragons on Rinca island. Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen and your camera.
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dive: 2 times 
    Day 6 : Labuhan Bajo
    The ship will arrive in Labuan Bajo early in the morning. You will be served breakfast and afterwards prepare for disembarkation. You will be transferred to the airport. Trip end.
    Meals : Breakfast
    No dive

  • 7 Days 6 Nights Labuan Bajo – Komodo – Labuan Bajo Diving Liveaboard

    Day 1 : Labuan Bajo – Sabolan
    Arrive at the newly built Labuan Bajo airport in Flores. Our representative will be waiting outside the arrival hall and ready to escort you to the ship for immediate boarding. Safety Breifing, Safety DVD, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site, Sabolan for a check dive, take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
    Meals : Lunch, Dinner
    Dives : 1-2
    Day 2 : Gili Lawa Laut – Gili Lawa Darat
    Arrive early in the morning around the bay of Gili Lawa, an outstanding divinglocation in this region, which will includes the sea mound and the drift diving of the point. A few dive points such as GPS Point and Crystal Bomie will leave you the opportunity to spot napoleon wrasse, sharks as well as turtles. Stunning corals and reefs will excite you on your full days diving in this area
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dives : 3x day dives + 1 night dive
    Day 3 : Sangeang – Banta Island
    The boat arrives early in the stunning volcanic island, SangeangSea Safariwelcomes you to enjoy the half days of diving at the one of the best dive site in the island. Lunch will be served onboard while the boat is sailing toward to Banta Island where you will be treated to an enormous array of fish life as well as stunning above water scenery.
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dives : 3x day dives + 1 night dive
    Day 4 : Tora Longkoy – Padar – Lohoksera
    Arrive in Toro Longkoi. Here, one of the well-known dive sites is ‘Manta Ale’, located in the south west of Komodo. This is a home to famous manta cleaning station. This area is excellent wide-angle opportunity as the topography of this island is facing towards the wide-open Indian Ocean. The three rocks between this deep bay is all covered by multicolor of soft coral and hard coral garden, leather coral, shark and number of large fish with many different species such as Jack, Tuna, Napoleon, Barracuda, and many other schools of fish. During the season of October – November, you have a golden opportunity to snorkel and dive with Manta as they circle around you. This site is entitled with the most active area in Komodo.
    Next will be in Padar, Pillarsteen is also known as ‘Pillar Rock’. This site is identified by a tiny pinnacle, just off the southern tip of Small Island east of Padar’s southern point. In honor to its designation on our old Dutch map. There are good caves at about 40 meters. Visibility averaged 10-12 meters. Then night dive in Lohoksera. After night dive and dinner, we proceed to Tatawa Island
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dives : 3x day dives + 1 night dive
    Day 5 : Tatawa Besar – Tatawa Kecil
    Our morning, after light breakfast, we begin with diving in Tatawa Besar and Kecil. The prevailing current, north or south, will dictate where you enter at the main dive site of Tatawa Besar. Turtles seem to be everywhere and you can expect to see many as you navigate the site. Before you leave the currents behind watch out of the balcktip reef sharks, giant trevallies, great and black-tail barracudas. Manta Rays also make occasional guest appearances.
    Also to the south of Tatawa Besar is Tatawa Kecil. It’s best to dive the west coast of this island to explore its vibrant shallow coral gardens full of anthias. Its caves and boulders are perfect harbours for larger groupers. There are also large schools of humpback snapper, titan triggerfish and the occasional orange-spotted trevally.
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dives : 3x day dives + 1 night dive
    Day 6 : Pink Beach – Komodo
    Our boat anchors early in the morning in the famous Komodo Island. Before your encounter with Komodo Dragons, we will have 2 dives in surrounding area of Pink Beach. Lunch will be served onboard. After the dive, a park ranger will escort you across the island (about 4,5 km there and back ) to a viewing spot to safely watch the “ Komodo Dragons” at very close range. After this breathtaking encounter, the boat will sail to Labuan Bajo.
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dives : 2x dives
    Day 7 : Labuan Bajo – Bali
    The ship will arrive in Labuan Bajo early in the morning. You will be served breakfast and afterwards prepare for disembarkation. And you will transferred to the airport to catch 1,5 hours domestic flight to DenpasarBali.
    Meals : Breakfast

  • Komodo – 7 Days 6 Nights Maumere – Labuan Bajo

    Start from Maumere and finish in Labuan Bajo. Maumere is the seat capital of the Sikka Regency and the largest town in Flores, Indonesia. It lies on the north coast of the island and the port is in the north-west part of the town. Frans Seda Airport is located in Maumere. The best time of year for diving Flores is from April to December as this usually forms the majority of the dry season. The rainy season from January to March has an increased chance of rain during your time there. Sea temperatures do not change much during the year from a low of around 25°C and a high of 30°C, Depth: 12 – 28m, Visibility: 8 – 30m, Currents: Can be strong, Water temperature: 25 – 30°C, Experience level: Intermediate – advanced, Distance: ~800 km east of Bali.