- Camera Station
- Charging Station
The 27m Duyung Baru is a traditional Indonesian Phinisi liveaboard offering an affordable luxury liveaboard experience.With 3 cabins on board to cater to a maximum of 6 guests, the Duyung Baru Liveaboard offers a personalised and intimate trip ideal for small groups or families and even private charters! Duyung Baru cruise between the iconic dive areas of the Komodo National Park, South Sulawesi and Wakatobi's virgin coral gardens.
1 Double Cabin
There are 2 Double cabins that contains a queen sized bed, a desk, en-suite bathroom, two windows, private air conditioning, and a safety deposit box.
2 Twin Cabin
There is one Twin Cabin ideal for individuals, the cabin is made up of two comfortable wide single beds, a desk, an en-suite bathroom, two windows, individual air conditioning, and a safety deposit box.
The cusine 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.
Duyung Baru is cruising year round the rich waters of the Komodo National Park, Selayar and Wakatobi, She offers up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive.
It is recommended to have a wetsuit of between 3 and 7mm, the water temperature is between 20 and 29°C . For diving around the Komodo region the water temperature can drop even further.
- Nitrox 7 Days Cruise 108$
- Nitrox 9 Days Cruise 135$
Duyung Baru do not currently offer any dive training courses.
- BCD & Regulator 22$
- Dive Computer
- 15 liters tank per day 8$
- Air Conditioned Saloon
- Sun Deck
- Shaded Deck Area
- Dive Deck
- Camera Rinse Tank
- Charging Station
- Dive Tenders
- Daily Housekeeping
- Laundry Service
- Land Tours
Duyung Baru is offering year round Diving, Freediving and Family Cruises.
Boat Features & Safety Equipment
|Sailing Area||260 m2|
|Sail System||2 mast Phinsi|
|Cruising Speed||8 knots|
|Max Speed||10 knots|
|Engines||Yanmar marine, 6 Cylinder Diesel|
|Generators||1 x 12 kW, 1 x 9 kW|
|Number of cabins||11|
|Safety Equipment||Emergency Oxygen Kits, Firs Aid Kits, EPIRB, Life Raft, Life Vests, Smoke Detectors|
|Communication||VHF Radios, HF SBB GMDSS Radios, Icom GMDSS Air Band Radios,|
|Navigation||GPS, Fish Finder|
|Tenders||1 x 5.6 meter 80 HP Yamaha Twin
Cruise Price Includes
Tanks, Weights, Belts
Dive master services
Possible fuel surcharge
Cruise Price Excludes
International and domestic flights
Alcoholc beverages (beer, wine and spirits)
Travel and dive insurance (compulsory)
Scuba equipment rental
Nitrox fills - up to 32%
Harbor and national park fees in Komodo :
-145 € for 7 day cruise
-175 € for 9 day cruise
Harbor and national park fees Sulawesi/Selayar 95 €
Harbor and national park fees Wakatobi 190 €
Komodo national park 2017 Liveaboard Prices :
|Wakatobi Liveaboard only one trip 9-17.April 2018:
9 day/ 8 nights 2690 €
Private full charter Wakatobi islands per night 1995 €
Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park is made up of the Komodo Island as well as many small and medium sized islands including Rinja, Padar,Tatawa and Sabayor. The water surrounding these islands abounds with marine life. Strong currents surge between the islands on a daily basis. These currents bring with them the rich nutrients vital to this thriving marine eco system.
These currents can make diving “tricky” but for more experienced divers, exciting and great fun. There are dive sites suitable for all levels of diver, from experienced open water diver and above. However there is no doubt that the largest shoals, the biggest fish, the most sharks and generally the most exhilarating dives are where the currents are at the strongest. Therefore I would suggest to get the best out of the area; the diving is not for newly qualified or inexperienced divers or for divers who are not capable of a bit of hard fining on some occasions.
So what’s the diving like? Many of the dive sites such as Castle Rock, Crystal Boomi, Batu Bolong, the Cauldron and the passage are truly “world class” dives, when dived under the right conditions. Other sites rate as excellent diving.
During our dives we have encountered amazing marine life, large amounts of white tip reef sharks and grey reef sharks. Large shoals of jacks, snapper, surgeon fish, giant trevally and fusiliers.
Large groupers can be seen on most dives and we have lately been encountering some of the biggest Napolean wrasse in years. Diving with manta rays within the komodo national park is a common occurrence as well as turtles and eagle rays.
The corals here are spectacular and the reefs in many cases can be considered “pristine”. Completely alive with all the usual reef dwelling creatures. Some sites offer excellent “macro” life, with the possibility of seeing sea horses, frog fish, scorpion leaf fish and a large variety of nudibranches.
From June to September the surface water conditions are best and on many days, flat and completely calm. Visibility is great, anything from 15 – 40 meters. Water temperature varies from 24 – 31 degrees C, depending on the tide.
For maximum comfort in the water we would suggest that you wear a quality 5mm thick wetsuit. Wetsuit boots and open heeled fins are also preferable. We would also recommended you bring a reef hook, D.S.M.B., whistle, torch and all the usual extra accessories for diving in remote locations.
All of our dives will be guided by the knowledgeable, experienced (20 years operating within the park) and enthusiastic PADI Divemaster- Vovo, ably assisted by his boatman and komodo currents “guru”, Merajap, who has been navigating these waters since he was a child. He seems to be able to read the oceans like a book.
The diving takes place from a 6 meter long aluminum boat powered by a 40 hp outboard, the tender is equipped with a VHF radio communication system and all the recommended safety equipment. The speedboat journey times from the Duyung out to the dive sites take between 10 – 20 minutes. Whilst the divers are out diving, the Duyung anchors up in a calm secluded bay, so non divers can relax in a peaceful and tranquil environment. Up to 3 guided dives per day are offered and with conditions permitting a self guided night dive can be taken.
The Duyung operates from Labuan Bajo, the garden city on the island of Flores, which can be reached by a one hour flight from Bali (or a four day boat journey from Lombok.