Duyung Baru

  • Nitrox
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • SSI
  • 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$

Dive Courses

Duyung Baru do not currently offer any dive training courses.

Equipment Rental

  • BCD & Regulator 22$
  • Dive Computer
  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit
  • 15 liters tank per day 8$


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


  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Land Tours


Duyung Baru is offering year round Diving, Freediving and Family Cruises.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Built 2010
Refit 2016
Length 27 meters
Beam 6 meters
Draft 1.8 meters
Sailing Area 260 m2
Sail System 2 mast Phinsi
Cruising Speed 8 knots
Max Speed 10 knots
Solar Panels 4
Engines Yanmar marine, 6 Cylinder Diesel
Generators 1 x 12 kW, 1 x 9 kW
Maximum guests 22
Number of cabins 11
Satellite Phone Yes
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

All meals
Airport Transfers
Tanks, Weights, Belts
Dive master services
Land Tours
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%
Equipment rental
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 :
7 days/ 6 nights 1990 €
9 day/ 8 nights 2590 €
Private full charter in Komodo national park per night 1890 €

Wakatobi Liveaboard only one trip 9-17.April 2018:
9 day/ 8 nights 2690 €
Private full charter Wakatobi islands per night 1995 €


  • Selayar


    The Duyung Baru will make stops for diving in Selayor, which also features the great waterfalls and uninhabited beaches of this picturesque island.
    Here there are several nice divesites to be explored, with the main site featuring a wall that drops down to 2000+ meters.
    Visibility is crystal clear at Selayor due to such a steep drop-of. There is an abundance of marine life ready to be observed on and alongside this giant wall.


  • Wakatobi

    Wakatobi is a new destination for the Duyung Baru. Located near the southern tip of Sulawesi in the Banda sea, we stumble upon four pristine exotic islands: Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko.  Using the first letters of the four main islands we have the name- Wakatobi.
    Wakatobi is located at the world’s epicenter of coral reef biodiversity and is designated a UNESCO Marine Biosphere Reserve. Of course this means that while diving at Wakatobi we see a great variety and diversity of marine life. We not only see beautiful vistas, untouched virgin coral reefs, and large healthy soft corals, but also an abundance of colorful reef fish and rare and unusual cryptic ‘critters’. New and undocumented species continue to be discovered at Wakatobi year round.
    Wakatobi is a photographers dream. Crystal clear waters, little currents and great light combine to produce world class diving conditions.  Exotic and rare marine life can be found on all dives. The Duyung Baru will moore in a secluded calm bay and from there we travel by speedboat to the various dive sites of the islands. There is a variety of diving to be completed from sheer dropoffs and caves, to the shallower reefs perfect for wide angle and macro photography. On our Wakatobi Liveaboard charter we will make several dives at the best locations on each of the four islands. Wakatobi is definately one of the most interesting and relatively unexplored dive destinations left in the world. We truly believe this is an opportunity not to be missed out upon. In future years there is predicted to be a large rise in tourism in this area, the result of this, sadly, is that these virgin corals may not be so undistrurbed. Our wakatobi liveaboard is truly an opportunity to be apart of and you will be treated to an underwater world that not many poeple in the world will ever have access too while it is still in this pristine condition. Duyung Baru is currently also running combination tours, where we split our time between Komodo and Wakatobi.

  • 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.