Duyung Baru is a comfortable standard liveaboard, offering professional diving trips in Komodo and some special areas, it can accommodate only 6 guests.

Javelle Frederic

09/09/2018

Ambiance amicale et sympathique ,cabine de bonne qualité ,la cuisinière est super Seulement six passagers c’est agréable

Description

Boat

Duyung Baru measures 27 meters and features two upright masts. This luxury liveaboard was specifically designed by the experienced Vovo to cater for comfortable and relaxed living while aboard a luxury scuba diving vessel, cruise at 10 knots per hour.

Rather than packing the boat with as many divers as possible, it runs with only 4-6 guests at a time. This ensures that the crew can share a much more intimate, enjoyable and personalised trip with you. Ideal for small groups, families and even private charters.

The interior theme of the boat is of hand sanded quality teak wood which is incorporated into all 3 of the luxurious cabins as well as the dining saloon. The boat is operated by its owners, a German national and his Indonesian wife, they have been running private tours throughout the waters of Indonesia since 1998 and in particular the Komodo National Park.

The top deck of the Duyung Baru also features 4 comfortable adjustable sun loungers for anyone looking to warm up, relax and improve their tan.

Duyung Baru offer fine cuisines throughout the trip, it contains 2 gas cookers, a stove an oven and even an outdoor BBQ equipment, 3 refrigerators with cold drinks and refreshments.

The meals are lovingly prepared by the owner, authentic Indonesian, Japanese and Western cuisine will be served, fresh baked German bread in the morning! If you are a vegetarian or on a special diet, you only have to let the chef know before and you will get adapted dishes just for you.

Duyung Baru is designed for scuba diving, equipped with 2 compressors, 30 tanks (12 and 15 Litres) rental equipments, and a aluminium long boat containing two Yamaha twin 40HP engines for diving. There is plenty of space on the deck for you to wash and rinse your equipment.

Duyung Baru is the Komodo's most affordable luxury liveaboard and it will offer you a personalized and intimate trip!


Cabin

Duyung Baru has 3 guest cabins, it can welcome up to 6 guests per trip.

All cabins are equipped with individual air conditioning, an en-suite bahtroom, closet and drawer space, a desk, a safety deposit box, multiple towels (1 deck towel, 1 shower towel, 1 hand towel and 1 sarong).

2 Superior Double Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a queen sized bed, portholes

1 Superior Twin Cabin: Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with two kingsize single bed, portholes


Diving

  • 3 dives per day, depending on sea conditions/route.
  • No dive on the embarkation and disembarkation day.
  • 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
  • Fins / Mask / Snorkels are provided free of charge.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available when connection possible
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD/Euro/IDR) only
  • Crew Number:4 - 5 , include 1 dive guide

Itineraries

Diving Wakatobi

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. If you are interested don’t hesitate to send an email inquiry.


Komodo 7D/6N - 9D/8N

Day 1 : The Captain of Duyung Baru (Mrs Yani Korth) will await your arrival at the Airport/Labuan Bajo to assist with your baggage and accompany you onboard The Duyung Baru.

Onboard you will be introduced to the crew and given an orientation of the boat and be briefed about safe diving practices in the Komodo National Park sites. Around 11.30 am we will sail from Labuan Bajo to our first dive site at Sebayor Island.

Day 2 : We will continue to cruise to the center of Komodo ,also known as "current city" with visits to other dive sites on the eastern side of Komodo Island. Dive sites like Batu Bolong ,Tatawa Besar,Tatawa Kecil and Siaba. It will depend on the local wind and ocean conditions at the time and the strength of current.

Day 3 : Karang Makassar, this dive site also known as Manta Point due to the large schools of Manta Rays it attracts. Here you can observe the elegant creatures as they swoop and glide in their natural element. Max depth 15 meters

From our private mooring in a calm and peaceful Lagoon we will have easy access to the many dive sites located nearby. You will also have the possibility to revisit the Batu Bolong which you will have dived already on day two.

The Batu Bolong, one of Komodo Island's most renowned dive sites. The site is home to a thriving coral reef where you can see a diverse array of marine species, including Sharks, Napoleon wrasse and Manta rays.

Day 4 : We will sail to the northern tip of Komodo and set anchor at the twin islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat. Here you can explore some of Komodo's most stunning and picturesque reefs, including such famous dive sites as Castle Rock, Lighthouse, Cauldron, Crystal Rock and Golden Passage -- each with an abundance of colorful and energetic sea life. Max Depth 30 meters. The final dive site location will depend on local conditions at the time and will be at the discretion of the dive instructor and captain.

Day 5 : Dive site Golden Passage is the longest drift dive in Komodo stretching 1km from east to west. Max depth 18 meters. You can expect extreme current here throughout the dive and you can see Black Tips Reef Sharks, Bumphead Parrot Fish. Towards the end of the drift you will arrive in a shallow bay which is more sheltered from the current and an ideal place for our safety stop. Dive site Cauldron, some people call it also The Sling-Shot or Fish-Bowl Max depth 21 meters. Dive site Castle Rock is an advanced dive site subject to extremely strong currents at most times. A negative entry is required here to a depth of about 20+meters. You can see many Giant Travallies and sharks and copious amounts of diverse marine species here. Max depth 30-35meters.

Towards sunset, you will enjoy a trek across the rugged hillside of Gili Lawa Darat where you can enjoy the stunning views of the multitude of islands clustered around Komodo.

Day 6 : Police Corner Siaba. We will moor here for the night as there is another Manta cleaning station near by for those of you who just can't get enough of these beautiful creatures. Alternatively Tatawa Kecil is another option should you be looking for non manta diving for your final diving experience here in Komodo.

Day 7 : Early in the morning we will visit the Ranger station in Rinja Island to see the famous Komodo Dragons. It will be a short trek with another beautiful view point over the Komodo national park. After this amazing experience you will be served breakfast and afterwards personally escorted to the Komodo International airport by Yani.


Should you wish to extend for a longer trip then we can offer you an alternate 9 day itinerary to include an extention to the far south of Komodo to Nusa Kode (only available from March to April and October to December so you can experience the optimum diving conditions)

When we arrive in Nusa Kode to a sheltered horseshoe shaped bay we will moor here for 2 nights. You can dive such sites as Secret Pinnacle Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall, Boulders, Torpedo Point, Crinoid Canyon and several other unnamed walls. There is huge marine diversity in the sites here and they are all a macro lovers dream.

If you are a Macro photographer with an SLR camera then this is the perfect place for you . If you are more interested in regular fun diving then the 7 day trip or a 9 day north trip will be of more appropriate.

More

Destinations Komodo, North Sulawesi, Wakatobi
Facilities Nitrox support, Internet, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, German

Schedules & routes

Prices & conditions

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Komodo

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. May to October are usually the high season.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Tropical South Equatorial climate. Wet from Jan to March, Dry from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 26° - 30°C (can be 35° to 38°C on land during trekking)

Water : Water temps vary from 24°C in the south of Komodo, to 29°C in the north most of the year

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, winds can be brisk during the dry season of July - September.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Domestic flights to Labuan bajo is connect from Bali only.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


North Sulawesi

Period : Diving is conducted year round although conditions will vary throughout the year in the different areas.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Manado has a typical equatorial climate, the wet season runs from November to April and the dry season is from May to October. The air temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year, ranging between 23°C – 30°C and the average humidity is 80%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C, (dropping to 25°C in Lembeh Strait in July / August).

Clothing : Rain and sun protection clothes are a good idea, along with light airy clothes for the daytime.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Manado's Sam Ratulangi Airport fields international flights to/from Singapore (3.5 hours). There are also frequent flights to Jakarta (3hr 15min) and Makassar (1.5 hours).

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Wakatobi

Period : Liveaboards trip around Wakatobi can be offered year round.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : The air temperature is a constant 26 - 30°C all year. Wakatobi is one of the most arid regions in Indonesia with sunshine on most days. The air humidity is mostly only about 65 - 75%.

Water : The warmest water is found in the upper water layer around late October, when temperatures can reach a maximum of 30°C. The coolest water falls in July to August with a minimum temperature of 26°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The main gateway to the Wakatobi archipelago is Matahora Airport on Wangi-wangi Island.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.

Diver's reviews (2)

Javelle Frederic, 09/09/2018

Ambiance amicale et sympathique ,cabine de bonne qualité ,la cuisinière est super Seulement six passagers c’est agréable

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Lysa Alt, 11/07/2017

I spent a week w my husband on Duyung Baru. This boat is beautiful and caters to four to six guests at a time. I quite enjoyed the small amount of guests and we were lucky to have a fun group of people. The boat is very comfortable with places to lounge, sun tan and star-gaze at night. You have everything you need in your cabin for a great stay! Yani's cooking is well-documented and lives up to its reputation! The meals have a tasty, home-cooked quality, made with love no less! Sitting together for meals made for a nice and warm atmosphere. The crew is discreet yet efficient. I very much appreciated the opportunity of choices and options that you get diving with a small and experienced group. Vovo asked us what we wanted at the start: currents, macro, dragons (or not!), mantas, etc.... and he made our wishes happen! This boat is tailored for experienced divers who do not require 'hand-holding' of their guide or a set, cookie-cutter itinerary ---I felt good not just being a number, having dived medium and large liveaboards in the past. If you want a relaxed diving experience in Komodo, then consider Duyung Baru!

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