Duyung Baru is a traditional Indonesian Phinisi liveaboard offering dive trips between Komodo National Park, South Sulawesi and Wakatobi in Indonesia. It can host 4 - 6 guests on board.

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. 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 spacious luxury cabins, it can accommodate 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 and portholes.

2 Superior Double Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, each contain a queen sized bed with high quality mattresses.

1 Superior Twin Cabin: Located on the lower deck, each contain two kingsize single bed with high quality mattresses.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional night dive.

  • Normally, no dive will be provided on the day of arrival.

  • 1 or 2 dive(s) the day before disembarking day

  • All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:All divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Water Equipments:Snorkel gears, fishing gear
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available free of charge for guests
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (EUR/USD/IDR) ONLY
  • Crew Number:4 - 5, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Lets make no mistake, the real reason Duyungbaru run these charters is for the scuba diving:

Aboard the Duyung Baru we always want to provide the best scuba diving destinations possible. Meaning that the waters that the Duyung Baru sail upon are truly world class. We are currently operating within the Komodo National Park, Selayar and our newest untouched virgin coral dive destination, Wakatobi!

The waters of the Komodo National Park are not easy to predict, they require an extensive knowledge of tides, currents and surface water movements to know exactly where to drop. Get it wrong and you will miss the critical point where the currents split and all the highest intensity action is to be observed. Luckily for us, our Dive guide and cruise director ‘Vovo’ brings a wealth of experience to his position. With over 8000 dives within the Komodo National Park alone, Vovo will bring you along to the most impressive dive sites including the legendary Batu Bolong, Golden Passage, Castle Rock and The Cauldron just to name a few. At these sites we can hope to see Giant Trevalley hunting schools of baitfish, Eagle rays, Manta rays, Napolean Wrasse, Bumphead parrot fish plenty of tropical corals, white and black tip reef sharks and huge varieties of tropical reef fish! We also encounter brilliant dive sites for Macro diving where all the small critters you can imagine are waiting to be found.

Perhaps the most exciting part of 2015 for us was exploring the waters of Wakatobi. We found ourselves in the middle of a vast array of untouched virgin coral reefs and absolutely no other scuba diving liveaboards operating in the waters. Due to this we are now currently organising charters to this destination throughout November and December of 2016 and 2017.


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

Diving Komodo

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 Komodo underwater 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.

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 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.

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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