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7D6N Central, North Komodo Diving & Rinca Island Trekking ** Luxury Phinisi, Great Food!

By Duyung Baru

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At a Glance

At a Glance

7 days 6 nights
Group trip (6 travellers per group)
Head out to the Komodo Seas on the Luxurious Phinisi for 7 days to experience 20 dives in such famous dive sites as Batu Bolong, Manta Point, etc, Expect extreme currents though, since one of the dive spots included is the renowned Golden Village. Also, take a trek on Rinca Island to visit the famous Komodo dragons. With just 3 private Air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms allowing up to 6 guests onboard (without compromising on the size of cabins), the boat makes for a comfortable and intimate experience, made even cosier with the delicious food by Yani, the captain and the cook! Duyung Baru boat also includes a camera station, a diving platform, 2 compressors and offers nitrox, further enhancing your dive adventure! A minimum of 75 logged dives is required to join.

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You wish to pamper yourself with the luxurious facilities of the Phinisi, relish the delicious food, travel with smaller group upto 6 passengers!

Trip Highlights

Komodo Island
Castle Rock
Rinca Island
Manta Point
Batu Bolong
Padar Island
Siaba Island (Turtle City)

What's included

What's included

From US$ 5,275.54 IDR86,886,313.20
  • Accommodation - 7 nights at Duyung Baru - Double Cabin - Private Cabin
  • Return Transfer from Labuan Bajo
  • Accommodation in cabins with air conditioning, ensuite private toilet with separate hot shower room.
  • Multiple Towels (1 shower towel and 1 deck towel, 1 hand towel, and 1 sarong.
  • Safety deposit box
  • WIFI internet (wifi not always available at certain dive sites)
  • Full set of snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Full board with deluxe breakfast (Handmade German bread baked fresh every morning) deluxe lunch and dinner
  • Fresh fruit and snacks, tea and coffee and 3 guided dives per day
  • Land excursions (The Komodo dragon tour & Gili Lawa Dalat evening trek to experience a breathtaking sunset over the Komodo National Park
  • Night dive
  • One Dive guide
  • Komodo and Rinca Entrance Fees (275,000 IDR/Day/Diver for working day and 350,000 IDR/Day/Diver for weekends and holidays. 210,000 IDR/Day/Snorkel for working day and 290,000 IDR/Day/Snorkel for weekends and holidays.)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Crew Tip
  • Any other beverages
  • Alcoholic drinks like beer and wine (you are welcome to bring your own alcohol – except beer)
  • Extra dive guide if needed is chargeable at 100 Euros per day
  • Nitrox: 8.50 € per tank Nitrox
  • Nitrox package: 135 € for 7 days cruise
  • Rental :
  • -15 L Dive Tank 7 € per day
  • -BCD 10 € per day
  • -Regulator 10 € per day
  • -dive computer 5 € per day
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Labuan Bajo
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Labuan Bajo
    Pick-up: 08:00am, 09:00am, 10:00am; Drop-off: 12:00pm, 01:00pm, 01:00pm
    Do let us know which time you prefer.
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Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo - Sebayor Island
Labuan Bajo - Sebayor Island

Today you will do your first dive at Sebayur Island in crystal clear waters

Accommodation: Duyung Baru - Double Cabin - Private Cabin

  • 08:00am - Pick-up at Labuan Bajo
  • 11.30am: Sail from Labuan Bajo to the first dive site at Sebayur Island.
  • At Saboayor Island, you can sample the scenery and enjoy a relaxing check-up dive to get your feet wet and to familiarize yourself with your equipment and make necessary adjustments to it. You can also conduct a buoyancy check to make sure that you have sufficient weight in this new diving environment. At the end of the dive, you will be in a controlled environment in which you can demonstrate your ability to deploy your surface marker buoy (SMB) in the event that this is necessary on subsequent dives in the marine park.
  • Night diving options are also available on the first day. Max depth 18 meters
Day 2: Sebayor Island - Batu Bolong - Tatawa Besar - Tatawa Kecil - Siaba
Sebayor Island - Batu Bolong - Tatawa Besar - Tatawa Kecil - Siaba

Today you will dive in a max depth of 30 meters.

Accommodation: Duyung Baru - Double Cabin - Private Cabin

  • 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. Max depth 30 meters
  • ​It will depend on the local wind and ocean conditions at the time and the strength of the current.
Day 3: Manta Point - Batu Bolong
Manta Point - Batu Bolong

Swim with Manta Rays today, a main dive site in Komodo Island.

Accommodation: Duyung Baru - Double Cabin - Private Cabin

  • 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
  • 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: Gili Lawa Laut - Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Laut - Gili Lawa Darat

Today you will get to visit the more secluded areas in Komodo and see amazing coral

Accommodation: Duyung Baru - Double Cabin - Private Cabin

  • 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 colourful 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: Golden Passage - Cauldron - Castle Rock
Golden Passage - Cauldron - Castle Rock

Dive at Golden Passage, the longest drift dive in Komodo stretching 1km from east to west.

Accommodation: Duyung Baru - Double Cabin - Private Cabin

  • 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 the 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
Day 6: Police Corner Siaba
Police Corner Siaba

Today you will do your final diving experience at Tatawa Kecil.

Accommodation: Duyung Baru - Double Cabin - Private Cabin

  • Police Corner Siaba. The boat will moor here for the night as there is another Manta cleaning station nearby 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: Rinca Island - Labuan Bajo
Rinca Island - Labuan Bajo

Today you will see the Komodo Dragons - the ultimate star of the show!

Accommodation: Duyung Baru - Double Cabin - Private Cabin

  • Morning: Visit Rinca Island to see the famous Komodo Dragons.
  • It will be a short trek with another beautiful viewpoint over the Komodo national park.
  • 11:00 am: Enjoy breakfast.
  • Afterwards, you will be personally escorted to the Komodo International airport by Yani the Duyung Baru’s captain.
  • 12:00pm - Drop-off at Labuan Bajo

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Duyung Baru

German-born Korth Vovo arrived in Bali in the way back 1993. As a young man, he initially set out to enjoy the uncrowded, world-class surf breaks of Indonesia. Later, he owned a beachwear company while still managing to find time for his passion, surfing. Eventually, he decided to sell his small export company which enabled him to afford his very first boat in 1998 - It was an old Indonesian Phinisi sailboat named Duyung (which means Mermaid). Purchased with the intention of discovering new surf breaks that were only accessible by boat. It quickly became apparent however that the boat's engine was just too small and coming into close proximity of these breaks was just too dangerous. It was at this point that Vovo was re-introduced to Scuba diving. Vovo and his crew sailed the Indonesian archipelago exploring and scuba diving in uncharted territory for the next 3 years. In this time Vovo met his soon to be wife- Yani. The two formed a lifelong relationship and complimented each other perfectly. They held a common goal, to enjoy their lives and to share their joy with their friends and their guests aboard the liveaboard Duyung. There are not many people alive today who have more knowledge of the dive sites and waters of Komodo than Vovo and his crew.
20 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 25 helpful reviews
Lucas G
20 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We have had one of the most wonderful experience of our life aboard the DUYUNG. 3 hilarious couples with a very knowledgeable diving instructor and cruise leader: Laurent. Laurent is full of stories and experiences and therefore makes this trip not only safe and fun but also extremely human. Could not recommend more. Best value for money, awesome food, wonderful crew. Above water: insanely beautiful and pleasant, cruising the waters of Komodo park Below water: one of the richest aquamarine life accessible to all (divers and snorkelers) with giant turtles, huge manta rays, reef sharks and endless fishes 10/10
mandy_xmy, China
09 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
The owner, Vovo is very experienced in Komodo islands, he is a truly Komodo Pro, he knows every stone of Komodo underwater. Our trip departured just on the time of new moon, he monitoring the tide and current before every dive, make sure the site we go is fun and most important safety. He will find the best site we could go with best condition, and not crowded at all. We enjoyed the amazing and tailored diving very much because of his efforts. Vovo's wife, Yani, the captain and the chef, she wake up on 4:00am every morning to bake the fresh bread, I will never forget the fresh German Prezels she made, is the one of the best I've tasted. Me and the other two are may the first group of Chinese guests of Vovo's liveaboard, hope will have more divers know them and dive with them. 可以称得上完美的一次船宿体验,船主Vovo是德国人,最多能接待6名潜水员(三个船舱),Vovo是科摩多潜水的专家,已经在这里生活二十多年,非常了解每一个潜点的不同状况。我们这次出行刚好和新月撞期,开始的几天水流非常强,Vovo根据他的经验帮我们挑选并安排最安全、绝对包场的潜点,他的宗旨是要享受潜水,避免不必要的冒险。科摩多水流强劲又变化多端,正因为他的专业,让我们即体会放流的海底乐趣,又保证了行程的绝对安全。 Vovo的太太Yani是印尼当地人,我永远忘不了她每日凌晨开始为我们烘培的手工新鲜面包,德式吐司,纽结面包,南瓜籽吐司等等。早餐一般是面包、煎蛋和西红柿沙拉;午餐是煎蛋的汤粉面,晚餐几乎每晚都有新鲜烤鱼。有饮食上的忌口或者要求都可以提前跟Yani提出,她都会尽量满足。 小规模的船宿,真正可以体验“私人定制”的乐趣,在顶层甲板上安静的晒太阳看书,和buddy们天南海北的聊天,享受这份安逸和幸运。 推荐给英文交流无障碍的中国潜水员,建议直接在官网联系预定。
VinetaC, Latvia
22 Jul 2019 on TripAdvisor
One of the best, if not THE BEST, liveaboard trip we have ever had (and we had taken many, including the luxury ones)! We are usually looking for deep dives, strong currents, many fish (the bigger the better:)), not many other divers and good food. Duyung Baru exceeded our expectations in all those areas!!! Diving is indeed quite hard considering the strong currents, but Vovo knows how to dive currents and takes safety very seriously (we are real "safety sausage experts" after this trip)! The boat itself is very comfortable - nice cabins with proper matrasses and separate toilet/shower rooms, plenty of space for relaxation both in sun and shadow. And the last but definetely not the least is Yani's hospitality and food! She is the heart and soul of the boat and her food is soooooo tasty and always fresh!!!! I cannot recomment Duyung Baru more! We will be back!
PaulBonnet, UK
22 Jun 2019 on TripAdvisor
Amazing trip on the Duyung Baru in Komodo. Yani is extremely nice and cooks amazing food. Vovo knows the dive sites inside out and even proposes some free diving for those who wants (of course before the dives). He has his secret spot which no one knows about, avoiding the crowded dive sites where the marine life could be scared by all the divers. We still dove the best sites but at times where less boats were there and were greated by sharks and schools of tunas. Crew knows the currents and the ocean, which makes for an amazing experience.
Meghan W
06 May 2019 on TripAdvisor
Our week aboard the Duyung Bari was an incredible experience. It felt like we did a homestay with Yani, who treated and accepted us as family from the moment we connected. Her warmth and generosity is unparalleled. She literally gave me the shirt off her back when I asked if they sold t-shirts! She woke before dawn every day to bake delicious bread, Indonesian specialities and yummy desserts (including a birthday cake for one of our fellow guests). This is not a boat for weight watchers - you will return home with extra baggage. As for the diving, our guide, Nick, did a fantastic job of managing currents and tides to keep us safe and diving within our abilities. He choose the best dive sites with a mix of popular destinations and those lesser known. We saw heaps of reef sharks, manta rays, turtles and spotted more rare specimens including frogfish, octopus, cuttlefish, and brightly colored nudibranches. The diving was challenging for me, as it was my first time using a reef hook and diving with strong currents, but I felt safe and improved my skills with Nick. Be sure to bring mask, fins, computer. They’ve got the rest if you dont want to haul it there. They have nitrox too. The rest of the crew was equally exceptional. Hendri, the speedboat driver,scooped us up no matter where we popped up from our dive. Saptu kept the boat and kitchen spotless and tidy. Meraj captained with ease and with a smile. This is a small boat, with 3 passenger cabins. They are cozy yet well designed and supremely comfortable, with en suites and hot showers. The bed is restful and Yani sewed all the bedding by hand. This was one of the most memorable vacations my partner and I have taken. Every aspect of the trip was curated with love and careful attention. I will look back to this wonderful cruise with fond memories and with with warmth towards the crew.

Duyung Baru Policies

Duyung Baru Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Duyung Baru pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Change of Clothes
Dry Bag
Sandals
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimwear
Towel
Underwater camera
Pre-Requisites for The Trip

Advanced certified divers only or 75 log dive

From US$ 5,275.54
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