Komodo's most affordable luxury liveaboard
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! We cruise between the iconic dive areas of the Komodo National Park, South Sulawesi and Wakatobi's virgin coral gardens.
The owner / operators of the Duyung Baru are Korth Vovo, a German national and his Indonesian wife, Yani. Together, they have been running private tours throughout the waters of Indonesia since 1998 and in particular, the Komodo National Park, making them two of the areas most experienced tour operators.
The whole boat, in and out, is beautiful Indonesian timber, with a main deck lounge and upper deck sun area. The galley is modern and fully equiped. The dining area spacious for a group of 6, plus the hosts (who always dined with the guests). The cabins are beautifull and not cramped, with separate shower and toilet. All very comfortable and exclusive.
We were guests on Duyung Baru for 9 days. While "guest" is not the right word. Yani and Vovo gave us the feeling to be part of something "special", a bit like family, from the very first moment on. Vovo guided us on our dive trips. He knows how and when to dive every spot the best way.
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What makes the Duyung Baru unique?
The Duyung Baru has been carefully designed and organised to ensure the space on board is used as efficiently as possible, offering an open and comfortable environment. The cabins feature all the comforts and conveniences of a modern hotel room with Queen sized beds, Air conditioning, your own private bathroom and even hot water showers. Then if you want to relax in the sun, the top deck offers plenty of space and great views from our sun lounges. Since we take a maximum of 6 guests per charter, this allow us to offer you a much more relaxing, personal and intimate trip.
Because we have such small diving groups, we enjoy uncrowded dive sites and are also capable of customising diving itineraries, depending on what you and the group want to do. With the Duyung Baru operating on thriving healthy coral reef eco-systems, there are excellent macro diving opportunities on the pristine coral reefs and of course lots of big fish action. We are also one of the very few liveaboard operations capable of offering Nitrox to our divers. Vovo and his trained staff draw upon a wealth of knowledge and always attempt to deliver you to amazing and uncrowded locations at the best times to suit the conditions .
The Duyung Baru was designed to function as an efficient diving vessel for experienced divers, ideally having completed 100+ dives. This ensures that we are safe and you can maximise your bottom times due to everyones air efficiency. Once you are back on board there are cleaning stations with fresh water to rinse your gear while our experienced crew take care of all tank refills.
We take great pride in the food we serve upon the Duyung Baru. Vovo and Yani do their utmost to ensure that you will always receive a fresh, high quality and great tasting meal at the conclusion of every dive, 3 times a day.