The Vessel

Our expedition vessel 'The Duyung Baru' is an original handcrafted Indonesian Phinisi sailing boat. Our vessel measures 27 meters and features two upright masts. The luxury liveaboard was specifically designed by the experienced Vovo to cater for comfortable and relaxed living while aboard a luxury scuba diving vessel. Rather than packing the boat with as many divers as possible, we run our charters with only 4-6 guests at a time. This ensures that we share a much more intimate, enjoyable and personalised trip with our guests.

Our cabins were designed with one thing in mind: Comfort. The interior theme of the boat is of hand sanded quality teak wood which is incorporated into all 3 of our luxurious cabins as well as the dining saloon. Our two private double cabins each contain queen sized high quality mattresses ensuring you have the best sleep possible. The twin share cabin contains two king single beds of the same quality. Each air conditioned cabin contains an ensuite featuring an extremely clean shower and private toilet for our guests. So we thought to our self, what compliments a luxury liveaboard better than anything else? The Cuisine! The heart of the Duyung Baru truly lies in Yani's kitchen. Our Luxury liveaboard contains 2 gas cookers, a stove an oven and even an outdoor BBQ. Yani and her crew delight in preparing and sharing fresh breakfasts, lunches and Dinners for the Duyungs Barus guests every day. We also have 3 refrigerators where cold drinks and refreshments are on offer all day.

Our luxury liveaboard is designed for scuba diving. We have 2 compressors, 30 tanks (12 and 15 Litres) as well as BCDS and regulators. With a powerful engine the Duyung Baru is capable of cruising at 10 knots allowing us to travel between each of our private (and often secluded) moorings efficiently. From our moorings we then take our Aluminium long boat containing two Yamaha twin 40HP engines to reach the dive sites. This allows us to reach even the furthest dive sites within 15 minutes. After returning from our dives and we are back aboard our luxury liveaboard our crew will always change and refill your tanks for you. There is plenty of space on the deck for you to wash and rinse your equipment. 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