Wunderpus Liveaboard
Wunderpus Liveaboard
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Liveaboard adventures with a focus on losing the crowds, not getting lost amongst them. Perfect for both divers and snorkelers, with options to suit every style of traveler we are dedicated to offering our guests excellent service and a safe, sustainable option for exploring Komodo. We offer two boat options to suit different styles and budgets of traveler, trips from 2 to 10 days onboard and a real focus on losing the crowds to show our guests Komodo at its very best. Contact us or check out our website for more information
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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2023

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Charlie Laur
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
Had the most amazing time with Wunderpus aboard their liveaboard “Mimic”.
I don’t think I can put into words how incredible this experience was, but I’ll try.

The diving was sensational, saw everything I came to Komodo for and more (mantas, sharks, amazing fishy and healthy reefs, brilliant macro etc).

Our dive professionals on board, Pieter and Frenchy, were incredible - they are very knowledgeable of the national park and all of its dive sites, every single dive was perfectly planned to the conditions, at all times I felt in safe hands while being guided through the sites, even those with notorious reputations for being a little challenging. Their knowledge of local marine life and where to find them was also impeccable. Over the four days I have seen the most incredible seascapes. Truly breathtaking.

The crew are amazing, friendly and super helpful. And the chef!! As the only vegan on board I required special catering and they delivered a delicious feast everyday!!
I was a little apprehensive about the open air, shared sleeping deck but I had the best nights sleep, better than I’ve slept in a long time. We had a nice seabreeze I was gently rocked to sleep by the waves, listening to them lap the sides of the boat and waking with the most incredible sunrises.

Also really appreciate the environmental awareness. We had beach cleans included in our tour and the Wunderpus team really try their best to provide the experience with an eco conscious approach.

I can not give them enough praise, everything was amazing!

Thanks again Pieter! Can’t wait for next time!!
Written November 20, 2020
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Dear Charlie, Wow! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this extensive review. I am pleased that you guys had such a great trip onboard Mimic. I always say sleeping under the stars is the most comfortable and deep sleep you will ever get. :) We always try our best to include a beach clean on every trip! It's something that is very dear to our hearts. I'm happy you enjoyed this part too. I will also pass on all the compliments to France, Rein the chef, and all the other crew members. We would love to have you again onboard one of our boats. Best Pieter - and the rest of the team
Written December 3, 2020
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Graham & Ingrid Hooley
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
9 days on Wunderpus was the most fantastic 9 days of my holiday life ever.
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Brilliant Coco & Pieter made this trip for us by guiding and advising on each and every dive. The diversity of fish and dive sites was perfect and overall we give this 100 out of 10 .... there you go that’s how good it was and we cannot recommend a trip on board Wunderpus highly enough.
Written May 13, 2021
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Dearest Ingrid and Graham, We are so happy to have had you on our boat. Thank you so much for the great time and all these wonderful words. I am almost blushing. Pieter is too. :) We happily pass on all the compliments to the rest of our very good crew. And can only hope to welcome you back again onboard Wunderpus soon. Best regards, and we hope you can enjoy Bali a little before dealing with work. Coco & Pieter and the whole Wunderpus Family.
Written May 24, 2021
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Aew21
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Just returned from a 4D3N scuba diving trip on Wunderpus' Mimic liveaboard and I am already figuring out how I can get myself back on that boat ASAP!

Absolutely everything surpassed my expectations, from the booking process to the food to the crew to the organisation of the whole trip. You will NOT regret booking a trip with these guys.

Unfortunately our flights from Bali were delayed and we ended up a few hours late to join the boat, the whole crew and our CD, Ari and guide Peter, were incredibly accommodating and made sure we got on the boat as soon as possible so we could make the most of our time. The same when our flights back to Bali were moved forward so we had to squeeze diving in super early on the last day and they moved everything around and made sure we got the most diving and sightseeing out of our trip.

The food was as abundant and amazing as the marine life! What the chef does in that tiny kitchen is magic! You'll be fed so well you'll never go hungry on this trip.

The boat is super comfortable, and so we'll designed to maximise space and comfort, despite its smaller size. Sleeping on the top deck is super comfortable (proper mattresses, pillows and thick blankets and canopy etc) and seeing the stars as you fall asleep and sunrise as you wake up is spectacular!

We were a group of instructors which can be a little tricky to keep happy underwater, but Ari and Peter looked after us perfectly. We had long dives, were given enough space (Komodos currents allowing of course!) etc. It was as if we were diving all as a group of good friends. Absolutely wonderful!

We never felt rushed on the entire trip, yet we managed to cram in so much. The organisation was on point!

I am already saving for my next trip with Wunderpus. Just book it already! Don't look anywhere else.

Komodo National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the world, both above and below the water. So I won't say anything about the actual diving, just go experience it for yourself.
Written November 10, 2020
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Hi Alexa, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this glowing review, we really appreciate it. We’re really glad that you had a great time with us as we did with you. We always try our best to accommodate our guests, so they would get the most out of their trip :) I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the rest of the crew. Hope to see you again in the future. Be safe and thanks again. Best, Ari, Pieter, and the Wunderpus Family
Written November 13, 2020
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MaxTannchen
Buenos Aires, Argentina10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I tried to make inquires on Whatsapp regarding trips in Flores. The customer assistant (who never introduced himself) would immediately present the most expensive options (2000 USD and up) and only mention less expensive options (250 USD) after mentioning my budget. I had a hard time trying to get answers from this person, who would avoid sending pictures of the interior of the boat at food offered (you'll notice these don't appear on the official website for the "mimi" boat), the links would not work and the agent seemed irritated at having to solve issues even at the Whatsapp level. I can't imagine trusting this staff while I sleep and reacting to any request by my wife, let alone solving a serious problem on board. After I asked whether the coffee on board, which is included in the price, is offered already sweet or bitter, the agent was outright sarcastic. After having to explain the question and replying to the disrespectful emoticons by the agent, they blocked me and couldn't make any further inquiries. I truly recommend trying with another agency.
Written October 29, 2020
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Dear Max, We're sad to see your 1-star review of us, but not surprised. Your interaction with our booking agent was very brief. You've asked for a quotation on chartering Wunderpus - which you received rapidly. You then asked for a cheaper option, and we immediately presented you with an option to go on Mimic too. Upon request for pictures, we sent you a link to our website, also our online brochure, and our IG feed. Unfortunately, it seemed impossible for you to open any of those links. You then became incredibly rude - so yes, we decided to ask you to look for another boat operator. We're a little baffled that you allow yourself to make statements like that our boat would not be safe for you to sleep on, our crew would not trustworthy, and that our coffee must be horrible - all from a short WA interaction. Then again, looking at all your other reviews on TA and google - 90% 1-star reviews, we're not surprised, just disappointed. All the best from the whole crew at Wunderpus Liveaboard
Written July 11, 2022
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Gove D
Bali, Indonesia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I have done a few trips in and around Komodo with boats out of Labuan Bajo but 4 days and 3 nights on the Wunderpus stands out as the best all around. Great team led by Peter who kept everything in order and kept the mood up with hilarious send offs and welcomes back to the boat every time we went for a dive and excursion. Peter was very flexible with the itinerary while sticking to a rigid tide table for the safest and most enjoyable dives. I'd travel with this crew again anytime!
Written December 8, 2020
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Dear Gove, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review. The whole Wunderpus family appreciates your kind words. We would be happy to have you again on our boat in the future. Cheers, stay happy, stay green ;) Pieter and the Wunderpus team
Written December 11, 2020
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Loretta J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We went on a 2 night, 3 day trip on Wunderpus that filled us with a lifetime of memories! Everything was the best. Ed and Naomi are kind, thoughtful hosts who shared their vast knowledge of the area with us, their passion to protect and take care of it, and we always felt safe in their care. The crew went above and beyond to treat us with fantastic food, guide us to dive sights and tour us through these amazing islands. Sebastian was a fantastic guide for the snorkelers and there were 2 highly experienced diving crews as well. Every single detail of our trip was considered by this amazing group. It was the trip of a lifetime and I would tell anyone to book a trip with them. You will not regret it!
Written May 27, 2020
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Hi Loretta Thankyou so much for the review, we are really happy you enjoyed your time onboard and we loved having you guys as guests :) It was a fun trip and we hope to welcome you back onboard sometime. Stay safe, Ed & Naomi
Written June 3, 2020
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Jacob M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
The 5D/4N trip on Wunderpus was simply incredible!!! Not sure it’s possible to plan or do a trip over the same time span better than what Wunderpus does - no matter where you are in the world or what you’re doing!

The whole experience is designed for you to make the most of your time and have maximal enjoyment. We were so impressed with how Coco and Ari handled our group that included both brand new divers and advanced divers. All of us came back on board after each dive with ear to ear smiles - excited to recap all the amazing moments and things we saw - Sharks, Turtles, Mantas at feeding stations, Box fish, lion fish, you name it!! The staff on the boat have infectious smiles, the food is delicious, and the dives are simple breathtaking.

Your free time on the boat is just, that yours! The crew gives you the perfect amount of space and you can read, nap, relax, play games, jump off the boat or even ask for a ride to your own beach! We were very thankful to enjoy two private beach trips in the afternoons to throw the frisbee and enjoy some beverages after amazing dive days!

Riding at the bow of the boat is also an unforgettable experience by itself! The park is so beautiful, the water serene, and we were lucky to have dolphins swim alongside us at times!

And finally a really important note for the current world, traveling and trip planning during a pandemic is stressful and unpredictable, but with Wudnerpus it was really seemless. Despite multiple flight cancellations, changed trip dates, and new travel requirements, we felt relaxed and cared for, as the staff was understanding, proactive, and more than helpful to make the trip happen as well as make sure we made it home all good!
Written January 16, 2021
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Dear Jacob, Thank you so much for your extensive and detailed review. We had an absolute blast teaching and hosting you guys on our boat. I'm so happy you got to start feeling more comfortable in the water and managed your stress so well during your course. It's always such a reward for us to see people get happy while improving their diving skills. We really hope to see you all again soon. Take care and happy bubbles Coco and the rest of Team Wunderpus
Written January 25, 2021
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youngju
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It was an amazing experience:)

My husband got an open water PADI during the journey, he started his course in Singapore and fininshed with Coco. The dive was pretty challenging. We did some searching and found out Komodo was not an ideal site for beginners. But we were never worried since Coco and Peter knew the site like the back of their hand. The current was rough in some sites but we stayed safe and enjoyed some drifts. They were perfect teachers and well studied guides who know exactly what under the sea was like.

We were always the first to arrive at every dive point and pretty much had the site to ourselves. Everyday was well planned with four dives or some tour to the hills or beachs. We started everyday with a refreshing dive after an informative briefing about the site. Coco and Peter always checked the site before entering just to make sure it was safe enough. There were always three masters checking on us, the ratio was two to one. The dive site and time was alittle adjusted for the beginners and more experienced but enough to enjoy the beauty of komodo.

We had eleven very helpful, friendly and energetic crews on board. The ride was smooth and every meal was perfect. We had three meals and snack time which refuelled us after a very busy day. Fresh drinking water and hot coffe/tea was refilled adequately. Some beverages were provided with extra charge. Rooms were neatly managed every morning, we each had a bathroom in our room with hot and cold shower.

We had an amazing experience with amazing crews. We are now back home but still can not wash out the womders we had on Wunderpus.

Thank you, and hope to see you guys again soon.
Written July 5, 2022
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Dear Jeny and JT, It was epic having you both on board the Wunderpus. You were fantastic guests and I loved teaching JT his Open Water Course. Indeed diving in Komodo can be quite challenging, but you both handled the currents and all the dives so well. And of course, we wouldn't have thrown you into the craziest currents yet. :) It's all about timing and choosing the right spots. I will gladly pass on all your compliments to the rest of the crew. Please keep diving the way you both are and we hope to see you again soon. Enjoy Singapore life in the meantime. All the best Pieter & Coco - and team Wunderpus
Written July 11, 2022
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Oliver H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Spent a truly exceptional week with Coco, Peter, and the rest of the crew at Wunderpus. Everything about the trip was perfect. Working with Ed to plan the trip was smooth and easy. Coco and Peter worked hard to ensure that the agenda included everything we wanted to see. Some additional notes:
1. Komodo is some of the best diving in the world. But Coco and Peter worked hard to ensure that our dives were diverse and well suited to our skill set. And wow - we got awesome drift dives, chill dives, night dives. And saw everything you could want to see in the park.
2. The additional excursions were really fun - sunset hikes, watching bat migration, beach exploration, etc.
3. The service throughout the week was exceptional. Amazing food!
4. Exceptional knowledge about diving, fish identification, komodo, and environmental conservation.

Final note - if you are thinking of doing any diving in Indonesia, I highly recommend the Wunderpus.
Written April 11, 2022
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Hey Oliver, Thank you so much for your review. We are happy you all had such a wonderful time on Wunderpus. Hopefully, we can see you all - or at least some - soon again and blow some more happy bubbles. Komodo is indeed one of the best diving out there! And we always strive to show everyone the best possible sites with the least amount of people and the ideal time current wise. We're pleased to see our efforts are noted :) And happy we could provide you all with such a great trip. Keep up the great diving and don't forget to apply sunscreen. Best regards from Coco, Pieter and all the rest of the Wunderpus family
Written April 27, 2022
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Joel Holland-Andrew
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Myself and 5 friends booked a 4 day 3 night trip on Mimic following a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed!

They were super helpful leading up to the trip especially given our flight cancellations and need to reschedule a little.

We received a very warm welcome, shown aboard the boat with an overall briefing of the boat to begin with.
The boat itself was clean, tidy and left us wanting for nothing.

The diving was rather spectacular with stunning corals, abundant fish, dive sites to ourselves and was even fortunate enough to see some species we hadn't seen before.

Food on board was fresh, delicious and was never left feeling hungry!

We opted to go to Komodo and Padar which also did not disappoint with stunning views from the top of Padar for sunset where again we were the only ones there.

Our crew were all lovely, very helpful tending to every need without any issues at all. All in all I couldn't fault this trip at all and can't reccomend it enough!

Given the chance to go again I would in a heart beat.
Written November 16, 2020
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Hi Joel, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are really glad you enjoyed the trip. We work hard to keep the boat in good condition and yes we have one of the best chef around ;) We hope to see you again next time in the future. Be safe and thanks again. Best, Ari, Pieter, and the Wunderpus Family
Written November 18, 2020
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