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Duyung Baru

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Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
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Fabulous diving, food and company!

We had such a great time aboard the Duyung Baru! Not only was the diving excellent and exciting... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2017
Jessica W
Highest Recommendation!

My girlfriend and I had the best time on the Duying Bary, and we would highly recommend! Completely... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Davidwazza
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Prime liveaboard in Labuan Bajo (Komodo National Park) - operating in Komodo since 1998 Small groups of max 6 guests, great food (Yani Korth) and unbelievable diving!
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“free diving” (4 reviews)
“charcoal bbq” (2 reviews)
“home cooked” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
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"free diving"
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"charcoal bbq"
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"home cooked"
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"fresh bread"
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"spent a week"
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"scuba dive"
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"small group"
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"world class"
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"manta rays"
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"great diving"
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"komodo dragons"
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"yani"
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"nitrox"
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"flexibility"
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"lob"
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

We had such a great time aboard the Duyung Baru! Not only was the diving excellent and exciting, but the boat was a perfect place to spend a week! Yani went above and beyond baking her famous German bread, and delicious meals every day. Vovo...More

1  Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

My girlfriend and I had the best time on the Duying Bary, and we would highly recommend! Completely outstanding! The Duyung Baru boat had great accommodation - air conditioning, comfort, and on the deck, we could relax and have ample room in getting around. The...More

1  Thank Davidwazza
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. One of the best live-a-boards that we have ever stayed on. The traditional wooden yacht is beautiful & extremely comfortable. With just three double cabins it's also very personalized. Yannie & her crew were always very attentive, friendly & knowledgable. Yannie is an...More

1  Thank Jan B
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Our experience was fantastic. Being on a boat for only 6 guests/divers has a LOT of benefits. First, the space in the cabins is way more than you'd expect. The 3 cabins are beautiful with separate toiler and shower. The mattresses are so comfy and...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Spent a week diving awesome Komodo sites (third LOB trip to Komodo and our favorite!!). Slept like a baby, our cabin is beautifully finished and had everything you need. The bed was so comfortable, and good AC too! Yani makes delicious food--it is home-cooked healthy...More

1  Thank 853canadians
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Can't tell you how excited we were to come across the manta ray cleaning station. We'd heard about it and managed to convey the message to the crew what we were after so they made it a priority to see if we could make it...More

1  Thank UrbanDrifter
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

I had the great pleasure from 10/15-23 / 2016 to join one of the owner's, Yani Korth on her Phinisi schooner, Duyung Baru (25 meters ) on a live aboard in the Komoto Island region. She and her crew of 4 gave me and 5...More

2  Thank Iamwoman1949
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Gosh, where do you start? Firstly, a look below the deck reveals a hold that is neat, well organized, and totally functional. Above,the galley and dining room are well designed. The food prepared by Yani, one of the owners is beyond exllent. Every meal is...More

2  Thank akdivebud
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We found this boat in the last minute on internet. When you type "liveaboard Komodo", you will find more than 15 boats - either luxury or budget, big or small, I will say a lot of choices. However, I have more than 2000 dives in...More

2  Thank Captaintoutin
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We spent 1 week in July 2026 on this live aboard and toured the Komodo National Park. The diving was truly spectacular. We saw a big variety of fish from Mantas to macro. The reefs appeared to be healthy. Dives were at times quite challenging...More

1  Thank Kritikerin_50
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Response from marathonman71 | Property representative |
Hi, Hms Hermes is in Sri Lanka - mit Indonesia unfortunately... Diving is from a speed boat which allows best dive entries in Indonesian strong currents ... Hope this helps!
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