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Duyung Baru

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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
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About Duyung Baru
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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Max K wrote a review Nov 2019
Munich, Germany90 contributions29 helpful votes
I've just come back from a 9D/8N tour on the Duyung Baru and I think I speak in the name of all guests when I say that it was an amazing experience! Nick, the Cruise Director, gave great briefings, chose the best dive sites and guided us with tons of fun and safe diving practices. After roughly 10 years of diving Komodo, he knows each site and the best times to jump. Perfect! Yani cooked delicious foods, from early morning (fresh bread every day, prezels, croissants!), for lunch and for extensive dinners. If you have ever been on a liveaboard, you know how utterly important good food is. This was the best I have had so far - and it was plentiful! The crew - Yono, Hendrick and the Captain - were very professional and managed the boat and speedboat without hectic. They were always there - without interfering. Like magic. The boat itself is very comfortable and spacious. Sun-deck, sitting area and dining area offer plenty of room to stretch out and sleep or to socialise. The cabins were equally spacious, each with en-suite bathroom and toilet, as well as AC. Plenty of storage space for bags, cloths and all the other stuff one brings on board. It's been a great trip and I would go with them again at any time and without hesitation. And so should you!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Lucas G wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mandy Xu wrote a review Oct 2019
Shanghai, China13 contributions2 helpful votes
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。
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Date of experience: October 2019
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VinetaC wrote a review Jul 2019
Riga, Latvia46 contributions73 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Paul B wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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