Cheng Ho Liveaboard, Indonesia



    • Dive in Komodo & Ambon
    • Nitrox available
    • Wi-Fi available

The wooden schooner, M/V Cheng Ho, is a 33m luxury liveaboard cruising the amazing waters of Indonesia. Cheng Ho schedules diving holidays to the fantastic dive areas of Komodo & Ambon. As a Bali Sea Safari Cruises member, Cheng Ho is renowned for excellence in service, food, comfort, and relaxation. The vessel is stylish, the accommodations are luxurious, and the crew is highly attentive.

Cheng Ho offers 14 cabins spread over three decks, each equipped with an en suite bathroom and air conditioning. The onboard restaurant and lounge are also air-conditioned and feature a TV and DVD player. Relax, enjoy the tropical views at the top-deck bar, and lounge on the sun deck.

MV Cheng Ho has the latest diving amenities to make your scuba diving adventure hassle-free. The expert dive staff is always on hand to ensure divers receive the best service and attention during each dive excursion to create a truly memorable experience. Book your Cheng Ho Indonesia liveaboard diving holiday online.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (25-35 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (250 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (60-570 USD), Laundry / Pressing Services.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

The crew speaks English and Japanese.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2002
  • Length 33 meters
  • Beam 11 meters
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 1 x 447HP Yanmar
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 14
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Tenders 2 x fiberglass and 1 x Viking
  • Water capacity 50'000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 40'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 10'000 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Cheng Ho Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 17 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mizuho K
  • Japan Japan
Great diving experience, great crew

Crew accommodating to food allergies and special dietary requests, variety of dive sites visited, and everything being organised well. Thank you Cheng Ho crew! You made the trip memorable.

Recommended for
Crew hospitality, diver to divemaster ratio, facilities on the boat
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Aminul I
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
Very good

Drift dive in shot gun.

Recommended for
Manta, shark, tartels
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Yuka F
  • Japan Japan
Beautiul, Confortable pirates

We met black & white mantas dancing and 5 mantas running to us. That was best moments for me. This ship opens her sails to show us, it was so exciting and precious experience for us.

Recommended for
Black & white mantas dancing, Beautiful pirates ship, good buddies
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Justine B
  • France France
Great dive trip with fantastic staff

A mix of diving and other activities (sunrise hike and visiting komodo dragons)

Recommended for
Staff was very helpful and friendly, amenities were clean, food was great
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Katherine G
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Great and comfortable

We were on cheng ho from 22-27th April 2018. the crew on the boat are very hardworking and amazing in making sure our comfort is taken care of. DM bawa, Junko and dika are great in taking care of our safety and making sure we see what we need to see at the dive sites. Especially DM wayan sumardika, very professional and hardworking in finding all the macro. Was really happy to take so many macro shots! Thank you cheng ho!

Recommended for
the crew, the boat, dive sites
  • 8.0 Very good
  • alain D
  • France France
come back longer

South Komodo . The north part can be crowded .

Recommended for
service , diving conditions , south Komodo
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Stefanie C
  • Portugal Portugal
All the fun of an adventure holiday without the hassles

We had a wonderful manta ray dive and were also able to see a plethora of sea life we had never seen before. The five master was a true "master" guiding us through ever changing underwater conditions .

Recommended for
Professionalism of crew and dive master, variety of dives, beautiful scenery
  • 8.4 Very good
  • alain D
  • France France
come back longer

South Komodo . The north part can be crowded .

Recommended for
service , diving conditions , south Komodo
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Virginia M
  • Argentina Argentina

same as above

Recommended for
crew, food, ship
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mikaël H
  • France France
Très beau voyage

Certains sites sont vraiment magnifiques. Il a été possible de voir énormément de requins et de raies manta

Recommended for
Les sites de plongée à Komodo, la nourriture et le bateau lui-même