Duyung Baru, Indonesia


The 27m Duyung Baru is a traditional Indonesian Phinisi scheduling year-round dive trips to the iconic dive areas of Komodo National Park, South Sulawesi and Wakatobi. With only 3 cabins on board to cater to a maximum of 6 guests, the Duyung Baru Liveaboard offers a personalised and intimate trip. Each tastefully decorated cabin has air-conditioning and a private en-suite bathroom.  Guests can relax on comfortable sun loungers on the sun deck, or in the salon/dining area. The heart of the Duyung Baru lies in the ‘Yannies Kitchen’, where fresh food is being prepared all day. With an Indonesian theme and hints of western flavours, hungry guests can enjoy freshly prepared meals and snacks throughout the day.

The dive deck offers plenty of space for gear storage and kitting up. The experienced and knowledgeable dive guides of the Duyung Baru will delight in showing divers the underwater treasures in this diverse region. From schools of Manta Rays and sharks in Komodo National Park, to cool critters in the untouched waters of Wakatobi, where nearly 1000 fish species have been recorded.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet, Yoga.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (200-260 EUR per trip), Port Fees, Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, Dutch, German, and Indonesian.

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

Duyung Baru Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2010
  • Year renovated 2016
  • Length 27 meteres
  • Deck area 50 meters
  • Beam 6 meters
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 7 knots
  • Engines Yanmar marine
  • Max guests 6
  • Number of cabins 3
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders 2X Yamaha 40 Ps
  • Water capacity 3000 literes
  • Fuel capacity 3000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 1500 l a day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Crew trained in first aid

Duyung Baru Reviews

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  • 10 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • thomas W
  • United States United States
A great time in great places!

The Mandarin Fish dives, the dolphins,and the Spanish Dancers just scratched the surface of the great diving we had on this trip. Yani and her cooking were outstanding, and I would love to join them again for another adventure!

Recommended for
Yani's cooking, Yani and Simone's making you feel at home, and great diving!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David L
  • United States United States
I can't imagine it getting any better!

The entire trip was amazing from start to finish. Yani's food was amazing, the boat is super comfortable and spacious. The dives led by Vovo were all spectacular, especially the night dive at Torpedo Point.

Recommended for
The food, the crew and the diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michaela F
  • Germany Germany
Great boat, great crew, amazing trip

Mantas, sharks, turtles, the awesome boat, amazing crew and the food was just great. We also had the chance to see the komodo dragons and had a great sunset from the top of a hill. The tour was just perfect and had a good variety of adventures for us.

Recommended for
BOAT:Vovos boat is really great, very nice rooms and practical! DIVING:We usually went to places without meeting others divers on the common and must see spots & FOOD: Yani is just an amazing cook!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Elisabetta S
  • Italy Italy
Amazing trip in Komodo Islands

Food was top! all home made, including brad and croissant in the morning. Dive guide - Vovo the owner is super friendly and customised the trip based on what we wanted to see. so we dive both north and south islands

Recommended for
Food - Dive guide - schedule
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David F
  • Australia Australia
Amazing trip!

Mantas and sharks! And of course the Komodo Dragons :-)

Recommended for
The diving, the food, the crew!!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Gregory B
  • Netherlands Netherlands
It could have been perfect.....

Long dives...all divers were really good. Seeing a Dugong. Shotgun dive site...twice Spanish Dancer Great food and lots of it.

Recommended for
Food, dive group and crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Paul B
  • France France
Best Liveaboard in the Komodos

Diving was outstanding, Vovo has his secret (world class) spots where nobody else dives and knows the ocean perfectly. He will bring you to the best spots at the best times, also trying to avoid other divers! The boat is amazing and everyone is very friendly, Yani is the best and kindest, and also an outstanding cook. The boat itself is great and the cabins are the best in any liveaboard I have ever done, particularly at that price point. Let alone that it only caters to 6 guests, which makes for a much better experience. Truly a luxury boat for a very good price. I could not recommend it more.

Recommended for
Diving, Boat & Team (Vovo+Yani), Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Irene F
  • Austria Austria
Die Superlative

Kann mich den vorangegangenen Bewertungen nur anschließen und bekräftigen, dass jegliche Schwärmerei, jedes Lob und vor allem die Komplimente an Yani, Andy und die Crew untertrieben sind - sie sind tatsächlich noch besser ☺️ Das Schiff ist nicht nur optisch eine Augenweide, es ist äußerst komfortabel - die Kabinen sind großzügig, die Betten superbequem, die Duschen/Toiletten nicht nur sauber sondern rein und an Deck findet jeder ein Wohlfühlplätzchen zum Lesen, Erholen und auch für ein wenig Yoga Für Yanis Künste find ich keine passenden Worte…allein dafür muss man auf dieses Boot - abwechslungsreich überrascht sie einen täglich mit Köstlichkeiten und wenn du denkst es geht nicht mehr besser setzt die noch mal einen drauf Das Tauchen betreffend wurden all meine kühnsten Erwartungen übertroffen...Dank der herausragenden Planung und situationsabhängigen Adaptierung war für jedes Tauchherz was dabei - Danke lieber Andy für diese perfekten Glücksmomente! Spontan gebucht, Tauchsafari erwartet, unbeschreibliche Momente erlebt, Freunde gewonnen...

Recommended for
Tauchen, Essen, Kabine
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Pasquale C
  • Italy Italy
amazing diving and great food

Diving was great and highly personalized based on what the group wants to see. Food was really amazing and the boat is comfortable.

Recommended for
diving, food, comfort
Origin: US