Leyla Liveaboard, Indonesia

Excellent crew and service

“I can't say enough good things about our experience on Leyla. While this was our first liveaaboard experience, we have chartere…”

Bryce B, United States United States
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  • Traditional Phinisi experience
  • Diving in Komodo and Raja Ampat
  • Wide range of shared trips and private charters

The beautiful Leyla phinisi, the sister boat to the Mantra, was custom-built for divers in 2018 after years of experience and planning in Indonesia. With 5-star service and standards, the Leyla Liveaboard emphasizes the design, layout, and space onboard. Four spacious cabins can accommodate 8 - 12 guests, making the Leyla ideal for individuals, friends, couples, or groups. The front cabin has 1 queen bed and 1 twin bunk bed, the middle cabin features 1 queen bed, and the back 2 cabins have 1 queen and 1 single bed, allowing for all configurations. Each cabin has a private en-suite bathroom, AC, reading lights, charging ports, and storage space.

Social areas throughout the Leyla are spacious and inviting. The indoor salon and dining area are air-conditioned, featuring an entertainment area, a comfortable sofa, and a dining table. At the back of the boat is an open-air alfresco dining area, perfect for enjoying freshly prepared Indonesian and Western cuisine while enjoying the stunning scenery. There is also a further relaxing area at the bow of the boat for sun lovers to soak up the rays or for star-gazing in the evening.

The Leyla phinisi offers many shared trips and private charter opportunities in Indonesia. Itineraries vary in location, traveling from Raja Ampat down to Komodo, with many special itineraries in between. The 'Ultimate Komodo' trip is a must for any diver that wants to experience the best diving Komodo has to offer; from critter-hunting at amazing muck-diving sites to diving on seamounts in the open ocean and getting up close with large pelagic life, Komodo has a lot to offer. For diving in Raja Ampat, itineraries are 8 or 9 days long, and explore Dampier Strait, Misool, or Wayag, for untouched reefs, pristine beaches, and crystal clear waters. The Leyla dive deck allows ample room for kitting up and has separate rinse tanks for dive gear and camera equipment. The compressor room is soundproofed and located in the bow for added onboard comfort.

The attentive and experienced crew of the Leyla is ready and waiting to share the beauty of diving in Indonesia. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Private Dive Guide, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (200-520 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Special Dinner, Diving Package (30 EUR), Extra Dives (30 EUR), Rental Gear (35 EUR), Scuba Diving Courses (50-450 EUR).

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • 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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, 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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2018
  • Length 33 meters
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Top speed 9.5 knots
  • Cruising speed 7 - 9.5 knots
  • Engines DOOSAN 258Hp
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 6000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 5000 liters
  • Freshwater maker YES

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Leyla Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bryce B
  • United States United States
Absolutely Amazing - best trip of our lives

I can't say enough good things about our experience on Leyla. While this was our first liveaaboard experience, we have chartered boats previously (Grenadines) and have been diving around the world. I researched boats in Raja ampat heavily, but we ultimately settled on Layla because it was practically new, had several very positive reviews, and was a little more intimate as it had only 4 guest rooms. We loved the boat the minute we set foot on board. Beautiful, comfortable, and just the right amount of space to spread out and relax. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. Mattias was our dive master and he worked hard every day to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted out of the diving and our stay. Meals were excellent and plentiful (breakfast was awesome!). Lunches consisted of a variety of Indonesian and western options always with fresh fruit, fresh bread, and often fresh fish - so delicious. We were also greeted with fresh juice cocktails after the last dive every day, and snacks later between the last dive an dinner. The rooms are beautiful and kept impeccably clean by the staff (Arty is the best!). AC in every room, en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds. I stayed nice and cold through the night which meant I slept like the dead every night after diving all day :) And what can I say about the diving? Its mind blowing. Mattias adapted quickly to our speed and was extremely calm and knowledgeable - and always checked in with us to make sure we were happy. He knew the dive sites well (a few he was diving for the 1st time as he had been on another boat previously that didn't visit the same sites) and always had interesting things to point out. Overall I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Layla and I hope I can someday return. We made great friends on the boat as well which definitely made the week fun and we truly feel this was the best vacation of our lives.

Recommended for
Beautiful boat, Amazing attentive staff, Incredible destination
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lin B
  • Singapore Singapore
The experience that exceeds expectations

This trip was superb right from the start. We had troubles with our flights in to Labuan Bajo (cancelled last min) and Retha was quick to help us troubleshoot and accommodate us departing 1 day later. The entire crew, including dive guide Dodi, was professional and went to lengths to make us feel comfortable. Adjustments were made to the itinerary to the South as the initial 2 dives in the North yielded poorer visibility. On this trip, we saw Mantas, reef sharks, so many green and hawksbill turtles, schools of larger fishes such as sweet lips and trevallis. Macro-life was also in abundance with nudibranch, zebra crabs and ladybugs. The diversity and richness of coral reefs were particularly heartening for us, as it is the base rock to the vast and complex marine ecosystems in the coral triangle. Great to see how well preserved and untarnished it is. Thank you Retha, Dodi and crew for the memorable experience! we will definitely look forward to more dives in Indonesia with the team at Leyla!

Recommended for
Diving, food, crew
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Niklas B
  • Germany Germany
Overall disappointing

The boat is beautiful. Local Crew is very friendly. However, diving was dangerous as dive crew didnt know the dive sites and we only had one dive guide for 8 people. We are very disappointed because we chose the boat to have a great diving experience. In fact, this boat is listed with many agents and advertises different cruises to the guest. Hence, expectations vary a lot. If you just want to spend time on a beautiful boat go ahead, if you are looking for good diving chose another operator. The overall organisation was really bad. We got one day less on the boat than promoted and starting point/times were not as per itinery and not communicated to the guests. We could have taken different flights and waste less time in Sorong, when the operator would have communicated the right timings.

Recommended for
Beautfiul Boat, bad diving experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mariana L
  • Portugal Portugal
Amazing experience to repeat!

Leyla is a wonderful sailboat, almost brand new and designed with good taste and detail to perfection. Our stay was as comfortable as it could be, with all the commodities we could've asked for. The staff were all super friendly and professional, kept constant attention on us guests, anticipating all our needs and spoiling us all the time. Food was amazing from breakfast to dinner, from start to finish, fresh ingredients and delicious taste and variety - never disappointed! We had amazing dives in Komodo, dive guides were experienced and knowledgeable of the area, the equipment rented was in perfect shape, practically new. I can't wait for another opportunity to get back aboard Leyla, next time in Raja Ampat!

Recommended for
The boat design and comfort, the service and the dives