Mikumba Dua Liveaboard, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“The diving is amazing of course. The boat is super comfortable. Not crowded, plenty of areas to either socialize or grab some alon…”

Derrick E, United States United States
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  • Traditional Phinisi-style liveaboard
  • Explore secret beaches and lagoons
  • Tailored private charters to suit your needs

Barefoot luxury is the theme behind Mikumba Dua (of lost paradise charters) liveaboard Indonesia, having undergone an extensive renovation giving a contemporary twist to this traditional wooden boutique style phinisi. Mikumba Dua boasts the largest outdoor space found on any vessel in her class, spanning over 4 decks, allowing guests to indulge in alfresco dining under the stars while sipping away at their favorite drink or perhaps getting involved in some sunrise/sunset yoga or just lounging around on beanbags with a book. The main hub of the boat is the beautiful indoor salon, which also offers dining, a cinema room, a library, board games, or simply space for relaxation. There are 2 Master cabins on the upper deck, both en-suite and with their own private balcony, with a further 3 double/twin cabins on the lower deck sharing 2 bathrooms. All cabins are spacious and individually designed, embracing traditional local materials and fabrics.

Dining generally takes place on the top deck while taking in incredible vistas; our legendary local chef will provide a selection of authentic dishes prepared daily using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and cooked with dedication and love. The Ethos onboard Mikumba Dua is to seek adventure while getting you away from the crowds and giving you world-class diving and snorkeling. Visit secret beaches and lagoons and encounter breathtaking views from jungle-covered hilltops, all of which make for a truly magical experience, “the stuff of dreams.”

The enchanting and magnificent Raja Ampat, one of the last frontiers on Earth, is the ultimate tropical paradise. Commonly regarded as the most biodiverse marine ecosystem on our planet and ultimately some of the greatest diving and snorkeling in the world, as beautiful above the surface as below, it is “truly Heaven on Earth.”

The ambiance aboard Mikumba Dua reflects the feeling that guests are extended family and perfectly combines the balance of adventure and the feeling of home. Mikumba Dua is also available for private hire; the date of the charter, length of trip, locations, and activities can all be tailored to your needs.

Book online today for a fantastic luxury dive cruise in Indonesia to reserve your space aboard the Mikumba Dua liveaboard.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (150-220 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (200,000 IDR per day), Alcoholic Beverages, Rental Gear (30 EUR per day), Scuba Diving Courses.

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

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • 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 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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2006
  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 30 meters
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Cruising speed 8-10 knots
  • Engines Mitsubishi 8dc 350 Hp
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 5
  • Number of bathrooms 5
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 8 tons
  • Fuel capacity 9 tons

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
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Mikumba Dua Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Derrick E
  • United States United States

The diving is amazing of course. The boat is super comfortable. Not crowded, plenty of areas to either socialize or grab some alone time. The food was great with good variety and plenty of fresh fruit. The dovr guides were helpful and not overbearing. The boat staff were efficient and friendly. The owner was very interactive and kind and positive. It was a tremendously fun week - cannot wait to return. Would easily repeat the same trip without hesitation.

Recommended for
Diving, staff, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sam G
  • United States United States
Fantastic Liveaboard Experience

I would recommend Mikumba 2 to anyone. With 10 divers and 2 DMs, it was the perfect size for diving Raja Ampat. They coordinated with other boats and smartly timed the itinerary to ensure we had most dive sites to ourselves. This was especially useful for sites with strong currents or where you’d want to hook in to watch the action at the head of the reef (I can’t imagine how chaotic it would have been diving some of the sites with 20 people). The DMs were great, Fadly kept us on schedule and was great at spotting nudis. Ardi really knows the different fish and talked with us for hours after dinner about the different fish and animals we saw. He’s also great at shooting video with his GoPro. Hugo (another DM/Cruise Coordinator) was fantastic and made sure that there was always something to do, kept us well-informed, and took care of any concern we raised. The DMs also worked with the less experienced divers in our group, making little adjustments and offering minor tips that really improved their bouancy. The food was also great — they gave us 4 hearty meals a day plus tons of snacks! Highlights were the Friwan Wall, Blue Magic, and Melissa’s Garden. We also saw Mantas and had amazing interactions with cuttlefish on our night dive (the bioluminescent plankton was so cool!). I got to see a gray reef shark, a white tip, and lots of black tips and wobbegongs. Damian (the owner) arranged our transit from Sorong to the boat which made getting there easy (it would have been difficult and confusing without the guide). It’s standard, so don’t worry. I just recommend coming in the day before so you are able to catch the 9am ferry from Sorong to Waisai

Recommended for
Great DMs that were extremely knowledgeable about the dive sites and currents, wonderful food, well being planned and organized trip
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christine L
  • United States United States
Jem is a gem!!! Thanks Mikumba 2 & crew for the magical week <3

The dive sites of Raja Ampat are absolutely breathtaking (SO much marine diversity WOW), and there’s no boat I’d rather experience them on than the beautiful Mikumba 2! Mikumba 2 had by far the most varied activities I’ve ever experienced on a liveaboard — we had multiple beach hangouts, paddle boarding in the mangroves, a beach bonfire, and a magical hike to the top of Piaynemo. Jem is the kindest, friendliest guy EVER and is such a joy to be around. He and every single member of the crew went far above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic stay on the boat. The crew members were so nice :’) they helped out so much with our dives, and the dive guides were so knowledgeable about all the wildlife (and GREAT at finding creatures of all shapes and sizes)! And the food, omg— every meal was a dreaaam. They varied from day to day and consisted of a mix of local (fried rice/noodles, beef curry, lots of fish, stir fried veggies, etc) and western food (bacon, eggs, pancakes, bread, the most amazing butter and Nutella, etc). Each meal ended with the most spectacular tropical fruit platter. YUM. A few pointers: make sure you’re comfortable with strong current (there is current in many Raja Ampat dive sites), and maybe bring earplugs since some of the downstairs rooms were a little creaky at night when the boat was moving. We love all of you on Mikumba 2!!!! And hope to be back one day!!!

Recommended for
Friendly & helpful crew, delicious food, incredibly capable dive guides!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tanya P
  • United States United States

The crew of Mikumba Dua gave us the best week we could possibly ask for! They kept us safe, showed us the beauty of Raja Ampat in the water and on land, brought so many smiles and laughs to our faces, and gave us the time of our lives! Absolutely incredible crew (every single one of them), awesome diving, amazing lounge space on the boat, comfortable and spacious dive deck, delicious food, SUPs, kayaks, land excursions, beaches, sandbars…what an adventure!

Recommended for
Amazing boat, the BEST crew, fantastic diving and excursions!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ana Luisa L
  • Brazil Brazil
Unforgettable experience

We had an amazing time in Raja Ampat, thanks to the great service provided by Mikumba Dua. The boat is comfortable, the itinerary is great, the food is delicious, and all members of the crew are extremely friendly! On top of that, Damien was available before and after our cruise to help us sort out the logistics of our trip and answer all of our questions. I recommend them to anyone who wants to have a great time in Raja Ampat or Komodo! They are also on Instagram @mikumbadua, where you can check out more photos and videos of the boat.

Recommended for
Itinerary, Food and Crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Noel K
  • Australia Australia
Raja Ampat Dive Trip March 2024

We were the luckiest divers alive, we saw Mantas on our first dive and then very regularly thereafter. The sites were pristine, the boat comfortable, the crew fantastic and food terrific.

Recommended for
Diving, Crew & Jem
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chris R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wobblegongs everywhere

Access to so many epic dive sites. Mikes point with its nooks and cranies, caves and swim through, beautiful coral strewn walls, healthy abundant hard/soft/fans/sponges and table coral along with the vast array of fish made this dive VERY special. We had the double room with private balcony so waking up surrounded by the sea was special. Dive hist Hugo and both dive guides were some of the best I've ever had (in 20 years of diving) Absolutely 100% recommend Mikumba2. The 3 flights from uk along with the 2hr boat transfer is well worth it! Magic!

Recommended for
Guides, room, Dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Josephine C
  • Singapore Singapore
The trip was a fantastic experience in every respect

The dive-sites, the friendliness of boat crew and owner, the food, the programme regarding land and water excursions

Recommended for
The diving, the boat and crew, the nature
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Spain Spain
Amazing experience. Thank you Mikumba dua!!

Our experience at Mikumba was superb. The staff it’s super friendly and the dive masters are very skilled. The itinerary was perfect and the diving gear was in great condition. The boat it’s amazing and cozy, with a lot of outdoor space, ideal for our morning yoga routine. The food was delicious and we always had plenty of options to choose. We also enjoyed a lot the complementary activities like kayaking, paddle board, excursions, etc. were. Highly recommended.

Recommended for
Friendly staff, boat & outdoor space, delicious food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stephanie U
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Perfect 5 day trip

If you are thinking about booking this trip definitely do. We had five perfect days with an itenary that was thoughtfully designed to make sure we got the best diving at the optimum times and stayed away from the crowds/day trippers. The boat was beautiful, the cabins were spacious, clean and well designed. The food was delicious and plentiful and sunset drinks were well made. The crew were an absolute highlight. They were all so kind and bent over backwards to take care of us. The diving fantastic and the amount of things we saw on every dive was unbelievable. Everything for diving was well prepared and so easy. Fadli and Willy the dive guides were very safety conscious and took great care of us. One of our group had trouble with her ears so snorkelled and was worried she wouldn’t see as much but the visibility was perfect and the coral and fish life was just as good. Damien knew the perfect spots to go. There were always activities available when not diving like kayaking/paddle boarding/sunset beach trips and walks. We are already planning our next trip on the Mikumba to Raja Ampat!

Recommended for
Perfect boat/diving/activities/staff