This traditional Phinisi boat is a luxury vessel designed to accommodate up 24 passengers. This live-aboard offers 4 large decks that creates a lot of space, the open air bar area, one of the main social areas, is on the upper deck toward the stern. It includes cozy seating over the wooden deck and is partially shaded for your comfort. For sun lovers, there is also a large sun deck to work on your tan or to take in the beautiful passing views.
The upper deck houses 3 double cabins and 1 twin bed cabin, two double bed cabins and 1 state room are situated on the middle deck, and 4 deluxe double bed cabins are on the lower deck. All the cabin are air-conditioned and come with an en-suite bathroom, hot / cold shower and a basin.
The air conditioned restaurant has a TV, DVD player, a Karaoke system and a fridge with a glass door for soft drinks and fruits. The boats provides a complete scuba diving equipment, a Jet Ski and a fishing equipment.
Facilities and Services onboard
Deck state cabin located on the middle and upper deck with a sea-view
Deluxe cabin located on the lower deck
Air- conditioned cabins with private bathroom (hot and cold showers)
A tray of toiletries in each cabin
Dining room and Bar
24 hours tea and coffee making facilities
Vegetarian food available on request
Easy access swim/boarding platform
Fresh water on deck shower
Complete scuba dive equipment
Compressor, regular air fills 3000 psi or 200 bar, tank, weight belt
Snorkel, canoe and fishing equipment
TV, Karaoke & DVD entertainment units
Computer with Adobe Photoshop application
On Board Satellite telecommunication
Camera Station – Electric 220 volt
Air blower cleaner for Camera
Diving cruise in Komodo Natinal Park – 7 Days / 6 Nights program
DAY 1: LABUAN BAJO – SABOLAN (2x Day Dive)
Start from Labuan Bajo airport, you will be transferred to the harbor to meet the boat and the crew.
Welcome drinks will be offered. Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before depart to Sabolan for check dive.
DAY 2: GILI LAWA LAUT – GILI LAWA DARAT (3x Day Dives + 1x Night Dive)
Arrive early in the morning around the bay of Gili Lawa, an outstanding diving location in this region, which will includes the sea mound and the drift diving of the point. A few dive points such as GPS Point and Crystal Bomie will leave you the opportunity to spot napoleon wrasse, sharks as well as turtles. Stunning corals and reefs will excite you on your full days diving in this area
DAY 3: SANGEANG – BANTA ISLAND (3x Day Dives + 1x Night Dive)
The boat arrives early in the stunning volcanic island, Sangeang
Sea Safari 6 welcomes you to enjoy the half days of diving at the one of the best dive site in the island.
Lunch will be served onboard while the boat sailing toward to Banta Island for another afternoon and night dive. We will then proceed to Rinca and Nusa Kode
DAY 4: TORA LONGKOY – PADAR – LOHOKSERA (3x Day Dives + 1x Night Dive)
Arrive in Toro Longkoi. Here, one of the well-known dive sites is ‘Manta Ale’, located in the south west of Komodo. This is a home to famous manta cleaning station. This area is excellent wide-angle opportunity as the topography of this island is facing towards the wide-open Indian Ocean. The three rocks between this deep bay is all covered by multicolor of soft coral and hard coral garden, leather coral, shark and number of large fish with many different species such as Jack, Tuna, Napoleon, Barracuda, and many other schools of fish. During the season of October – November, you have a golden opportunity to snorkel and dive with Manta as they circle around you. This site is entitled with the most active area in Komodo.
Next will be in Padar, Pillarsteen is also known as ‘Pillar Rock’. This site is identified by a tiny pinnacle, just off the southern tip of Small Island east of Padar’s southern point. In honor to its designation on our old Dutch map. There are good caves at about 40 meters. Visibility averaged 10-12 meters.
Then night dive in Lohoksera. After night dive and dinner, we proceed to Tatawa Island
DAY 5: TATAWA BESAR – TATAWA KECIL (3x Day Dive + 1x Night Dive)
In the morning, after light breakfast, we begin with diving in Tatawa Besar and Kecil. The prevailing current, north or south, will dictate where you enter at the main dive site of Tatawa Besar. Turtles seem to be everywhere and you can expect to see many as you navigate the site. Before you leave the currents behind watch out of the balcktip reef sharks, giant trevallies, great and black-tail barracudas. Manta Rays also make occasional guest appearances. Also to the south of Tatawa Besar is Tatawa Kecil. It’s best to dive the west coast of this island to explore its vibrant shallow coral gardens full of anthias. Its caves and boulders are perfect harbours for larger groupers. There are also large schools of humpback snapper, titan triggerfish and the occasional orange-spotted trevally.
DAY 6: PINK BEACH – KOMODO ISLAND (1 Tracking/komodo encounter + 2x Day Dives)
Cheng Ho boat anchors early in the morning in the famous Komodo Island.
Before your encounter with Komodo Dragons, we will have 2 dives in surrounding area of Pink Beach. Lunch will be served onboard.
After the dive, a park ranger will escort you across the island (about 4,5 km there and back ) to a viewing spot to safely watch the “ Komodo Dragons” at very close range.
After this breathtaking encounter, the boat will sail to Labuan Bajo.
DAY 7 : LABUAN BAJO
The ship will arrive in Labuan Bajo early in the morning.
You will be served breakfast and afterwards prepare for disembarkation. And you will transferred to the airport to catch 1,5 hours domestic flight to Denpasar, Bali.
Feel free to contact us for detailed itineraries
Cruise Rates 2016
|Cabin types||Night Rate per pax||Single occupation surcharge / night|
|Non Diving||Diving||Non Diving||Diving|
|Lower deck, Twin or Single||$350||$400||$175||$200|
|Middle deck, Single||$350||$400||$390||$440|
|Upper deck, Double||$350||$440||$175||$200|
|Cheng Ho||Nightly rate per person||Free of charge|
|12||$ 340||$ 390||1|
|16||$ 330||$ 380||2|
|20||$ 320||$ 370||3|
- Accommodation onboard & meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Tea/coffee, bottled water, tea-time snacks
- Guided land excursions
- Certified Dive Master (ratio 1 DM : 5 divers)
- Compressor, regular air fills 3000 psi or 200 bar, tank, weight belt
- Cruise Accident Insurance
- Harbor and anchor fee
- International/domestic airfare and airport tax
- Personal diving equipment (available for rent) and battery
- Komodo National Park fee, Raja Ampat entrance fee or Cendrawasih Fee
- Gratuities to guide and crew (we recommend a tip at least $ 10 – 30 per day)
- On-board telecommunication
- Laundry service
- Mobilization and demobilization (empty run) rate is applied if sailing started outside of the boat HOME-BASE
- Alcohol beverages
Additional dive for diver $ 25
Entrance Fee to National Park
Most bio-diverse marine areas in the world has been declared a National Park effective August 12, 2007. All divers are now required by the government regulation to pay an entrance of $ 55 per person to dive in this area. The ticket will be valid of one year and will go towards supporting reef conservation and community development.
DIVE EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Snorkling Equipment (mask, snorkel, fins): $ 15 / day
Mask: $ 5 / day
Snorkel: $ 5 / day
Fins: $ 5 / day
Wetsuit: $ 7/ day
Regulator: $ 7 / day
Bcd: $ 7 / day
Torch & Battery: $ 8 / day
Battery : $ 1 /piece
Dive Computer: $ 10 / day
Camera Underwater: $ 20 /day
Complete Equipments: $ 35 /day
Complete Equipments Package: $ 200 / package
Nitrox: $ 10 / bottle
Nitrox Package: $ 20 / day
Make Video Underwater Professional Package: $ 300 / day
Discovery Scuba Diving: $ 125
Scuba Diver: $ 380
Open Water Course: $ 405
Advanced Open Water: $ 305
EFR: $ 100
Rescue Diver: $ 345
Prices Include: Manual Book and Certification
|Hull Material||Ulin wood||Mast(s)||2|
|Max passengers||24||Max diving passengers||24|
|Navigation & Communication|
|Depth sounder||Yes||Fish finder||Yes|
|Satellite phone||Yes||Mariphone||VHF & SSB|
|Life raft(s)||Yes||Life jackets||Yes|
|Life ringbuoys||–||Life aid kit||Yes|
|Fire extinguishers||Yes||Fire & smoke alarm||Yes|
|Compressors||Yes||Dive courses||On request|
|Tanks||Yes||Camera rinsing tub||Yes|
|Camera workstation||Yes||Dive platform||Yes|
|Rental dive gear||Yes||Tender||Yes|
|Deck shower(s)||Yes||English speaking guide||Yes|
|Private bathroom||Yes||Number of cabins||14|
|Shower||Hot water||Extra bed||No|
|Private toilet||Yes||220 volt||Yes|
|Sun deck area||Yes||Covered deck area||Yes|
|Services & Entertainment|
|Indoor games||–||Beach games||–|
|Snorkel gear||Yes||Fishing gear||Yes|
|Water ski||No||Jet ski||Yes|