The Cheng Ho is a long-standing fixture in the Indonesian diving cruise scene. At a length of 33 metres, she is a substantial vessel in traditional Phinisi style, operating 5 night Komodo liveaboard trips in and out of Labuan Bajo.
You can choose from a variety of cabins consisting of 6 double, 4 twin and 4 single cabins. Each of the cabins is well-appointed and comfortable, and they all feature private en-suite bathrooms. While Cheng Ho normally accommodates a maximum of 15 guests, a full charter can take up to 24 if you have a group of that size.
The operator of Cheng Ho knows Indonesia's waters better than most and they can showcase all the best that the region has to offer. There is a roomy saloon and dining area as well as a separate cinema room! The saloon also has the entertainment facilities you might expect including TV, DVD player, reading library and photo and video editing facility.
So not only does a liveaboard trip on the Cheng Ho mean that you will be treating yourself to some top class diving, but you will also have fun between dives in making the most of the facilities of this spacious Phinisi schooner. If you are seeking one of the best liveaboards in Komodo and want to enjoy some of Indonesia's finest scuba diving from the luxury of a large and impressive schooner, check out the mighty Cheng Ho.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tours to see Komodo dragons, return transfers to the boat from the airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment, Komodo National Park fees (US$ 115) to be paid in advance, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks (in excess of those included), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 20 per day), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Cheng Ho departs from Labuan Bajo in Flores. Flights can be arranged by the operator. A minibus transfer service from airports to and from the boat is included. For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 02.00pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 7.5% off the published prices.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 divers and receive 1 extra space free of charge. Alternatively with a group of 10 or more you can charter the whole boat.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2014 - USD 8400 assuming 24 guests. For whole boat charters with other numbers of guests (minimum 10) please contact us.
The Cheng Ho liveaboard comfortably accommodates her charges on tours with a total of 14 guest cabins. 3 Deluxe double cabins on the upper deck feature large 3x1 metre windows for spectacular views in luxurious lodging. On the middle deck, 4 Deluxe single cabins are located. The lower deck is home to the Standard cabins: 3 double beds and 4 twin beds.
All the cabins have:
Large windows in Deluxe cabins, portholes in Standard cabins
En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin & toiletries
45m² Dive deck and platform with shower and toilet - 3 Motorised dinghies - 3 Rinse tanks - Separate rinse tank and table for cameras - 80m² Air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and sound system - Dedicated restaurant area - Open-air dining area - Computer with CD burner - Photo & video editing facilities - Separate cinema room with DVD projector - Movie and book library, games and magazines - Fish ID and diving books - Well stocked bar - Water dispenser - 2 Open-air shaded areas - 120m² Sun deck with sun chairs and mattresses