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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 Komodo liveaboard trips in and out of Labuan Bajo.

Length: 33 metres / 109 feet
Beam: 11 metres / 36 feet
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 24
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Cheng Ho liveaboard in Komodo - under sail

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.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Jul 7 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
9 Jul 15 Jul 6 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,920
16 Jul 22 Jul 6 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,920
23 Jul 28 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
27 Aug 1 Sep 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
10 Sep 15 Sep 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
17 Sep 22 Sep 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
23 Sep 30 Sep 7 Komodo National Park 24 US$ 2,240
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Nov 10 Nov 6 Alor & Flores 20 US$ 1,920
12 Nov 18 Nov 6 Alor & Flores 20 US$ 1,920
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
16 Dec 26 Dec 10 Komodo National Park & Sumbawa 33 US$ 4,000
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Feb 2 Feb 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
9 Feb 14 Feb 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
16 Feb 25 Feb 9 Komodo National Park & Sumbawa 31 US$ 2,880
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Mar 7 Mar 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
9 Mar 14 Mar 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
16 Mar 25 Mar 9 Komodo National Park & Sumbawa 31 US$ 2,880
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Apr 11 Apr 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
13 Apr 18 Apr 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
29 Apr 5 May 6 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,920
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 May 16 May 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
18 May 27 May 9 Komodo National Park & Sumbawa 31 US$ 2,880
June 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jun 6 Jun 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
8 Jun 13 Jun 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
July 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Jul 11 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
13 Jul 18 Jul 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
20 Jul 29 Jul 9 Komodo National Park & Sumbawa 31 US$ 2,880
22 Jul 28 Jul 6 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,920
29 Jul 4 Aug 6 Komodo National Park 20 US$ 1,920
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Aug 10 Aug 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
18 Aug 27 Aug 9 Komodo National Park & Sumbawa 31 US$ 2,880
September 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Sep 12 Sep 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
14 Sep 19 Sep 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
23 Sep 28 Sep 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Nov 7 Nov 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
9 Nov 14 Nov 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
16 Nov 25 Nov 9 Komodo National Park & Sumbawa 31 US$ 2,880
December 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Dec 12 Dec 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
14 Dec 19 Dec 5 Komodo National Park 16 US$ 1,600
21 Dec 30 Dec 9 Komodo National Park & Sumbawa 31 US$ 2,880

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More Trip Details...

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), cruise accident insurance, 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. 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), dive insurance, 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 14:00 hrs 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 12 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 13 guests or more). Pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 18 or more guests). Pay for 20 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise in in Standard cabins free of charge (total 23 or more guests). Alternatively with a group of 10 or more you can charter the whole boat.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 8400 assuming 24 guests. For whole boat charters with other numbers of guests (minimum 10) please contact us.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
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:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Large windows in Deluxe cabins, portholes in Standard cabins
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin & toiletries
  • Towels and bathrobe
  • Reading light
  • Bedding
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Hair-dryer in Deluxe cabins
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • Fire warning system
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
No. of bathrooms / showers - 15 / 14 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
Crew comprises:
  • 3 Dive Masters
  • 2 Cruise Leaders
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • 2 Engineer
  • 2 Maids
  • 3 Stewards
  • 5 Deck Hands
  • 2 Other Crew
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

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
Cheng Ho considers food very important and follows the 'dive-eat-sleep' mantra with plenty to eat throughout the trip.
  • International and local specialities and BBQs are the themes varied on safaris.
  • Main meals comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch & dinner with snacks in between.
  • Snacks include muffins, cake, toast, fruit, tea & coffee: all of which are free of charge.
  • Wine and spirits, extra soft drinks and beer are available as additional extras.
  • The menus are not fixed and meals are served buffet style in either the air-conditioned saloon or al fresco in the open-air dining area.
  • Vegetarian, halal and other special diets are catered for with prior notice.
  • Catering starts with lunch on check-in day.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2002, refurbished annually
  • Size - 33m x 11m
  • Top speed - 10 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 1 x 447 HP Yanmar engine
  • 3 x 25 / 40 / 60 KW Soundproof generators
  • 3 x Lenhardt & Wagner E450 dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with Int. valves & DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220v - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 50,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 10,000 per day
  • Fuel capacity - 40,000 litres
  • Environmental storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 3 Dinghies (2 fibreglass, 1 Viking)
  • 4 x 20 person capacity life rafts
  • VHF radios
  • GPS
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Email
  • 20 life buoys
  • Emergency lights / signal devices
  • Life jackets in cabins / saloon
  • Fire extinguishers in hall, saloon & fire-stations
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 6,000 litres of oxygen on board
  • Customer diving insurance is not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Very good
"The divemasters and staffs are kind. And the room is wide and sundeck is so wide. They serve beach towel enough, so it's very covenient." - , South Korea, 19 September 2013 ...


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