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The Cheng Ho is a long-standing fixture in the Indonesia liveaboard 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.

Length: 33 metres / 109 foot
Beam: 11 metres / 36 foot
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 24
Enriched air nitrox is available here
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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 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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November 2014
Dep: 4 Nov Ret: 11 Nov Komodo Island US$ 2,800
Dep: 28 Nov Ret: 7 Dec Komodo-Sumbawa US$ 3,600
December 2014
Dep: 8 Dec Ret: 17 Dec Komodo-Sumbawa US$ 3,600
Dep: 18 Dec Ret: 24 Dec Komodo Island US$ 2,400
Dep: 28 Dec Ret: 3 Jan Komodo Island US$ 2,400
January 2015
Dep: 4 Jan Ret: 10 Jan Komodo Island US$ 2,400
Dep: 17 Jan Ret: 23 Jan Komodo Island US$ 2,400
February 2015
Dep: 10 Feb Ret: 16 Feb Komodo Island US$ 2,400
Dep: 20 Feb Ret: 26 Feb Komodo Island US$ 2,400
Dep: 27 Feb Ret: 6 Mar Komodo Island US$ 2,800
March 2015
Dep: 7 Mar Ret: 12 Mar Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 17 Mar Ret: 27 Mar Komodo-Sumbawa US$ 4,000
April 2015
Dep: 1 Apr Ret: 6 Apr Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 6 Apr Ret: 12 Apr Komodo Island US$ 2,400
Dep: 13 Apr Ret: 18 Apr Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 26 Apr Ret: 1 May Komodo Island US$ 2,000
May 2015
Dep: 13 May Ret: 18 May Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 17 May Ret: 22 May Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 31 May Ret: 5 Jun Komodo Island US$ 2,000
June 2015
Dep: 14 Jun Ret: 19 Jun Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 28 Jun Ret: 3 Jul Komodo Island US$ 2,000
July 2015
Dep: 12 Jul Ret: 17 Jul Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 19 Jul Ret: 24 Jul Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 30 Jul Ret: 4 Aug Komodo Island US$ 2,000
August 2015
Dep: 2 Aug Ret: 7 Aug Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 16 Aug Ret: 21 Aug Komodo Island US$ 2,000
Dep: 23 Aug Ret: 28 Aug Komodo Island US$ 2,000
September 2015
Dep: 13 Sep Ret: 18 Sep Komodo Island US$ 2,000
October 2015
Dep: 11 Oct Ret: 16 Oct Komodo Island US$ 2,000

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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), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment, Komodo National Park fees (US$ 65) to be paid in advance, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

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.

Non-diver rate: 7.5% off the published prices.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single traveller 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.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Cheng Ho comfortably accommodates her charges 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.

A Cheng Ho Deluxe double bed cabin 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...
Cozy comfort in Komodo in Cheng Ho's saloon Crew comprises:
  • 3 Dive Masters
  • 2 Cruise Leaders
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • 2 Engineer
  • 2 Maids
  • 3 Stewards
  • 5 Deck Hands
  • 2 Other Crew
45mē Dive deck and platform with shower and toilet - 3 Motorised dive dinghies - 3 Rinse tanks - Separate rinse tank and table for cameras - 80mē 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 - 120mē 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.

  • Delectable spreads onboard the Komodo liveaboard, Cheng HoInternational and local specialities and BBQs are the themes varied on trips.
  • 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...
  • The Cheng Ho Indonesia liveaboard - another viewBuilt 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...
  • A Cheng Ho Standard cabin3 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 dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
Not currently available.
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Customer reviews: 

"The dive masters and staffs are kind. And the room is wide and sundeck is so wide. They serve beach towel enough, so it's very covenient." - Eunju Seo, South Korea ...

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