Duyung Baru


The 27-meter Duyung Baru liveaboard is an old-style Indonesian spice trading vessel. This dive boat offers personalized and reasonably priced diving trips for small groups or families.

The owners and operators are Volker Korth, a German national, and his Indonesian wife, Yani Korth, who have been passionate tour operators in Indonesia since 1998.

This traditional Indonesian Phinisi liveaboard is offering intimate trips around the Komodo national park. The length of the organized diving holidays varies between 6 and 10 nights and departs from Labuan Bajo. Possible charters can be shorter.

The very high customer satisfaction level proves that comfort and enjoyability can go hand in hand with affordable luxury liveaboards.


Duyung Baru liveaboard is made of quality teak wood, oozing a sphere of tropical luxury on the interior.

There are three cabins for a total of 6 guests with plenty of storage facilities for their luggage. 2 private double cabins contain a queen-sized bed, ideal for couples or friends.

The twin cabin contains two single beds, ideal for individual travelers. Each air-conditioned cabin has an en-suite with a shower and a private toilet. All of the beds have high-quality mattresses. The cabins are cleaned and maintained each morning.

Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:
Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Queen
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:


The lounge and dining salon are comfortable gathering places. The sun deck with a shaded area—a welcoming English, German, and Indonesian speaking local crew of 5 guarantees a truly personalized service. Free Internet is available when in range.


Yani’s kitchen proudly prepares delightful fresh food all day long. She provides her guests with authentic Indonesian, Japanese, and western cuisine.

A light breakfast is served before the first dive. After the morning dive, she makes a full Mediterranean buffet breakfast with freshly baked bread.

Lunch is served after the second dive. Dinner is always festive and can include onboard barbecues and delectable desserts. Fresh fruits, sweet and savory snacks are on offer in between meals. Yani will gladly cater to your particular wishes and personal diets.


Diving cruises with small groups have the advantage of being flexible. We can adjust our itineraries to everyone’s preference and quickly change plans if opportunities arise or conditions change.

The experienced dive guides will show you around world-class dive sites in Komodo while ensuring your safety.

The dive deck has all the amenities for comfortable diving, including nitrox and rental equipment.

Land excursions, diving courses, fishing, and snorkeling are alternative activities offered to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to Duyung Baru!




Year built: 2010

Year Renovated: 2016

Length: 27 meters

Deck area: 50 meters

Beam: 6 meters

Top speed: 10 knots

Cruising speed: 7 knots

Engines: Yanmar marine

Max guests: 6

Number of cabins: 3

Number of bathrooms: 4

Tenders: 2X Yamaha 40 Ps

Water capacity: 3000 liters

Fuel capacity: 3000 liters

Freshwater maker: 1500 l a day




 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers


 First Aid Kits

 Bilge pump alarm

 Crew trained in first aid

Duyung Baru provides personalized liveaboard cruises to Komodo. For only 6 guests per dive safari. Great for friends and families.

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Available trips

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04 Sep 2021
Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Labuan Bajo)
Arrival: 04 Sep 2021
Departure: 10 Jun 2021
Days/nights: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Komodo (Labuan Bajo-Labuan Bajo)

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Labuan Bajo, arrival and boarding

Days 2 – 6: Sebayur Island, Tatawa Island ,Manta point ,Gili Lawa Laut & Gili Lawa Darat, Komodo National Park & Trekking. Rinca Nord/Loh Buaya Komodo Channel

Day 8: Labuan Bajo: We will arrive in the morning in Labuan Bajo. You will be served breakfast and afterward transferred to the airport and checked in by Duyungs Baru’s staff.

Your time on the Duyung and diving in the Komodo National Park will be wonderful, where some of the best diving in the world will be done.

So what’s diving like? Many dive sites such as Castle Rock, Crystal Boomi, Batu Bolong, the Cauldron, and the passage are truly “world-class” dives when dived under the right conditions. Other sites rate as excellent diving.

The last dive of the trip will be on the penultimate day at around 11 am. Divers are recommended to wait for 24hours before flying after the last dive.

Marine Life: During our dives, we have encountered amazing marine life, large amounts of sharks, mainly white tip and grey reef, large shoals of jacks, snapper, surgeonfish, and fusiliers. Large groupers can be seen on most dives, and we have also seen some of the biggest hump head wrasse we have seen for years. Turtles abound, Manta rays are common, and eagle rays are spotted regularly.

Currents can make diving “tricky,” but for more experienced divers, exciting and great fun. There are dive sites suitable for all levels of diver, from experienced open water diver and above. However, there is no doubt that the most enormous shoals, the biggest fish, the most sharks, and generally the most exhilarating dives are where the currents are at the strongest. Therefore, we would suggest getting the best out of the area; the diving is not for newly qualified or inexperienced divers or divers who are not capable of a bit of hard fining on some occasions.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge

Excluded: Airfares, Alcoholic drinks like beer and wine (you are welcome to bring your alcohol – except beer), Harbor and national park fees; Komodo:145 € for seven-day cruise / 175 € for a nine-day cruise, Sulawesi €85, Wakatobi €160, Nitrox: 5 Euro per tank (ask for package prices), 15 l tank 5 Euro per day, Tip for the crew (30 Euro per person)


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