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Length / Width

33 m / 11 m

Year built / renovated

1996  / 2015

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  • A long-standing feature of the waters around Komodo, the Cheng Ho is a beautiful wooden vessel offering top-notch trips across one of the world's most bio-diverse areas
  • Itineraries are inspired by decades of experience in these waters, taking in Maumere, Alor, Ambon, the Forgotten Islands, Banda Sea and the Ring of Fire
  • Diving is incredibly diverse, including volcanic islands that jut out from the sea, spectacular walls that drop thousands of metres and exhilarating drift dives, as well as the chance to see hammerheads, sea snakes, sperm whales, pilot whales, dolphins and more
  • The boat takes you to the best land-based experiences too, with local village land excursions and trips to see the famous komodo dragons
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We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 210 days before trip start: 50%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel within 53 days or less, you will lose 100% of your booking; 55% if you cancel between 52 and 91 days; 40% if you cancel between 98 and 187 days; 25% if you cancel more than 187 days prior to your trip departure date

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: New bookings only require a 10% deposit. If your trip needs to be rescheduled due to travel restrictions “price paid credit notes” will be issued, are transferable and can be used until the end of 2022.



The Cheng Ho is a long-standing fixture in the Indonesian diving cruise scene

The Cheng Ho is 109 feet (33.15m) long and 35 feet (10.65m) wide is part of Sea Safari Cruises Fleet. Detailed attention has gone into the design of Cheng Ho. The Cheng Ho mission is to make the guest forget that he is on a boat, by offering the best there is in diving and spare-time activities.

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. 

The liveaboard is a stunning , traditional wooden boat, facilitating the journey of its travellers into the mysterious Underwater world of Komodo.

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.

The itinerary of the Cheng Ho was created to maximize the fun for the Divers, the dive sites are visited at the optimal time of year. This boat is different from other liveaboards, because it offers unique personalized lodging and service. 

Cheng Ho considers food very important and follows the 'dive-eat-sleep' mantra 

Part of its philosophy is also that even when sailing the hidden corners of Komodo, good food must not be forgotten, after all, an army (of Divers) marches on its stomach. The meals were designed by Divers because they know that the right food will provide an energy boost for subsequent dives. One the menu is also vegetarian food. International cuisine, local specialities and BBQs are the themes varied on safaris. 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. Wine and spirits, soft drinks and beer are available as additional extras.

Sea Safari Cruises Fleet

Offer a wide range of diving liveaboard activities within the Indonesian Archipelago. Using traditional rigged Bugis Phinisi Schooners, constructed with at least three decks, the boats give you plenty of space to relax. Whether it is in the air-conditioned comfort of the large Saloon or lazing under the shade of one of the ship's huge sails, you will find it easy to unwind.


Pls refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan


For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Enos

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Nitrox Certification

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Other Languages On Request

Dive Center Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Warm-Water Showers

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions
  • Karaoke

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Great for families

  • Movies


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters


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