< Back

Contact us

Our scuba travel experts are available 24/7 to assist you in planning and booking a fantastic scuba diving vacation

Cabins

14

Length / Width

33 m / 11 m

Year built / renovated

1996  / 2015

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • 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

Dates & Prices

{$ $select.selected.month $} {$ $select.selected.year $}
USD

Change currency

  • USD US Dollar
  • AUD Australian Dollar
  • GBP British Pound Sterling
  • EUR Euro
  • AED United Arab Emirates Dirham
  • ARS Argentine Peso
  • AUD Australian Dollar
  • BGN Bulgarian Lev
  • BRL Brazilian Real
  • CAD Canadian Dollar
  • CHF Swiss Franc
  • CLP Chilean Peso
  • CNY Chinese Yuan
  • COP Colombian Peso
  • CRC Costa Rican Colon
  • CZK Czech Republic Koruna
  • DKK Danish Krone
  • EGP Egyptian Pound
  • EUR Euro
  • FJD Fiji Dollar
  • GBP British Pound Sterling
  • HKD Hong Kong Dollar
  • HNL Honduran Lempira
  • HRK Croatian Kuna
  • HUF Hungarian Forint
  • IDR Indonesian Rupiah
  • ILS Israeli New Sheqel
  • INR Indian Rupee
  • ISK Icelandic Krona
  • JPY Japanese Yen
  • KHR Cambodian Riel
  • KRW South Korean Won
  • LKR Sri Lankan Rupee
  • MVR Maldives Rufiyaa
  • MXN Mexican Peso
  • MYR Malaysian Ringgit
  • NOK Norwegian Krone
  • NZD New Zealand Dollar
  • PAB Panamanian Balboa
  • PHP Philippine Peso
  • PKR Pakistani Rupee
  • PLN Polish Zloty
  • QAR Qatari Rial
  • RON Romanian Le
  • RUB Russian Ruble
  • SAR Saudi Riyal
  • SCR Seychelles Rupee
  • SEK Swedish Krona
  • SGD Singapore Dollar
  • THB Thai Baht
  • TRY Turkish Lira
  • TWD New Taiwan Dollar
  • UAH Ukrainian Hryvnia
  • USD US Dollar
  • VND Vietnamese Dong
  • ZAR South African Rand
Start date
Itinerary {$operator.liveaboardFilter.itinerary.length$}
Duration {$ operator.liveaboardFilter.duration.length $}
Price per trip / person
 
No trips match your criteria
{$ product.duration $} nights/{$ product.duration+1 $} days
{$ divesMin $} - {$ divesMax $} dives{$ divesMin $} dives
Charter only
Save {$ qty $} -{$ product.promotion.value $}%{$ qty $} night freeDeal
Fromper trip
{$ product.promotion.title $} 
Select cabin

 {$ 'Sold out' | translate $}

{$ 'Other boats on this date' | translate $}Only {$ product.availability $} left {$ 'Available' | translate $}Deal expires in {$ days $} dayDeal expires today
Prices include taxes. Prices shown may be for non-divers.
Pricing on request

We are still working on entering all prices and availability in our system. In the meantime, just submit a booking enquiry and we`ll do the rest.

BEST PRICE GUARANTEE we match any competitor’s price.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20% (downpayment)
  • 194 days before trip start: 30%
  • 74 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 45 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 45 days prior to arrival

Cabins

1 / 1

Lower deck - double bed cabin

On the lower deck, with private bathroom, basin, hot and cold shower and multi spilt air conditioner at each room which

{$ collapsed0 ? 'Hide' :'Read more' $}
  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
1 / 1

Lower deck - twin bed cabin

On the lower deck, with private bathroom, basin, hot and cold shower and multi spilt air conditioner at each room which

{$ collapsed1 ? 'Hide' :'Read more' $}
  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
1 / 1

Middle deck - single bed cabin

On the middle deck, with private bathroom, basin, hot and cold shower and multi spilt air conditioner at each room which

{$ collapsed2 ? 'Hide' :'Read more' $}
  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Single
  • Max occupancy:  1
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
1 / 1

Upper deck - double bed cabin

On the upper deck, private bathroom, basin, hot and cold shower and multi spilt air conditioner at each room

{$ collapsed3 ? 'Hide' :'Read more' $}
  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Description

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.

HOW TO GET THERE

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

Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Other Languages On Request

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Karaoke

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Reviews

Reviewed on {$ review.dateWritten | date:"MMMM dd, yyyy" $}

{$review.title $}

Reviewed by {$review.screenName $}, a ScubaTribe travelerRead full review

See more reviews
{$review.title $}
Review by {$ review.user.username $}, a TripAdvisor traveler
Read full review

We don't have enough ratings for this dive operator to display them yet

We don't have enough ratings for this dive operator to display them yet

Vessel
Dive infrastructure
Service
Cabins
Rental equipment
Safety
Food
Staff
Value
Reviewed on {$ review.tripStartDate ? review.tripStartDate : review.created | timezone | date:"MMMM dd, yyyy" $}

Show details

Vessel
Dive infrastructure
Service
Cabins
Rental equipment
Safety
Food
Staff
Value
Hide details
Answer from dive operator:

READ WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

Dates & Prices