Cheng Ho Liveaboard Review

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Cheng Ho dive boat review

Cheng Ho is one of the most comfortable vessels for leisurely expeditions throughout Komodo archipelago and Indonesia. This 49m-long Phinisi with a cruising speed of up to 8 knots, can accommodate a maximum of 20 divers. Most of the Komodo liveaboards usually cruise for 6 to 12 nights, however the itinerary to Cheng Ho is more flexible and can be tailored according to your needs.

You can check the availability and prices for this boat here.

Cheng Ho Cruise yacht (KLM. CHENG HO) on board facilities and services:

  • Plasma TV, Video, CD and DVD Players, Video & Media Libraries
  • Slide & Digital Projectors
  • Multilingual Library – Wide Selection of Books
  • A well-stocked bar full of refreshments
  • Camera workstations & equipment service areas
  • Laundry & pressing Service
  • Massage service

Cheng Ho Cruise Boat Budget Range / Price: Starts at US$ 49,350 for a 7 nights tour.

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Komodo Island

Diving in Komodo is all about action! It is BIG fishes land! With wonderful coral, it is just incredible diving all year round.

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This is one of the best dive sites in Komodo national park. It is the best place to dive with manta rays. From September...
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This is one of the best dive spot of Komodo Islands national park! Not to be missed! This seabanks is full of fish with ...
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Batu bolong is a world class dive site! At the surface, we can just see a small rock with hole in it, but underwater it ...
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This dive site is maybe the most extreme of the Komodo National Park! It is a submerged pinnacle located southeast of La...
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Castle Rock is an amazing dive site in the Komodo Islands! It is a huge pinnacle underwater with a top at 4 m deep. As t...
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Lighthouse is a great dive site! Located in the North of Komodo Island National Park not far from castle rock and crysta...
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Tatawa Kecil is a small island and is a magical world class dive site for a drifting! Be careful the current there can b...
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Tatawa Besar dive site is an easy drift in shallow waters. It can be very rewarding with many manta rays in the rainy se...
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Pillaarsteen dive site is really interesting due to its unusual reefscape. However this dive site is actually affected b...
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End of the World dive site in Komodo Islands is a big wall of rocks with small caves and overhangs. The wall is going de...

2 liveaboard reviews for “Cheng Ho

  1. Cheng Ho isn’t as big as the WAOW with the 33 meters but very comfortable as well.

    It was our second time in Komodo island and this time, we took a different boat for a different experience.

    My husband and I had a seven day, 6 nights trip from Labuan Bajo to Komodo and vice versa.

    It was a trip to remember. We had about 20 guests on board and my husband had a great time talking to the dive director and dive masters.

    Diving around Komodo is not for the beginner. There is a different kind of experience in Northern Komodo and a different one in the Southern area. The Northen trip was a typical colorful tropical underwater experience while the Southern part was more on a murk dive. It was a good thing that the dive masters had plenty of knowledge with the locale.

    Other than diving, my husband and I enjoyed snorkeling and fishing, of which the equipment were provided by the Cheng Ho crew.

  2. The Cheng Ho is maybe one of the most well-organized liveaboard I’ve been on. The dive deck was a shaded space with tables lining up with equipment, all you have to do was pick yours up and go. The crew would also help us board our equipment on our chase boats. The saloon was spacious and we had a large soft couch where we could enjoy watching TV. The sun deck outside was also shaded with lots of wooden recliners you could lie on.

    My cabin was a single bed cabin and had its own air conditioning and en suite bathroom. There was daily housekeeping and I couldn’t complain about them keeping my room fresh and clean.

    I went there last April and I was expecting a lot of Manta Rays. The dive master told me it was best to go there during rainy season like December where Manta rays were by the dozen. Currents were also strong too around the northern side but I enjoyed it.

    Drift diving was very nice! Chase boats were also always present of course and we have briefing sessions before our dives.

    We got lucky and saw a giant Mola Mola and we even had a good sighting of grey sharks.

    I would definitely recommend Cheng Ho to my friends for a hassle-free and comfortable live aboard trip.

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