The Duyung is a traditional wooden Phinisi dedicated to scuba diving in the beautiful area of the Komodo National Park. Accommodating a low maximum of 8 divers, the Duyung offers flexible charters that can be catered to guest’s requests.
Originally built in 2001 by the Bugis people from South Sulawesi, the Duyung measures 21 meters in length and can cruise at 6 knots an hour.
The Duyung boasts a spacious sundeck that offers shaded space so that all guests can enjoy the fresh air It is possible to dine outdoors under the large wooden roof.
On the Duyung’s main deck is the galley, wheelhouse and lounge area with mattresses for night time star gazing or enjoying a relaxing afternoon with a book.
The dive guides on board the Duyung speak French, English and Indonesian. The boat’s crew members are friendly and welcoming, making you feel right at home on board this comfortable vessel. Divers can explore the underwater world as many as 3 times every day depending on the conditions and the route chosen. Divers can make use of the provided mask, fins and snorkels for free and will be accompanied by an experienced diving guide on every dive.
The Duyung has an unconventional sleeping arrangement with no separate cabins but an open sleeping area that can sleep up to 8 divers or 10 non-divers. The cabin space has beds that are separated by small wood partitions and curtains for privacy. Each bed has its own small fan and LED lights for night time reading. The open space has 4 single beds and 3 double beds as well as 8 portholes. Guests make use of 2 shared bathrooms that have cold water showers, toilets and sinks.