Cheng Ho Indonesia Komodo Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Cheng Ho Liveaboard is a 33m (108f) Indonesia Komodo diving safari boat for up to 24 guests accommodated across 14 cabins and 14 bathrooms. This Indonesia liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.7 out of 10 and is rated 'Fabulous'.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a fabulous Indonesian liveaboard diving safari, you can't go too far wrong with the Cheng Ho diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Indonesia diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The Cheng Ho liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.7 out of 10, and is rated "Fabulous".
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 5 out of 9, Liveaboard Design: 5 out of 9, Cabin Luxury: 5 out of 7, Onboard Comfort: 6 out of 7, Food Luxury: 6 out of 11, Drink Luxury: 7 out of 9. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 34 out of 52 (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Komodo Cheng Ho Liveaboard costs from £160 per day ($195/€182)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Cheng Ho Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, free internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Cheng Ho Liveaboard include: no diving courses.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Cheng Ho liveaboard is 33 metres (108 feet) long, has 14 cabins and 14 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 24 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Cheng Ho Liveaboard include: 2 Days/1 Night, 3 Days/2 Nights, 4 Days/3 Nights, 5 Days/4 Nights, 6 Days/5 Nights, 7 Days/6 Nights, 10 Days/9 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Cheng Ho).
Booking tips Before you book and pay for your flights, you first need your itinerary dates confirmed for your liveaboard trip. 8 steps to follow: 1. Select an itinerary; 2. Choose a cabin; 3. Select number of people in your party; 4. Enter your email address and confirm; 5. Your trip will be held by the liveaboard operator until your dates are confirmed. 6. You'll receive a booking confirmation by email allowing you 2-3 days before payment is due; 7. Book your flights to Indonesia; 8. Pay for your Cheng Ho liveaboard trip.
Discover More To find out more or book the Cheng Ho Liveaboard you can do this here: Cheng Ho
* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the Cheng Ho Liveaboard, please visit this link: Cheng Ho.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Indonesia Cheng Ho liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Exploring Komodo with Cheng Ho - Sea Safari Cruises
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Paid nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving if you are happy to pay for it. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for specific dietary requirements, e.g. food allergies like gluten or lactose intolerance, and religious beliefs. This means you can enjoy the onboard meals. You are advised to add any dietary requirements to your special requests at step 2 of the booking form, but limit these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
    Diving Courses This liveaboard does not offer diver training courses.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet Free WIFI and internet on this liveaboard, so you can get online with your phone or laptop for no extra charge.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathrooms, so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard does not offer private charters.
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Indonesia dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) The Cheng Ho Liveaboard has 34 out of a total of 52 possible benefits and features. This total is made up of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 5 out of 9 'Diver Benefits' and include: DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: NO; Dive Deck: NO: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: NO; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 5 out of 9 'Boat Design Features' and include: Airconditioned Saloon: NO; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: NO; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: NO; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 5 out of 7 'Cabin Features' and include: Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 6 out of 7 'Onboard Comfort' features, and include: Beach Towels: YES, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: YES; Laundry Service: YES; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 6 out of 11 'Food Features' and include: BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: NO; Outdoor Dining: NO; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 7 out of 9 'Drink Features' and include: Bar: YES; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: NO; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Cheng Ho liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    AmazingTrip! Too many to list! A great way to dive some of the best sites I have ever done – Shotgun, Batu Balong, Manta Alley and many others. The boat and diving set up was very comfortable. Komodo National Park has spectacular scenery. A true get away.” Recommended for: Beautiful spacious boat, awesome diving, Komodo National Park.

    Customer Review By Karen A, from: United Kingdom scored the Cheng Ho 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Cheng Ho.
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    Customer Review

    All the fun of an adventure holiday without the hassles. We had a wonderful manta ray dive and were also able to see a plethora of sea life we had never seen before. The five master was a true “master” guiding us through ever changing underwater conditions.” Recommended for: Professionalism of crew and dive master, variety of dives, beautiful scenery.

    Customer Review By Stefanie C, from: Portugal scored the Cheng Ho 9.2 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Cheng Ho.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Liveaboard Departure-Arrival Location The Cheng Ho Liveaboard departs and returns from the port none selected. Please click here: Cheng Ho to find out how to get from to join the Cheng Ho Liveaboard's departure port none selected.
    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Cheng Ho liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Cheng Ho dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Labuan Bajo-Komodo-Labuan Bajo
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Title Diving in Komodo Island : with Liveaboard MV Cheng Ho Aug. 2014
    Itinerary Option 2 Labuan Bajo - Komodo - Labuan Bajo
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Video
    Itinerary 2 Title komodo liveaboard cheng ho
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 24 times in total on the Cheng Ho liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Cheng Ho liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Indonesia (, null_select, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: NO.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Cheng Ho liveaboard for your dive trip to Indonesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Cheng Ho liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: YES; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: YES.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Cheng Ho liveaboard for your dive trip to Indonesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Cheng Ho liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): YES; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): YES.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Cheng Ho Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Pinnacles, Swim-Through's and Caverns, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Indonesia liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Indonesia liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the Cheng Ho Liveaboard in Indonesia might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Epaulette Shark, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Megamouth Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Short Fin Mako Sharks, Silky Sharks, Silver Tip Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Wobbegong Shark, Zebra Shark.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Blue Spotted Stingrays, Manta Rays, Mobula Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Crocodile Fish, Frogfish, Flounder, Garden Eels, Giant (Great) Barracuda, Giant Trevallies, Glassfish, Groupers, Humphead Parrotfish, Lionfish, Longfinned Banner Fish, Mandarin Fish, Maori Wrasse, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Parrot Fish, Pigmy Seahorses, Pipefish, Porcupine Fish, Potato Cod, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Scorpion Fish, Sun Fish (Mola Mola), Surgeonfish, Trigger Fish, Waspfish, White Eyed Moray Eels.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Banded Sea Snakes, Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Crocodiles, Cuttlefish, Giant Clam, Hard Corals, Harlequin Shrimp, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Mimic Octopus, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles, Wonderpus.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Blue Whales, Bryde's Whales, Dolphins, Dugongs, Melon-Headed Whales, Orca (Killer Whales), Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales.
    Video Title This is Raja Ampat (4k) - dive into the dream of biodiversity
    Another Marine Life Video
    Video Title KOMODO DIVING | Best of Season 3 (Award Winning Video) - 9 liveaboard trips + 1 whale watching trip and around 200 hours spent underwater to put this footage together! A combination of aerial and underwater scenes captured at the park national of Komodo
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Cheng Ho liveaboard includes: Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Dive Insurance, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Internet, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Port Fees, Snacks, Snorkelling Guide, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Cheng Ho liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Laundry Service, Nitrox, Pressing Service, Rental Gear, Soft Drinks.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Cheng Ho liveaboard: National Park Fees, Visas and Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 33 metres (108 feet).
    Maximum Guests 24
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Cheng Ho dive boat has 14 cabins and 14 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Cheng Ho has the following cabin types: double cabins, single cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 3 out of 3 (i.e. 100%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: YES; Sidemount Diving YES; Tech Diving: YES.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: NO.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 3 out of 17 (i.e. 18%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: NO; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: YES; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Cheng Ho liveaboard has 0 out of 6 (i.e. 0%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: NO; Available For Charter: NO, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: NO; Hotel Transfer: NO; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Cheng Ho liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, Japanese.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Cheng Ho Komodo liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.7, is rated 'Fabulous'. This Indonesia liveaboard is a 33 metre (108 feet) dive boat for up to 24 guests across 14 cabins (inc. double cabins, single cabins, twin cabins), and has 14 bathrooms. The Cheng Ho Liveaboard has aircon cabins, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, free internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: Cheng Ho Liveaboard prices start at £160 per day ($195/€182)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Cheng Ho diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Indonesia you can do this here: Cheng Ho. But if you want to compare this Indonesia liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Indonesia, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Indonesia liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Indonesia" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.22 and for GBP to Euro is 1.14. For an up-to-date cost for the Cheng Ho Liveaboard, please visit this link: Cheng Ho.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the Cheng Ho liveaboard above if you've already dived in Indonesia from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    Cheng Ho Indonesia Komodo Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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