Leyla Indonesia Komodo Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Leyla Liveaboard is a 33m (108f) Indonesia Komodo diving safari boat for up to 10 guests accommodated across 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms. This Indonesia liveaboard has a customer review rating of 10.0 out of 10 and is rated 'Exceptional'.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for an exceptional Indonesian liveaboard diving safari, an excellent choice is the Leyla 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 Leyla liveaboard has a customer review rating of 10.0 out of 10, and is rated "Exceptional".
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 8 out of 9, Liveaboard Design: 8 out of 9, Cabin Luxury: 4 out of 7, Onboard Comfort: 5 out of 7, Food Luxury: 7 out of 11, Drink Luxury: 6 out of 9. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 38 out of 52 (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Komodo Leyla Liveaboard costs from £267 per day ($326/€304)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Leyla Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Leyla Liveaboard include: no internet, no nitrox.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Leyla liveaboard is 33 metres (108 feet) long, has 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 10 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Leyla Liveaboard include: 4 Days/3 Nights, 5 Days/4 Nights, 6 Days/5 Nights, 7 Days/6 Nights, 8 Days/7 Nights, 9 Days/8 Nights, 12 Days/11 Nights, 13 Days/12 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Leyla).
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 Leyla liveaboard trip.
Discover More To find out more or book the Leyla Liveaboard you can do this here: Leyla
* 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 Leyla Liveaboard, please visit this link: Leyla.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Indonesia Leyla liveaboard review in detail.
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    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 This liveaboard does not have nitrox available.
    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 offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    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 There is no WIFI or internet available on this liveaboard.
    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 is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites (with the captain's approval), the type of diving and total number of divers/guests onboard (subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    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 Leyla Liveaboard has 38 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 Leyla liveaboard has 8 out of 9 'Diver Benefits' and include: DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: NO; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) The Leyla liveaboard has 8 out of 9 'Boat Design Features' and include: Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: YES; Outside Showers: NO; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) The Leyla liveaboard has 4 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: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) The Leyla liveaboard has 5 out of 7 'Onboard Comfort' features, and include: Beach Towels: YES, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: YES.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) The Leyla liveaboard has 7 out of 11 'Food Features' and include: BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: NO; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option, Set Menu Dinner).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) The Leyla liveaboard has 6 out of 9 'Drink Features' and include: Bar: NO; 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 Leyla liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Absolutely Amazing – best trip of our livesI can’t say enough good things about our experience on Leyla. While this was our first liveaaboard experience, we have chartered boats previously (Grenadines) and have been diving around the world. I researched boats in Raja ampat heavily, but we ultimately settled on Layla because it was practically new, had several very positive reviews, and was a little more intimate as it had only 4 guest rooms.

    We loved the boat the minute we set foot on board. Beautiful, comfortable, and just the right amount of space to spread out and relax. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful. Mattias was our dive master and he worked hard every day to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted out of the diving and our stay. Meals were excellent and plentiful (breakfast was awesome!). Lunches consisted of a variety of Indonesian and western options always with fresh fruit, fresh bread, and often fresh fish – so delicious. We were also greeted with fresh juice cocktails after the last dive every day, and snacks later between the last dive an dinner.

    The rooms are beautiful and kept impeccably clean by the staff (Arty is the best!). AC in every room, en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds. I stayed nice and cold through the night which meant I slept like the dead every night after diving all day And what can I say about the diving?

    Its mind blowing. Mattias adapted quickly to our speed and was extremely calm and knowledgeable – and always checked in with us to make sure we were happy. He knew the dive sites well (a few he was diving for the 1st time as he had been on another boat previously that didn’t visit the same sites) and always had interesting things to point out. Overall I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Layla and I hope I can someday return. We made great friends on the boat as well which definitely made the week fun and we truly feel this was the best vacation of our lives.” Recommended for: Beautiful boat, Amazing attentive staff, Incredible destination.

    Customer Review By Bryce B, from: United States scored the Leyla 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Leyla.
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    Amazing experience to repeat! Leyla is a wonderful sailboat, almost brand new and designed with good taste and detail to perfection. Our stay was as comfortable as it could be, with all the commodities we could’ve asked for. The staff were all super friendly and professional, kept constant attention on us guests, anticipating all our needs and spoiling us all the time. Food was amazing from breakfast to dinner, from start to finish, fresh ingredients and delicious taste and variety – never disappointed! We had amazing dives in Komodo, dive guides were experienced and knowledgeable of the area, the equipment rented was in perfect shape, practically new. I can’t wait for another opportunity to get back aboard Leyla, next time in Raja Ampat!Recommended for: The boat design and comfort, the service and the dives.

    Customer Review By Mariana L, from: Portugal scored the Leyla 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Leyla.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Liveaboard Departure-Arrival Location The Leyla Liveaboard departs and returns from the port none selected. Please click here: Leyla to find out how to get from to join the Leyla Liveaboard's departure port none selected.
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 33 times in total on the Leyla liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Leyla 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 Leyla 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 Leyla liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: YES; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Leyla liveaboard for your dive trip to Indonesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Leyla liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): YES; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Leyla Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Deep Dives, 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 Leyla 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, 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, Jack Schools, 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), Pygmy Blue Whales, Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales.
    Video Title This is Raja Ampat (4k) - dive into the dream of biodiversity - Breathtaking dives in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Kri Island, Indonesian coral reefs. As part of Coral Triangle Raja Ampat in West Papua has the highest biodiversity and the most colourful reefs
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Leyla liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Hotel Transfer, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Private Dive Guide, Snacks, Snorkel Equipment, Snorkelling Guide, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Leyla liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Gratuities, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Soft Drinks, Special Dinner.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Leyla liveaboard: Diving Package, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Visas and Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 33 metres (108 feet).
    Maximum Guests 10
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Leyla dive boat has 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Leyla has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins, double cabin with one single bed.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: YES.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Leyla liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Leyla liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Leyla liveaboard has 5 out of 17 (i.e. 29%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: YES; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: YES; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Leyla liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Leyla liveaboard has 3 out of 6 (i.e. 50%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: NO; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Leyla liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, French, Indonesian, Spanish.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Leyla Komodo liveaboard has a customer review rating of 10.0, is rated 'Exceptional'. This Indonesia liveaboard is a 33 metre (108 feet) dive boat for up to 10 guests across 4 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins, double cabin with one single bed), and has 4 bathrooms. The Leyla Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, scuba gear rental. To book: Leyla Liveaboard prices start at £267 per day ($326/€304)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Leyla diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Indonesia you can do this here: Leyla. 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 Leyla Liveaboard, please visit this link: Leyla.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

    Comments or Questions If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the Leyla Indonesia Liveaboard), please comment below with your questions.
    Please Share Please share details about the experience you had on the Leyla Liveaboard. Tell us about the dive sites you dived, the time of year of your trip, what marine life you saw, the visibility, the weather and any currents you experienced. Your comments will add to this Leyla Liveaboard review, and they will help other scuba divers decide if this is the right Indonesia liveaboard for them.
    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 Leyla liveaboard above if you've already dived in Indonesia from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    Leyla 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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