My girlfriend and I had the best time on the Duying Bary, and we would highly recommend! Completely outstanding!
The Duyung Baru boat had great accommodation - air conditioning, comfort, and on the deck, we could relax and have ample room in getting around. The boat was purposely built for scuba diving, and didn't feel crowded in the slightest. The food was spectacular - fresh and plentiful food encouraged overeating, argh!
Scuba diving around Komodo was awesome. A few of the dive sites are world class, and had everything - colour, excellent visibility, corals galore, huge abundancy of marine life, sharks, turtles, lionfish, macro! We also saw a few manta rays that were frolicking around us.
Crews were great, and again, couldn't ask for anything more. Yani, resident chef/captain, went beyond the call of duty in getting up early to ensure we had great breakfasts (waking up to fresh bread), and Indonesian crews were always helpful. We had scuba diving guide Vovo, and his passion was very infectious. We had a lot of joking around with him, and allowed us to scuba dive within our limits whilst still being support when we needed him. As a bonus, he taught us freediving whilst on board, and was a great alternative skill.
We booked this trip primarily as the dates lined up for our availability, however we realised during the trip how lucky we were! There are only six places for divers, which means dive sites were never overcrowded, but still allowed us to get along with one another and point things out when something was cool.
Komodo scuba diving itself was fantastic, day trips trekking up island mountains and seeing komodo dragons, all while getting spoilt eating and diving - what more to love?!
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