The beautiful Leyla phinisi, sister boat to the Mantra, was custom-built for divers in 2018 after years of experience and planning in Indonesia. Leyla liveaboard places emphasis on the design, layout and space onboard. Four spacious cabins can accommodate 8 – 12 guests, making the Leyla ideal for individuals, friends, couples or groups. The front cabin has 1 queen bed and 1 twin bunk bed, the middle cabin features 1 queen bed and the back 2 cabins have 1 queen and 1 single bed, allowing for all types of configurations. Each cabin is equipped with private en-suite bathroom, AC, reading lights, charging ports and storage space.
Social areas throughout the Leyla are spacious and inviting. The indoor salon and dining area is air-conditioned and features an entertainment area and a comfortable sofa and dining table. At the back of the boat is an open-air alfresco dining area, perfect for enjoying the freshly prepared Indonesian and western cuisine whilst taking in the stunning scenery. There is also a further relaxing area at the bow of the boat for sun lovers to soak up the rays, or for star-gazing in the evening.
The Leyla phinisi offers a wide range of shared trips as well as private charter opportunities in Indonesia. Itineraries vary in location, travelling from Raja Ampat down to Komodo, with many special itineraries in between. The ‘Ultimate Komodo’ trip is a must for any diver that wants to experience the best diving Komodo has to offer, from critter-hunting at amazing muck-diving sites to diving on seamounts in the open ocean and getting up close with large pelagic life, Komodo has a lot to offer. For diving in Raja Ampat, itineraries are 8 or 9 days long and explore Dampier Strait, Misool or Wayag, for untouched reefs, pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. The Leyla dive deck allows ample room for kitting up and has separate rinse tanks for dive gear and camera equipment. The compressor room is soundproofed and located in the bow, for added onboard comfort.