Budget-friendly liveaboard, offering personalised and sustainable trips in Komodo
- Maximum of six guests, offering highly personalised service
- Experience bespoke, adventurous diving itineraries away from the usual crowds
- Choose a scheduled multi-day itinerary or private charter trip
Mimic is a well-appointed Phinisi delivering sustainable, budget-friendly liveaboard voyages throughout the Komodo National Park. Every voyage onboard Mimic is unique, drawing on years of local experience to craft each bespoke itinerary. Accommodating just six guests, Mimic provides highly personalised service and creates wonderfully intimate experiences for divers and snorkelers alike.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
Located year round in Komodo National Park, Mimic is an eco-conscious liveaboard operated by the passionate team at Wunderpus. Ideal for both divers and snorkelers who prefer to lose the crowds, Mimic creates unique itineraries based on years of local exploration. Each bespoke trip has a different itinerary making every voyage entirely unique. As well as visiting many of Komodo’s most famous dive sites, guests are also sure to explore several new and secret dive spots, unknown by almost anyone else.
Wunderpus operates two wooden Phinisi vessels offering a range of trips to suit all travellers, from scheduled itineraries to private charters. Both vessels keep guest numbers low, providing extra relaxation space and highly personalised service. With their immense passion for diving, and the national park itself, the Mimic team is dedicated to offering guests the adventure of a lifetime and a safe, sustainable option for exploring Komodo.
Built in 2015, Mimic is one of the most comfortable and well-appointed budget-friendly liveaboards operating in Komodo National Park. The vessel accommodates just six guests and the upper deck can be converted into a covered sleeping area with comfortable mattresses, pillows and blankets. Delicious meals are served four times a day and freshwater, tea and coffee are always available. Ice cold sodas and beers are also available to purchase. Mimic also features a toilet, freshwater shower, and multiple relaxation areas equipped with beanbags. For guests who’d like some time alone, Mimic provides a kayak to explore the white sand beaches and mangroves at suitable locations. Charging points for electrical devices are also readily available.
Diving from Mimic
Mimic’s dive equipment is regularly serviced and comes from reputable brands such as Mares, Aqua Lung and Apeks. All dive staff onboard have thousands of dives in Komodo under their belts, ensuring safe and professional service underwater. Dive sites are chosen based on diver experience and groups are kept small, with just four guests per dive guide.
The team onboard Mimic boast over 10-years of local diving experience and create bespoke, multi-day trips showcasing the very best of Komodo National Park. Every trip onboard Mimic is planned according to local conditions, considering tidal movements, weather, waves, visibility, and seasonal conditions. Itineraries also try to avoid other tour operators and crowded dive sites. Trips often include treks with the Komodo dragons on either Rinca or Komodo Island, as well as a visit to a secluded beach or two. The Mimic crew are constantly searching for new places to watch the sunset or sunrise in peace and tranquillity as well as unexplored dive sites.
- Pack a warm jacket or jumper - nights on the open deck are cool and breezy, great for a good night's sleep!
- The Mimic is ideal for a private charter. Get a groups of friends or family together, get away from the crowds and explore Komodo!
- Both Mimic and Wunderpus welcome mixed groups of snorkelers and divers, and any non-divers are well taken care off.
There is a strict zero-plastic policy onboard Mimic and all recyclable waste, including cans, bottles and engine oil is recycled at all times. Guests are provided with reusable drinking bottles and have access to reef safe products such as sunscreen, soap and shampoo. The Green Fins and Manta Watch codes of conduct are followed throughout each voyage and the crew have installed moorings throughout Komodo National Park to minimise damage caused by anchoring.
Mimic’s operator, Wunderpus, also instigated the Save Money, Save Komodo initiative, and is a founding member of DOCK – an organisation created to increase the professionalism of local dive operations and support local educational and environmental projects. Finally, Wunderpus is passionate about educating and training staff about environmental issues, offering them the chance to become dive certified for free.