A part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Komodo National Park is one of the most exciting places to visit and dive. The area offers a variety of unforgettable experiences including the famous Komodo Dragons. The destination brings adventures on both land and in water at the same time through a Jurassic landscape and an explosion of life.
Located on the West side of Flores, Komodo National Park is made of three big islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar. An incredible number of smaller islands hide some beautiful white sand beaches and the most magical dive sites. The diversity of Komodo gathers more than 1,000 species of fish and 260 species of coral. Home to Sharks, Manta Rays, Dugongs and beautiful soft corals, Komodo has a variety of dives sites that will please all types of diving interests. Dive and cruise on a liveaboard in Komodo to enjoy its beauty.

Cruise Highlights

Incredible Diving: World-class diving all through the cruise. Best dive sites will be chosen based on the experience level of the divers and the weather conditions.

Komodo Dragons: A small trek around the rangers’ station where you will see the dragons in their natural environment with local guides. 

Pink Beach: Famous for its colors, Pink Beach became one of the most Instagram-worthy pictures of Komodo. Its pink color comes from the corals and is a must-see during sunset.

Bat Island: Close to the small city of Labuan Bajo, the island shelters thousands and thousands of bats taking off every day for sunset. A fantastic show to watch.

Padar: A stunning view point on the top of Padar Island will offer you views of an incredible sunset, a hundred meters above the sea level. 

Sangeang Volcano: Our 9-day cruises will bring divers to dive next to this active volcano and an opportunity to meet the local people living along its black sand beach. An unforgettable experience and tour in the village.

dive liveaboard and komodo dragons

Diving Areas

Weather, sea conditions and length of trip may affect the itinerary and dive sites selection. 

Central Area

Central Komodo is famous for its impressive channel. The are is subject to the ITF (Indonesian Throughflow) with its spectacular tide and water movement. This current is one of the reasons for the rich diversity of Komodo. Divers will enjoy drift dives or relaxing dives, mostly with Turtles present. Photographers will be able to photograph the incredible variety of Nudibranchs, Pygmy Seahorses, Cuttlefish or Octopus in Wainilu or Pink Beach.

Famous Dive Sites: Batu Bolong, Siaba Kecil, Manta Point, Wainilu, Pengah, Three Sisters, Pink Beach, Tatawa Kecil and Tatawa Besar


North of Komodo

Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat are home to the most famous dive sites. Sharks patrolling around submerged pinnacles, Manta Rays and beautiful soft corals. This area will appeal to any action dive lovers. Divers will be sure to be left asking for more after finishing their dives in these areas.

Famous Dive Sites: Shot Gun, Crystal Rock, Castle Rock

South of Komodo

The diversity of Komodo explodes into a giant memorable experience in the South. Magical dives take place here. The landscape changes slowly as giant cliffs graces the Indian Ocean. Horseshoe Bay in the South of Rinca houses a medley of magnificent dive sites where the soft corals, fish, and macro lovers will be amazed by the range of colors and quantity of fish and other species. 

On the other side of Rinca, in the South of Komodo Island, Manta Alley is one of the most stunning places to spot Manta Rays and mola-molas. More than 30 mantas are often seen dancing in waters. This unique place to dive if only reachable by a liveaboard from Komodo.

Famous Dive Sites: Manta Alley, Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall of Texas, Torpedo Alley

Gili Banta and Sangeang Volcano

Sangeang Volcano is a fantastic place to visit outside the national Park. Bubbles coming from the heart of the volcano offer a magical sight during the dives. The contrast between the black sand bottom and the vivid colors of the soft corals, is without a doubt one of the highlights of a liveaboard cruise in Komodo. A night dive next to the village of Bonto will give divers the opportunity to enjoy one of the most memorable night dives in Indonesia.

Gili Banta, next to Komodo Island, is home to beautiful dive sites. Divers may spot some Manta Rays and dive on a spectacular wall with some Nudibranchs or Schooling Fish. The only option to explore and dive those place is from a liveaboard in Komodo.

Famous Dive Sites: Hot Rocks, Manta Banta, Lighthouse, Bonto, Roller Coaster, Techno Reef

Other Information

Embarkation and Disembarkation from Labuan Bajo (LBJ): Direct flights from Bali (DPS) and Jakarta (CGK).

Manta Rays, Reef Sharks, Turtles, Octopus

Healthy Soft and Hard Corals

Many Species of Schooling Fish

Macro: Ladybug Amphipods, Nudibranches, Frogfish, Leaf Scorpionfish, Pygmy Seahorses

Perfect Time To Go: May to October

Good visibility during this dry season, with favorable cruising and land excursion weather conditions.

Water Temperature: 22 to 27 degrees Celsius – cold temperatures can be encountered in the South for 1 to 2 days during the cruise. A 5-mm wetsuit is recommended for dives on these days.

Air Temperature: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius

Currents: Moderate to Strong

Visibility: 10 to 35 meters

Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Experience Recommended: 50 Logged Dives


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