KOMODO - EAST OF FLORES

STARTING AT USD 4,200

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo National Park is one of the most exciting places to visit with a diving liveaboard. Known for its giant Komodo dragons, this destination offers many unforgettable experiences. The Komodo adventure provides great experiences both underwater and on land.

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. Komodo houses more than 1,000 species of fish and 260 species of corals. Divers will encounter Sharks, Manta Rays, Dugongs and great opportunities to admire vast amounts of beautiful soft corals. Komodo’s dive sites offer all diving styles any diver can possibly experience – exhilarating drift dives, magnificent wall dives, seamounts, calm shallow dives and macro dives. The yacht will also cruise out along the island of Flores to discover a majestic volcano and the diversity of Maumere Bay.

Cruise Highlights

Incredible Dives: World-class diving all along the cruise. Best dive sites will be planned based on the level of divers as well as weather conditions.

Komodo Dragons: A small trekking around the rangers’ station where the guests will see the dragons in their natural environment.

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

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

Padar Island: A stunning view point on the top of Padar Island will offer a view of a stunning sunset at a hundred meters above sea level.

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Cruise Route and Diving Areas

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

NORTH OF KOMODO

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 all action dive lovers. Divers usually ask to revisit this area at the end of the trip to enjoy the Schooling Fish and the memorable dives repeatedly.

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

CENTRAL KOMODO

Central Komodo

Famous for its impressive channel, Central Komodo is subject to the ITF (Indonesian ThroughFlow) with its unique tide and water movement. These unique currents are the main reasons explaining the rich diversity of Komodo. Divers will enjoy drift dives or relaxing dives surrounded by turtles.

Photographers will be able to photograph an incredible variety of Nudibranchs, Pygmy Seahorses, Cuttlefish and Octopus in Wainilu or Pink Beach.

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

SOUTH OF KOMODO

South Komodo

This incredible place in the south of Komodo is only accessible by a diving liveaboard. The landscape changes slowly as giant cliffs breaks into the Indian Ocean. Horseshoe Bay, in the South of Rinca, shelters a fantastic diversity of dive sites. The explosion of colors and quantity of fish and species usually amaze the divers. There is an interesting night dive that is known as a “must-do” here in South of Komodo.

On the other side of Rinca, at the South of Komodo Island, Manta Alley is one of the most stunning places to encounter Manta Rays and Mola-Molas. Divers can often spot more than 30 Manta Rays elegantly dancing together.

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

MAUMERE BAY

Maumere Bay

The bay is home to some beautiful islands accessible with your diving liveaboard coming or going to Komodo. Maumere Bay is known as one the most incredible place. This area has some healthy corals that have grown around the different islands of the bay. Wall, drift or macro diving awaits divers, forming a perfect wholesome experience in Maumere.

Other Information

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

Maumere (MOF): Direct flights from Bali (DPS) or 1 transit/ direct flight from Jakarta (CGK).

Manta Rays, Reef Sharks, Turtles, Octopus

Healthy Soft and Hard Corals

Large Variety of Schooling Fish

Macro: Ladybug Amphipods, Nudibranchs, 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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