Let’s explore the land of the world’s biggest lizards, Komodo National Park. Currents are pretty known in the area to drag flows of dolphins, sharks, manta or eagle rays, pelagics and schools of fish… Five full days to enjoy this world class diving area. Not forgetting the surface interval activities whose few hikes and the encounter with the huge komodo dragons, masters of this savannah’s territory.
SEBAYUR KECIL: Perfect check dive with a wall, slope and sandy bottom (20 to 25 meters). Even though we are not in the national park yet, the reef is very healthy. For the most confirmed divers, a seamount away from the reef offers huge sea fans hosting some pygmy seahorses. Barracudas are often spotted there.
SEBAYUR: Starting on a sandy slope leading to a wall, the marine life here is abundant: leaf fish, groupers, surgeonfish and jack fish.
We anchor the boat in Gili Lawa Darat for the night.
CASTLE ROCK: A must! This seamount located in North of Gili Lawa Laut is worldwide famous for its incredible underwater activity. For this dive particularly, we will enter the water in the blue and reach the split to observe napoleons, dog tooth tunas, grey reef sharks and white tip sharks surrounded by schools of trevallies and fusiliers.
CRYSTAL ROCK: As rich as Castle Rock, this site can be more impressive for its sumptuous topography and the diversity of the coral.
GOLDEN PASSAGE: A dive which can become very exciting. This channel separating Komodo Island from Gili Lawa Darat Island is a great drift with bumphead parrot fish, ignobilis and white tip sharks.
Sunset trekking to see a great panorama on top of Gili Lawa Darat.
Departure at 4 am in the morning to Banta.
GPS Point: This site is located in the North East of Banta and requires a rigorous planning because of the strong currents. Dive upstream to the current will allow you to observe there pelagics, barracudas and other reef sharks. Numerous rocks covered with corals are perfect for a beautiful exploration.
HIGH VOLTAGE: A magnificent site. Colored corals in very good health, vertiginous topography, and numerous benches of fish. A reserved spot for the most experienced divers. Less experimented divers will go to a magnificent gardens of coral.
TANJUNG RASA: Cleaning station for manta rays. You will also observe shelters crabs, orangutans, syngnathus, and pygmy seahorses.
Anchorage in a magnificent bay. Walk on the beach or hike on one of the crests of Banta to have a beautiful panorama on Sangean Volcano at sunset.
KALIMAYA CANYON: This site is absolutely fantastic. These two rocks, in the middle of the strait hide a submerged canyon which can be crossed both sides. A good opportunity to see the beautiful white tip sharks.
TANJUNG BATUMONCO: North West point of Komodo island. Bumphead parrots, sweetlips, napoleons and sharks aggregate here.
THE CAULDRON: Holds its name from this circus shape. Here again, we dive in an amazing topography where we often have great surprises such as manta rays that can pop up here.
TATAWA BESAR: A classic drift dive just like we love it.
TATAWA KECIL: This rock is often submitted to strong currents, made out of incredible overhangs and swimthroughs. Dive in clouds of multicolor anthias, oriental sweetlips and schools of bat fish and red snapper.
SIABA KECIL: Drift in multiple overhangs surrounded by barracudas and red snappers. A beautiful final firework wait for us there. The staghorn coral attracts clouds of anthias.
KARANG MAKASSAR: A shallow drift dive to search for the stars of the national park: the Manta rays!
BATU BOLONG: Another highlight of Komodo. This famous rock in the middle of the Linta strait is often synonym of strong currents. Being careful in the planning of the dive will allow us to fully enjoy this spectacular dive site. Walls, pinnacles, breathtaking coral and marine life.
WAINILU: A night dive dedicated to the critters and rare specimens.
PENGAH KECIL: Small rock with pinnacles, wall and amazing coral and topography. Rock sitting in the Center East of the park, he has a really good topography. Black and red snappers, giant trevallies, batfishes, emperor and turtles…
BONSAI: Tiny rock in the North West of Rinca, its name came from the single small tree sitting on its top. Overhangs, swimthrough, cavities, mini canyon are composing its topography. An anthias and damsel cloud occupy the show at the safety stop.
Trekking in Loh Buaya (Rinca) to see the Komodo dragons.
End of the afternoon, back in Labuan Bajo, dinner on land.
Last night on board.
End of the trip and transfer to airport according to your flight schedule.
The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.