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7 days trips will cruise around Central and Northern areas of the National Park, diving in warm and clear water around the exceptional highlights spots as Batu Bolong, Manta Point or Castle Rock.
Keep in mind that currents can be strong and unpredictable at Komodo National Park (Guess why some dive sites are called High Voltage or ShotGun?) which is what makes this cruise such an Adventure !
Length: 7 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 17 dives in total)
Experience level: Open Water – 30 minimum logged dives required.
While this is the description of a typical dive trip, actual trips may vary due to wind and sea conditions, weather or guests preference.
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LABUAN BAJO – KOMODO
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the boat. Welcome drink and introduction of the boat, cruise and team. We require a minimum level of Open Water – 30 logged dives.
Dive 1: 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.
Dive 2: Sebayur, starting on a sandy slope leading to a wall, the marine life here is abundant: leaf fish, groupers, surgeonfish and jack fish.
Dive 1: Tatawa Besar, a classic drift dive just like we love it.
Dive 2: 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.
Dive 3: Karang Makassar, a shallow drift dive to search for the stars of the national park: the Manta rays!
Possible night dive in Siaba Besar.
CENTRAL & NORTH KOMODO
Dive 1: Siaba Besar, a morning dive in Turtle City.
Dive 2: Castle Rock, a must! This seamount located in North of Gili Lawa Laut is worldwide famous worldwide 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.
Dive 3: Crystal Rock, as rich as Castle Rock, this site can be more impressive for its sumptuous topography and the diversity of the coral.
Sunset trekking to see a great panorama on top of Gili Lawa Darat.
Dive 1: 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.
Dive 2: 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.
Dive 3: Gili Lawa Darat, a night dive dedicated to the critters and rare specimens.
CENTRAL KOMODO – PADAR
Dive 1: Mawan, try to meet the manta rays again
Dive 2: Tree Rock, experience current in the canyons.
Sunset Trek on the emblematic island of Padar and its 3 sandy bays.
PADAR – RINCA
Dive 1: 3 Sisters, three underwater rocks with summits between 12 and 25 meters. When the conditions are good we can go deeper around 30 meters and meet the “little brother”. Underwater photographers and macro lovers will particularly enjoy the great variety of nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs.
Dive 2: Secret Garden, a muck dive where we could encounter the fabulous mobula rays.
Dive 3: Wainilu, a sunset dive to spot the beautiful Mandarin fish mating dance, zebra crabs and coleman shrimps on colorful fire urchins.
RINCA – LABUANBAJO
Dive 1: 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…
Trekking in Loh Buaya (Rinca) to see the Komodo dragons.
Heading back to Labuan Bajo, dinner on land and 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.