The vast Komodo National Park is one of Indonesia's most iconic and exciting dive areas, and is best dived by liveaboard to fully appreciate the area's riches.
Officially declared a World Heritage Site in 1991, Komodo National Park is one of the largest protected zones on the planet. It consists of three major islands - Komodo, Rinca and Padar - as well as a number of smaller ones. Only on these legendary islands do Komodo dragons, survivors of the prehistoric carnivores that thrived in tropical Asia some 100 million years ago, still live and roam freely.
Liveaboard itineraries vary from seven to ten nights in duration. The itinerary below is based on a seven night trip on board the Mermaid II.
Day1: Depart the UK for Bali, Indonesia
Day2: Arrive in Bali and transfer to your overnight accommodation
Day3: Begin your Komodo liveaboard, departing either from Bali, Bima or Labuanbajo
The waters offer an incredible variety of marine habitats and life including sharks, manta rays, teeming reefs and rare critters.
A 5mm full wetsuit is recommended for some of the colder dive sites on these itineraries. Whilst each itinerary may be different, all boats will visit the top dive sites in the park as well as Moyo Island (massive elephant and barrel sponges) and Sangeang (famous for its critters).
Day10: Disembark and depart from Bali
Alternatively, extend your trip with time to explore this 'Island of the Gods', home to a fascinating culture, beautiful scenery and more great diving.
Day11: Arrive UK
You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply. Prices based on a berth in a twin-share cabin.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 11 daysfrom £2,895 pp
Search for your ideal departure below, and then enquire to confirm availability and book.
A World Heritage Site since 1991, Komodo National Park is home to the legendary Komodo dragon and some of the best diving in the world. The waters offer an incredible variety of marine life including critters, sharks, manta rays, dolphin, whales and turtles.
Often overlooked as a dive destination, Bali offers exceptional diving, from superb macro life to exciting drift dives and encounters with mantas. The wreck of the USS Liberty at Tulamben is the island’s signature dive, while the elusive mola mola are seen seasonally.
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Family diving, Group diving, Muck diving, Shore diving, Underwater photography
This itinerary is available on the liveaboards shown below.
Please contact us for further recommendations.
This 57 metre long, three masted topsail schooner moves with grace and stability through the waters of eastern Indonesia, concentrating on exploring Raja Ampat, Ambon, East Flores and Komodo.
A spacious 33 metre yacht, the M/V Mermaid II offers comprehensive itineraries covering Raja Ampat or Komodo, and is suitable for divers of all certification levels. Nitrox is available on board.
Built for adventure, this classic phinisi cruises some of the most ecologically abundant areas of the planet including Komodo and Raja Ampat. With five cabins and an attentive crew, divers can expect an exceptional experience.
This traditionally crafted two masted wooden phinisi, offers seven and ten night cruises to Komodo National Park. Accommodating 16 guests in comfort, you can enjoy being pampered by a crew of 17!
This 28 metre steel motor yacht offers comprehensive nine night itineraries to Raja Ampat and Komodo. She accommodates 15 guests in a variety of cabins, with a large dive platform, equipment rental and Nitrox.
The MS Aurora is a luxurious double masted traditional phinisi, designed for a discerning clientele. Cruising Indonesia year round, there are a variety of itineraries to choose from, all showcasing marine biodiversity at its best.
This 52 metre luxury phinisi first set sail in 2010 and was built with locally grown timber by indigenous craftsmen using ancient traditional methods. Enjoy up to four dives per day on itineraries throughout Indonesia.
The Pindito is a traditional Indonesian liveaboard, accommodating 16 guests in spacious cabins. Depending on the season, she cruises Komodo National Park and Raja Ampat, visiting dive sites of unparalleled excellence.
A traditional phinisi, handcrafted from ironwood and teak, this luxury Siren fleet boat cruises the Indonesian archipelago throughout the year visiting world-class locations in Raja Ampat and Komodo.