Wallacea Dive Cruises - MSY Seahorse (8 nigths Komodo Islands) - Tour code: SH190825

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Komodo national park is one of the greatest dive destinations, and one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world.These Small islands fringed with sandy beaches are home to the famous Komodo dragon that you may see patrolling the beach or viewing you from a rock.

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Day 1: Join cruise in at Labuanbajo. (2 dives)
Day 2-7: Diving the Komodo Archpelago
Day 8: Cruise ends in Bima


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Komodo National Park, IndonesiaKomodo national park is one of the greatest dive destinations, and one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world.These Small islands fringed with sandy beaches are home to the famous Komodo dragon that you may see patrolling the beach or viewing you from a rock.

The coral reefs in the north of the park are rich with colorful combination of hard and soft corals. Be delighted with the schools of anthias, wrasses, majestic angelfish, and also large predators –reef sharks, tunas, and giant trevallies-

Komodo offers a wide range of diving experience: high voltage current dives, gentle drift dives, walls dives along colorful drop offs, monumental boulders, seamounts, pinnacles and sandy slopes. You can also see Manta rays, turtles, and sometime even whale sharks.


Day 1: Arrival into Labuan Bajo. Welcoming at airport, transfer to the boat. Check in, Welcome drink, lunch, briefing.  Navigation to Sebayor. Check dive at Sebayor kecil, and a night dive close to the same Island (2 dives)

Day 2: 
Dive on 3 sisters, on the Padar Island. A wonderful set of 3 pinacles: soft corals, feather stars, sea apples, great fish life. We keep going south to Langkoi, in the very South Komodo to dive Manta alley, one of best site in Indonesia to admire mantas. We generally repeat this dive as the divers love it, then we cross the strait to South Rinca for a night dive in Nusa Kode. (4 Dives)

Day 3: 
We spend this day in South Rinca, diving the sites of Cannibal rock, fantastic corals and critters (frogfish, zebra crabs and Coleman shrimps on fire urchins, rare nudis, leaffish, etc), then Yellow wall (A colorful wall whith one of the best soft corals of Indonesia) followed by Torpedo and excellent critter dive site. Night dive on Torpedo. Between the dives we should have the opportunity to see some dragons laying on the beach, and if the tide is low some monkeys searching for food between the rocks. (4 dives=

Day 4: 
We go back to Padar island for this day, Pilarsteen and Nice reef: brilliant corals, lot of fishes. For our third dive we go up North to Tatawa kecil, a dive with rocks and walls that are home to numerous groupers, school of snappers and trevallies. The dive topography is also very nice, with big boulders, walls, overhangs and caves. The night dive is vanilu, one of the best night dive of the park: frogfish, leaf fish, octopus, and many interesting critters. (4 dives)

Day 5: 
North komodo strait - Batu Bolong, a rock in the middle of the strait with incredible fish life, great walls and dramatic underwater landscape.  Tatawa besar, a colorful drift dive well known for the orange soft corals. Karang Makasar will be our third dive, a drif where we often spot Manta rays and white tip sharks. (3 dives)

Day 6 & 7:
 In the North of the park, we dive the famous dive sites of Cristal and Castel rock: a profusion of marine life including various kind of sharks, hunting giant trevallies, clouds of fusiliers, tunas, giant groupers, etc. Shotgun, a drift into a channel between 2 islands is an amazing dive site too: Sponges and corals boulders on a flat sandy area that evolutes into a channel where  walls are covered with soft corals. School of giant trevallies, groupers, white tip sharks.  Night dive (4 dives)

Day 8: 
We dive again one of Castel or Cristal rock and the drift dive of Lampu: a slope going down to 20 meters, sand and boulders on the bottom where often lies white tip sharks. The corner, at the end of the dive, is rich with schools of snappers, orientalis sweetlips, spade fish, napoleon wrasse. In the afternoon we will do a short trek in Rinca to see more Komodo dragons and other animals living on the savannah of Rinca. Back to Labuanbajo in the evening. (2 dives)

Day 9: 
Check out in the morning (before midday), transfer to the airport or hotel.

Remark : Itineraries and  dive sites choice in Komodo are highly dependant on tides and meteorological conditions. Many dives have to be performed at a particular moment of the tide and the South of Komodo may be difficult to acess if the winds are too strong. For these reasons the itineray displayed here is not a fixed itinerary, but more an example of the multiple ways this cruise can be done.




Viktig Informasjon

Package includes:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or double cabin.
  • All meals. Drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks.
  • Nitrox
  • All guided dives
  • 80 cf tanks, weights and belts
  • The airport-ship transfers and from the place of departure and arrival.
  • 3 daily dives + 4 night dives (min number of dives on the trip 24)

Not included:
  • Park and Port fees: 125€ / cruise
  • Alcoholic beverages, espresso (1€)
  • Possible diving equipment rental
  • International and domestic flights, visas and airport taxes
  • Laundry (1 € / piece)
  • Crew gratuities (is optional as they reflect your level of satisfaction about the service on board. FYI: we consider that 10€/day/passenger expresses a pleasant cruise)
  • International and domestic flights


Other useful information:
Rates:
based on twin share cabins. If travelling as single person you will be allocated a cabin with another diver of the same sex.
Surcharges: Upper deck cabin extra charge €160/cruise. 100 cf tank surcharge €50/cruise. 
Equipment rental: We have a limited number of equipment on board, please drop us an email with the requested equipment and corresponding size - click here
Destination known for: Large animals, small animals, walls, underwater photography, drift dives, reef life and health and advanced divers.
Currents: Some dives can have significant currents, whirlpools and see downdrafts. A good level in diving and some experience in drift diving are recommended to participate in this cruise. Divers must bring a buoy and a signaling mirror. Although we always try to perform these dives during the best sea condition, it might change very quickly. Other dives are more quiet and rich in macro, especially in the south.
Visibility: The visibility in the north is excellent at 30 meters or even more, and while it ranges between 10-15 meters in the south.
Boarding/check-out: Check in time: Depending on arrival flight / Check out time: Depending on return flight, not later than 1 PM 
Climate & diving conditions: We cruise in Komodo from June to October, during the South East monsoon which is the dry season in the area. The sunny and dry weather is very pleasant for liveaboard and is often accompanied by some refreshing winds. In the beginning and during most of our journey in Bali and Komodo, we will be protected from the winds and waves, except when we are crossing from Bali to Lombok where the currents can be rather rough. The climate in Komodo from June to September is sunny and dry with some suspended winds from the south east. On board, the evenings can even be a little chilly. In May and October, the winds are calmer with a higher chance of rain.
Best time to dive this destination: You can basically dive here all year round. April to November is considered the dry season when the weather is the best while Vovember to March is the wet season. The absolute best time for visibility would be November to January when you can expect +/- 30m. The period between January and March can have rough sea conditions.
Extensions: Of course as you go through Bali, it is always good to spend a few days there before or after the cruise. Please consult us if you need some advise on where to stay and where to dive. You can also explore NusaTengara for more diving, Alor (highly recommended), Gili islands, etc…
Water temperature: The water temperature is 27 ° C in the north and gets colder towards the south where it can drop to 22 ° C.
Diving regulations and info - click here
To see the dive map and itinerary - click here
See yacht specification and layoutclick here

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