Liveaboard Komodo

Besides the unique Komodo dragons and the rugged landscape, the national park is also known as one of the best dive locations in the world. It is a UNESCO world heritage, situated between Sumbawa and Flores and consists of 3 larger islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller ones.

From pristine corals, mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugongs and giant pelagic animals to tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, shrimps and frog fishes, you’ll find the diversity of marine life inspiring. Komodo’s beaches, blue lagoons teeming with fish and some of the most spectacular underwater landscapes attract divers from all over the world.

The underwater topography is as diverse as the marine life. Dive sites vary from gentle slopes to walls, channels, flat bottoms, pinnacles, overhangs and caves covered by hundreds of different species of hard and soft corals.

This location is known for strong current, if you’re an advanced and adventurous diver, you can test your mettle here. But if you prefer calm and relaxed dives, we choose beautiful and sheltered reefs.

Komodo National Park has it all!

To dive from a liveaboard is an amazing experience with many advantages. The main one is that you will stay in Komodo National Park, which makes it possible to offer you early morning and night dives, evening under the stars with no light pollution, stunning sunsets and rises surrounded by the best that nature offers. Our boat ‘Weta Molas’ is ideally suited for multi-day dive trips with small groups up to a maximum of 8 guests.

On our North-Central cruises we offer 3 or 4 days trips and visit all the diving highlights of Komodo National Park. Additional we go trekking on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons, watching the ‘flying foxes’ (bats) at Kalong and climbing one of the hills of Gili Lawa Darat (North Komodo) to enjoy a stunning sunset.

On our South cruise we visit beautiful dive sites in the south of Rinca and Komodo, which can’t be reached in a day trip. And one of the highlights is the hill hike on Padar Island for a beautiful sunset experience. (see program C).

The exact program of all liveaboards will always depend on tides, weather and season, as well as the diver’s level of experience. We also try to accommodate the preferences of each of you as much as possible and will do the utmost to offer you an unforgettable liveaboard trip in Komodo.

We offer 3 different programs

3 days / 2 nights in Central and North Komodo

In addition to the best dive sites of the park we combine this liveaboard with trekking on Rinca Island to visit the famous Komodo dragons, anchor at Kalong, a mangrove island, where at dusk thousands of giant bats (flying foxes) take off and a beautiful sunset hill hike in the north part of Komodo National Park.

Day 1:

  • Departure from Labuan Bajo between 9 am and 10 am
  • 1 dive at Sebayur Kecil
  • 1 dive at Pengah
  • Watching the flying foxes at Kalong
  • Night dive at Wainilu
  • Overnight near Rinca Island

Day 2:

  • Dragon walk on Rinca Island
  • 2 day dives in Central Komodo (eg: Batu Bolong and Manta Point)
  • Sunset hike on Gili Lawa Darat (North Komodo)
  • Night dive in North Komodo
  • Overnight near Gili Lawa Laut (North-East Komodo)

Day 3:

  • 3 dives in North Komodo (choice of: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Cauldron, Golden Passage, Lighthouse)
  • Cruise back and arrival in Labuan Bajo between 3 pm and 5 pm

 

Total of 9 dives.


4 days / 3 nights in Central and North Komodo

The first 3 days of this program are the same as trip A. We combine the best dive sites of the park with trekking on Rinca Island to visit the famous Komodo dragons, anchor at Kalong, a mangrove island, where at dusk thousands of giant bats (flying foxes) take off and a beautiful sunset hill hike in the north part of Komodo National Park.  On top of that we stay another night and day longer in the park and offer additional dives on day 4 in North and/or Central Komodo.

Day 1:

  • Departure from Labuan Bajo between 9 am and 10 am
  • 1 dive at Sebayur Kecil
  • 1 dive at Pengah
  • Watching the flying foxes at Kalong
  • Night dive at Wainilu
  • Overnight near Rinca Island

Day 2:

  • Dragon walk on Rinca Island
  • 2 day dives in Central Komodo (eg: Batu Bolong and Manta Point)
  • Sunset hike on Gili Lawa Darat (North Komodo)
  • Night dive in North Komodo
  • Overnight near Gili Lawa Laut (North-East Komodo)

Day 3:

  • 3 dives in North Komodo (choice of: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Cauldron, Golden Passage, Lighthouse)

Day 4:

  • 3 dives in North Komodo or/and Central Komodo (e.g. Tatawa and or Siaba). Last dive will be finished the latest at 2 pm
  • Cruise back and arrival in Labuan Bajo between 3 pm and 5 pm

Total of 12 dives.


4 days / 3 nights to South Komodo & Padar

On this trip we will visit the dive sites in the south part of Komodo National Park, which are only accessible by liveaboard due to their remote location. We will dive at South Rinca, Nusa Kode, Padar and South Komodo Island.

Apart from diving amazing places, this program includes a hill hike on Padar Island for a stunning view over the landscape and a beach visit to watch the famous Komodo dragons in the wild from the speed boat.

The program of this liveaboard is not fixed since this depends heavily on current and weather conditions. Sequence of the dive areas and sites will be determined by the crew during the trip based on tides, current, sea- and weather conditions. The following program is an example how a south trip could be composed.

Day 1:

  • Departure from Labuan Bajo between 9 am and 10 am
  • 2 day dives and 1 night dive in South Rinca, Horse shoe bay (Nusa Kode) (eg: Cannibal Rock, Yellow wall, Torpedo Point
  • Speedboat ride to visit the Komodo dragons on the beach
  • Overnight in Rinca

Day 2:

  • 1 or 2 dives in South Rinca
  • Cruise to south bay of Komodo island (conditions allowing)
  • 1 or 2 dives at Manta Alley
  • Overnight in South Komodo

Day 3:

  • 1 dive in South Komodo
  • 2 dives in Padar (eg: Three Sisters, Pilaarsteen (Stone Pillar), Secret Garden)
  • Hill hike on Padar Island
  • Overnight at Padar

Day 4:

  • 1 dive in Padar
  • 2 dives in Central Komodo (eg: Siaba, Pengah, Tatawa)
  • Cruise back and arrival in Labuan Bajo around 5 pm

Total of 12 dives.


Liveaboard Schedule 2017

Date Length trip Dives Trip Destination Space Remark
MAY
May 02. – 04.05. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 0
May 06. – 09.05. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 2
May 11. – 13.05. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 1
May 15. – 17.05. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 0
May 19. – 21.05. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 2
May 23. – 26.05. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 2
May 28. – 30.05. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 3
JUNE
June 01. – 03.06. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 4
June 05. – 07.06. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 6
June 13. – 16.06. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 7
June 18. – 20.06. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 7
June 22. – 25.06. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 6
June 27. – 29.06. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 7
JULY
July 01. – 03.07. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 0  full charter
July 05. – 08.07. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 3
July 10. – 12.07. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 2
July 14. – 16.07. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 7
July 18. – 21.07. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 6
July 23. – 25.07. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 6
July 27. – 29.07. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
July 31. – 02.08. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 6
AUGUST
August 04. – 07.08. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 2
August 09. – 11.08. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 3
August 13. – 15.08. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 4
August 17. – 20.08. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 4
August 22. – 24.08. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
August 26. – 28.08. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
August 30. – 02.09. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 8
SEPTEMBER
September 04. – 06.09. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
September 08. – 10.09. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 7
September 12. – 15.09. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 4
September 17. – 19.09. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 0
September 21. – 24.09. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 6
September 26. – 28.09. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
September 30. – 03.10. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 4
OCTOBER
October 09. – 11.10. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
October 13. – 16.10. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 8
October 18. – 20.10. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 2
October 22. – 25.10. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 3
October 27. – 29.10. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
October 31. – 03.11. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 6
NOVEMBER
November 05. – 07.11. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 6
November 09. – 12.11. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 6
November 14. – 16.11. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 3
November 18. – 21.11. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 8
November 23. – 25.11. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
November 27. – 30.11. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 8
DECEMBER
December 02. – 04.12. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
December 06. – 09.12. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 8
December 11. – 13.12. 3 Days 9 A Central / North 8
December 15. – 18.12. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 8
December 20. – 23.12. 4 Days 12 B Central / North 8
December 27. – 30.12. 4 Days 12 C South Komodo 8

Liveaboard Rates

A. Central and North 3 days/2 nights (9 dives) € 510.00
B. Central and North 4 days/3 nights (12 dives) € 680.00
C. South 4 days/3 nights (12 dives) € 695.00
Discount non-divers   -20%

As we only have double beds in our cabins we don’t sell “share” cabins. For single bookings we offer 3 options:

  1. Sleeping in cabin: surcharge 40% for single occupation
  2. Sleeping on sheltered deck: 10% discount
  3. If there is an empty cabin on departure date, we offer an upgrade to a “single used” cabin while paying just the full rate for 1 person

Included on the liveaboard:

  • Standard dive equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, booties, mask, snorkel (for courses), surface marker buoy, weight system, tank)
  • Night dive torch
  • All meals
  • Snacks & fruits
  • Tea, coffee, drinking water & lemonade
  • Towels
  • VAT

Excluded on the liveaboard:

  • Additional dive equipment (computer, 15L tank)
  • Komodo National Park fees
  • Canned soft drinks & beer
  • Tip

Komodo National Park Fees
Fees in Indonesian Rupiah, per person, per day. Foreigner includes KITAS/KITAP holders. These fees need to be paid in cash IDR.

Working days

Sundays and holidays

Foreigner Indonesian Foreigner Indonesian
Entrance KNP + diving 175,000 IDR 30,000 IDR 250,000 IDR 32,500 IDR
Entrance fee Rinca Island + trekking 65,000 IDR 35,000 IDR 65,000 IDR 35,000 IDR
 Guide/ranger fee on Rinca (max. 5 guests) 80,000 IDR 80,000 IDR 80,000 IDR 80,000 IDR

Additional equipment (rent/day):

 15 liter tank (if available) € 7.00
 Suunto dive computer € 7.00

For special packages & rates please contact us

Terms- & Conditions

Our Boat “Weta Molas”

‘Weta Molas’ (meaning ‘beautiful sister’) is our liveaboard boat, which we use for all kind of ‘National Geographic tours’ into the wilderness of Komodo National Park. The length of ‘Weta Molas’ is 25 meters and her wide is 5 meters. She is equipped with a speedboat for diving, a 6 cylinder engine and a generator providing electricity 24 hours.

‘Weta Molas’ can accommodate up to 8 guests. She has 4 well ventilated cabins, all with double beds, 2 on deck bathrooms and a cozy lounge/diner room. She has a big covered forward deck and a sun deck well furnished with mattresses and bean bags. Our ‘Beautiful Sister’ is not top-end luxurious, but she has style and is comfortable and offers a unique opportunity for a multi-day trip at an affordable price. She will take you to places far beyond your imagination!

For the first time on our boat, our very experienced dive guides will give you a detailed boat briefing, so you will feel home straight away. During the boat ride to the dive sites, they will inform you about Komodo National Park, the way we handle the park and of course safety procedures. Before each dive, they will give you a detailed pre-dive briefing and explain the dive site and the marine life you can expect. To maximize safety and enjoyment we always dive in small groups with a maximum of 4 divers per dive guide.

On board is a digital tablet available with ID books about fishes, nudibranchs, corals, etc.. You can use this to identify species for your logbook and learn more about the underwater world. You can find the same books as paper version (for reference only) in our dive center. And don’t forget our experienced and passionate dive guides who are on hand to help ID marine life, just ask!

Our dive equipment is well maintained, and we use quality brands such as Scubapro, AquaLung, Mares, DeepGear, Tusa and Suunto.

‘Weta Molas’ has emergency oxygen on board and complies with all safety regulations including her speedboat, life jackets, life buoys, radio, GPS, hand phones and a first aid kit.

Our Crew “Weta Molas”

‘Weta Molas’ has a permanently employed crew: a very experienced captain, an engineer, two chefs, a room boy/steward, an all-round assistant and a speedboat driver. In addition to their seamanship, they all are adept to work along with divers, diving equipment and of course with guests.

Dive Sites Komodo

Komodo National Park is a UNESCO world heritage, situated between Sumbawa and Flores and consists of 3 larger islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller ones, all providing a rich marine life and diving heaven.

From pristine corals, mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugongs and giant pelagic animals to tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, shrimps and frog fishes, you’ll find the diversity of marine life inspiring and hard to find elsewhere.

The underwater topography is as diverse as the marine life. Dive sites vary from gentle slopes to walls, channels, flat bottoms, pinnacles, overhangs and caves covered by hundreds of different species of hard and soft corals and even a muck dive or two.

Here you’ll find a map and a description of just some of the dive sites in Komodo National Park.

dive-sites-komodo

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