Komodo National Park - 5 Nights
- 21 Jul 20
- 6 days / 5 nights approx 14 dives
- 26 Jul 20
- Labuan Bajo
- Labuan Bajo
- Labuan Bajo
- Labuan Bajo
Launched in April 2011, the 40m S/Y Indo Siren was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and is handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area). You will find no other diving liveaboard as beautiful in Indonesian waters, and...
Located 200 nautical miles east of Bali, Komodo National Park is nestled between the large islands of Sumbawa and Flores in Indonesia, all of which are part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Officially declared a World Heritage Site in 1991, Komodo National Park encompasses 132,000 hectares of marine waters making it one of the largest protected zones in the world.*
Diving in Komodo National Park is best done by liveaboard, which allows you to explore the area to its fullest. The park and surrounding area boasts one of the world's richest marine environments, with over 260 species of reef building coral, 70 species of sponge, marine worms, mollusks, echinoderms, crustaceans, over 1000 species of cartilaginous and bony fish, marine reptiles, and marine mammals. Some notable marine species include pygmy seahorses, anglerfish, nudibranchs, manta rays, dolphins, whales, napoleon wrasse and groupers.
*PLEASE NOTE: Dive gloves and reef hooks are not permitted within the boundaries of the National Park
Our crew will meet you at Labuan Bajo for transfer to the harbour and SY Indo Siren embarkation. After boarding settle into your cabin and assemble your equipment with help from the friendly crew. The boat and safety briefings follow.
PLEASE NOTE: Dive gloves and reef hooks are not permitted within the boundaries of the National Park
Up to 4 dives per day. Some of the sites which might be visited include
- Gili Banta - the "Circus" where stargazers and blue-ringed octopus can be found.
- Coral Garden. The gentle coral slope with huge sea fans and coral bommies mixed with sandy patches makes for a great site for white tip reef sharks and the occasional eagle ray.
- Gili Lawa Laut - Lighthouse. Manta rays have made an appearance here, whilst the slopes full with barrel sponges and gorgonians are ideal for finding pink squat lobsters, cuttlefish, octopus and other molluscs.
- Castle or Crystal Rocks dependent on the currents. These off- shore pinnacles barely reach the surface and are a haven for schooling fish. White tips and grey reef sharks are common, schools of fusileers, snappers and surgeon fish line up in the currents. Eagle rays cruise by and Napoleon wrasses are often inquisitive allowing divers to approach for a close up.
- Shotgun! - a fast paced dive we head to the reef formed between the island of Gili Lawa Laut. The reef is formed of vibrantly coloured soft corals, large table corals and sea fans. You will spend time at the coral bommies before moving into the channel and the "fish bowl"; a deep ravine where the current gathers and schools of trevallies and snappers move in ever tighter formations.
- Batu Bolong - staying along the sheltered side of the reef we can see bumphead parrotfish, white tip reef sharks and manta rays gliding along. For the more adventurous, currents at the islands tip are the place to hang out for large schools of fish.
- Current city at Batu Bolong or Makassar reef. Manta rays, bumphead parrotfish, white tip reef sharks are just some of the fantastic species we see here
- Phinisi - sunset or night dive on the Phinis wreck site we can see mandarin fish, schools of bat fish, turtles resting and many critters darting about.
Two dives scheduled for the morning. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon onboard or try your hand at some water-skiing. In the evening, the chefs prepare a BBQ feast and you can begin planning your next adventure with Blue O Two and the Siren Fleet!
After breakfast, say your farewells, disembark SY Indo Siren and transfer to Labuan Bajo Airport or local resort.
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The itinerary below is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.
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