Komodo is one of the most interesting and extreme diving destinations in the world. Also known as the Galapagos of the East, it is located east of Bali between the two large islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Here in this relatively narrow channel, it separates the large Banda Sea to the north from the greater Indian Ocean to the south. While in the park on liveaboard trip, you can literally stand on-deck while in the park and be at the meeting place of two large oceans. Daily tidal fluctuations between the two large bodies of water create currents which bring in bountiful amount of nutrients and food to the marine environment, giving the area some of the lushest reefs and abundant marine life of anywhere in the world.

The dive sites are abundant and varied; from diving with big fish on current swept sea mounds and pinnacles to drift dives with mantas on softly slopping reefs, to navigating large underwater boulders and walls, or enjoying sandy muck dives loaded with fantastic macro life, Komodo offers something for everyone. As in most of Indonesia, the diving usual involves current, so some experience is recommended. But no matter the level of diver, everyone can sharpen their diving skills and enjoy a beautiful area.

During most of the year the diving is separated into warmer clearer water to the north, and cooler greener waters to the south. But from December to February, with the oncoming North West Monsoon, the seasons are switched and so to is the temps and visibility in the park, which range from 29 to 24 degrees Celsius and 30+ to 10 meters.

Komodo National Park is also home to the world's largest monitor lizard; the Komodo Dragon. The entire area is considered a micro-climate ecosystem of dry grasslands, which is the only habitat where you can find these amazing creatures. No trip to the area is without a trek on either Komodo or Rinca Islands, the two best places to find them. Park Rangers accompany groups in search of these majestic creatures, while also stopping along the way to observe other wildlife naturally living in the area.

Most liveaboard trips depart either from Labuanbajo in Flores, or return from Bali. The advantage to trips from Labuanbajo is that you spend more time diving in the Park. The advantage to trips to/from Bali is that you get to dive in remote places along the way, such as the bubbling black sand reefs of volcanoes, Moyo National Park, and Gili Banta.

Featured boats

Adelaar is a beautiful old Dutch Schooner with years experience sailing in the Komodo Archipelago. It offers a regular 10 nights liveaboard trip from Bali to Komodo, it can accommodates only 8 guests per trip.

Bidadari is a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner, it offers dive liveaboard trips mainly in Bali and Lombok, as well as Komodo, it can accomodate 12 to 14 guests per trip.

Panunee is an experienced dive yacht runs by a friendly & professional team, it offering dive liveaboard trips all around Indonesia, it can accommodate up to 20 guests per trip.

Moana is a cozy and professional Phinisi Schooner, it offering short dive liveaboard trips in Komodo year-round, it can accommodate up to 10 divers or 12 non-divers.

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07/07/2018 to 12/07/2018

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Moana is a cozy and professional Phinisi Schooner, it offering short dive liveaboard trips in Komodo year-round, it can accommodate up to 10 divers or 12 non-divers.

07/07/2018 to 14/07/2018

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Mona Lisa is a traditional wooden Phinisi Schooner, it sails non-stop in Komodo National Park, it can accommodate max. 12 guests.

07/07/2018 to 14/07/2018

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Black Manta 720, formerly known as Black Manta, it is a professional dive yatch running by an trustable team, it offers dive liveaboard trips all around Indonesia, it can accommodate 16 -18 guests per trip.

07/07/2018 to 17/07/2018

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Mutiara Laut is one of the most luxurious Schooners in Indonesia, it mainly offers luxury charter trips all around Indonesia, it can accommodates up to 14 guests.

07/07/2018 to 21/07/2018

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Seven Seas is a luxury & professional dive yacht, it offering various liveaboard routes in Indonesia according to the season, it can accomodates up to 16 guests.

08/07/2018 to 13/07/2018

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Calico Jack is small deluxe traditional Phinisi yatch, it offering various liveaboard routes in Indonesia according to the season, it can accommodate only 10 guests on board.

08/07/2018 to 13/07/2018

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MantaMae is a super yacht which open up limitless possibilities to go anywhere in Indonesia that you desire. It can hosts max 8 guests per trip.

08/07/2018 to 13/07/2018

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Mari is a traditional wooden Indonesian Phinisi boat runs by an European boat operator, it offering liveaboard trips in Raja Ampat, Komodo Island and Banda Sea area according to the season, it can host up to 14 guests per trip.

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