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.

Coming trips

02/09/2018 to 07/09/2018

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Mangguana is a traditional wooden Phinisi Schooner, it sails non-stop in Komodo National Park with the most flexible dive shcedule, it can accommodate max. 8 guests.

02/09/2018 to 07/09/2018

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Sea Safari VII is a luxurious sailing boat run by Sea Safari Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Komodo and Alor area, it can host max. 28 guests per trip.

02/09/2018 to 07/09/2018

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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.

02/09/2018 to 11/09/2018

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Mermaid I is a professional dive yacht runs by Mermaid Fleet, it offering various liveaboard routes in Indonesia according to the season, it can accommodate up to 15 guests.

02/09/2018 to 12/09/2018

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Indo Aggressor is a professional dive yatch runs by Aggressor Fleet, formerly known as "Komodo Dancer", it offers various diving itineraries in Komodo, Wakatobi and Forgotten Islands. It can accommodate up to 16 guests.

03/09/2018 to 06/09/2018

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Alila Purnama is one of the most luxurious liveaboard Phinisi ships in Asia, it providing ultra-modern and relaxing dive trips all around Indonesia, it can only accommodate up to 10 guests.

03/09/2018 to 07/09/2018

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Pratiwi is a nice cozy small liveaboard that offers dive liveaboard trip in Komodo National Park all year round, perfect for small group of 4 - 6 people guests.

03/09/2018 to 08/09/2018

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Ari Jaya is a budget free-style dive liveaboard with professional management, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Komodo National Park all year round, perfect for a small group of 4 to 6 people.

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