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

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 10 guests per trip.

Blue Manta is a luxury liveaboard run by professional dive team - Manta Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda Sea. A group of 16 guests can be accommodated comfortably on board.

Mermaid I is a professional dive yatch running by Mermaid Fleet, it offers deluxe dive liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea area, it can accommodates only 15 guests on board.

Seahorse is a professional Indonesian style schooner, it offers deluxe dive liveaboard trips in Raja Ampat, Chendrawasih Bay, and Banda Sea area, it can accomodates up to 16 guests.

Coming trips

10/08/2017 to 17/08/2017

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Mantra is a luxurious liveaboard that offers different routes all around Indonesia, their goal is to make divers & sea lovers sail with style! It can host up to 6-8 guests.

10/08/2017 to 20/08/2017

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Indo Siren is a professional dive yatch running by Siren Fleet, it offers different dive liveaboard routes in Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda Sea area in Indonesia, it can max. host 16 guests per trip.

11/08/2017 to 18/08/2017

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Tarata is a budget dive liveaboard running by Grand Komodo, it offers dive liveaboard trip in Komodo National Park all year for a regular 8D/7N trip, it can accommodates only 12 guests on board.

11/08/2017 to 20/08/2017

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Ambai is a professional dive yacht launched in May 2012 offering diving liveaboard trips in Indonesia, specifically Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and Triton Bay areas, for individual divers or groups of up to 16 guests.

11/08/2017 to 20/08/2017

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Mermaid I is a professional dive yatch running by Mermaid Fleet, it offers deluxe dive liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea area, it can accommodates only 15 guests on board.

12/08/2017 to 17/08/2017

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Cheng Ho is a typical Indonesian Phinisi Buginese Schooner running by Sea Safari company, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Komodo and Alor in Indonesia. It can hosts 24 guests in total

12/08/2017 to 17/08/2017

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Moana is a classic Phinisi schooner with years of experience in Komodo, it offers regular 6D/5N trips in Komodo National Park and accommodates max. 10 divers or 12 non-divers on board.

12/08/2017 to 17/08/2017

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Ondina is a beautiful wooden schooner, run by a professional team from Spain, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat, and Banda Sea area, it can host max. 16 guests.

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