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11D10N Bali to Komodo National Park Diving | 10th - 20th June 2020

By Manta Mae

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At a Glance

At a Glance

11 days 10 nights
Group trip (10 travellers per group)
Manta Mae is a 10-passenger (4-cabin) Phinisi that is entirely crafted from natural materials; from its wooden hull to the unique mosaics on driftwood, shells and Madagascan quartz. The boat offers various amenities: ensuite bathroom and TV in each cabin, an iconic Playstation, Wifi, water skiing and kayaks. Manta Mae is crewed by 9 persons with a private chef and 2 divemasters on board. The crew lead divers of all levels from beginners to advanced and they also arrange scuba review course if required. This 11D10N itinerary will show you the fabled dive sites along the way from Bali to Komodo National Park. This starts with a land excursion in Nusa Penida, diving in Lombok's three most famous Gilis, sailing past East Sumbawa and the trip ends after diving in Indonesia's Wild West Archipelago- Komodo National Park. This trip includes up to 24 day & night dives.

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You would like to explore the underwater world in Bali, Gili Lombok and Komodo National Park on a stylish liveaboard vessel.

Trip Highlights

Castle Rock
Rinca Island
Kalong Island
Batu Bolong
Siaba Island (Turtle City)
Crystal Rock

What's included

What's included

From US$ 4,500 IDR71,644,349.34
  • Accommodation - 10 nights at Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin
  • Return Transfer from Labuan Bajo
  • Full board accommodation (Including three meals a day)
  • Laundry (2 pcs/day)
  • Welcome drink, Snacks, soft drinks, water, tea, coffee, espresso
  • Diving (up to 4 dives per day). As a general rule, there is one dive on arrival day (check dive) and no diving on departure day. Dive on last day depending on the flight. *Missed dives cannot be claimed for a reimbursement
  • Dive Guide
  • Weights and weight belts
  • Land and/or shore excursions according to Manta Mae program/itinerary
  • Fishing activity (based on the possibility to do in certain areas)
  • Kayak activity
  • Stand Up Paddles
  • Underwater Scooter
  • Playstation
  • Pick up and drop off to embarkation/disembarkation Hotel or Airport
  • Komodo National Parks Fees - USD$ 50$ per day. (To be paid on board in cash. Accepted currencies: Indonesian Rupiah, USD and Euro.)
  • Fuel Surcharge (up to 3 hours navigation per day no extra fuel surcharge)
  • Scuba Review - USD$ 100 (if necessary)
  • PADI Diving Courses
  • Full dive gear including dive computer(36 USD/ day. Payable on board)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Diving Insurance (mandatory). It is strongly recommended. DAN Insurance, Aquamed or similar.
  • Beers, Alcoholic drinks and Wine
  • Souvenirs
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Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Labuan Bajo
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Labuan Bajo
    Pick-up: 11:00am; Drop-off: 01:00pm
    Your last dive will be at noon on the 10th Day, so you'll have a full 24 hours before you depart on the 11th Day.
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Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Manta Point - Crystal Bay - Gamat Bay
Manta Point - Crystal Bay - Gamat Bay

Today, you'll be warmly welcomed to Manta Mae and experience a three dives in Nusa Penida.

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • 11:00am - Pick-up at Labuan Bajo
  • 11:00am: Airport pick-up/ Hotel pick-up, head to dock
  • 12pm: Light lunch, briefing on Manta Mae and "check dive"
  • 1pm: Check dive - Manta Point (Famous for majestic manta ray sights, as its name suggests, as well as bamboo sharks, marble rays and unicorn fish)
  • 2pm: Interval
  • 3pm: Dive - Crystal Bay (Current can be quite strong and downward, home to the famous oceanic sunfish Mola Mola)
  • 4pm: Interval
  • 5pm: Dive - Gamat Bay (Protected bay that opens to a drift dive, superb visibility, lots of soft and hard corals)
Day 2: Nusa Penida - Kling Kling Beach - Angel's Billabong - Broken Bay
Nusa Penida - Kling Kling Beach - Angel's Billabong - Broken Bay

Today, you'll visit iconic sites in Nusa Penida, a T-rex shaped beach, witness crystal clear waters, and an incredible little bay.

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • 10am: Nusa Penida exploration
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 2pm: Kling Kling Beach exploration (T-rex shaped beach)
  • 5pm: Angel's Billabong exploration (Crystal clear tide where you can even take a little dip!)
  • 7pm: Broken Bay exploration, dinner (Viewing of a natural arch formed over many years, appearing almost circular and closed in, you can go for a refreshing dip as well)
Day 3: Gili (Air/ Meno/ Trawangon)
Gili (Air/ Meno/ Trawangon)

In your dives today, expect stunning corals, sharks, and the best of diving in the Gili Islands - Bounty - home to one of the island's few wrecks.

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • 9am: Arrive in Gili
  • 10:30am: Dive at Air Wall (Macro dive site featuring Gorgonian sea fans, sea whips, soft corals, a variety of sponges and brightly-coloured nudibranchs)
  • 11:30am: Interval
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm: Dive at Bounty (Where a large sunken floating dock once used by the Bounty Resort resides; an artificial reef, colonies of various anemonefish; mid to strong currents)
  • 2:30pm: Interval
  • 3:30pm: Dive at Halik (Stunning coral gardens with large schools of rainbow-coloured anthias, butterflyfish and red tooth triggerfish; also home to giant morays, octopuses, and large cuttlefish)
  • 4:30pm: Interval
  • 5:30pm: Dive at Shark Point (Numerous green sea turtles can be found, alongside juvenile white tip reef sharks)
Day 4: Pulau Mojo - Mandang - Pulau Satonda
Pulau Mojo - Mandang - Pulau Satonda

Today you will do two dives in Pulau Mojo and one in Pulau Satonda!

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • 10am: Dive at Pulau Mojo
  • 11am: Interval
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Dive at Mandang
  • 2pm: Interval
  • 3pm: Dive at Pulau Satonda
Day 5: East Sumbawa - Pulau Sangeang - Bima
East Sumbawa - Pulau Sangeang - Bima

Today you will get to dive in Pulau Sangeang, where an active volcano resides with beautiful underwater sights.

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Dive at Pulau Sangeang (Soft corals, yellow fins, pipe fish, barracuda, puffers, batfish and more)
  • 10am: Interval
  • 11am: Dive at Pulau Sangeang (Soft corals, yellow fins, pipe fish, barracuda, puffers, batfish and more)
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Depart for Bima
  • 2pm: Dive at Bima (Spot rare gobies, an array of critters, as well as bigger marine creatures - white tip sharks and eagle rays)
  • 3pm: Interval, overnight sail to Komodo Archipelago
Day 6: Gili Lawa Laut – Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Laut – Gili Lawa Darat

Today you will visit Crystal Rock and Castle Rock

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • Two celebrated dive sites await you just north of Gili Lawa Laut Island. Crystal Rock and Castle Rock are both incredible locations, boasting the key elements for an impressive dive site: a wide variety of healthy corals covering the reef, plus tons of fish both big and small and all sizes in between! The cauldron is another exhilarating dive site, and the healthy hard coral reefs off the island of Gili Lawa Darat offer good night diving. Between dives, you may visit Gili Lawa Laut Island for a short trek to the top of the hill for a wonderful view over the Komodo-Flores channel.
Day 7: Batu Bolong - Makassar Strait
Batu Bolong - Makassar Strait

Dive at Batu Bolong, a world-class dive site in the north of Komodo Strait. You'll visit Makassar Strait too, spot Mantas at their cleaning station.

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • Following a light breakfast, you will dive at Batu Bolong (Hollow Rock), a world-class dive site in the north of the Komodo Strait. The dramatic underwater landscape with its great walls is home to an incredible variety of sea life and corals. Sharks, giant trevallies, unicorns, rainbow runners, turtles, barracudas and napoleon wrasse are spotted here frequently. Later in the day, you will enjoy Tatawa Besar, a thrilling drift dive that starts off from the northwestern tip of Tatawa and continues down the western side at a depth of 15 to 20 meters. At Makassar Strait, you can see mantas at their cleaning station. This is an exhilarating drift dive along the shallow flat bottom interspersed with patches of coral reef, where there’s a chance to see manta rays, turtles, eagle rays and white tip and blacktip reef sharks/ It’s also a great site for snorkelling.
Day 8: Tatawa Besar – Tatawa Kecil – Siaba Island
Tatawa Besar – Tatawa Kecil – Siaba Island

Today you will visit Tatawa Islands, where you'll dive in a beautiful coral garden with brisk currents. Wrap up the day with a sunset barbeque by the beach.

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • After one more dive at Tatawa Besar you’ll sail to Tatawa Kecil, where you'll dive in a beautiful coral garden with brisk currents, an unspoiled reef and unsurpassed topography comprising boulders, walls, overhangs and caves. This site is home to vast numbers of groupers, snappers and trevallies. The west side of this small rocky outcrop presents a fantastic underwater terrain with enormous slabs of rock that have been worn down to form channels, canyons, caves and swim-throughs. On the north plateau, crocodile fish lie on the scenic reef alongside a host of reef fish and schooling barracuda. After the dive, you’ll cruise to Siaba Besar and moor offshore for the night. The white beach of Mauan is the perfect place for a sunset barbecue.
Day 9: Pantai Merah – Batu Tiga
Pantai Merah – Batu Tiga

You will complete your last dive in Pantai Merah and Batu Tiga

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • Pantai Merah, or Pinky Beach, is the most frequently visited site in the park. Snorkelling from the beach is excellent, and there is a good dive around a rock that breaks the surface but is completely covered at high tide. There are a great variety of tame fish life here, and a good selection of critters including leaf scorpionfish, blue-ribbon eels, crocodile fish, and nudibranchs. This site is also good for night dives. The next dive site is Batu Tiga lying southeast of Tanjung Kuning in the Linta Strait. An excellent big fish dive and without doubt one of the most current affected sites in Komodo, this dive is for more advanced and experienced divers. It’s crucial to hit the site at the perfect time, preferably at the northwestern side of the three rocks (Batu Tiga is three rocks in Bahasa). Large grouper, mantas, giant trivially and other pelagic are frequently seen here.
Day 10: Rinca Island
Rinca Island

You'll visit Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons

Accommodation: Manta Mae - Deluxe Cabin

  • In the afternoon you’ll arrive at Rinca Island. Here, you’ll hike for up to two and a half hours to see the legendary prehistoric lizard Komodo Dragons. After that excursion, you’ll drop anchor at Bat Island, where thousands of flying foxes make their home in the mangrove forest. The sight of these magnificent bats taking off from the trees at sunset is truly amazing.
Day 11: Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo

Departure Day

  • Manta Mae will sail back to Labuan Bajo.
  • 1:00 PM The crew will drop you off at the airport or your accommodation in town.
  • 01:00pm - Drop-off at Labuan Bajo

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Manta Mae

The 30m Manta Mae liveaboard was built in traditional Phinisi style to offer fantastic diving itineraries around the truly diverse region of Komodo and Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Launched in 2014 and catering to a maximum of 9 guests (4-cabins), the Manta Mae Indonesia offers personalised service, focusing on creating unique experiences and lifelong memories. This beautiful ship is entirely crafted from natural materials, from its wooden hull to the unique mosaics of driftwood, shells and Madagascan quartz.
6 years experience
Fluent English
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free

Manta Mae Policies

Manta Mae Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Manta Mae pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

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Other Things to Know

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