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12D11N Bali - Komodo Diving | 21st Jun - 2nd Jul **Luxury Cruise with Great Food

By Samambaia Liveaboard

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At a Glance

At a Glance

12 days 11 nights
Group trip (14 travellers per group)

Samambaia is a traditional Phinisi combining timeless design and rich wooden detailing with modern amenities. It carries 18 experienced and accommodating crew members who speak English, French, German, Indonesian and Italian. Up to 14 guests will be taken aboard this vessel. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom, under bed storage, wardrobes and individually controlled AC. Other amenities: on-board massage, air-conditioned lounge, music & movie entertainment, library, camera station and spacious dive deck with individual gear up space. You will embark the cruise in Serangan, Bali and end in Labuan Bajo, This itinerary includes three-day dives of minimum 1-hour duration (with 1:4 guide-to-diver ratio), one sunset/night dive (unless the boat has to cover a serious amount of miles overnight). You can expect a minimum of 20 dives. The guide will bring you on the other surface interval activities such as trekking to breathtaking viewpoints, visits of secluded perfect beaches, excursions to traditional villages, action-packed activities like wakeboarding and kayak. The cruise team have their secret spots as well, which you will learn about during the cruise. You will be catered with delicious international cuisine cooked fresh every day with locally sourced ingredients and baked goods plus snacks for fuel in between dives. Their guests have raved about the tasty meals they had on board.

Kayaking
Culture
Explore Villages
Watersports
Leisure Dives
Leisure Dives
Diving
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Trip Highlights

Castle Rock
Rinca Island
Manta Point
Crystal Rock
Cauldron
Batu Bolong

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You are looking to dive from a traditional phinisi with multilingual crew and great food.
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What's included

What's included

From US$ 10,777.30 IDR155,509,605.20
  • Accommodation - 11 nights at MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room
  • Pick-up in Bali, End in Labuan Bajo
  • Full board including all drinks on board
  • Up to four dives per day ( No diving on embarkation and disembarkation day) accompanied by qualified dive guides. Missed dives do not result in reimbursement claim.
  • Nitrox fillings for certified enriched air nitrox divers ( courses available on request and subject to charge)
  • Weights and weight belts
  • Multilingual cruise director on board
  • Wakeboarding (Free Trial)
  • All offered excursions
  • National marine park fees US$ 125/ person
  • Fuel surcharge US$ 150/ person
  • Harbour fees US$ 75/ person
  • Dive rental gear: BCD US$ 10/day, Regulator US$ 10/day, Computer US$ 10/day, Wetsuit Fin Masks & Snorkel US$ 15/day, Torch US$ 10/day.
  • 15-liter scuba tank: US$ 60/ 11 nights
  • PADI Dive courses: Nitrox US$ 180, AOW US$ 350, OW US$ 450
  • Crew gratuities: US$ 20 per day per guest is recommended
  • On-board massage US$ 40/ hour
  • Laundry US$ 0.75/ piece
  • Wine & Spirits
  • Payment can be made onboard via cash in any currency (rate according to XE currency converter) or credit card (3% surcharge)
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Denpasar Details

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo

Embarkation

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • 12:45pm - Pick-up at Anywhere in Denpasar
  • 12.45 PM Depending on your pre-cruise arrangements a transfer to port is organised. Embarkation in the port of Serangan, Bali. A general orientation follows.
Day 2: Lombok
Lombok

Check dive at an easy and protected dive site in Lombok.

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • After an initial general dive briefing, gear up and complete a check dive @ an easy and protected dive site. Check dive in the sense of you checking your gear and weights, making sure the camera housings are properly sealed and our guides checking your buoyancy. No
  • skill demonstrations are required.
  • You will do three dives in total today at a fantastic sandy critter spot, closed to the famous Gili Islands. Though highly frequented areas, hardly anyone dives here as it is rather far away from these islands. You can expect: Frogfish, Ghostpipefish, Seahorses, Nudibranchs, Wonderpus...
Day 3: Moyo & Satonda
Moyo & Satonda

Dive nearby Moyo Island, Satonda and visit a crater lake at the end of the day.

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • In the morning complete two dives at Moyo. Here you will find yourself at very fishy walls in pristine conditions. The luxury resort Amanwana just around the corner has done excellent conservation work here for more than a decade and you can clearly see the results. A fish soup spiked with Trevallie, Tuna, Sharks. Having Eagle and Manta Rays passing by is not uncommon.
  • In the afternoon, do a relaxed dive at the island of Satonda.
  • Capped with a land excursion in the afternoon to a beautiful crater lake.
Day 4: Sangeang
Sangeang

Dive close to an active volcano- Sangeang.

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • At the active vulcano of Sangeang you can expect superb black sand critter hunting. But it’s not only the critters like Nudibranchs, Ghostpipefish, Frogfish and Pygmy Seahorses that make the diving here so exciting but also the stark contrast of colourful Black- and
  • Whipcoral against the black sand. On the dive site ‘Bubble Reef’ you can see and feel the volcanic activity - gas bubble fields, as well as hot water springs underwater, are the highlights here.
Day 5: Banta
Banta

Dive in Banta Wall, GPS Point and a secret spot that serves at Manta's cleaning station.

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • Just outside the National Park of Komodo this island makes you feel as if you were already inside the park. You will spend the whole day in a great variety of dive sites. ‘Banta Wall’ also known as ‘The Rollercoaster’ is a spectacular wall - however, the timing with the currents
  • and the swell is key to a safe and satisfying dive. And the cruise director will help get the timing right.
  • GPS point is more than half a mile north of Banta. Very fishy with the potential for Grey Reef Sharks and other big boys passing by. Again the timing here is key. One of Samambaia's favourite spots here is also a secret spot which happens to be a Manta cleaning station.
  • For sunset, do some trekking on a hill which will reward you with an epic view over the bay, the sun setting behind the vulcano of Sangeang.
  • After Dinner we take you on a night dive on a sandy slope, where Stargazers will make an
  • angry face at you.
Day 6: Komodo - The North
Komodo - The North

Explore the action-fuelled dive sites: Golden Passage, Cauldron, and Lighthouse.

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • Arrive in the morning in the northern part of the famous Komodo National Park. And straightaway hit the signature dive sites ‘Crystal Rock’ and ‘Castle Rock’. Sharks, Jacks, Fish Soup.
  • Action fuelled by current. In the afternoon and at night two more world-class dives at famous site like ‘The Golden Passage’, ‘The Cauldron’ or ‘Lighthouse’. Komodo National Park diving at it’s best.
Day 7: Komodo Central & Rinca
Komodo Central & Rinca

Choose 3 day dive sites between Tatawa Besar, Tatawa Kecil, Batu Bolong and Manta Point. You'll do a night dive in Wainilu too.

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • Heading south through the National Park, you'll have a wide selection of top dive sites, like ‘Tatawa Besar’, ‘Tatawa Kecil’, ‘Batu Bolong’, ‘Manta Point’. Three excellent day dives based upon conditions and availability.
  • To cap this great day, complete a night dive at Wai Nilu, which ranks within the Top 5 favorite night dive spots in the National Park.
Day 8: Rinca Island - Nusa Kode (Horseshoe Bay)
Rinca Island - Nusa Kode (Horseshoe Bay)

Rinca Trekking, then heading for Nusa Kode

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • Trekking with Komodo dragons in the morning before it gets too hot in the sun. Expect to be eye in eye with the last dragons on this planet. A must when coming here. Local rangers will take care of your safety.
  • After this adventure, head to the south of Rinca, also known as Nusa Kode or Horseshoe Bay. Some of the lushest diving Komodo National Park has to offer. During the months of May until October however, the waters are quite cold (down to 23°C) and the
  • visibility is rather poor. You will be, however, rewarded with critter galore: Ambon Scorpionfish, Rhinopias, Frogfish, Wonderpus, Coconut Octopus paired with an overwhelming growth of soft and hard coral on the reefs.
  • A very common sight at the beach are Komodo Dragons, Deer, Wild Boar and up in the trees you might spot a sea eagle.
Day 9: Nusa Kode
Nusa Kode

Explore diver's favorite dives sites here: Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall of Texas and Torpedo Alley

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • Enjoy three more day dives in the Horseshoe Bay. Some of divers' favourite dive sites here include: ‘Cannibal Rock’, ‘The Yellow Wall of Texas’, ‘Devil’s Corner’ and ‘Torpedo Alley’.
  • In the afternoon, you will leave this truly spectacular place and head back up north. For a night dive, you will pull into the island of Pantar. Starry Night Octopus, Frogfish, rare Nudibranchs - this dive site never disappoints.
Day 10: Komodo Central & North
Komodo Central & North

You will spend another full day around the heart of Komodo National Park.

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • Today you will spend another full day around the heart of Komodo National Park. World-class dive sites are plenty and if they are too busy, the cruise director can show you have his favourite secret dive spots as well.
Day 11: Komodo Central
Komodo Central

Complete two last dives and enjoy your slow cruise back to the harbour.

Accommodation: MV Samambaia - Double / Twin Room

  • Depending on the flight schedule the day after, up to two more dives before lunch, then slowly heading back towards the port of Labuan Bajo.
  • Stopover at a perfect beach in the afternoon.
Day 12: Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo

Disembarkation

  • 10 AM Depending on your flight schedule, the crew will check your luggage in for you in advance so you can rest on board and let the crew shuttle you to the airport when your plane is ready to leave.
  • 10:00am - End at Labuan Bajo Town Hotels or Airport

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Samambaia Liveaboard

MV Samambaia is a new traditional wooden Phinisi sailing some of the best areas of Indonesia. Climb aboard and be welcomed to luxury and comfort, where the focus is on the finer details and the needs of guests. On board the M/V Samambaia the 18 experienced, professional and friendly crew ( who speak English, French, German, Indonesian and Italian) are on hand to help to create an unforgettable journey. Catering to only 14 guests The Samambaia Boat has 6 tastefully decorated cabins on the lower deck and a beautiful Master cabin on the main deck with stunning 180° sea views. Guests can take advantage of being in one of the world's most bio-diverse marine environments with unlimited buddy diving and a 1:4 guide-to-diver ratio. The Chef onboard serves 90% fresh & healthy food, which the crew source ingredients directly from the farmer in Bali, which mostly are organic. Guests rate Samambaia as basically a floating 5-Star Resort.
4 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

Samambaia Liveaboard Policies

Samambaia Liveaboard Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Samambaia Liveaboard 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.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Dry bag
Swimming suit
Towel
Underwater camera
Pre-Requisites for The Trip

Minimum log dive is 30 dives and dive insurance is mandatory before participants dive into the water.

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