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4D3N Central, North Komodo Diving & Rinca Island Trekking **Yummy Food, Good Value!!!

By Sokaraja Liveaboard

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You're looking for a Komodo dive liveaboard on a comfortable, medium-priced boat, with a great divemaster!

Overview

4 days 3 nights
Group trip (10 travellers per group)
Head out to the Komodo Seas on the Sokaraja boat for 4 days to experience 12 dives in such famous dive sites as Batu Bolong, Manta Point and Castle Rock, including night dives at Wainilu and Siaba Besar. Also, take a trek on Rinca Island to visit the famous Komodo dragons. Sokaraja can cater up to 10 guests, with 2 private cabins, and 1 sharing cabin. 3 nights of stargazing on the open seas all while enjoying delicious fresh meals and sights of the beautiful volcanic islands. The crew are highly competent and the travellers have praised the divemaster for being great with divers of all levels. The Sokaraja boat also includes a camera station, a diving platform, a compressor and can provide dive insurance under DAN at an additional cost. You must have a minimum of 30 logged dives to join.

Trip Highlights

Castle Rock
Rinca Island
Cauldron
Manta Point
Kalong Island
Batu Bolong
Padar Island
Siaba Island (Turtle City)
Crystal Rock
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 731.80 IDR10,073,210.61 per person
  • Unlimited water, coffee and tea
  • Dive and/or snorkelling gear
  • 4 meals and snacks during the day
  • Cruise director and divemaster/Instructor
  • Harbour fee
  • National Park Fees
  • Komodo and Rinca Entrance Fees (275,000 IDR/Day/Diver for working day and 350,000 IDR/Day/Diver for weekends and holidays. 210,000 IDR/Day/Snorkel for working day and 290,000 IDR/Day/Snorkel for weekends and holidays.)
  • Transport from your hotel in Labuan Bajo to the meeting point
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
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Meeting details
08:30AM
Sokaraja's office Labuan Bajo(Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tenggara Tim. 86754)

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Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo - Sebayur Kecil - Penngah Kecil - Kalong Island - Wainilu
Labuan Bajo - Sebayur Kecil - Penngah Kecil - Kalong Island - Wainilu

Today you'll see vibrant corals, the migration of hundreds of bats at Sunset and experience a night dive in Wainilu.

Accommodation: Sokaraja Livaboard - Shared Dorm Cabin

  • 08:30 am: Meet at Sokaraja Office & transfer to boat.
  • 1 dive at Sebayur Kecil - A sloping reef protected from currents. You can see nice Boomies, Trumpetfish, Moorish idols, Crocodile fish, Damselfish, Porcupinefish, Angelfish, Lionfish and more.
  • 1 dive at Pengah - The varied topography from walls, sloping reefs, and plateau, creates a habitat just as diverse. Eagle rays bump head parrotfishes and juvenile white tip reef sharks have all found their home. It is also a place to enjoy the vast array of macro life from frogfishes, nudibranchs and every kind of shrimps.
  • Arrive Kalong, a mangrove island, at dusk watch thousands of giant bats (flying foxes) take off from Kalong Island.
  • Night dive at Wainilu - This is a critter dive. In the shallows is a broken-down hard coral reef. In amongst the rubble mandarin fish and picturesque dragonets hide. Out in the sand look for rare nudibranchs, blue-ringed octopus, demon stingers, ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimps, Rhinopias, frogfish, the list goes on! There is even a species of moray eel here that seems to be endemic to this area.
  • Overnight onboard
Day 2: Rinca Island - Siaba Kecil - Turtle City - Siaba Besar
Rinca Island - Siaba Kecil - Turtle City - Siaba Besar

Today you'll trek to see wild Komodo Dragons and dive at Turtle City!

Accommodation: Sokaraja Livaboard - Shared Dorm Cabin

  • Watch Komodo Dragons in their natural environment as you trek Rinca Island, their beautiful home.
  • Dive in Siaba Kecil - Siaba Kecil has amazing hard corals home to green and hawksbill turtles. There is a large plateau full of staghorn hard corals. Turtles are almost a certain sighting at this dive site. Big schools of jacks like to sit in the current. Manta rays also pass by here, they might even stop at a cleaning station.
  • Dive in Turtle City - A sheltered bay with coral seamounts and reefs home to large numbers of green turtles, the occasional white tip reef shark and a large seagrass bed home to some of the best macro in the park. If you are lucky you can see flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, seahorses, even mimic octopus and Rhinopias have been seen here. Depths vary but expect an average of 14 m.
  • Night dive at Siaba Besar - A sheltered bay with coral seamounts and reefs home to large numbers of green turtles, the occasional white tip reef shark and a large seagrass bed home to some of the best macro in the park. If you are lucky you can see flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, seahorses, even Mimic Octopus, and Rhinopias have been seen here. Depths vary but expect an average of 10/12 m.
  • Overnight onboard
Day 3: Batu Bolong - Taka Makassar - Manta Point - Cauldron
Batu Bolong - Taka Makassar - Manta Point - Cauldron

Today you'll dive at the most beautiful dive site in Komodo National Park, and if you're lucky see Manta Rays!

Accommodation: Sokaraja Livaboard - Shared Dorm Cabin

  • Dive at Batu Bolong, Manta Point and Taka Makassar, Cauldron
  • Batu Bolong - The jewel in the crown of Central. A pinnacle dive, where the top of the rock rises out of the ocean enough to provide a protected lee, which is how we most commonly dive this site. The pinnacle disappears into the deep so a dive to 18–30 m max.
  • Manta Point and Taka Makassar - 2.5 km shallow drift dive to see Manta Rays at their cleaning stations. The average depth dived at this site is 8–12 m, this sloping reef descends further but all the action is in the shallows. Home to yellow butterflyfishes and moon wrasses which are the primary cleaner fishes. You can also see bamboo sharks, black tips, turtles and awesome macro if you can take your eyes off the majestic manta rays.
  • Cauldron - Also called the shotgun is a channel between Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut island. The current will push you through the channel and bring you to the other side and you will slowly enjoy a very beautiful coral reef here.
  • Overnight onboard
Day 4: Crystal Rock - Castle Rock - Bamboo Slope - Labuan Bajo
Crystal Rock - Castle Rock - Bamboo Slope - Labuan Bajo

Today you'll see exciting marine life - if you're lucky, you might spot sharks and rays

  • Dive at Crystal Rock and Castle Rock
  • Crystal Rock - A pinnacle of the adventure. An advanced diver can go until 22 or 23 m and open water diver can go until 18 m. The current here as exciting as the big marine life. Grey reef shark, white tip sharks, and giant travelly are all present in the area.
  • Castle Rock - Recommended only for advanced or experienced divers when strong currents are present, it offers an unforgettable view, surgeonfishes and giant travelly frequent the area and often visits by eagle ray and Manta rays can also be seen.
  • The last Dive finishes at the latest by 2 pm.
  • 16:00 to 17:00 pm: Head back to Labuan Bajo!

Meet your guide

Sokaraja Liveaboard

Sokaraja is owned by Luca, a divemaster who knows when, where and how to get the most from each dive site in Komodo National Park. Divers from beginner divers to advanced divers have commented on Luca's extraordinary patience and skill as a divemaster and guide. Luca knows all the tides and currents of the dive sites, and will take good care to plan your dives at the times and spots best suited for your personal level of experience. His crew are also friendly and professional, and they also cook yummy food (including yummy Vegetarian food) on board!
Fluent English
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

5.0 out of 12 helpful reviews
Vivien R, Australia
24 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
I’ve heard that some liveraboards tend to put snorkelers on the back burner in favour of divers; however this was not our experience aboard the Sokaraja. Owner & divemaster, Luca is passionate about his profession. He knows the when, where and how to get the most from each site. During his pre-dive briefings, he went to great lengths to educate both snorkelers and divers. My husband & I were the only two out of 10 guests snorkelling, yet we were allocated smiling Eric, as our guide, and the small boat with handler, remained close by, for an easy return to the big boat. The atmosphere on this boat was relaxed and convivial. Any doubts I had about co-sharing in the 6 berth dorm, were unfounded. There is plenty of space to spread out in, with fore and aft deck lounges. Meals and briefings were conducted together around a big U-shaped table, which facilitated us all getting to know each other. I agree with everything that previous reviewers have said, as this certainly was a magical experience. I can confidently recommend Sokaraja, Luca and his crew, who safely introduced us to the eye-popping, underwater world of Komodo National Park.
ritalamy
20 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
I couldn't recommend Sokaraja more highly, loved everything from the 1st moment we stepped in the boat. First of all, even before boarding the boat, Luca, the owner of the boat has been super approachable, easy, quick to reply and lovely to communicate with. We were 3 quite inexperienced divers (some of us with only 4 dives) and Luca made sure he prepared us since dive #1 for the famous Komodo currents we would face later in the trip. He was an extraordinary and patient teacher and guide, taking the time to practice the basics with us. He made us feel confident and competent in our diving abilities and we had no problems whatsoever. Regarding the boat and crew, it was also perfect. The boat is in great condition, has big lounge areas in the shade and in the sun, super clean and comfortable. The crew will treat you so well, preparing everything for the dives and cook the most delicious meals afterwards. (there's lots of food all the time!) The itinerary is super well-planned and the diving is phenomenal. I'm sure we couldn't have chosen a better option at an affordable cost.
aprillk596
03 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Luca and his crew do a phenomenal job of guiding you through the Komodo islands, both on land and across the dive sites, the itinerary is packed full of amazing experiences that make you heartbroken to leave. We did the 3 day / 2 night liveaboard, completing a total of 9 dives, seeing the dragons, visiting beautiful beaches for snorkeling and taking in the stunning environment that is Komodo. Unlike liveaboards we’ve done in the past, Luca offers advice to divers to improve their skills or enhance their experience. While the crew cook up amazing food and chat with the guests over a Bintang at sunset. Although, there are a number of dive shops operating around Komodo, a number of which we spoke to, none compare to Sokaraja. If you’re planning a trip, these are the guys!
Beatrice S
01 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Hello everyone, I can highly recommend to do a trip with Sokaraja, from food, to the team or the dive sides, everything was great. Luca,- the dive instructor, is really professional and he made an affort to fix every problem. I am a beginner and I just finished the Open water course few days before the trip, I was on board with experienced diver and the current on the dive sides can be very strong, Luca developed my dive skills that I was able to do the dives with them and in addition he calculated everything so good, we jumped in to the perfect time that we had very less current. You have 3 dives per day, 2 night dives and also some drived dives. The dive sides are amazing, you can see whitetip reef sharks, a lot of mantas and turtles and so much more. You also visit some nice beaches and you go for trekking to the komodo. I also can highly recommend the food, especially the vegetarian opinion was soo delicious- they have the best Tempe ever! The boat was very beautiful, everything is new renovated and also the equipment was brand new. The price is totally fair and I think you cant get an better offer. So you will have a great time with a lot of adventures on the Sokaraja. Thanks again to Luca an the crew, I really enjoyed the trip!
deepgut, Austria
25 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Hi folks, this diving trip was really really cool and adventurous! we had 3 great dives per day and also trekking and beach chilling in between! first of all, Luca the dive instructor and owner of the Sokaraja ship is a very lovely, relaxed guy and a real diving expert. he really knows the diving spots like his own pockets and knows everything about the tides and currents in komodo to make your dives as safe and adventurous as it suits your skills! he handled every situation very professionally, even if unexpected things suddenly happened. he is such a nerd, he can tell how much air you have left, but still he will ask and guide you safely. he is also putting a great effort in developing your diving skills and giving you tips all the time, even if you’re not paying for a PADI course there. the diving spots were great everything from sharks and mantas 3 meters next to you, huge coral gardens, pinnacles, night/muck dives and drifting! i already did a liveaboard on the great similan islands but this trip around komodo still amazed me! the ship got renovated recently (2019), the crew was super nice, the food was really amazing (also for vegetarians), and all the diving equipment is completely brand new! all in all this was an unforgettable trip for me and also surprisingly cheap if you are travelling on a lower budget like me. if you like adventurous diving and want to improve your diving skills,... honestly: don’t hesitate and go with Luca and the Sokaraja, believe me!!! thank you for everything Luca! <3

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sokaraja 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.
Flexible Date Policy
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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