We traveled to Labuan Bajo to dive the Komodo Islands, and Mikumba Diving set us up with everything that we needed – gear, a VERY knowledgeable crew, and an excellent boat to take us to epic reefs. We loved talking with Taylor and Matthias, they are both extremely helpful and made sure that our experience was top-notch.
If you're considering diving with Mikumba, don't hesistate. These guys are pros and they can take care of your liveaboard needs very well, from gear to reading currents to knowing exactly where to dive, where not to dive, and feeding you like a champ onboard. If I could give them 10 stars I would. No doubt.
Going diving with Mikumba diving liveaboard was the best ever spontaneous decision that I have ever made in my life! Directly after securing the last space available on their liveaboard Ratu Pelangi I got to test out their gear. Full body wetsuit, boots, fins, mask and dive computer all included and the quality of the gear was great! The day after we were greeted by the crew and the owner of the company Fredrik for a short brief and then transport to the boat. Now Fredrik doesn’t always go on trips but if your lucky and he joins your trip I promise it will be an unforgettable journey! He is an absolutely amazing guy with a great sense of humour and a kind heart (you’re the best)!! The boat was perfect from the comfy beds to nice clean toilets, hot showers and its amazing sun deck. Oh, and did I mention it has its own popcorn machine where you can make as much popcorn as you like, utterly crazy!! The trips instructor was Matthias an amazing person with a great personality and very talented! He had two students doing their AOW during the trip and I did observer a few his teaching methods and I would say he does a great job! So if you want to do your AOW or other courses I would strongly recommend him. The only thing I can complain about is that the woman in the dive shop could use a little more sunshine in her life. However, I have recently learnt that she is no longer with the company so that is good. In short, I would STRONGLY recommend doing a liveaboard with Mikumba diving!
My friend and I booked through Mikumba based on a number of personal references and online reviews. I have been diving all around south east Asia for four years and this was the by far the best diving I’ve ever done. The number of varieties of species was out of control. Everything from all the big stuff you want right down to some amazing muck diving and micro viewing. We even saw a beached whale named Fred who apparently owned the company.
The leader of the tour a handsome gentleman from abroad named Matthias was not only an excellent teacher and dive guide but spent a lot of his spare time teaching me all about my Olympus tg5 camera and gave regular tutorials and advice. He even went so far as taking me through maintenance on my strobe and camera and teach me the fundamentals of adobe light room for editing my photos.
The boat was yarn and clean. The food was good and plenty of it. We got to stop at komoto national park to hang with the dragons and every dive brought a new adventure. The ac worked great in the cabins and nice hot showers with good diving gear which is a nice change from some of the other adventures I’ve been on.
All in all this is a must do experience and you bet you will see me and a crew of friends back for some more great sunsets and diving as we cruise around the most bet spot in Indonesia.
Five stars guys and thank you to the amazing local guides for finding me everything I possibly wanted to see. Catch you soon boys!!
We were on the 3D/2N Liveaboard in Komodo with my girlfriend in the beginning of Aug19. We chose the company carefully, comparing reviews and prices. Eventually we ended up with Mikumba and they definitely didn’t disappoint!
Awesome crew, especially our divemaster Matthias, also great food and boat/equipment. It’s so important to have a professional dive/trip master, who knows their way around dive sites, but can also keep the spirits up between dives.
You won’t go wrong with Mikuma.
Oh, and they have a popcorn machine on board!
Ruudi & Lil
We were onboard for 4 days, cannot recommend it enough. Fantastic dives with sharks, manta rays and turtles! The crew were very friendly and helpful providing a 5 stars service: they took care of absolutely everything, setting up the equipment, carrying it for us, providing plenty of refreshments and food throughout the journey.