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5D4N South Komodo Diving & Padar Island Trekking *Great for Solo Travellers

By Dragon Dive Komodo

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At a Glance

At a Glance

5 days 4 nights
Group trip
Set out with the Shenron Liveaboard to Central and North Komodo. During these 5 days, you will have 15 dives, including at least two-night dives. You will cover dive spots such as Manta Alley and Batu Bolong. This trip also includes a trek on Padar Island and 4 nights of stargazing on the open seas, all while enjoying delicious fresh meals and sights of the beautiful volcanic islands. The Shenron only has dorm beds so it's great for solo travelers looking to join a fun group!. The Shenron boat also includes a compressor and can provide dive insurance at an additional cost.

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You are a solo traveller and looking to join a fun group of like-minded divers!

Trip Highlights

Rinca Island
Manta Point
Padar Island

What's included

What's included

US$ 917.87 IDR14,613,317.28
  • Accommodation - 4 nights at Shenron Dragon Dive - Bunk Dorm
  • Accommodation on board in dorm cabin
  • All meals, snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Divemaster
  • Diving equipment (excluding computer)
  • 15 dives with 2-night dive)
  • 1 trek on Padar Island
  • Entrance fees (Rinca & Komodo islands)
  • Dive Insurance - mandatory (Dragon Drive Komodo can provide at the time of departure if needed at 30 USD)
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Crew tips (keep aside 25 USD)
  • Dive Computer - IDR 100.000 per day
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Transport

Transport

Free - Meet-up at Labuan Bajo
  • Meet-up at Dragon Dive Komodo Scuba Diving Center
    End at Dragon Dive Komodo Scuba Diving Center
    Meet-up: 08:00am; End: 04:00pm
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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: Labuan Bajo - South Rinca
Labuan Bajo - South Rinca

You will get to dive at various hotspots in South Rinca!

Accommodation: Shenron Dragon Dive - Bunk Dorm

  • 08:00am - Meet-up at Labuan Bajo
  • 08:00 am: Departure from Labuan Bajo
  • 09:00 am: The first dive at Cannibal Rock. Cannibal Rock has been cited as being one of the best dive sites in the world. A great abundance of fish makes this stunning pinnacle their home.
  • 11:00 am: Brunch
  • 01:00 pm: Afternoon dive at Yellow Wall where you can expect to see cool macro critters to big schools of fish. Along the shallower depths of the wall, fire sea urchins with zebra crabs or Coleman shrimps are found.
  • 02:00 pm: Rest onboard
  • 06:00 pm: Night dive at the black sand of Torpedo Alley provides an excellent creature hunt to find some of rarest critters in the world.
Day 2: South Rinca
South Rinca

You'll get to explore the less-known areas of South Rinca, which are full of beautiful marine creatures as well.

Accommodation: Shenron Dragon Dive - Bunk Dorm

  • 07:00 am: First dive in Crynoid Corner (good to do in the morning as it catches the morning sun)
  • 08:00 am: Breakfast
  • 10:00 am: The second dive in Boulders
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 02:00 pm: Third dive in Nusa Kode, the southwestern tip of Kode island
Day 3: South Rinca - South Komodo
South Rinca - South Komodo

In Manta Alley, there's an abundance of manta rays, the giant trevally, sharks, and beautiful corals that have generally taken little damage (thankfully, please take care of them while you dive too!)

Accommodation: Shenron Dragon Dive - Bunk Dorm

  • 09:00 am: Depart from South Rinca
  • 10:00 am: Morning and afternoon dive at Manta Alley which is another amazing dive site where you can encounter manta rays.
  • 04:00 pm: Tea break
  • 05:00 pm: Night dive on Manta Alley
Day 4: South Komodo - Padar Island
South Komodo - Padar Island

You'll dive in South Komodo, the hidden gem of Komodo, where dive sites are generally less explored, but hold equally beautiful sights, as well as a trekking experience on Padar Island.

Accommodation: Shenron Dragon Dive - Bunk Dorm

  • 09:00 am: Dive 1 in TNC Rock/ Manta Alley
  • 10:00 am: Two dives at Padar Island, popular dive sites are Three Sisters/ Pilarsteen/ Secret Garden. One can witness underwater pinnacles host an immense amount of fish life. Large schools of fish congregate around the rocks. Reef sharks and schools of Mobula rays cruise out in the deep waters. Giant frogfish live in sponges on the steep walls of the pinnacles. Sea apples and fire sea urchins are also found in this southern dive site
  • 03:00 pm: Trek to Padar Island to see the sunset
Day 5: Padar Island - Central Komodo - Labuan Bajo
Padar Island - Central Komodo - Labuan Bajo

Round off your trip with a last dive in Padar, and 2 more in Central Komodo!

  • 08:00 am: First dive in Padar
  • 9 am: Leave for Central Komodo
  • 09:30 am: The second dive at Siaba Kecil has amazing hard corals home to green and hawksbill turtles. As with many of the dive sites in the channel, this can be an exhilarating drift dive. There is a large plateau full of staghorn hard corals. Turtles are almost a certain sighting at this dive site.
  • 11:30 am: The third dive at Pengah/ Police Corner
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 02:00pm-04:00 pm: Arrive at Labuan Bajo
  • 04:00pm - End at Labuan Bajo

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Dragon Dive Komodo

The Dragon Dive team is highly experienced and dedicated to fun and safe diving in Komodo. They have been very excited to share this new boat with their guests.
8 years experience
Fluent English, French, Spanish

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.7 out of 57 helpful reviews
rosh27
02 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
I had such a brilliant experience with the dive centre. Juan ended up coming down solo with me and he was so caring and considerate as my mask was playing up. He replaced it immediately with his and our dive was great. I managed to see a turtle really close up and a few sharks, not only this Juan filmed the experience on his own camera and it was magical. My bf loved Alex, so much praise on her behalf for getting him through his padi. Thank you for the wonderful memories and keep this level of customer service up it was the best dives i received in Indonesia. Xx
Min Zhou
30 Jan 2020 on Facebook
Five star dive shop, five star staff, five star dive guides , dragon dive is really great, I can't wait to come back next time!
Xlanc, Hurghada, Egypt
04 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
We dived one day with dragon dive . The instructor and the dive master are very easy going and chilling people . They take care of the nature and us as well. Also they offer us good price in this low season directly 1,650,000 per person and we saw 3 or 4 giant mantas dancing in the water . Unforgettable experience
victorgregolin, Sao Paulo, SP
09 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
I went with 2 other friends to the live aboard (3 days). The boat was great, the food was incredible and the instructors were very well prepared. In special, the instructor Guilme took care of the group and proportionate to us a great experience. I usually have pain in my ears while I am diving, so Guilme was very pacient during the dives and helped me a lot with this specific issue. I definitely recommend Dragon Dive!
piratepards UK
01 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
Stayed at the hostel for the night before our 5 day liveaboard and for the night when we returned. We stayed in a double room with its own private bathroom. It was very clean, the air conditioning worked, the bed was comfortable. The only issue was the toilet didn't flush. Unfortunately the liveboard wasn't so good. Pros The dive team (particularly Simon) were excellent. He had a lot of issues to deal with unfortunately and he dealt with them promptly to get them fixed...the only issue was they kept reoccurring but that's not his fault. They took into consideration any issues that we raised about the dives eg too much swimming into currents and made changes to the dive programme on that basis. Tea, coffee, water, biscuits were freely available at all times. Lots of comfy beanbags and space to chill out after dives. Sunshade on the top deck. Cons The boat is either not fit for purpose and/or that price shouldn't be charged - the toilets and air conditioning didn't work on a daily basis. When we hit a small storm, all windows and doors leaked. One room had water (hopefully water) coming from the room above down their walls. To dive you don't dive from the main boat, you dive from a small boat and if you are small like myself getting in and out of the boat is difficult as the ladder is too short and the seats too deep. Not ideal when you have your full dive kit on. Equally there was a lot of time spent travelling to dive sites in the small boat as the large boat moored quite a distance from the dive sites. We were never sure why this was and a number of people got quite sunburnt because of this. Food - there was a small breakfast each day consisting of warm bread with jam or nutella no plates were supplied and 3 knives for everyone. After the first dive there was a "bigger" breakfast consisting of a pancake each or 2 fried eggs plus a piece of bread. Again no plates or cutlery provided! Before we left we were asked about our dietary requirements - we said no fried eggs and no egg for me at all. There was no alternative to the fried egg breakfast (though I was offered by Simon after he became aware) and boiled eggs were given as part of dinner one night as well. Even worse another guest couldn't eat chicken and every dinner contained chicken. No alternative was ever offered to her and she often ended up eating just rice with soy sauce. When the guest made their booking this dietary requirement was made known but again unfortunately ignored once onboard. However one of the dive masters was allergic to peanuts and they made chicken without satay for them.... You can buy soda (25000) and beer (40000) on the boat. They ran out of Sprite by the 3rd day and the drinks were often not cold enough as they had problems with the fridge/generator. May be we were just unlucky but all in all i would not recommend Dragon Dive as a liveaboard option. We have done a liveaboard in Thailand and that was far superior to this and cheaper and we had bunk beds rather than a suite. For what we got with Dragon Dive we felt it was a backpacker boat. If they want this to be an upmarket option to their actual backpacker boat they need to pay more attention to the detail eg facilities and food. The diving experience is the same regardless so what are you paying for if you book the Yoshi? Thank you to Simon though for some amazing dives and for managing to keep a smile on his face even though you must have been crying inside with all the issues you had to face.

Dragon Dive Komodo Policies

Dragon Dive Komodo Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Dragon Dive Komodo would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
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
Ankle socks (as fins can rub on the back of your ankles)
Flip flops
Personal Toiletries
Sunblock
Swimwear
Towel
Pre-Requisites for The Trip

Open Water Diving Certification (PADI, SSI or other)

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