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8D7N North & Central Komodo Diving | 3rd - 10th Sep 2020

By La Galigo

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At a Glance

At a Glance

8 days 7 nights
Group trip (14 travellers per group)

This Ultimate Komodo Trip adds 2 days to the schedule which allows you to explore that little bit further south. This includes up to 24 dives. La Galigo will take you diving to the world-famous dive sites of Shotgun, Golden Passage, Batu Bolong, Castle Rock, and more. You will visit Padar Island's little dive gem on the 5th Day- the site boasts a rich variety of coral bommies and soft corals that serves as host for huge schools of reef fish. You will complete 3-4 dives (plus night dives) per day. Expect to see everything from mind-boggling macro life to graceful giants such as manta rays, Mola Mola sunfish and even whales. Above the surface, they will take you on hikes in search of Komodo Dragons, tens of thousands of migrating bats and stunning pink beaches. La Galigo has 7 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins that come with a twin or double bed. The outdoor deck is where you can lounge in huge bean bags or hammocks. The dive deck is located at the back of La Galigo with plenty of space to kit up and a dedicated camera area. The crew also will go above and beyond to deliver large and freshly prepared meals to ensure Divers are well fed for their action-packed dive safari adventure. Guests will have access to Chef-prepared Western and Indonesian menu selections. Vegetarian and Vegan diets can be catered for simply by indicating your diet specification before your voyage.

Manta Rays
Hiking
Wildlife
Leisure Dives
Diving
Diving
National Park
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Trip Highlights

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

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You are looking for a comfy stay and 2 extra days to explore the dive gems at South Komodo National Park.
Suitable For
Small Groups
Couples
Solo Travellers
Vegans
Vegetarians

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 1,921.65 IDR27,933,966.28
  • Accommodation - 7 nights at La Galigo - Deluxe Cabin (Lower-Deck)
  • Return Transfer from Labuan Bajo
  • Transfers/ pickups from airport
  • All meals and post-dive treats, Tea, coffee, water and juice
  • Accommodation with complimentary toiletries
  • Tanks
  • Weights/ Weight belts
  • DSMB with reel rental
  • Reef hook rental
  • Dive computer rental
  • Dive guide services
  • Ranger and Marine Park fees/ Rangers fees (on-land activity): $190 per person
  • Dive rental equipment $35UD pppd / Nitrox $25USD pppd, payable onboard
  • Dive courses and certification (Advanced Open Water Course at US$485 per person and Nitrox course at US$285 per person)
  • Beer, soft drinks and packaged snacks
  • Fuel surcharges**(may fluctuate with markets, you may be asked to pay an extra fuel allowance up to 60 days prior to departure, of no more than $150USD per person)
  • Gratuities (preferred in local currency)
  • La Galigo Merchandise
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Labuan Bajo 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

Today you will complete two nice and easy check dives in Sebayor Island.

Accommodation: La Galigo - Deluxe Cabin (Lower-Deck)

  • 08:00am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Labuan Bajo
  • The crew will collect you from your hotel between 8:00 & 9:00 am for a 10:00 am departure from Labuan Bajo, then welcome you onboard La Galigo.
  • After a refreshing welcome drink, and a short introduction to the facilities of the ship, the diving schedule, and the tour program, set sail for our first day, which will include a refresher dive for all divers on board. Check-out dive: Sabayor Slope followed by Sabayor wall. Two nice and easy dives that will introduce you to the wonder of Indonesian diving, vibrant colours, clear warm water.
  • Relax for the first Dinner together and an overnight cruise to central most part of western Komodo.
Day 2: West Komodo
West Komodo

Today you will do a drift dive in Tatawa Island and dive at the very popular Batu Bolong. You might encounter Manta Rays if you are lucky!

Accommodation: La Galigo - Deluxe Cabin (Lower-Deck)

  • Pre-Breakfast. Morning dive in Tatawa Besar. The site is known for drift dive and the reef becomes alive when there is some current.
  • After a ‘proper’ breakfast, you will depart for a dive at Police Corner, divers claimed they had so much fun at the site it should be illegal.
  • After lunch, you will visit the Current City (Batu Bolong), for a chance to dive once more with the Manta Rays. The last dive of the day will be at Bombastic forest, a real visual delight.
Day 3: North West Komodo

Today you will dive a the world-renowned Castle Rock and Crystal Rock sites.

Accommodation: La Galigo - Deluxe Cabin (Lower-Deck)

  • Pre-Breakfast. Morning dive: is the ‘banging’ site Shotgun. Here, a small gap between two islands causes a fast flow of water, which will shoot you out at the end of the dive.
  • After a ‘proper’ breakfast, you will depart for a dive at the world-renowned Castle rock. The rock is packed with bronze and rust coloured sponges and soft tree corals. Black snappers, large cuttlefish, pyramid butterflyfish, and octopus galore await us there.
  • Later in the afternoon we climb the local summit and enjoy a splendid panorama over the moon-shape islands of the Komodo Archipelago and the mainland of Flores. Afternoon dive at Crystal Rock, followed by a night dive at Buku Buku.
Day 4: South West Komodo
South West Komodo

Eventful day! You will dive in Karang Makassar, visit the Pink Beach and Komodo Island followed by a beach barbeque.

Accommodation: La Galigo - Deluxe Cabin (Lower-Deck)

  • Awake early in the morning to complete a dive at the world-famous Golden Passage.
  • After second breakfast you will dive at Karang Makassar. Then, set sail for Pink Beach and into Komodo National Park. Here you will commence a short hike to see the world-famous Komodo Dragons.
  • This is followed by a night dive at Bokep Point.
  • The evening is spent watching the sunset with a beach barbecue.
Day 5: Padar Island
Padar Island

Discover the true dive gem in the South of the National Park.

Accommodation: La Galigo - Deluxe Cabin (Lower-Deck)

  • The day starts with an early dive at the colourful spectacle that is Dilarsten.
  • After feeling like quite the hobbit with second breakfast you will jump in the water at Secret Garden, pure bliss. The dive site is suitable both for fish action lovers and macro lovers. Divers will encounter sweetlips, snappers, jackfish and mobula rays (often seen in large schools).
  • Some lunch and a short cruise later, taking you to your an afternoon dive at Padar Kacino.
  • The night dive for the Day 5 will blow your socks off – Bole Mogoso. Prepare to be amazed.
Day 6: Siaba Bay
Siaba Bay

Today you will revisit Batu Bolong and enjoy a night dive in Siaba Bay.

Accommodation: La Galigo - Deluxe Cabin (Lower-Deck)

  • Some sites are just so good that you have to go back and do them again. That’s why you will start day 6 with an early morning revisit to Karang Makassar. Prepare to find even more bizarre macro critters and majestic large animals at Batu Bolong after break number 2.
  • Lunch – Cruise – Mawan dive site, where divers want to lose their passport so this trip never ends!
  • The breathtaking Siaba bay will be the night dive spot today.
Day 7: Loh Buaya Bay - Kalong (Bat) Island
Loh Buaya Bay - Kalong (Bat) Island

Complete 2 morning dives in Penga Kecil and Wainilu. Watch the sunset with a silhouette of bats flying off to a different island.

Accommodation: La Galigo - Deluxe Cabin (Lower-Deck)

  • You will start to wind down today as the trip starts to come to an end. To give you 24hrs to pass off your Nitrogen before tomorrow’s flight, you will only do 2 morning dives today.
  • The first dive will be Penga Kecil and the second is Wainilu. Wainilu is a great muck diving destination and provides excellent results for macro photographers. Explore carefully and you won’t miss any of the critters that other dive sites cannot offer in Komodo. The afternoon is spent swapping stories, having laughs and cracking a few cold ones with your new bff’s.
  • A mystical sunset is spent anchored up near Bat Island, where you will witness 10,000’s of bats fly out at sundown to find fresh fruits to feast on.
Day 8: Labuan Bajo

  • From 07:00 am the boat will be anchored in Labuan Bajo in preparation for disembarkation. You may stay onboard until 11:00 am for breakfast!
  • 08:00am - Drop-off at Anywhere in Labuan Bajo

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

La Galigo

La Galigo is a boat made for divers, by divers. The concept of La Galigo was conceived back in the early 2000s when two avid divers wanted to explore some of the pristine reefs that call Indonesia home but found that all existing scuba diving options were often out of their budget. The La Galigo Liveaboard model is very much a friends and family affair, and trips are always focused on fun, guest comfort, and are exceptional value for money. Their head guide Fendy Donsu is a well-known Indonesian award-winning Underwater Photographer, with almost 12,000 logged dives. The dive team also have an unbroken Safety Record as they are equipped with the latest safety equipment plus radio and satellite communications.
5 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

La Galigo Policies

La Galigo Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As La Galigo 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

All divers are required to have certification of Open Water with 40 logged dives, or an Advanced Open Water cert with 20 logged dives.

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