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8D7N North & South Komodo Diving | 14-persons Private Charter Boat

By Panda Liveaboard

This option is for a private boat. You will have the entire boat to yourself so the itinerary may be flexible. Your captain will further advise on any plan changes due to weather conditions.

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From US$ 32,870.53
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At a Glance

At a Glance

8 days 7 nights
Max: 14 guests
3 cabins
4 crew members
Captained
Fuel included

The Panda features a three-story deck and it has a total of 7 spacious en-suite guest cabins four of which have large viewing windows. Notably, all cabins offer a customizable fusion aromatherapy service. The salon area of Panda is spacious and bright, with 270 degrees of glass around, high-definition Sony TV, audio system and a variety of marine books available, guests can have a wonderful chilling time here. Other amenities include a separate camera room, dive deck that comes with sufficient equipment cabinets and rinse tanks, which can be used for rinsing your camera and other equipment. Spacious space offers you kit up into your gear without the hassles of the crowd. Nitrox is free of charge for certified divers. All diving equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, torch, SMB, poncho towels and other featured diving products) are free for fitting before the trip. Panda is also one of the few liveaboards with English & Chinese-speaking guides in Komodo. The chef on board devotes himself in fusion cuisines, offering five meals a day, including wake-up breakfast, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Guests can enjoy authentic Chinese, Western and Indonesian cuisines. The guide will take you diving to the world-famous dive sites of Karang Makassar, Padar Island, Batu Bolong, Castle Rock, and more. Expect to see everything from mind-boggling macro life to graceful giants such as manta rays. You can expect a minimum of 21 day + night dives based on the itinerary.

Leisure Dives
Diving

Trip Highlights

Castle Rock
Manta Point
Crystal Rock
Batu Bolong

Choose this if

Choose this if

You are looking to dive in comfort with a group of friends. Panda Liveaboard offers a very comfortable experience with English and Chinese-speaking instructors on board.
Suitable For
Small Groups

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 32,870.53 IDR477,820,981.35 (max group size of 14)
  • Accommodation - Private boat (3 rooms)
  • Return Transfer from Labuan Bajo
  • Five dining services per day (light breakfast, breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner)
  • Drinking water, soft drinks, coffee, tea and juice
  • 3-4 dives per day according to the cruising schedule
  • Dive guide to diver ratio (1:4)
  • 12L Tanks and weights
  • Round way transfer from/to airport/hotel
  • Fixed supply of local beer
  • Free Nitrox (Nitrox Certificate required)
  • Free in-room aromatherapy
  • Underwater entertainment gears (Underwater scooter)
  • Free Wifi (not guaranteed in a remote area)
  • Land excursion according to cruising schedule
  • Travel & Diving Insurance (Mandatory)
  • National Park Entrance Fees, Port and Harbour fees
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Crew Gratuities
  • Laundry
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Your boat

Your boat

Fire Extinguisher
Life Raft
Life Jacket
Breakfast
Towels
Ensuite Bathroom
Cold Shower
Hot Shower
Air Conditioning
Wifi (Common Area Only)
Coffee/Tea
Private balcony
Free toiletries

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 - Bidadari Island
Labuan Bajo - Bidadari Island

Today you will complete your check dive in Bidadari Island

Accommodation: Panda Liveaboard - Standard Cabin (3 Rooms)

  • 12:00pm - Pick-up at Anywhere in Labuan Bajo
  • 12:30 pm - Embarkation
  • 3:00 pm - Arrival at Bidadari Island for a check dive.
  • After dinner, the boat will start sailing to North Komodo for your next day's adventure.
Day 2: North Komodo
North Komodo

Complete 3 dives in Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Shotgun and a night dive in Gili Lawa.

Accommodation: Panda Liveaboard - Standard Cabin (3 Rooms)

  • Castle Rock and Crystal Rock are two submerged underwater pinnacles, located next to Gili Lawa Laut in northern Komodo Island. These rocks are full of life and attract a large number of pelagic fishes, including hawksbills, grey reef sharks, Napoleon fish, and snapper and Fusileer schools. You can just hold on to the reef hooks and enjoy the magnificent scenery in front of you.
  • Another place to dive in this area is 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! The sloping hard coral reef either side of the shotgun are beautiful and teeming with fish.
  • You will end the day with a night dive in Gili Lawa.
Day 3: North & Central Komodo
North & Central Komodo

Dive in Tatawa Besar, Tatawa Kecil, Batu Bolong and Pink Beach (Night Dive)

Accommodation: Panda Liveaboard - Standard Cabin (3 Rooms)

  • Tatawa Besar has the most amazing coral garden in the Komodo Islands. Marine life is concentrated between 5 meters and 18 meters, so there is no need to dive too deep. The hard and soft corals are orange-red and bright blue. The ocean forms an unforgettable contrast of colours. You can see Napoleon fish, sea turtles, and blacktip sharks, and even Manta may pass by when you stop at 5 meters.
  • Batu Bolong is widely regarded as one of the best dive sites in Komodo and one of the most challenging dive sites. It's made up of huge cliffs covered with hard corals and sponges; you can also spot some large marine life and schools of fishes.
  • You will end the day with a night dive near Pink Beach.
Day 4: South Komodo
South Komodo

Dive in Manta Alley, German Flag and further South of Komodo

Accommodation: Panda Liveaboard - Standard Cabin (3 Rooms)

  • Manta Alley is the best diving spot to watch Manta in the south of Komodo. It is not uncommon for 10 to 20 to appear simultaneously. These ocean superstars gather here not only for cleaning, but for the rich nutrition brought by the Indian Ocean current, this place gathers thick plankton, so Manta will also eat here, so don't expect good visibility.
  • If you are lucky enough, the famous sunfish Mola Mola will also appear, especially when the water temperature drops down to 18 - 22 degrees.
Day 5: South Komodo
South Komodo

Dive in Nusa Kode, Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall and Torpedo Alley (Night Dive)

Accommodation: Panda Liveaboard - Standard Cabin (3 Rooms)

  • The coral reefs in Nusa Kode are completely covered by various hard and soft corals, sea lilies, sea apples, sponges, black corals, sea fans, Sea whip and so on. It's almost impossible to find empty spaces without life!
  • Cannibal Rock is a macro dive spot, a joy for photographers and eagle eye hunters who like macros. A series of naked gills and crustaceans can be found such as rhino shrimp, frogfish, pea seahorse, praying mantis shrimp, and sea ladybug.
Day 6: South - Central Komodo
South - Central Komodo

Dive in Three Sisters, Pillar Steen and Secret Garden

Accommodation: Panda Liveaboard - Standard Cabin (3 Rooms)

  • 3 Sisters is an unusual underwater rock formation east of Padar Island. The three sisters refer to three huge underwater spikes that rise directly from the flat sand and rubble bottom. They are very close to each other. The peaks are covered with soft corals, and each peak is a haven for macro organisms, including frog fish and naked gills. The shallowest place is about 3 meters, which is perfect for rest during a safety stop.
  • Pillar Steen has many interesting open caves to swim through. Near the slopes is a large school of fusiliers, covered with a variety of soft and leather corals, and also encounters sharks and turtles.
Day 7: Central Komodo
Central Komodo

Complete your last two dives in Makassar Reef & Siaba Besar.

Accommodation: Panda Liveaboard - Standard Cabin (3 Rooms)

  • Makassar Reef is one of Komodo's most famous dive sites to watch Manta, a long reef from north to south. The water flow here provides a highway-like eating place for the huge and beautiful Manta. The terrain is gentle, the depth is only about 14 or 15 meters, and the visibility is very good.
  • After the dive, Panda heads to back Labuan Bajo port, you will have plenty of time to rest before departure.
Day 8: Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo

Today you'll head back to Labuan Bajo for your onward journey

  • After breakfast, departure will be made according to flight schedule before noon, and Panda staff will drop you to Labuan Bajo Airport or local hotel in Labuan Bajo.
  • 11:00am - Drop-off at Anywhere in Labuan Bajo

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Panda Liveaboard

The Panda was born in 2018, well-designed by pioneer Chinese scuba divers, hosted and supervised by the most famous boat building family in Indonesia. The collaboration of traditional skills with years of experience in the Indonesian liveaboard diving industry has created a remarkable boat. The Panda can accommodate up to 14 guests and is designed to provide personalized service to small groups. Panda's interior is well-designed to provide the most comfortable sailing experience. Guests can expect to have all the diving facilities, quality equipment included on the trip.
2 years experience
Fluent English, Chinese, Bahasa
Reef-Safe
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

Panda Liveaboard Policies

Panda Liveaboard Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Panda 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
Change of Clothes
Dry Bag
Sandals
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimwear
Towel
Underwater camera
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