From Bali to Komodo (And Back), Dive in Nusa Tenggara's Best Spots!
Why We Love It
Starting in Bali, you'll embark on an adventurous cruise along the not-so-touristic northern coasts of Sumbawa and Nusa Tenggara to Moyo Island, Satonda Island, Gili Banta and finally arrive at Komodo National Park. You'll dive the most incredible spots while exploring stunning islands (with the famous "Komodo Dragons"). What makes this cruise unique is that you'll return to Bali which means there's less hassle of taking a return flight from Komodo. Just cruise and dive your way back along a slightly different route!
Advanced divers who enjoy diversity and strong currents, as well as local village exploration, walking amongst the wildlife at Komodo National Park ("the dragons", deer, wild boar, and birds), and watching the thousands of bats fly at sunset around Satonda Island.
8 days/7 nights with 20 dives or 10 days/9 nights with 28 dives (depending on the trip you choose)
Transfers from/to the airport or hotels in the south Bali area to the boat - Airport, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta Beach, Seminyak, Benoa, Sanur Beach.
All meals & snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, and drinking water
Tanks, weights, and weight belts
Professional dive master/instructor as a dive guide
What's not included?
Transfers to the boat outside Bali south area - ask us
National park & port fees: €175 for 8 days/7 nights and €200 for 10 days/9 nights
Fuel surcharges if applicable
Flights or hotels before/after the cruise
Komodo National Park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon (the largest lizard) and later grew to protect other species and marine life.
In 1991, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site and a "Man and Biosphere Reserve" as it includes a local ethnic population.
The Lintah Strait has currents that bring plankton and attracts life that feeds on it.
There are more than a thousand species of fish, plus around 260 species of coral, and 70 species of sponges.
Specific species include dugongs, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, sea turtles, giant trevally schools of anthias, wrasses, angelfish, longfin bannerfish, redtooth triggers, frogfish, surgeonfish, snappers, dogtooth tuna, etc. Rare nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, leaf scorpionfish, and blue ribbon eels can also be found here.
Season: from June to November
Currents: Strong currents all year long (in every direction), plus strong tidal movement depending on the moon
Visibility:25 to 35 m (80 to 115 ft)
Water Temperature:26° to 28°C (79° to 82°F) in the north, and 24° (75°F) in the Sumba Sea
Depth: deep and shallow dives
Depending on which cruise you take:
8 days/7 nights (20 dives): Moyo Island, Satonda Island, Sangeang Island, Gili Banta, Komodo National Park - Gili Lawalaut, Lighthouse reef or the Old passage, Crystal rock, Pink beach, Cannibal rock, Three sisters, Manta alley or Takat Makasar, Batu Bolong or Tatawa Kecil - Gili Banta, Sumbawa island
10 days/9 nights (28 dives): Moyo Island, Satonda Island, Sangeang Island, Gili Banta, Komodo National Park - Gili Lawalaut, Lighthouse reef, The old passage, Crystal Rock, Pink Beach, Three sisters or Pillarsteen, Cannibal rock, Yellow wall of Texas, Nusa Kode, Torpedo alley, Manta Alley, Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil, Batu Bolong, Gili Darat - Satonda, Sumbawa island
Dive sites may change according to local conditions.
Operation in the area since 2001
Courses available on board: from Discover Scuba Diving to Rescue Diver
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Indonesian on all trips, and also French on the 10 days/9 nights trip
Maximum divers per guide: 4
Equipment Recommended: 3 to 5 mm long wetsuit, dive computer, surface marker buoy (SMB), and a whistle.
Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote
Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: Bali or Komodo
Visas, Flights, and More!
Many nationalities are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. Others need to obtain a Visa on Arrival for 30 days at the major entry points to Indonesia. Visa on Arrival costs $37 (about ... EUR) and usually can be extended for another 30 days.
Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and have one full blank page
Must be able to show an onward ticket that departs before your visa expires