From Bali to Komodo (And Back), Dive in Nusa Tenggara's Best Spots!

Why we love it

It’s no wonder Komodo is one of the top destinations of Southeast Asia! Its marine life will please both macro and pelagic lovers alike - but did you know there’s more than just Komodo? In this trip you’ll embark on an adventure! Starting from Bali, you will navigate along the not-so-touristic north coast of Sumbawa and Nusa Tenggara. Dive at Moyo island, Satonda island and Gili Banta. While reaching Komodo National Park you will dive in its most fantastic spots. Discover stunning islands and search for the famous Komodo dragons. We like that you don’t have to fly back from Komodo to Bali, but instead cruise and dive some more until you’re back!

Conservation

No plastic bottles used on board. Support of the Misool foundation in Raja Ampat.

Who is it for?

For advanced divers who enjoy diversity and strong currents. Other activities available during the trip: visit of a local village, watch the sunset on stunning scenery, excursion at Komodo National Park to see its dragons.

Dive briefing!

Marine life

  • Komodo National Park is a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO
  • On Lintah Strait, bringing currents, plankton and life
  • More than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges.
  • Dugongs, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, sea turtles, giant trevally,** schools of anthias, wrass, angel fish, long fin banner fish, red tooth triggers, frog fish, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna…
  • Rare nudibranchs, pygmee seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eel, black sand diving…

Dive conditions

  • Season: from June to November
  • Currents: strong currents all year long. Frequent up and down currents. Strong tidal movement depending on the moon.
  • Visibility: 25 to 35 meters
  • Water temperature: 26 to 28 degrees Celsius in North. Sumba sea: 24 degrees Celsius.
  • Depth: deep and shallow dives

Dive sites

  • You will dive all along your journey from Bali to Komodo and back.
  • Choose the liveaboard length you prefer: 8 days/7 nights or 10 days/9 nights

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.

The Team

  • 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 number of people per guide: 4 guests

Safety information

  • Equipment needed: 3 to 5 mm long wetsuit, dive computer, surface marker buoy and whistle, and the usual diving equipment. Hood, gloves and booties for cooler waters. Nitrox recommended.
  • Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend Dive Assure that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
  • Hyperbaric chamber: closest one is in Bali.

Prices and Dates

Choose the length you prefer: 8 days/7 nights or 10 days/9 nights

What’s included?

  • 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, weight belts
  • Diving with experienced Dive masters/Instructors.

What’s not included?

  • Transfers to the boat outside Bali south area - ask us
  • National park/port fees: 125 euros for 8 days/7 nights and 150 euros for 10 days/9 nights
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable
  • Nitrox fills
  • Rental equipment
  • Dive courses
  • Crew tips
  • Massages
  • Souvenirs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any flight or any hotel before/after the liveaboard

Visa, Flights & more!

Visa

  • To be able to enter Indonesia, your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival, you need to have a valid return ticket within 30 days and a full blank page in your passport.
  • Many nationalities are newly 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 USD 35 and it is advisable that you carry the exact amount with you.
  • Please check the current visa policy that applies for your country.

How to get there?

  • International flights to Bali (Denpasar), Indonesia.
  • Transfers included from/to the airport or hotels in the south Bali area to the boat- Airport, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta Beach, Seminyak, Benoa, Sanur Beach.
  • Boarding time at Benoa Passenger Pier at Benoa Harbour Bali is between 1pm-3pm for a 4pm departure.
  • Arrival last day: after breakfast, between 8 and 8:30am.

More…

  • Don’t forget your walking shoes for Komodo National Park
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent, a rashguard, a sweater or a light weight jacket