Diving, Kayaking & Yoga through Komodo on a Beautiful Yacht!

Why we love it

Embark on an adventure in a fantastic vessel. The phinisi has been built in 2017 following traditional techniques, and it includes all modern comfort. It only has five cabins and the program can be tailored to the guests wishes. You will be able to dive and explore Komodo National Park, with its famous dragons. There is also a yoga deck, a stand-up paddle and some kayaks for when you’re not diving.

Conservation

Solar pannels on board and energy-efficient engine. Reef-friendly soap in every cabin.

Who is it for?

A perfect cruise for non-divers and divers! Many activities available during the trip: visit of Rinca island, treks, kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle, yoga. Kids welcome on board.

Prices and Dates

Choose the length you prefer: 7 days/6 nights or 6 days/5 nights

Non-divers have a 150 EUR discount on the price of the trip

What’s included?

  • 7 days/6 nights with 13-15 dives or 6 days/5 nights with 10-12 dives (depending on the trip you choose)
  • Transfers from/to the airport or hotels in Labuan Bajo
  • Three meals a day (indonesian and international food) and snacks
  • Non-alcoholic drinks: mineral water, soda, juices, coffee and tea
  • Tanks, weights, weight belts
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Water sports (kayaks and Stand Up Paddle)
  • Yoga cruise from June 9th to 14th, 2019: 2 yoga sessions per day

What’s not included?

  • National park fees: 16 euros per day (IDR 250 000 per day)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Rental equipment (30 euros for a full set per day or 10 euros per item per day)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Dive courses
  • Crew tips (IDR 200,000 per guest per day recommended, about 13 euros)
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable
  • Any flight or any hotel before/after the liveaboard

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 May to October
  • 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.
  • Depth: deep and shallow dives

Dive sites

  • You will dive in North Komodo mostly
  • Dive sites frequently visited are: Sebayur Kecil, Pulau Tengah, Pillarsteen, the Three Sisters, Pantai merah, Pulau Sabita, Pulau Sabah, Karang Makassar, Batu Blong, Pulau Tatawa, Pulau Gilli Lawa, Golden passage, Crystal Rock, Castle Rock
  • Dive sites may change according to local conditions

The Team

  • Operation in the area since 2013
  • Courses available on board: PADI Dive courses
  • Languages spoken: English, French, Indonesian on all trips
  • Maximum number of people per guide: 5 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.

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 and then a local flight to Labuan Bajo Flores, Indonesia.
  • Transfers included from/to the airport or hotels of Labuan Bajo
  • Boarding time is usually before 10am
  • Arrival last day: between 3 to 4pm.

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


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