Jun to Sep | Skill: Min. 60 Dives | Labuanbajo to
Diving into the crystal-clear waters of sites such as Manta
Point, Batu Bolong, and Castle Rock. These dive sites offer a
diverse range of features, including steep walls, pinnacles,
and drift dives, providing something for divers of all levels
YOU MAY ALSO SEE: Nurse sharks, turtles, eagle rays,,
frogfish, ghost pipefish, and much more
A domestic flight from the island of Bali or Jakarta brings you to the harbor town of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores. Our staff greets you at the airport and facilitate your transfer to your hotel (on day before departure) or to the harbor where Adelaar is anchored (on the day of departure). As soon as everyone is aboard, we depart the harbor, with destination Sabolon island, where we will do 2 check dives. Then, we anchor in a quiet bay for the night. (2 dives)
A very early morning departure, with destination Sangeang, a volcano whose most recent eruption was in 2014. Upon our sunrise approach, Sangeang rises majestically from the sea, emitting the occasional puff of smoke. The black sandy bottom of this site makes for spectacular diving. In places, a steady stream of gaseous sulfur, bubbles up from the sand making its way towards the surface. While swimming through, you have the feeling of being in an underwater jacuzzi! We will anchor just outside the village for the night, with a night dive planned. If we arrive early enough, there is a chance to go ashore to visit the village. (3 dives)
We depart Sangeang Island very early morning with destination Banta Island, which lies just outside the park boundary. We plan two dives here on Banta’s northern coastline. During lunch we cross to enter the Komodo National Park and plan our first stop in North West Komodo. Our afternoon and night dive will be in this bay. Later, we anchor for the night. (4 dives)
During breakfast we move to the north of Komodo. We spend the day diving around the northern boundary of the Park, off the uninhabited islands of Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat. At sunset we move in closer to Komodo bay for our night dive. (4 dives)
National Park Dragons! We go ashore at 7:00 AM for a ranger guided hike into the interior of Komodo Island, to look for Komodo dragons. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the only natural habitat of these giant monitor lizards. (3 dives) Also the area was designated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011. Once safely back aboard, we move around the corner to our dive site just off Komodo’s famous pink beach. During lunch we travel south for an afternoon dive along the coast of Komodo. At dusk, we dive Lehok Sera to search for the elusive mandarin fish.
This morning we move to the extreme southern end of Komodo Island to our dive site, Manta Alley. This area typically has much cooler temperatures with nutrient rich waters, perfect for Mantas! After our two dives here, we enjoy lunch as the boat moves to southern Rinca to an area known as Nusa Kode. With the towering cliff walls surrounding all sides, the landscape in this remote destination is breathtaking. The resident dragon population likes to sun themselves on the beach from time to time. Catch a glimpse of these prehistoric animals from the safety of Adelaar’s main deck. After the sun sets, we prepare for a night dive, and then a late dinner. (4 dives)
This morning we are diving the South East corners of Horseshoe Bay in Nusa Koda. After lunch we move north to Padar for an afternoon dive. Just before sunset, we go ashore and hike across Padar to a beautiful crescent bay, with a perfect view of the sunset. Alternately, for those who prefer to be underwater, a night dive is planned. (4 dives)
We enter the central park area, also known as ‘current city’. This area of the park is subjected to the strong tidal currents that run through the Lintah Strait, bringing with them, plenty of marine life. These currents make for lots of action and exhilarating drift dives. So mantas are often swimming in these parts. We spend the next two days diving the central park dive sites, with a night dive planned each evening. (8 dives)
We spend our last diving day around the island of Sebayur just north of the park. For the afternoon, keeping our no-fly time in mind, we plan a tour of the Atlas Pearl Farm on Pulau Pungu. With their environmentally friendly approach, they assure a healthy ecosystem, essential for the finest white and silver pearls to be grown. We anchor here for the night. (3 dives)
We arrive in Labuan Bajo in the morning at 7:00 AM then disembark after breakfast for your onward journey. We wish you a nice journey back home or to your next destination. Thank you for joining us on the best Liveaboard in Komodo. For our non-diving guests, in addition to snorkeling, we offer Stand-Up-Paddle boards (SUP), and a 2-seater kayak. Not all areas of the park are suitable for these activities. Our cruise manager will be able to find the right times and places for these activities.
DEPARTURE FROM BALI The home port of Adelaar is Serangan Harbor, located in south Bali. This will be our meeting point on the day you are scheduled to board. On the morning of departure from Bali, you will be collected from your hotel by our transport service at around 08:00 AM. We will confirm the transfer with the hotel one day prior to departure. If there is any last-minute change from our side, we will call you at your hotel or via WhatsApp on your mobile number. Feel free to contact our Cruise Managers (see numbers below) in case you have any questions. If you have organized your own transport to Serangan, please be at the main passenger jetty in front of the Agus restaurant at 8:30 AM. Adelaar crew members will be waiting ashore for you from 8:00 AM onwards. It is important that your driver stays with you until you find our staff. If for any reason you do not see anyone from Adelaar, please call one of our Cruise Managers (see numbers below)
AIRPORT TO HOTEL – If you decide to fly to our departure port on departure day you will be picked up directly at the airport at the time of your flight’s arrival. Our team will have your flight details and will monitor your arrival time or possible delay in real time. At the arrival’s terminal, we will wait for you holding an ADELAAR sign. If you do not see the sign, you may contact our Cruise Managers (see numbers below). HOTEL TO HARBOR – If you have chosen to arrive before departure day, our team will have received your hotel information and will pick you up at 10 AM at the hotel lobby on departure day. We will confirm the transfer with your hotel one day prior to departure. If there is any last-minute change from our side, we will call you at your hotel or via WhatsApp on your mobile number. Feel free to contact our Cruise Managers (see numbers below) in case you have any questions.
• A change clothes • Sandals / rubber soled shoes • Shorts / bathers & T-shirts • Sun screen / hat • Cash for other expense
• If you’ve booked the private transfer, your driver collects you from your hotel, villa, or apartment at the time you’ve chosen. • Free transfers might be private or join shuttle. • Areas covered for free transfers include Ubud. • If you need transfer from outside of the covered area, please choose and add “extra” before submit the booking.
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