Komodo Liveaboard Experience

9 Nights Liveaboard + 2 Nights in Bali

This 9-night cruise will take you to five different areas of Komodo National Park and show you the highlights of this part of the Lesser Sunda chain. With around 20 guided dives and three land excursions, this liveaboard experience will give you an opportunity to encounter Komodo dragons, mantas, reef sharks and macro bio-diversity.

We have included the first and last night in Bali and optional activities on the last day before saying goodbye to Indonesia. All dives will be conducted from the the Aurora with help from its friendly crew. This 9-night Komodo liveaboard experience is suitable for Advanced divers who have a minimum of 50 logged dives. For non-divers who wish to join, we’ll take you snorkelling on mesmerizing reefs.

Aurora boat sunset
Komodo Dragon
Komod Hairy Crab

66,500,000 IDR
All prices are in Indonesian rupiah
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11 Nights and 25 Dives Showcasing the Best of Komodo Diving

Sept 17 – 28, 2019

High Season Surcharge

 : 3,000,000 IDR

Single Room Surcharge

 : 5,000,000 IDR

Non Diver

 : 32,750,000 IDR

 

Program

Day 1

Arrival in Denpasar, Bali. Spend the night at The Vira hotel.

Day 4

Didn’t get enough of the area? Want to dive and dive again at Cristal Rock or Shot Gun? We are still around to fully enjoy those seamounts and reefs. There is a superb night dive waiting for us at Gili Lawat Darah.

Day 7

Let’s travel to Horseshoe Bay on Rinca Island to experience four great dives and then dive Cannibal Rock, another must-do seamount of  the Lesser Sunda chain.

Day 10

Usually after breakfast, we will say our goodbyes to the boat crew and head back to Denpasar to spend our last night at the Vira Hotel.

Day 2

Fly to Labuan Bajo and get welcomed onboard the Aurora. Equipment setup, briefing and a first dive in the early afternoon a few miles from the port.

Day 5

Linta Strait calls to us for some great drift diving. We will look closely at sea conditions to make sure we don’t miss Batu Bolong, a must in the Komodo National Park.

Day 8

Manta Alley…did we say “manta”? Spend three dives surrounded by them all.

Day 11

Bye, Indonesia. See you again soon!

Day 3

Two of the most beautiful seamounts of Komodo are waiting for us at Gili Lawat Laut (“island facing the sea” in Indonesian). We’ll encounter reef sharks, mantas and many other reef fish.

Day 6

A little trek to have a view over Komodo and Rinca Island and then some great dives today in the region of Padar. Be ready for macro! Our dive guides will accompany us to find some great frogfish, nudibranchs, different decorative crabs and much more.

Day 9

An early-morning dive before making a little visit to a few Komodo dragons. We’ll then cruise back to Labuan Bajo.

Day 1

Arrival in Denpasar, Bali. Spend the night at The Vira hotel.

Day 2

Fly to Labuan Bajo and get welcomed onboard the Aurora. Equipment setup, briefing and a first dive in the early afternoon a few miles from the port.

Day 3

Two of the most beautiful seamounts of Komodo are waiting for us at Gili Lawat Laut (“island facing the sea” in Indonesian). We’ll encounter reef sharks, mantas and many other reef fish.

Day 4

Didn’t get enough of the area? Want to dive and dive again at Cristal Rock or Shot Gun? We are still around to fully enjoy those seamounts and reefs. There is a superb night dive waiting for us at Gili Lawat Darah.

Day 5

Linta Strait calls to us for some great drift diving. We will look closely at sea conditions to make sure we don’t miss Batu Bolong, a must in the Komodo National Park.

Day 6

A little trek to have a view over Komodo and Rinca Island and then some great dives today in the region of Padar. Be ready for macro! Our dive guides will accompany us to find some great frogfish, nudibranchs, different decorative crabs and much more.

Day 7

Let’s travel to Horseshoe Bay on Rinca Island to experience four great dives and then dive Cannibal Rock, another must-do seamount of the Lesser Sunda chain.

Day 8

Manta Alley…did we say “manta”? Spend three dives surrounded by them all.

Day 9

An early-morning dive before making a little visit to a few Komodo dragons. We’ll then cruise back to Labuan Bajo.

Day 10

Usually after breakfast, we will say our goodbyes to the boat crew and head back to Denpasar to spend our last night at the Vira Hotel.

Day 11

Goodbye, Indonesia. See you again soon!

Accommodation and Transport

The Vira
The Vira
Situated five minutes from the airport and in the heart of Kuta, this hotel offers you a quiet, relaxing environment around its inviting, crystal-clear pool. Shopping, restaurants and the beach are situated a few steps away from this hotel.
Aurora Liveaboard
Aurora Liveaboard
Built in 2009, this 42-meter wooden, pinisi-style liveaboard is large enough to comfortably accommodate 14 guests with an exceptional level of charm and service. The Aurora has eight cabins with en-suite bathrooms, hot water and A/C. The main area of the boat consists of a front deck with the diving station, living and dinning room, sun deck and an open-air lounge in the rear. The engine room consists of a 420hp primary engine which allows the boat to have a cruising speed of 8 - 10 knots, two generators, and modern navigation and communication systems. The diving equipment includes emergency O2, and two compressors. Nitrox is available for certified divers (with surcharge). For the diving and land-based activities, three speedboats and several kayaks are available during the voyage.

Diving Sites

Gili Lawah Laut

Be cautious of current. Famous for Crystal and Castle Rocket, the area allows us to encounter reef sharks, turtles, barracudas, giant trevallies and a healthy reef. Gili Lawah Darat also offers us a night dive where Spanish dancers are ready to give us a Flamenco show.

Linta Strait

Drift diving along coral gardens and walls or simply diving Batu Bolong, a well-know seamount of the area. Be perfectly placed at the split of the current to enjoy the action of barracudas, napo-leons and sharks that are feeding and chasing.

Padar

Padar is known to macro fanatics as an island famously surrounded by an unmatched diversity of nudibranchs. Encounter turtles, frogfishes, crabs, nudibranchs and much more.

Horseshoe Bay

This area is situated in the southern part of the national park and can often be colder due to the Indian Ocean. Dive sites such as Torpedo Valley and Cannibal Rock will satisfy every bubble maker with bio-diversity and colourful reefs.

Teluk Langkoi

Manta Alley is a cleaning station where plenty of mantas are usually stationed. You can’t get tired of watching them feeding, being cleaned and dancing in front of us.

SPECIAL PHOTO CREDITS

  • Underwater Picture : Thomas Demesmaeker

  • Underwater Picture : Fouad Kaddachi

  • Aurora Boat Photos : Daniel Stilwell

  • The Komodo Dragon : Martin Raymond

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