Komodo National Park, Indonesia:
Diving and Dragons
Seven Night Liveaboard
$2520 per person
Explore the exotic islands of Indonesia’s Komodo National Park on this private charter of the beautiful M/S Aurora liveaboard for gay divers and our friends!
Starting point for this expedition is the enchanting island of Bali, where we will board the liveaboard on the afternoon of July 16 (after most of us fly back that afternoon from fabulous Wakatobi Resort). From Bali we'll cruise past the volcanoes of Lombok and dive some of our favorite sites on the north of Sumbawa, such as Hot Rocks, en route to Komodo National Park to dive the most biologically diverse waters on the planet. Everything from mantas to macro life such as pygmy seahorses can be found here. On the islands inside the park, you can seek out the famous dragons in the wild as well as view and learn about them at the park visitor center.
To maximize our time inside the National Park, we'll disembark the ship in Labuan Bajo, on the island of Flores. Return back to Bali from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) by scenic domestic flight over Komodo National Park, Sumbawa, and Lombok with a view of several volcanoes.
Best for intermediate to advanced divers, Komodo National Park is known for incredible marine life diversity, colorful corals, abundant reef fish, mantas, and of course the famous Komodo Dragons on land. Some of the most remarkable sea life is found at famous dive sites such as Cannibal Rock in the south of the park, where upwellings result in surprisingly cool water (72-75F), so pack a core warmer and hood. You should also be prepared for currents, and a tender will pick you up at the end of your drift dive.
Our Package Includes:
- 7 nights aboard the M/S Aurora in air-conditioned double occupancy stateroom
with private bath
- All meals and between meal snacks
- Non-alcoholic beverages, including soft drinks, as well as beer and wine with dinner
- Up to 4 dives a day, conditions permitting
- Tanks, weights and weight belt
International flights to Denpasar, Bali (DPS), accommodation on Bali on the return on July 23, domestic flight to Labuan Bajo from Bali (contact us for assistance in booking), Nitrox if desired ($12/dive day), National Park fee of $130, fuel and port fees of $200, tips, and items of a personal nature.
Many international carriers serve Denpasar, Bali (DPS), including Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Call us for assistance with flights and remember, due to the International Date Line, flights from North America depart July 14th to arrive Bali on July 16. Our liveaboard cruise departs from Bali on the late afternoon of July 16.
At the end of the trip, you'll need an afternoon flight on July 23 from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) back to Bali or on to another destination. Contact us for assistance. Plan to depart Bali anytime after 7 pm on July 23.
$750 deposit to hold space. Second deposit of $750 at nine months. Third deposit of $750 at six months. Balance due 120 days prior to departure. Monthly payments can also be easily arranged.
How to reserve your space:
We'll place a space on courtesy hold for you and send you a confirmation e-mail.
Complete and return the trip application and waiver by e-mail with your deposit by check, PayPal, or credit card.
Make your airline reservations. We're happy to help you find the best flights.
Ask us how you can explore the wonders of Bali pre or post-liveaboard.