JURASSIC KOMODO
itinerary

6 Days 5 Nights

Explore world-class diving destinations in Komodo with La Galigo Liveaboard diving trip

Sea Turtle image

THINGS TO KNOW

Length Of Trip

Park Fees

Departure

Return

Dives

Approximately 16 dives
in total

Experience

Open Water – 40 minimum logged dives required

  • Prices listed are net payable and based per person, they are inclusive of National and Localised Taxes.
  • You will embark and disembark La Galigo in Labuan Bajo, Flores.
  • Please check your visa requirements for entering Indonesia, all passports must have at least 6 months remaining on them when entering the country.
  • All guests are required to have valid travel and diving insurance (including Medevac) for the duration of their trip. La Galigo is a recognised D.A.N. partner and can assist you with the purchase of a short-term dive insurance policy.
  • To partake in any scuba diving activity with La Galigo, you must hold a certification from a recognised scuba diving society such as SSI, CMAS, BSAC, PADI or similar. It is the clientʼs responsibility, as a certified diver, to respect and follow the guidelines given by the La Galigo guides and instructors, and to follow the regulations stipulated by their
    certification agency.
  • All dives are conducted to a maximum depth of 30 metres/100 ft.
  • Average water temperatures in Komodo vary between
    22 – 29 Celsius / 72 – 84 Fahrenheit.
  • The best time of year to dive in Komodo is May to October.
  • BYO Alcohol Policy.

INCLUDES

  • Transfers to and from the harbour from your hotel or the airport on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.
  • All meals and post dive refreshments / snacks, coffee and tea.
  • Diving services including 12L tanks, weights and belts , SMB & reel, reef hook, air fills, dive computers, snorkelling equipment, dive guides and dive tenders.
  • Land excursions where applicable.

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

EXCLUDES

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Travel and dive Insurance
  • Visas and associated fees
  • Airport to Hotel /Hotel to Airport Transfer
  • Marine park fees including port clearances,
    ranger fees, anchorage charges and village
    donations
  • Dive rental equipment
  • Nitrox
  • 15 litre tanks
  • Private dive / snorkel guides
  • Courses
  • Soft drinks, wine and beer
  • La Galigo merchandise
  • Staff gratuities (many of our guests base their tips around 10% of the cost of the trip).
    Tipping is optional but greatly appreciated!
  • Fuel surcharges (may fluctuate with markets, you may be asked to pay an extra fuel allowance of up to 30 days before departure, of no more than US $ 20 per person per day)

EXCLUDES

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get acquainted with the UNESCO world heritage parks stunning picturesque rolling hills and
    diverse underwater layout, both of which are packed full of diverse life.
  • Discover the marine life thriving in the renowned currents in the park, such as Manta Rays and Sharks, as well as an abundance of other large pelagic species.
  • Explore one of the many lookouts the park has to offer, and watch the sun set below the active volcano of Sangeang.
  • Hangout with the rangers whilst you take in an easy trek to find the world worldʼs largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon.
  • Checkout one of the best night dives going at Turtle Heaven in Siaba Besar, a haven for unexpected macro discovery
  • Enjoy a top deck Al Fresco BBQ close to Bat Island shortly after taking in the local resident 10,000 fruit bat population taking off for the mainland in search of fresh fruit.

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

Jurassic Komodo Map - La Galigo Liveaboard

DAY 1

LABUAN BAJO

DAY 2

WEST KOMODO

Day 1. Labuan Bajo corals - La Galigo Liveaboard

We will collect you from your hotel or Labuan Bajo airport between 8:00 – 9:00 A.M. on the day of departure to welcome you onboard La Galigo. After a refreshing welcome drink, a quick breakfast, and a safety briefing of our vessel, we aim to anchor up around 10:00 A.M. from Labuan Bajo.


After around 2 hours of sailing, we will arrive at our first destination, the islands of Sebayur Kecil and Sebayur Besar, where we will conduct 2 dives after lunch. We have identified Sebayur as a fantastic, calm introduction for your first day in the park.


These two great little islands are well sheltered from the infamous currents around Komodo, allowing you a great opportunity to practice using your SMB, cameras, dive computers, or just to get back into the swing of things after a lengthy layoff from diving.

Day 2. Manta Rays Spotted in Komodo Island - La Galigo Liveaboard

After a morning dive at stunning Tatawa Besar, we go in search of Manta rays at the world-class dive site Manta Point (known to the locals as Karang Makassar). After lunch, we will head to one of the highlights of Komodo diving – Batu Bolong, which presents us a chance to see large pelagic species such as Giant Trevally and Barracuda, as well as sharks and Napoleon Maori Wrasse.

Later that afternoon, we set sail for the northwest part of Komodo, for a light trek on the island of Gili Lawa Darat, to witness an amazing Komodo sunset, dipping behind the nearby active volcano of Sangeang. For the night dive, we will stay in the bay close to the trekking area, and dive at the site Stranger Things, for a chance to get your first glimpse of macro life in the national park.

DAY 3

NORTHWEST KOMODO

DAY 4

SOUTHWEST KOMODO

Day 3- Northwest Komodo - La Galigo Liveaboard

Day three is our personal favourite in terms of diving, and all three of the dives normally conducted on this day are what we would consider unforgettable.

The morning is spent on both Crystal Rock and Castle Rock, two submerged pinnacles that are home to an abundance of marine life. Teams of hunting Giant and Big-Eye Trevally patrol the blue waters of the reefs, chasing large schools of smaller fish. Eagle Rays glide effortlessly in the currents whilst the reef sharks hunt for their next meal.

The afternoon sees us visit the legendary dive site known as The Cauldron (a.k.a The Shotgun). Famous for its rip-roaring drift dive, it is akin to an underwater rollercoaster that needs to be experienced to be believed, and a ‘bucket listʼ dive site for divers from across the world. Hold on until the end of the dive for a big surprise The night dive will be spent diving on Komodo Bay, depending on mooring conditions.

Day 4 - Southwest Komodo - La Galigo Liveaboard

We wake early in the morning to take in one of Komodoʼs world-class golden sunrises, followed by one of its best dive sites, the Golden Passage which is a drift dive that offers outstanding coral reef topography, as well as encounters with schools of Sweetlips and Snappers, White Tip Reef Sharks and the occasional passing Manta Ray.

During breakfast, La Galigo will anchor up and head south into the centre of the park, where we will endeavour to dive Police Corner if conditions are favourable, one of the less-known sites in central Komodo. In the afternoon we plan to visit the island of Mauan, where mantas come to visit its cleaning station.

Up next is Siaba Besar, a fantastic night dive for the macro photographer, where it is possible to encounter Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Ghost Pipefish, various types of Nudibranchs, as well as the elusive Wunderpus and Blue-Ringed Octopus!

DAY 5

KOMODO ON FOOT

DAY 6

DISEMBARK IN LABUAN BAJO

Day 5 - Komodo Dragon encountered on foot - La Galigo Liveaboard

The final dive of your trip will be at Pink Beach, a gorgeous, shallow coral garden with schools of sweetlips and other colourful reef fish.

After the morningʼs diving and a hearty breakfast, we head on foot to The Island of Komodo, home to the legendary Komodo Dragons in the park.

Later that afternoon La Galigo anchors up and sets sail east to Pulau Kalong, where at sunset an epic number of fruit bats leave this island in search of their sustenance on the mainland of Flores.

The night time sees our crew arrange a fancy BBQ banquet on the top deck as you take in your final Komodo sunset.

Day 6 - Disembarkin in Labuan Bajo - La Galigo Liveaboard

La Galigo will be anchored up in the morning around 2:00 A.M. in Labuan Bajo, in preparation for you to catch your flight, or check in toyour hotel.

Guests are welcome to stay onboard until 11:00 A.M., during which we have the chance to exchange trip images, and contacts so you can keep in touch with newfound dive buddies while we assist you with transportation to your desired location.

*La Galigo does not guarantee this outlined itinerary, and it is to be considered as a rough guideline. Information compiled here is based on past trips we

have conducted, and includes common dive sites and routes we often visit. Weather and sea conditions in the area can be unpredictable, and La Galigo

retains the right to alter an itinerary from advice of the shipʼs captain, cruise director, or owner for the safety of the vessel, its passenger and crew.

Sea Turtle image

JURASIC KOMODO

itinerary

6 days 5 nights

Explore world-class diving destinations in Komodo with
La Galigo Liveaboard diving trip

THINGS TO KNOW

Length Of Trip

Park Fees

Departure

Return

Dives

Approximately 16 dives in total

Experience

Open Water – 40 minimum logged dives required

  • Prices listed are net payable and based per person, they are inclusive of National and Localised Taxes.
  • You will embark and disembark La Galigo in Labuan Bajo, Flores.
  • Please check your visa requirements for entering Indonesia, all passports must have at least 6 months remaining on them when entering the country.
  • All guests are required to have valid travel and diving insurance (including Medevac) for the duration of their trip. La Galigo is a recognised D.A.N. partner and can assist you with the purchase of a short-term dive insurance policy.
  • To partake in any scuba diving activity with La Galigo, you must hold a certification from a recognised scuba diving society such as SSI, CMAS, BSAC, PADI or similar. It is the clientʼs responsibility, as a certified diver, to respect and follow the guidelines given by the La Galigo guides and instructors, and to follow the regulations stipulated by their
    certification agency.
  • All dives are conducted to a maximum depth of 30 metres/100 ft.
  • Average water temperatures in Komodo vary between
    22 – 29 Celsius / 72 – 84 Fahrenheit.
  • The best time of year to dive in Komodo is May to October.
  • BYO Alcohol Policy.

INCLUDES

  • Transfers to and from the harbour from your hotel or the airport on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.
  • All meals and post dive refreshments / snacks, coffee and tea.
  • Diving services including 12L tanks, weights and belts , SMB & reel, reef hook, air fills, dive computers, snorkelling equipment, dive guides and dive tenders.
  • Land excursions where applicable.

EXCLUDES

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Travel and dive Insurance
  • Visas and associated fees
  • Airport to Hotel /Hotel to Airport Transfer
  • Marine park fees including port clearances,
    ranger fees, anchorage charges and village
    donations
  • Dive rental equipment
  • Nitrox
  • 15 litre tanks
  • Private dive / snorkel guides

  • Courses

  • Soft drinks, wine and beer

  • La Galigo merchandise

  • Staff gratuities (many of our guests base their tips around 10% of the cost of the trip). Tipping is optional but greatly appreciated!)

  • Fuel surcharges (may fluctuate with markets, you may be asked to pay an extra fuel allowance of up to 30 days before departure, of no more than US $ 20 per person per day)

Jurassic Komodo Map - La Galigo Liveaboard

DAY 1

LABUAN BAJO

We will collect you from your hotel or Labuan Bajo airport between 8:00 – 9:00 A.M. on the day of departure to welcome you onboard La Galigo. After a refreshing welcome drink, a quick breakfast, and a safety briefing of our vessel, we aim to anchor up around 10:00 A.M. from Labuan Bajo.

After around 2 hours of sailing, we will arrive at our first destination, the islands of Sebayur Kecil and Sebayur Besar, where we will conduct 2 dives after lunch. We have identified Sebayur as a fantastic, calm introduction for your first day in the park.

These two great little islands are well sheltered from the infamous currents around Komodo, allowing you a great opportunity to practice using your SMB, cameras, dive computers, or just to get back into the swing of things after a lengthy layoff from diving.

DAY 2

WEST KOMODO

After a morning dive at stunning Tatawa Besar, we go in search of Manta rays at the world-class dive site Manta Point (known to the locals as Karang Makassar). After lunch, we will head to one of the highlights of Komodo diving – Batu Bolong, which presents us a chance to see large pelagic species such as Giant Trevally and Barracuda, as well as sharks and Napoleon Maori Wrasse.

Later that afternoon, we set sail for the northwest part of Komodo, for a light trek on the island of Gili Lawa Darat, to witness an amazing Komodo sunset, dipping behind the nearby active volcano of Sangeang. For the night dive, we will stay in the bay close to the trekking area, and dive at the site Stranger Things, for a chance to get your first glimpse of macro life in the national park.

DAY 3

NORTHWEST KOMODO

Day three is our personal favourite in terms of diving, and all three of the dives normally conducted on this day are what we would consider unforgettable.

The morning is spent on both Crystal Rock and Castle Rock, two submerged pinnacles that are home to an abundance of marine life. Teams of hunting Giant and Big-Eye Trevally patrol the blue waters of the reefs, chasing large schools of smaller fish. Eagle Rays glide effortlessly in the currents whilst the reef sharks hunt for their next meal.

The afternoon sees us visit the legendary dive site known as The Cauldron (a.k.a The Shotgun). Famous for its rip-roaring drift dive, it is akin to an underwater rollercoaster that needs to be experienced to be believed, and a ‘bucket listʼ dive site for divers from across the world. Hold on until the end of the dive for a big surprise The night dive will be spent diving on Komodo Bay, depending on mooring conditions.

DAY 4

SOUTHTHWEST KOMODO

We wake early in the morning to take in one of Komodoʼs world-class golden sunrises, followed by one of its best dive sites, the Golden Passage which is a drift dive that offers outstanding coral reef topography, as well as encounters with schools of Sweetlips and Snappers, White Tip Reef Sharks and the occasional passing Manta Ray.

During breakfast, La Galigo will anchor up and head south into the centre of the park, where we will endeavour to dive Police Corner if conditions are favourable, one of the less-known sites in central Komodo. In the afternoon we plan to visit the island of Mauan, where mantas come to visit its cleaning station.

Up next is Siaba Besar, a fantastic night dive for the macro photographer, where it is possible to encounter Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Ghost Pipefish, various types of Nudibranchs, as well as the elusive Wunderpus and Blue-Ringed Octopus!

DAY 5

KOMODO ON FOOT

The final dive of your trip will be at Pink Beach, a gorgeous, shallow coral garden with schools of sweetlips and other colourful reef fish.

After the morningʼs diving and a hearty breakfast, we head on foot to The Island of Komodo, home to the legendary Komodo Dragons in the park.

Later that afternoon La Galigo anchors up and sets sail east to Pulau Kalong, where at sunset an epic number of fruit bats leave this island in search of their sustenance on the mainland of Flores.

The night time sees our crew arrange a fancy BBQ banquet on the top deck as you take in your final Komodo sunset.

DAY 6

DISEMBARK IN LABUAN BAJO

La Galigo will be anchored up in the morning around 2:00 A.M. in Labuan Bajo, in preparation for you to catch your flight, or check in toyour hotel.

Guests are welcome to stay onboard until 11:00 A.M., during which we have the chance to exchange trip images, and contacts so you can keep in touch with newfound dive buddies while we assist you with transportation to your desired location.

*La Galigo does not guarantee this outlined itinerary, and it is to be considered as a rough guideline. Information compiled here is based on past trips we

have conducted, and includes common dive sites and routes we often visit. Weather and sea conditions in the area can be unpredictable, and La Galigo

retains the right to alter an itinerary from advice of the shipʼs captain, cruise director, or owner for the safety of the vessel, its passenger and crew.