Komodo Liveaboard

Explore The world-class Komodo diving Experience
with La Galigo Liveaboard

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The Climate

Trips: May To Sep

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Explore the primal and rugged landscape of the Komodo Islands above water and the brilliant current driven wonderland of marine life below water.

Before you decide to scuba dive to komodo

Getting to Komodo

The best way to get to Komodo is via Bali, a simple 1 hour flight will drop you off in the cozy town of Labuan Bajo, which is the access point for all our Komodo trips. The flight from Bali can be made in relative comfort with Garuda Indonesia or Batik airlines. Cheaper alternatives are available with low costs local airlines such as Lion Air or Air Asia. If you are fortunate enough to land in Bali from your international flight before midday, it will be easy to catch a connecting flight to Labuan Bajo.

The Dive Sites

Our liveaboard trip will take you diving into Komodo’s various dive sites. From Batu Bolong, Batu Tiga, Castle Rock, Secret Garden, Tatawa Kecil and many more. Each has their own characteristics and uniqueness that even after a hundred dives there, you will keep discovering something new and fascinating.

The Creatures Awaiting in the Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is a rich and diverse marine environment. From majestic manta rays to colourful reef fish, Komodo is brimming with opportunities to encounter some of the most captivating species in the ocean. Knowing what creatures await for you and know what to expect before actually encountering them is crucial, both for your and their experience.

The Best Time to Visit Komodo

The best time to visit Komodo Island is during the dry season, which runs from April to December. During this period, the weather is generally sunny and pleasant, making it ideal for exploring the island and engaging in outdoor activities such as trekking and diving.

However, it’s important to note that the peak tourist season is from July to August, so if you prefer fewer crowds, it’s best to plan your trip either just before or after these months, we find June and September are perfect especially for a dive liveaboard trip.

Is This for Beginners or More Advanced Divers?

If you are a first-timer to Komodo then you will have a lot of questions. Top of most people’s minds is the question “Is it safe for a beginner to dive in Komodo? and what are the minimum number of dives I should have before going there”. This question pops up because Komodo is known for its strong currents and more advanced dive sites.

But is it safe for beginners? It is all about going to the right places at the right times, and then yes, it can be safe. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, if you go to the wrong place at the wrong time as a beginner, it can be a disaster. This is why you need to dive with a reputable operator that has many years of experience to make sure you end up in the right place.

The Things You Can Do There

Besides getting aboard on a liveaboard trip, Komodo actually has a lot to uncover. Should you find yourself limited with only a couple of days in your vacation, you can take a day boat from Labuan Bajo to do 1 to 3 dives. Of course, it is much less comfortable than being on a bigger boat like a liveaboard, but surely it is a better option to do if the typical itineraries that require longer days on a liveaboard do not suit you.

Furthermore, you could also – as the name of the island suggests – pay the Komodo Dragon a visit!

the Itineraries & Pricing

SPECIAL OFFERS

We are giving off 10% discount plus free scuba diving equipment rental on certain dates for Komodo Liveaboard. Checkout the list of discounted trips below on our special offer page.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • 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.
  • 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)

The boat to komodo: La Galigo Liveaboard

La Galigo boat was built by traditional Southern Sulawesi craftsmen in Bira in 2012. She is a traditional two-mast style sailboat, which the local tribes of Bugis heritage refer to as a ‘Phinisi’. The Bugis are thought to have been inspired by old Dutch Clipper sailing vessels which may have been deserted during the days of Dutch exploration, and with an abundance of tropical hardwoods in their land, have been producing these types of boats for hundreds of years.

The hull of La Galigo boat has been constructed from what is known locally as ‘Kayu Besi’ which translates as ‘Iron Wood’.

All interiors and the remainder of the vessel have been thoughtfully finished in tropical teak, with a combined weight of over 169 gross tons.

The Cabins

La Galigo boat was designed and project managed by an avid liveaboard diver with comforts and practicality in mind, and to this day, with such features as a dedicated dive platform located at the rear of the vessel.

Motor and generator noise have been engineered out by isolating the engine room away from cabins with thick soundproofing, which even though not silent, makes for a better night’s sleep.

All cabins are fitted with en-suite facilities and are filled with plentiful natural light and spectacular views of the passing seas and islands.

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Book direct and get exclusive benefits

Free Dive Insurance
Guaranteed Departures
Logistics assistance
Best Price Guarantee

Free Dive Insurance

Who doesn’t like a freebie? When you book with us direct, we are happy to offer you a free diving insurance policy which includes medical evacuation for the duration of your trip. We prefer to work with our established partners at the Divers Alert Network (D.A.N.), and a comprehensive policy will be attached to your booking if you do not already have one. For safety, we require all our guests to have a dive medical policy, but this one is on us!

Guaranteed Departures

All of our scheduled trips are guaranteed to depart regardless of how many confirmed bookings there are, so you can book in confidence with us knowing that if you are the only person on the boat…you will still go diving! We offer some of the best dive sites in the Komodo and Raja Ampat, so you can be sure that your diving experience will be unforgettable.

Logistics assistance

Need help with local flights and hotels? When you book with us direct, we will help you booking Indonesian domestic flights and hotels, giving you peace of mind that you’ll arrive with time to spare for your trip or your flight home. So it’s a great choice to book direct!

Best Price Guarantee

You will not find our published prices cheaper anywhere else, and after you deal with us as a direct guest of La Galigo, we can offer you further discounts on hotel bookings and for future trips.

We have multiple secure payment options, including bank transfers and credit card payments to internationally recognised banks, including Wise, PayPal and other Banking options also.