Diving liveaboard is a highly favourite option for divers and travelers alike visiting the Komodo, Indonesia. It’s simply a no brainer, really. Liveaboard yachts and cruises are almost a mandatory in this region. Unless you have severe seasickness that require you to spend the night on the land—going back and forth to Komodo’s dive sites with fast boats. Diving liveaboard take curious divers to some exceptional area in this region, opening wide possibilities for more explorations!
Possibilities to live a very different life in Komodo diving liveaboard
The possibilities you can have at Komodo diving liveaboard is almost endless, but here we covered the best five of them. Read here!Sailing with Komodo diving liveaboard won’t only get you to places, but also gives you an entirely different holiday experience. Waking up you will be greeted by lines of sun rays seeping softly to your cabins. The water is lapping gently just a few meters from your window. Getting out to the deck, the clear sky shines so bright—signalling a great adventure that yet to come. All round you is deep aquamarine ocean, giving off a very serene vibe to everyone around it. In just the distance is a nearby tropical island—maybe it’s Gili Lawa, maybe it’s the Siaba twin, you are not really sure. It’s undulating hills is covered with golden savannah. Looks very Jurassic for you.
Not too long after breathing the fresh morning air, you heard the bells ring. It’s a signal for breakfast! In the main deck, the crews are preparing delicious Indonesian breakfast. Passengers are starting to gather around, devouring the fulfilling breakfast before proceeding to dive brief of the day. And when everyone is getting ready with the pre-prepared dive gears, the ship would start to sail in the scheduled dive site.
Welcome to the life in dive liveaboard.
Possibilities to meet the last and only dragons on earth
Most diving liveaboard trip in other countries tends to focus only on the diving itself. But one thing that we love from Komodo diving liveaboard is the possibility to have equally challenging island exploration as an awesome sidekick adventure. Also, the chance to meet the legendary Komodo Dragons. The only dragons live on earth. These beasts look like coming out straight from the Jurassic Park movie set. Ancient, terribly ferocious, and seem like they can devour you in one single bite with that muscular limbs and serrated teeth. A visit to this dragon lair between the dive trip surely worth the thrills.
Possibilities to meet rare marine animals
We are talking about part of coral triangle where two currents, rich with planktons, meet. This is why diving liveaboard trip in Komodo is world-wide popular. The park boasts variety of marine ecosystem; seamounts, mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and fringing and patch coral reefs. The seabed blooms with high diversity of soft and hard coral reefs. More than thousands species of fish and marine mammals resides, liking the combination of warm and cold water in this region. Currents from Indian and Pacific brings streams of nutrients that provide foods for plankton-loving fishes.
You will be seeing school of darting anthias fish, scorpionfish, lionfish, sweetlips, bafish, groups of barracudas, surgeonfish, and jacks swarming above the reefs. Clownfishes peek between anemones, while nudibranchs, mantis ships, and other sea critters get busy crawling there and about. The rare pigmy pink seahorses are casually hiding between the sea fans, holding on the fragile branches with their tiny little tail. Often times, Black tipped sharks, white tip sharks, and other pelagic are spotted lurking around. The Komodo is also a perfect place to see other big animals like Manta Ray, turtles, whales, dolphins, and even dugongs!
Possibilities to do more dives a day
This is a no brainer, really. Staying on a diving liveaboard means you have more opportunity to dive than in land-based dive resort. You can have 4-6 dive a day if you are strong enough for that! Plus, you get the rare chance to have early morning dive and night dive. The experience is totally different than day dive!
Possibilities to continue your Komodo diving liveaboard trip to Raja Ampat
When you are an avid diver, sometimes Komodo won’t be enough. Luckily, Indonesia is blessed with a handful of amazing dive destinations all across the countries. The Banda, Bali, Maluku (Molucca), and Raja Ampat, king of all dive sites in the world, are just a few. Some Komodo diving liveaboard operator even run 7-10 days trip from Komodo to Raja Ampat in one singe sail! We think this is a great opportunity to have, especially for someone who’re highly devoted to the underwater world.