Are you looking for a Komodo liveaboard for your next vacation? The secret is out, and divers from all over the world are rushing to the Komodo Islands, one of Indonesia’s most popular diving locations. Many visitors come to see the gorgeous rolling hills, stunning beaches, and ferocious dragons, but they also come to see the diverse aquatic life. Komodo National Park is a famous dive site, with crystal blue seas teeming with sharks, manta rays, corals, and huge fish. While you can spend your time doing day dives, liveaboard diving is the ideal way to see the many top-notch dive locations.
What you need to know before do liveaboard diving
One of the most crucial aspects of picking a liveaboard is deciding when to go. You’ll need to pick one that works with your schedule.
If you want to get the most out of your diving vacation, head to Komodo during its peak season, which is from March to October. Although some liveaboards operate all year, November to January has the best visibility.
The busiest months are April through August. The months of December to February are ideal for seeing manta rays. During your Komodo sailing trip in August, you were able to swim with almost 15 manta rays. August is the greatest month to see mola molas.
The Komodo Islands are notable for their powerful currents, which also contribute to the abundance of marine life.
The liveaboard boat crews are all trained to read the tides and will select each dive site carefully based on the weather and water conditions.
One of the best things about being on a liveaboard is that you have an advantage over all the other day trip diving boats. To avoid the crowds, go diving early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
The islands of Komodo and Rinca act as a bottleneck between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, creating a rollercoaster of currents and waves in Komodo National Park. Always put your trust in your divemaster and pay attention to what they say about currents and water patterns.
In case the current sweeps you off course, it’s a good idea to keep a neon diving flag or collapsible pole stored in your BC pocket. Due to the strong currents, reef hooks and gloves are also recommended.
We suggest you take Komodo diving insurance for peace of mind throughout your diving activities in case of medical issues.