Some people travel to Komodo to see the last of the dragons and the dramatic undulating savannah islands, some for the hidden marine world. The Komodo National Park has wonderfully succeeded preserving its marine biota on the attempt of saving the Komodo Dragons. And today, Komodo’s underwater world has transformed into one of premier diving destinations in the world. A 3 days 2 night diving trip with Komodo diving liveaboard is a traveler’s favourite.Here’s how the dive trip looks like, along with most common destination for the itinerary.
Day 1, The Beginning of An Adventure
The captain of your Komodo diving liveaboard and his crews has been waiting for you in Labuan Bajo’s port. Some of them might be on their way to Komodo Airport, ready to pick you up. Well, it depends on your arrangement, really. Once you arrive to the port, you will see immersive array of Komodo diving liveaboard docking on the sides of the port. The crew will get you to the right boat and help you with your baggage. Onboard, you will get to know everybody on the boat—the sailors, the chefs, the captain, and the other passengers you will sail with for the next three days. Don’t skip the briefs! They will give a short course about safe diving practice, safe encounter with Komodo dragons, and overall safety and regulation on the boat. Before the clock tick at 12 pm, the Komodo diving liveaboard would start its sailing trip, taking you to discover Flores wonderland.
On your first day of Komodo diving trip, the captain will take you to the outer area of Komodo National Park, close to Labuan Bajo. The Tatawa Besar and Sebayur Island are the most common site to explore in the first day. If there’s still time before the night falls, you might have a chance to explore dive sites near Sebayur Kecil or Pulau Klepor.
Day 2 at Komodo Diving Liveaboard
You have spent an incredibly tranquil night in the diving liveaboard, and it’s time for a a new exploration! What’s in the list today? Going up to the main deck, the crews are busy preparing a hearty breakfast in the table. Take a cup of your morning tea/ coffee, and be prepared for healthy, warm meals. As you are enjoying the breakkie, the dive master will begin the dive brief of the day. On the second day, the boat will sail closer to the centre of Komodo National Park. You will hear about “current city”, one of the most famous site in this area. Others area to explore are the Castle Rocks, Crystal Rocks, and the Cauldron. And while you are sailing in Komodo diving liveaboard, it’s a perfect chance to have a night diving. Seriously, night in underwater Komodo can get very different than during the day. If you are interested, talk with your captain and dive guide. They will decide which sites is suitable for the night dive.
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Day 3, Last but Not the Least
You will be back to the Labuan Bajo before the evening, so today would be filled with light and recreational diving! As this is the last day of the sailing trip, the captain might take you to enjoy a breathtaking sunrise in Padar Island. Then, depend on the itinerary, you might or might have not visit the Komodo Dragons, either at Rinca or Komodo Island.
The Komodo diving liveaboard will be making its way back to Labuan Bajo through another route and it will most likely pass the Karang Makassar. Here lies the phenomenal Manta Point, where you can see the majestic Manta Ray passing all year long. You might have a chance to dive in Batu Bolong, famously dubbed as ‘world-size aquarium”. And when everything is done, it’s time to sail back home.