In the north, you can find a collection of the world’s most beautiful varieties of reefs, boasting a rich combination of hard and soft corals, shoals of antheas, wrasses, angelfishes, and also predators—reef sharks, tunas, and giant kingfishes. In the south you will see more soft corals with amazing profusion of colors, and even more macro (and manta rays too!). The water is rather cold and the temperature can drop down to 23 ° C in July and August.
Komodo offers a wide variety of dives: pelagic dives with sharks in strong currents, gentle drift dives, wall dives (colourful drop-offs, monumental boulders, seamounts, pinnacles and sandy slopes) and macro dives. You can also find manta rays, turtles and, if you are lucky enough, some whale sharks !
Bali 25 hours by boat but just 90 minutes away by plane...
To avoid wasting time in navigation, and to focus exclusively on the Komodo Park, we offer the best itinerary. 9-night scuba diving cruise liveaboards from Bima, arriving in Labuan Bajo and vice versa. Find out more on our itineraries by clicking on the links provided above "itinerary". For the schedule of our Komodo scuba diving liveaboard cruises, please click on "destination trips".
As the currents in Komodo can be intense, a good experience with current dives is highly recommended. To dive in this area you must be advanced level PADI/CMAS Level 2 or higher. Therefore less experienced divers can also participate with a specific supervision that has to be arranged before the cruise.
The sea water temperature is averaging around 26°C throughout the year.
The visibility in the north is excellent at 30 meters or even more, and while it ranges between 10-15 meters in the south.
Some dives can have significant currents, whirlpools and see downdrafts. A good level in diving and some experience in drift diving are recommended to participate to this cruise. Divers must bring a buoy and a signaling mirror. Although we always try to perform these dives during the best sea condition, it might change very quickly. Other dives are more quiet and rich in macro, especially in the south.
The climate in Komodo from June to September is sunny and dry with some suspended winds from the south east. On board, the evenings can even be a little chilly. In May and October, the winds are calmer with a higher chance of rain.
Extensions: Of course as you go through Bali, it is always good to spend a few days there before or after the cruise. Please consult us if you need some advise on where to stay and where to dive. You can also explore NusaTengara for more diving, Alor (highly recommended), Gili islands, etc…
The water temperature is 27 ° C in the north and gets colder towards the south where it can drop down to 22 ° C.