Komodo National Park was officially declared a World Heritage Site in 1991 and is one of the largest protected zones on the planet. It consists of 3 major islands; Komodo, Rinca and Padar as well as a number of smaller ones. Only on these legendary islands do Komodo dragons, survivors of the prehistoric carnivores that thrived in tropical Asia 100 million years ago, still live and roam freely. The waters offer an incredible variety of coral habitats and marine life including critters, sharks, manta rays, dolphin, napoleon wrasse, whales and turtles. The best way to experience diving in this area is on a liveaboard; the gateway to get on board is through Bali any time from mid-April until the end of October. A 5mm full wetsuit is recommended for some of the colder dive sites on these itineraries. Whilst each itinerary may be different, all boats will visit the top dive sites in the park as well as Moyo Island (massive elephant and barrel sponges) and Sangeang (famous for its critters).
A traditionally crafted two-masted wooden Phinisi, accommodating 16 guests in comfort, including being pampered by a crew of 17! 11 days, 10 nights, 9 days of diving (3 – 4 dives daily).
Dive the World Club – 25% off
This boat is normally $3650 for Twin Cabin (bunk beds, private bath), but it’s discounted 25%, to $2738, or Deluxe Cabin (queen bed for two), normally $3850, discounted 25%, to $2888. Flights can vary but my travel agent was able to get me all the way to Bali for $962.
11 days/10 nights, in air-conditioned stateroom w/ private bath
All meals, beverages, incl. beer/wine
9 days of diving (3-4 dives per day)
Tanks, weights, and belts
Does Not Include:
Domestic airfare – $140 plus $25 fee
Marine park fee – $150
Nitrox (optional) – $150
Fuel surcharge (if applicable)
Meals not specified
Bali stay (hotel, meals, tours)
Payment Schedule (subject to terms/conditions/cancellation policy):
$1277 p/p deposit due at time of reservation
Remaining balance due on March 11 (90 days prior to travel)
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Price is based on per person, double occupancy, package inclusions specified. Space is subject to availability, not guaranteed until deposit is received. Unused portions of package are non-refundable and non-transferable. Not combinable with any other promotion special and other restrictions may apply.
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