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Komodo Dive Liveaboard 08 Days 07 Nights in Komodo National Park

Day 1: Any Monday : North Komodo (night @ mooring Gili Lawa Darat)
* Flight Bali –Labuanbajo. Pick up from airport
* Speedboat transfer to the Mona Lisa boat (depending on sea conditions this nice speedboat ride takes about 45 minutes)
* Check out dive
* Darat Passage South: start your adventure on this pretty coral reef, swim wih turtles, and watch coral trout, anchovies, small tuna and trevallies feed in the bay. Along the bottom of the slope fish life increases, and you’ll see garden eels sway and white tip reef sharks sleep on the sandy bottom.
* Night dive inside Gili Lawa Darat bay

Day 2: Any Tuesday : North komodo (night @ Karang Makassar mooring)

* Darat Passage North, Gililawa Darat Island: the reef slope is very rich in marine life. Towards the channel, you can see turtles, a school of giant sweet lips, sharks and batfish.
* Crystal Rock: exhilarating and very colorful dive with excellent soft coral coverage. Expect clouds of anthias and scorpion fish, frog fish and moray eels.
* Castle Rock: admire curious batfish, schooling barracuda, trevally and mackerels. Numerous sea fans host pygmy seahorses.
* Night dive @ Karang Makassar mooring

Day 3: Any Wednesday (night @ Pantai Merah mooring)

* Batu Bolong: this reef is covered with colorful corals, invertebrate life and brilliant reef fish. Observe napoleon wrasse, dogtooth tuna, and rainbow runners…
* Tatawa Kecil: rocks, caves, and beautiful coral gardens grace the reef on the western side of the island. The highlights of this dive are definitely the dugongs and manta rays.
* Snorkeling for mantas
* Sailing to Pantai Merah
* Batu Tiga: an excellent “big fish” dive. Large boulders in deeper water to the west offer excellent habitat for grouper, mantas, giant trevally, and other pelagic fish.
* Night dive at Pantai Mera

Day 4: Any Thursday (night @ Pulau Padar)

* Pantai Merah/Pink Beach: you will encounter a great variety of fish here, and a good selection of critters such as leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, crocodile fish, and nudibranchs.
* Optional hike to see the Komodo Dragons. This magnificent reptile is one of the few remaining links to the days when dinosaurs roamed the planet…
* Pinnacle dive (bay): critters
* Loh Namu: near the southern corner of this reef, large boulders spread out over the drop-off. Are you ready for large schools of coral trout, malabar groupers, huge Napoleon wrasse, and even a giant T gigas clam?
* Sailing to Padar, night dive at Padar

Day 5: Any Friday (night @ Pulau Padar)

* Pillaarsteen: amazing reefs cape. Large schools of fusiliers swim along the reef slope, which is covered with a magnificent variety of soft corals. Be prepared for sharks and turtles!
* Three Sisters / Tiga Dara: a pristine reef with excellent coral coverage and rich fish life.
* The Padar Rock (critter dive)
* The Padar Rock (night dive)

Day 6: Any Saturday (Night @ Karang Makassar or Gini Lawa Darat)
* Payung Island: If you’re looking for a different experience, you’ve found it! This unique underwater landscape with its huge rocks, canyons and crevices to explore, will give you the illusion of a wreck dive. Fish and invertebrate life is diverse and abundant: big schools of surgeons and yellow snappers, rocky reefs covered with soft coral, gorgonians and feather stars.
* Indihiang: this is drift-diving paradise: many big fish and good coral diversity can be seen along the steep walls. Top attractions include potato cod, large Napoleon wrasse and schools of giant trevallies and snappers.
* Sailing to Karang Makassar/ snorkeling
* Mini Wall: the whole north face of this island is great diving: garden eels on the sandy slopes, shrimp gobies and sweet lips. With some luck, you’ll spot some mandarin fish in the beautiful coral gardens.

Day 7: Any Sunday (night @ mooring Gili Lawa Darat)
* Returning customers transfer to Labuanbajo
* Guests that stay on board, chose between diving the Darat Passage, Tatawa Besar, Tatawa Kecil, Crystal Rock or Castle Rock before returning to Gili Lawa Darat for the night (night dive possible in GLD)

Day 08: Any Monday ( Night @  Padar Island )

* Returning customers transfer to Labuanbajo
* Guests that stay on board, chose between diving at 03 Sister or Padar Island

Rate Per Person in USD 260/person/Day/Twin Share

Included:
* Full service on board including 3 meals per day and snacks
* Transfer from Labuanbajo airport to vessel (For trips less than 3 nights an additional speedboat transfer of 15 EURO applies one way)
* Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea available 24h/self service
* Use of snorkeling equipment, sea kayak and zodiac services
* Western cruise director and the 9 crew members
* All excursions as specified in the program

Not included:
* Transport to/from Bali airport
* Domestic flight from Bali to Labuanbajo @EURP 220/person/return
* Alcoholic beverages
* Personal expenses
* Komodo National Park entrance fees
* Optional: tips for the crew.