Luxury Komodo Liveaboard

Scuba diving in Komodo is at the top of the best diving in the world and for very good reasons. Ideally to explore the diving here it should be done with a luxury Komodo liveaboard.

Komodo National Park, is located in Flores, neighbour to the capital island Labuan Bajo. The park is renowned for its diverse marine life, crystal clear waters, and of course the Komodo dragons as well. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, diving in Komodo is an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss.

Komodo Liveaboard diving is the top 3 of Indonesia Liveaboard.

Luxury Komodo Liveaboard
Padar Island – View Point

Diving with Luxury Komodo Liveaboard

The park very big as its made up of three main islands: Komodo, Rinca, and Padar. Each island offers unique diving in the surroundings and is home to a wide variety of marine life. The most famous of these is the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, which can be found on the island of Komodo and Rinca islands.

The most popular diving itinerary when diving with a liveaboard is North & South, generally a 6 to 8 night stay. The local liveaboards offer shorter itineraries of 2 to 4 nights and even snorkeling family tours while visiting Komodo’s popular islands.

Diving in the Komodo National Park is best to do with a luxury komodo liveaboard to be able to explore both the North and the South areas. Komodo’s marine life is truly spectacular. Divers visiting with luxury komodo liveaboard should expect to see everything from colourful reef fish, huge schools of barracuda to giant manta rays and a variety of sharks.

One of the most popular diving spots in Komodo is Manta Point, located just off the popular island of Padar. Here, divers can see large numbers of Reef and Oceanic Manta Rays, sometimes 10-20 Mantas at the same time. Other popular spots are Crystal Rock and Castle Rock. These dive sites are known to have strong currents during which divers can spot schools of sharks feeding.

But undeniably the most popular dive site in Komodo is Batu Bolong for its purely stunning coral reef filled with schools of fish.

Komodo is also known for its excellent visibility, which is often over 30 meters during the peak season of April to October. This makes it the perfect place for photographers and videographers to capture the incredible marine life and landscapes that can be found here.

Manta Point

A dive site that does not need a description to understand what happens here. Manta Point is a particularly a drift dive, flying just above a sandy bottom with the Manta Rays right next to you. A reef hook is recommended as at certain points the dive groups can hook onto rocks and comfortably enjoy the mantas enjoying the current while feeding on the plankton.

Batu Bolong

Batu Bolong is a rock formation standing out of the ocean with a hollow center which gives it the name: Batu Bolong, in translation: Hollow Stone. It is by far the main dive site that divers want to visit in Komodo as the coral reef is so well preserved and the marine life is incredible: schools of Sweet Lips, Napoleon Wrasse, Humphead Parrotfish, sharks passing by, dolphins feeding and so much more.

Currents are often very strong and unpredictable. Down currents can be dangerous which is why it is recommended only divers with experience dive at Batu Bolong and also at the right time decided by the experienced dive guides.

Crystal / Castle Rock

These two dive sites are known for crystal clear waters and the large number of reef fish that can be seen here attracting the predator sharks. Currents are strong and reef hooks are often needed to be able to enjoy the dive sites.

Experienced underwater photographers can take up close and personal pictures of sharks, sometimes within arm reach.

All of the dive sites of Komodo are located in the Komodo National Park, reachable either by speedboat from Labuan Bajo or by luxury komodo liveaboard. Diving with the liveaboard is much more convenient as your days are more comfortable without the need of returning to the island.

Also, doing day trips with the speedboat takes an extensive amount of time. For example Manta Point is a 1 hour speed boat ride from Labuan Bajo vs with the liveaboard, comfortably just 2-3 minutes with the tender boat.

Choose your Luxury Komodo Liveaboard

Our company has two liveaboards available in Komodo, Neptune One and Komodo Sea Dragon.

Neptune One

Neptune One is our crown jewel. A 34 meters long (111 feet), 8 meters wide (25 feet) traditional luxury wooden Liveaboard traveling throughout the entire Indonesia. Neptune One is available in Komodo during the months of April to August which is also the best time to dive in Komodo.

The liveaboard features 8 cabins accommodating a maximum of 16 passengers with itineraries of 8 days 7 nights sailing through North and South of the Komodo National Park.

Komodo Sea Dragon

A liveaboard deserving the highest praise for its luxury facilities, spacious cabins, and excellent food. Komodo Sea Dragon is a 35 meters long (114 feet), 7 meters wide (22 feet) luxury wooden liveaboard focused only in Komodo National Park throughout the entire year.

Komodo Sea Dragon is accompanied by a donny boat on which the main diving facilities are set allowing guests to enjoy the Sea Dragon to the max not being disturbed by any diving related preparations.

But for those divers looking for something even more special, our dive resort Komodo Resort located on Sebayur island stands proudly at the entrance into the national park, just 15 minutes away from the most popular spots.

Frequently Asked Questions about diving in Komodo

  1. When is the best time to dive in Komodo?

    The best time to dive in Komodo is by far between the months of April to August although divers can enjoy proper diving conditions up until October. Starting with November until February / March, the waves are too big and the conditions unpredictable.

  2. What is the minimum experience to dive in Komodo?

    Komodo diving is famous for strong currents. To enjoy the dive sites it’s highly recommended for divers to be at least Advanced Open Water certified with minimum 25 logged dives.

  3. What can you see in Komodo?

    The Komodo dragons are the main attraction but Padar Island and Pink Beach are popular spots to visit. For diving, Manta Rays, different types of sharks, Dugong, stunning coral reefs are the highlight.