Amazing cruise in Komodo 7 nights (Bali - Labuan Bajo)

Classified as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, this national park will enchant you both on land and underwater. Wonderful coral gardens, unforgettable meetings with the mantas and endless encounters with critters. You can expect everything from those dives. And then, have a walk on land and treat yourself with the thrill of meeting the famous Komodo dragon! Don't waste a minute and book your cruise!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Bima, Arrival & Boarding

    Bima, Arrival & Boarding After a 40 minutes flight from Denpasar (Bali), you will arrive in the small port town of Bima, Sumbawa. Our Aurora staff will pick you up at the airport for immediate boarding and departure to our first dive site. Bima is a busy port on the north-west end of Sumbawa Island and is home to some of the best macro dives in Indonesia.

  • Day 2 Pulau Sumbawa & Bima Strait

    Pulau Sumbawa & Bima Strait Bima: black sand beaches slope down into the water, revealing patches of sea grass and halimeda coral. An excellent habitat for thorny seahorses, little dragonfish and pipehorses. The black sand bottom hosts wonderful critters, with frogfish and ghost pipefish as a regular find.
    Tanjung Bautputih, situated on the north coast of Sumbawa Island, has a shallow reef to a depth of 20 meters, and a drop-off going down to 40 meters. Angelfish, batfish, eagle rays and reef sharks can be observed.

  • Day 3 Sangeang island

    Sangeang island The ship will arrive early in the morning at one of the most beautiful islands of our trip. Depending on the conditions, we will dive either the South or North of Sangeang Island.
    Sangeang is a 2000 meter high active volcano that sits northwest of the Komodo National Park. The numerous black sand beaches and bays that surround the island provide us with multiple dive sites. Ghost pipefish, nudibranchs, fluorescent black coral bushes and frogfish hide along the reefs and walls that border the black sand slopes.
    The night dives here are not to be missed: frogfish, ghost pipefish, boxer crabs and an unbelievable amount of nudibranchs.

  • Day 4 Gili Lawah Laut & Gili Lawah Darat

    Gili Lawah Laut & Gili Lawah Darat Gili Lawa Laut ,“Island Facing the Sea”, is home to two of the best pinnacles in all of Indonesia, "Crystal Rock" and "Castle Rock". Huge schools of jacks, giant trevally, white tip and grey reef sharks, barracudas, dolphins and a whole host of smaller reef fish that float amongst the fields of staghorn coral. A challenging site, but certainly worth a couple of dives!
    Discover the famous dive known as "El Toro", kind of a pot, where the current attracts pelagic, sharks, trevally, tuna and sometimes Mantas. Not to be missed!
    Go for an excursion on land, or on sea and meet the permanent family of dolphins in this area. The night dive named "Flamenco Show", the Spanish dancer and macro.
    Lighthouse Reef: a nice dive site with hard corals and lots of bushes of black coral.

  • Day 5 Komodo Channel

    Tatawa Besar, one of the most colourful drift dives in all of Komodo. Look at the horizon while flying along endless coral gardens with sandy slopes. The Tatawa coastline alternates rocky landscapes and mangroves. Eagle rays and turtles are typical guests along this rich coral slope. The coastline is long enough so that the drift can last up to 40 minutes and cover almost 2 kilometres!
    Batu Bolong: plenty of sharks and excellent visibility. This dive is also called “Current City”, and can only be dived when the conditions are fine.
    Tatawa Besar: this drift is a Komodo classic. The site is covered with orange soft corals, schooling batfish and a beautiful shallow hard coral garden.
    Tatawa Kecil: a spectacular drop-off. Impressive coral reef, turtles, tuna, giant trevallies, sweet lips, groupers and countless fish you will take home as a great memory of your adventure.
    Takat Makassar, if currents allow: look out for manta rays at the cleaning station. You can go relatively close to observe them.
    Takat Makassar West (Komodo Channel) alternatively is a great night dive.

  • Day 6 Komodo National Park

    Komodo National Park Komodo National Park / Trekking: Early in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on our dive schedule, we will begin our magnificent walk at Komodo or Rinca Island to see the infamous dragons. Usually a few hours are spent on shore to spot the dragons and we will be back in the water by noon.
    Very close to the Komodo station lies the dive site Pantai Merah or the “Pink Beach”, just across a large bay from Kampung Komodo. A beautiful white sand beach, popular for snorkelers because of its rich shallow coral reef. We find a slope with a sandy bottom and a nice, small and very fishy reef with plenty of life. Look out for frogfish and nudibranchs. Some animals are mostly living in the south, like the small yellow sea cucumber. Fabulous muck dive sites are available around Rinca.

  • Day 7 Padar / Rinca

    Padar / Rinca Unique species of nudibranchs. The coral pillars, which sit in a strange “W” shaped configuration, are literally alive with colour. Holothurians cover almost every bare surface. Lionfish and Napoleons populate the tops of the pillars. Subject to strong currents and an almost permanent surge, this can be a challenging yet beautiful dive. A quick hike up the gentle slopes of Padar provides an outstanding view of both Komodo and Rinca.
    Pulau Tenga" heading south: different drop-offs with sightings of pelagic fish and a rich plateau.
    Three Sisters/ Tiga Dara: large rocks nicely covered with corals and teeming with life. The night dive in Padar Island, "Evening Star", is an example of the wonders of the Komodo. Crabs, seahorses, shrimps, nudis and the weird, multicoloured holothurians retracting tentacles while feeding.

  • Day 8 Labuan Bajo

    Labuan Bajo After a nice breakfast on board, our Aurora crew will organize, according to your flight schedules, your transfer to the airport of Labuan Bajo.
    Unfortunately our trip will arrive at an end and we have to say goodbye but we hope to see you again on board.

Please note that this itinerary is a diving program, and can be changed depending on many factors.

Dates & prices

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Trip code: 419

Notes


Price List
Valid from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2017

Rates per person per NIGHT
  • Raja Ampat Cruise (Sorong-Sorong) 390 USD
  • North Maluku Cruise (Ambon-Sorong) 390 USD
  • Banda Sea Cruise (Maumere – Ambon) 390 USD
  • Alor Cruise (Maumere – Alor – Maumere) 360 USD
  • Komodo Cruise (Labuan Bajo/Bali/Bima) 360 USD

Supplements:
• National Park Fees and Contributions to villages: 130 USD Raja Ampat, 16 USD/day Komodo and 75 USD for all other cruises. Note: Park fees are subject to changes without prior notice.
• Fuel surcharge and port fees per pax: 200 USD for Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and Maluku. The fuel surcharge applies if harbours like Bali, Alor or similar are scheduled. For Komodo cruises, no fuel surcharge applies if the port of departure and arrival is Bima or Labuan Bajo. We retain the right to increase the fuel surcharge when the general gas price increase makes this necessary.

Important information
- All prices are in USD (or depending the daily rates)
- Included: Full board on MSY Aurora, 3 dives plus 1 night dive per day according to program and weather conditions, guide, tank, weights, belt, meals, soft drinks on board, airport transfer B-F
- Not included: Nitrox tanks, diving and snorkelling gear, beer, wine and spirits, national park tickets, PADI courses (subject to instructor availability, upon request), fuel surcharge & port fees as defined above
- Group policy: with 8 paying persons, 9th person is free of charge. Free person still pays supplements.
- Full boat charter: The max capacity is 16 persons in 8 double cabins. The total price is calculated on the basis of 14 paying persons. With 16 pax, 2 pax are free of charge. Please note that free of charge pax still pay individual supplements. 
- Children (5 - 9 years): 50% of full price (sharing the parent’s cabin)
- Non divers: 80% of full price
- Single cabin supplement: USD 190/night for all cruises.
- Payment:
individual booking: Upon booking: 25% of the cruise price 91 days prior to departure date: remaining 75% of the price
full boat charter: 10% deposit at the moment of booking Further 15% within 180 days from the date of departure Further 25% more within 91 days from the date of departure Total balance within 60 days from the date of departure
- Short Notice Bookings: 100% must be paid when booking is done less than 91 days prior to cruise departure
- Cancellation fees:
  • 120 – 91 days prior to cruise departure 25% of the cruise price
  • 90 – 60 days prior to cruise departure 50% of the cruise price
  • 59 – 0 days prior to cruise departure 100% of the cruise price

Concerning the number of nights for the different itineraries, changes can be applied upon full boat charter requests and we are open to create special itineraries on request (e.g.: trip to Cenderewasih Bay).

Rental Rates* (by unit)
  • Snorkel Kit 10 USD / day
  • BCD/Regulator/Wetsuit 10 USD / day
  • 15L Tanks 10 USD / day
  • Diving Computer / Torch 12 USD / day
  • Full Gear**, excluding diving computer and torch 25 USD / day

* All rental applications must be done upon booking or at least 30 days prior to departure
** Full gear includes snorkel kit, BCD, Regulator and wetsuit

Provided: belt, weights and 12L tank (Any lost or damaged materials will be at your charge)
Lost weight 5 USD / kilo

Nitrox min. 28%
  • 1 Tank 5 USD / tank
  • 1 diving day (3-4 dives) 12 USD / day

Certified PADI Courses*
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
5 dives + theory + PADI Kit 360 USD / pax
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty
4 dives + theory + PADI Kit 380 USD / pax
  • PADI Nitrox Specialty
2 dives + theory + PADI Kit 260 USD / pax

For more information or requests for other courses than mentioned above, contact us.

* Please book at least 30 days in advance your course(s), so we can organize your study material.

Diving Supervision
Please be aware that the included guide will help you to discover the different dive sites and rich biodiversity in the best conditions. For any technical problems, please book:
  • Pedagogic Support Staff (CMAS* or OWD) (max 4divers) 8 USD / dive / diver
  • Private Guide (upon request in advance) 65 USD / day

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further questions: info@auroraliveaboard.com

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Virginie

  • Originally from Brittany
  • Stimulated by exploring underwater world and also on land tour
  • World tour experience during 1 year
  • Based since 3 years in Indonesia, in Bali
  • Graduated in tourism and animation
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish and Indonesian
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Destination
KOMODO
Activity
Best of Share
Duration
8 days
Group
7 to 16 persons
Code
419
Price
From €2,170
Level
5/5
Comfort
5/5
Language(s)
English / French / Spanish / Italian
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