We are happy to announce a liveaboard trip to the Komodo area for 2025. This nine night trip takes place 21 – 30th May 2025 beginning in Labuan Bajo and finishing in Bima. This trip will take place on the Oceanic liveaboard with some of the most experienced professionals in Indonesian cruising. The Oceanic is part of the Ondina fleet, one of the longest running liveaboards in Indonesia. This boutique style boat is for a maximum of 12 divers, perfect for our style of diving with such a small group. With a maximum of 12 divers on board, the dive sites won’t be crowded!
Our itinerary takes place at one of the best times to dive in the Komodo area. May is the tail end of the doldrums season which means less wind and less boats around. Many other liveaboards are still in the Banda area at this time so the Komodo dive sites are relatively quiet. The weather is typically great during May with the wind from the south not starting until June. (Don’t quote us on this one, weather is often unpredictable!) Hopefully, with advantageous weather conditions we will be able to hit all of the hotspots such as Manta Alley and Sangeang. If you have not visited Komodo before, please read one of our previous Trip Reports for insight of what to expect.
Diving in Komodo is an amazing experience. This special area of Indonesia has so much to offer. The northern end of Komodo is home to famous sites such as Batu Bolong and Crystal Rock, known for their rich population of fish. The southern end is home to Horseshoe Bay and Manta Alley, this nutrient rich areas boast a large population of manta rays and soft corals. Reaching the south requires great sea conditions so we can’t guarantee a visit to this area without knowing the weather conditions. Outside of Komodo we should also be visiting the islands of Banta and Sangeang before ending the trip in Bima. Banta is home to beautiful coral gardens and a stunning landscape. Sangeang is the famous two peaked volcano that boasts black sand dive sites with world class macro photo opportunities.
Of course a visit to the Komodo region is not complete without visiting the land. The park is home to more than just the impressive dragons. Highlight sites include a hike to the island of Padar or Gili Lawa Darat. No visit is complete without a trip to see the dragons. The islands of Komodo and Rinca have ranger stations where it’s possible to partake in a nature walk to see the sites of the islands and meet a dragon face to face.
The Oceanic has a total of 6 cabins, 2 x Suite and 4 x Standard cabins. All cabins are AC and have ensuite bathroom and each room has one double and one single bed, therefore all rooms can host a couple or two friends. There is a dedicated photo room on the boat for ease of access to underwater photography gear. The main salon is home to the restaurant and the place to be for social activity. There are plenty of outdoor spaces with comfortable seating areas with awnings to keep the sun away. When the weather is good there is also a beautiful outdoor setting for meals.
Komodo Liveaboard Trip 2025 Booking Details
We still have a few spaces left for this trip but we don’t expect them to last long. With only 12 berths available, we expect it to sell out. If you would like more information or to reserve a spot then please let us know via email. You can reach out to us via our Contact Page.
***Although listed in Euro, payments will be made either in USD or IDR currencies at the daily rate of exchange when the payment is made.
We highly recommend spending some time diving in Bali before the trip in order to iron out any kinks before heading to Komodo. The Underwater Tribe offers customized trips of any length throughout Bali and offer personal guiding service. This is especially useful for photographers who love a sharp eyed guide for their macro opportunities. Please have a look at our Bali Safari Trips page for more information about the dive sites in Bali.
Starting at 3555 Euro per person/double occupancy standard cabin, ***Although listed in Euro, payments will be made either in USD or IDR currencies at the daily rate of exchange when the payment is made.
Transfers from and to the airport or hotel in the location of embarkation to and from MY Oceanic
Accommodation on board in double or twin bed. Cabin with ensuite shower, toilet and AC.
Full Board on board, Tea, Coffee, Snacks and 1 Soft Drink at lunch and Dinner.
An average of 3 or 4 dives per day. Night dives almost every day unless conditions or long sailing distance do not permit it. Check dive in the afternoon plus night dive on the day of arrival, and two morning dives on the last day to allow for desaturation before departure the following day.
Land tours as specified in the schedule of the cruise.
Diving tanks and weights for divers. Snorkeling gear and one intro dive for non-divers.
Additional complimentary services onboard such as library, music or first aids.
Nitrox 90 Euro
Port and Park Fees 250 Euro, subject to change based on National Park FeesPre or post cruise hotels and flights
Cost for excess luggage (domestic and international flights)
Dive rental gear
15 liter scuba tank
Dive and travel insurance (we recommend: DAN & www.travelguard.com)
Crew gratuities (we recommend 5 – 10% of charter price