DIVING THE KOMODO NATIONAL PARK ON ANTARES LIVEABOARD 7 DAYS & 8 NIGHTS - 15 DIVES
The trip is 7 full days and 8 nights in total. The boat departs in the afternoon from Gili Air, Meno or Trawangan and the trip ends on Gili early morning. The schedule is flexible depending on weather and diving conditions but roughly looks like this :
Day 1 : Start of the trip in the Gilis
Welcome onboard and enjoy dinner together meeting fellow guests! You will be getting on the boat in the late afternoon. We will be setting up the dive equipment and checking you in to your cabins. We leave at sunset when we also will have our first dinner on the boat together. We are then travelling overnight.
Day 2: Moyo and Satonda.
We are arriving in Moyo in the morning for a check dive at Medang. Then traveling through the day to Satonda where we do an afternoon dive and at sunset stop and look at the sky when it fills with millions of bats. This is something else to see. They travel from Satonda to Sumbawa to hunt the same time every evening. Traveling overnight to Sangean.
Day 3: Sangean and Banta.
In the early morning we arrive in the north of Sangean where we dive at the amazing Bubble Reef. Then sailing down to Banta, where we do the second dive at GPS point. After that we head for Komodo where we will be arriving late that evening.
Day 4: Dragon safari and fantastic diving!
In the early morning we will be entering the Komodo National Park. Escorted by a local ranger for a walk around the park to find the huge animal at very close range in their own habitat and enjoy the fascinating panorama of the island. This is the land of “Komodo Dragon”, the largest monitor lizards on earth. Then 3 dives in the rest of the day. We stay anchored in Komodo bay overnight.
Day 5: Diving Komodo and Labuan Bajo
We will be doing 3 dives in the Komodo area. In the evening we arrive in another island in Flores, Labuan Bajo where we stay overnight.
Day 6: Diving Komodo
We do 3 dives in komodo and anchoring in the north of Komodo.
Day 7: Banta - Sangean - Moyo
Diving Banta in the morning then traveling through the day to Sangean for late afternoon dive in Sangean house reef. We travel over night to Moyo
Day 8 : Moyo - Gilis
Morning dive in Hajis reef then land tour followed by afternoon dive at the Moyo wall. We sail overnight back to Gili.
Day 9: End of the trip. Disembarking on Gilis in the morning.
Diving This journey will take us through some of Asia’s most amazing dive sites, through the calm waters of Moyo to the raging currents of Komodo straight. Even though some of the dives are advanced anyone can come on this trip. We will customize the diving to every individuals own level of comfort and pick the dive sites suitable for you. The diving in Komodo serves one of the widest diversity of marine life spotting in the world. We can see everything from sharks, pelagics fishes, mantas and dolphins to pygmy seahorses, blue ringed octopus and frogfishes but the most impressive with Komodo diving is the amount of fishes on every dive sites and the massive amount of healthy and colourful corals
On the trip we will do 15 dives through some Indonesia’s finest dive waters. Food 3 times a day, snacks, coffee and tea is all included. ( Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages extra . We will pick you up either in Teluk Nara, Gili Air, Gili Meno or Gili Trawangan in the afternoon of the first day.
What’s not included?
Beer is for sale aboard for 18.000 RP and will be paid at the end of the trip. Soft Drinks are 8000 Rp. Komodo national Park fees are 350.000 RP and will be paid when getting on the boat. Dive equipment can be rented for $150 USD for the whole trip. Optional night dives can be arranged on request, and the cost is 30 USD per dive. Price and Payment
The cost of the trip is ( contact us) IDR ( )per person including park fees and complete equipment rental ( 1 400 000 Rp for the trip). 20% is paid when booking and the balance of 80% is paid when entering the ship. Drinks and night dives are paid for after the trip.
THE BOAT : ANTARES
Antares is the brightest star in the scorpion constellation. The boat was built in cooperation of a traditional boat builder and a French sailor and designer in Bonerate, South Sulawesi and launched in 2009. The type of boat is called traditional Lambo, the vessel is made out of teak and biti, a local tropical hard wood. Antares is t ready to discover Indonesia beauty with an adventure loving and delicious cooking French captain on board. With a maximum capacity of 5 Divers on board and a profesional Divemaster experienced with diving in the Komodo Area.
Length : 21 m. Beam : 4, 5 m. Draft : 1.55m, 2 masts. Crew : 2 Indonesian, 1 western. Communication : VHF radio, GPS. Freshwater : 750 L. Fuel : 800 L. Electric : 220 v for charge electronic, 5 kw Genset. Capacity : up to 7 passengers. Engine : Mitsubishi 4 cylinder 120 hp. Dinghy : dinghy 5.5 hp. Cabin : 3 single bunks, 1 double bunk, 1 master cabin with shower and toilet, Shared fresh water shower and toilet.