Komodo National Park Indonesia was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The Komodo National Park encompasses 1,817 square kilometers of spectacular land and marine wilderness, including the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and Gili Montagne and their surrounding waters. The signature land attraction on your Indo Aggressor LiveAboard scuba diving trip in Komodo will be an encounter with the world’s largest lizard – the flesh-eating Komodo Dragon.
Reaching the Indo Aggressor liveaboard for your Komodo scuba diving vacation will involve a round trip domestic flight from Bali to Komodo Airport near the city of Labuan Bajo (LBJ) on Flores Island in the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. The Indo Aggressor is scheduled to depart after everyone is onboard on the scheduled departure day. Guests should arrange to take one of the morning flights. Once you have claimed your luggage in Labuan Bajo Airport, please look for an agent holding an Indo Aggressor sign or a sign with your name on it. A transfer company has been hired to meet and greet our Indo Aggressor guests who have arranged this transfer in advance. The Indo Aggressor aims to return to port in the evening prior to disembarkation. Final disembarkation will occur between 8:00 am –1:00 pm at the end of the charter. Guests will be transported to the Labuan Bajo airport for a domestic flight back to Bali.
The departure tax is included in the cost of international and domestic airline tickets so you should not have to pay this locally at the airport.
Komodo Deep South
The boat embarks and disembarks at Labuan Bajo, Flores and the entire cruise is focused on diving South Komodo National Park where we will cover Padar Island, Langkoi, Horseshoe Bay, South West Flores, Mota Island and the Mola Straits (The channel between Rinca Island and Flores). This is only possible in the 1st quarter of the year during the northwest Monsoon). Mota Island and Mola Straits are only available in this itinerary only. There will be a walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons.
Highlights of the itinerary: Manta rays and occasional Molas in Langkoi, excellent macro life, schooling fishes such as jacks, Bumphead wrasses, excellent soft coral growth, torpedo rays, sea apples in Mota Island, the Dragon Walk.
Notable Dive Sites:
- Manta Alley – Langkoi
- Rodeo Rock – Horseshoe Bay
- Cannibal Rock – Horseshoe Bay
- Torpedo Alley – Horseshoe Bay
- Pelican Head – Horseshoe Bay
- Yellow Wall – Horseshoe Bay
- Secret Garden – Padar Island
- Three Sisters – Padar Island
- W Reef – Padar Island
- Lehoksera Point – Langkoi
- Kerita Tol – Mota Island
- Apple Orchard – Mota Island
- Toro Sie – Rinca Island
- Known for colorful coral reefs and abundant marine life
- All dives from tender
- Water temperatures can vary greatly within the park ranging from a low of 72F (22C) in the south to a high of 84F (29C) in the northern region
- 5 mm wetsuit with hood and reef hook recommended
Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather, and logistics, and are at the Captain’s discretion.