TEN NIGHTS IN KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
DAY 1: LABUAN BAJO & GILI LAWA DARAT
On arrival at the airport, our crew will transfer you to Lamima. While the guests are relaxing and having lunch, we will set sail for Gili Lawa Laut. There, we will anchor in a secluded bay with stunning scenery close to some of the most exciting dives in Indonesia.
Here, you will dive or snorkel with schools of fish including trevally, groupers, sweetlips, barracudas, and white tip reef sharks. These waters are teeming with incredible marine life. In the afternoon, we will take a hike to a spectacular viewpoint from where we can see Lamima anchored in the bay.
DAY 2: MT. SANGEANG ISLAND
Active volcano called Sangeang is a natural phenomenon with amazing topography. Reefs are excellent here with good visibility and volcanic black sand background allowing you to appreciate the colorful soft and hard corals, as well as different types of anemones.
Dive on Hot Rock Reef on the active volcano to be surrounded by harmless but amazing sulfur bubbles from a natural underwater vent.
DAY 3: GILI BANTA
Today’s calling point is the perfect spot for a relaxed day of walks on the long white sand beach or perhaps some watersports in a sheltered bay surrounded by beautiful scenery as jet skiing is allowed in this area. With its hard coral gardens, it’s a great place for shallow and drift diving with the possibility of swimming with Manta Rays.
DAY 4: GILI LAWA LAUT
In the morning, we sail to the northernmost part of Komodo National Park. Here you will swim with schools of fish of varying species including trevally, groupers, sweetlips, barracudas and white tip reef sharks. In the afternoon, we will take a hike to a spectacular viewpoint from where we can see Lamima anchored in the bay below.
DAY 5: KARANG MAKASSAR & PADAR ISLAND
This morning we will monitor the tide to go at the right time to “Makassar straight,” where we will swim and drift with the Manta. This is a place where you can see “mantas train” it is quite common to see around ten mantas following each other swimming in the current in search of food.
During lunch, we will cruise to the island of Padar. Get your camera ready for the most epic Komodo picture of three bays from the top
of Padar Island. Divers can check out nearby Three Sisters. In the afternoon, walk across the narrowest part of the island to Pink Beach, where tiny pink organisms called Foraminifera give the beach its distinct color.
DAY 6: SOUTH RINCA
In the morning, sail to South Rinca, one of the region’s best dive sites. Here, you will get to experience the best of what Komodo National Park has to offer. Swim with nudibranch, turtles, sea snakes and frogfish among some of the most colorful coral in Indonesia. After lunch, we will take you by tender to the shore where you will be able to see the world’s largest living lizard, the Komodo Dragon.
DAY 7: MANTA ALLEY
Here is the place we will swim with the mantas. Most of the time we can see “mantas train,” this is a group of mantas one behind the other using the current to get food as well as be cleaned by the little fish who stay there
DAY 8: KOMODO CHANNEL, TATAWA BESAR
Long white sandy beach with pristine waters welcome us at Komodo Island. A morning trekking will take us to visit the Komodo Dragon.
DAY 9: SEBAYUR ISLAND
A nice island with a small boutique resort.
DAY 10: SABOLON ISLAND
Sabolon Island where we will drop anchor and enjoy watersport for the rest of the afternoon followed by a sunset cocktail on the beach.
DAY 11: LABUAN BAJO
Early cruise to Bidadari Island where you will be able to enjoy your last swim and watersport before we transfer you back to the port by tender from where a private vehicle will take to you to Labuan Bajo Airport for your onward journey.