15% OFF 12 Days East Flores to Komodo | April 29 – May 10

Destination: Komodo
Departure date: April 29, 2024
From: Maumere
Arrival date: May 10, 2024
To: Labuan Bajo
Regular price: 6700 USD / Person
Promotion price: 5695 USD / Person

Embark on the majestic Samambaia liveaboard for this exclusive trip from Maumere to Labuan Bajo. 12 days and 11 nights of some of the best diving in the world and visits of secluded beaches, traditional villages and breathtaking view points!

Trip Details

  • Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
  • Departure: April 29th, 2024 from Maumere
  • Arrival: May 10th, 2024 in Labuan Bajo
  • Price: USD 5,695 per person instead of USD 6,700
  • National Park and harbor fees: USD 250

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Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation

Arrival with plane to Maumere. You will be picked up by crew members at the airport.
Embarkation in the port of Maumere. A general orientation follows. We move to Pulau Babi where, after an initial general dive briefing, we will do our check dive with you at an easy and protected dive site. Check dive in the sense of you checking your gear and weights, making sure the camera housings are properly sealed and our guides checking your buoyancy. No skill demonstrations are required.

Day 2: Pulau Raja

In the morning we offer three dives there before move to the National Park of Komodo. On a stunning wall with very good coral growth and overhangs. We will stay here until the afternoon and snorkelling is always a good option here.

Day 3 & 4: Komodo – The North

We arrive in the morning in the northern part of the famous Komodo National Park. And straight away hit the signature dive sites ‘Crystal Rock’ and ‘Castle Rock’. Sharks, Jacks, Fish Soup. Action fuelled by current. In the afternoon and at night two more world-class dives at famous site like ‘The Golden Passage’, ‘The Cauldron’ or ‘Lighthouse’. Komodo National Park diving at its best.

Day 5: Banta

We Just outside the National Park of Komodo this island makes you feel as if you were already inside the park. We will spend the whole day in a great variety of dive sites. ‘Banta Wall’ also known as ‘The Rollercoaster’ is a spectacular wall – however, the timing with the currents and the swell is key to a safe and satisfying dive. And we get our timing right. GPS point is a reef more than half a mile north of Banta. Very fishy with the potential for Grey Reef Sharks and other big boys passing by. Again, the timing here is key. One of our favorite spots here is our secret spot, which happens to be a Manta cleaning station. For sunset, we offer some trekking on a hill which will reward you with an epic view over the bay, the sun setting behind the volcano of Sangeang. After Dinner we take you on a night dive on a sandy slope, where Stargazers will make an angry face at you.

Days 6: Komodo Central

Dive site: ‘Sebayor Kecil’. Over the day we are heading south through the National Park and look into doing an easy drift dive over an impeccable reef, like ‘Tatawa Besar’. To cap this first day of diving we offer a night dive at Wai Nilu, which ranks within the Top 5 favorite night dive spots allover Indonesia of our Cruise Director.

Days 7: Rinca Trekking, then heading for Nusa Kode

Trekking with Komodo dragons in the morning before it gets too hot in the sun. Expect to be eye in eye with the last dragons on this planet. A must when coming here. Local rangers take care of our safety. After this adventure we will be heading to the south of Rinca, also known as Nusa Kode or Horseshoe Bay. Some of the lushest diving Komodo National Park has to offer. During the months of May until October however, the waters are quite cold (down to 23°C) and the visibility is rather poor. You will be, however, rewarded with critter galore: Ambon Scorpionfish, Rhinopias, Frogfish, Wunderpus, Coconut Octopus paired with an
overwhelming growth of soft and hard coral on the reefs. A very common sight at the beach are Komodo Dragons, Deer, Wild Boar and up in the trees you might spot a sea eagle

Day 8: Nusa Kode

We offer three more day dives in the Horseshoe Bay. Some of our favorite dive sites here include: ‘Cannibal Rock’, ‘The Yellow Wall of Texas’, ‘Devil’s Corner’ and ‘Torpedo Alley’. In the afternoon we will leave this truly spectacular place and head back up north. For a night dive we will pull into the island of Pantar. Starry Night Octopus, Frogfish, rare Nudibranchs – this dive site never disappoints.

Day 9: Manta Alley & Padar

A perfect place to meet big stuff, Manta, Shark, Giant Trevalies, Big Grouper etc…..Our preferred spot ‘Manta Alley’,’Germang Flag’. Over lunch, we will move to Padar where we can dive in ‘Three Sister,’ after we can visit the pink beach in the afternoon and with a little climbing we get a spectacular breathtaking view of the Komodo Park at the sunset.

Day 10: Komodo Central

Working our way back up north, we’ve got a few secret spots to offer or we may go instead for some of the popular highlights if the conditions allow us to do so. Potential dive sites for the day: ‘Batu Bolong’, ‘Manta Point’.

Day 11: Pulau Sabolan & Seraja

We spend the last day of the trip in two small island that have nice dive site with a resident school of Bumphead Parrotfish, garden Eels in the white sandy bottom and colorful softcoral. Depending on your flight schedule of the day after we dive one or two time in the morning and in the afternoon you can try the wakeboard & kayak to the beach.

Day 12: Disembarkation in Labuan Bajo

Depending on your flight schedule, our crew will check your luggage in for you in advance so you can rest on board and let us shuttle you to the airport when your plane is ready to leave.

What’s Included

NITROX – All meals – Beers – Soft drinks – Juices – Italian Coffee : espresso, cappuccino, etc – Premium selected Tea – Snacks – weights & belts – Tanks (12 ltr) – Kayak ( inflatable ) – Airport to harbour pickup (vice versa)

What’s Not Included

Wine & spirits – Massage on board ( USD 40 / 60 min ) – Rental gear (dive comp, BCD, Regulator, wet suit, fin, snorkel, mask and torch) – 15 ltr tanks – Laundry

About The MV Samambaia

MV Samambaia is a magnificent wooden Phinisi sailing Indonesia’s best dive spots in Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea & Alor. The crew focuses on the finest details of the boat to offer you a luxury experience.

Discover the MV Samambaia

Enjoy your vacations on a traditional Indonesian Phinisi that offers top-rated dive sites with comfort. With 4 double and 2 twin cabins on the lower deck and 1 master cabin on the main deck, the MV Samambaia can accommodate up to 14 guests. Furthermore, each cabin is equipped with individual air conditioning and a bathroom featuring a rain shower head and hand shower.

The master cabin, located on the afterdeck, offers a stunning 180° view through its large windows, while the rest of the vessel boasts attention to detail in its crafting process. The crew, hailing from all over the Archipelago and Europe, is dedicated to ensuring guest satisfaction and safety.

Activities & facilities on board

Explore Indonesia’s rich marine biodiversity, with dive sites located all around the “Ring of Fire.” The watermakers on the boat ensure an ample supply of freshwater. So, you can focus on the incredible underwater experience without worry. The boat’s professional and friendly crew is here to assist you while you are on board and having an unforgettable trip. They will cook fresh meals every day with special ingredients, bread and pastries are freshly prepared as well. Moreover, you can enjoy amazing views by lying down on a shaded sundeck. As a result, the ambiance is relaxing, cozy, and social yet private.

About The MV Samambaia

Maximum passengers: 14
Number of cabins: 6

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