Last-Minute Deal: -10% On The Jurassic Komodo Liveaboard Trip with La Galigo

Destination: Komodo
Departure date: June 4, 2023
From: Labuan Bajo
Arrival date: June 9, 2023
To: Labuan Bajo
Regular price: 2115 USD / Person
Promotion price: 1719 USD / Person

Embark on an unforgettable diving experience with La Galigo’s Jurassic Komodo Liveaboard trip from June 4 to June 9, 2023, for 6 days and 5 nights. There are still a few spots available, and they offer a 10% discount on the current price. The marine park, village donation, anchorage, permit, and clearance fees are an additional US$170 per person per trip.

Exploring the Wonders of Komodo National Park Aboard La Galigo

  • Departure: June 4th, Labuan Bajo
  • Arrival: June 9th, Labuan Bajo
  • 6 days, 5 nights, up to 16 dives

Komodo National Park, located in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, is one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world. Established in 1980, the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. It is home to over 1,000 species of fish and 260 species of coral, as well as the famous Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. To fully appreciate the beauty of the park, consider a liveaboard trip aboard La Galigo, a luxury dive boat that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

It’s important to note that diving in Komodo can present challenging conditions, and we require all divers to be either Open Water certified with 40 logged dives or Advanced Open Water certified with 20 logged dives. This is to ensure your safety on the trip. Please get in touch with us directly if you have any questions about the diving conditions or your experience level.

The Itinerary

Day 1: Sebayur Kecil and Sebayur Besar

Your adventure begins in Labuan Bajo, where you will board La Galigo after breakfast and receive a safety briefing. After about two hours of sailing, your first stop is the islands of Sebayur Kecil and Sebayur Besar. These islands are ideal for a calm introduction to diving in the park, as they are well sheltered from the strong currents around Komodo. You’ll conduct two dives here, and have a chance to practice using your equipment, or simply enjoy the beautiful underwater scenery.

Day 2: West Komodo

Your second day starts with a morning dive at Tatawa Besar, followed by a search for manta rays at Manta Point, one of the most famous dive sites in Komodo. After lunch, you’ll head to Batu Bolong, one of the highlights of Komodo diving, where you can see pelagic species like giant trevally and barracuda, as well as sharks and Napoleon Maori Wrasse. In the afternoon, you’ll take a light trek on Gili Lawa Darat to enjoy a beautiful Komodo sunset behind the nearby active volcano of Sangeang. Your night dive will be at Stranger Things, a site where you’ll get your first glimpse of macro life in the national park.

Day 3: Northwest Komodo

On day three, you’ll experience some of the best diving Komodo has to offer. You’ll start with two dives at Crystal Rock and Castle Rock, two submerged pinnacles that are home to an abundance of marine life. In the afternoon, you’ll visit The Cauldron, a legendary dive site known for its rip-roaring drift dive. Hold on until the end of the dive for a big surprise! The night dive will be at Komodo Bay, depending on mooring conditions.

Day 4: Southwest Komodo

Day four starts with a stunning sunrise, followed by a dive at the Golden Passage, which offers outstanding coral reef topography, as well as encounters with schools of sweetlips and snappers, white tip reef sharks, and the occasional passing manta ray. After breakfast, La Galigo will head south into the center of the park to dive at Police Corner, one of the lesser-known sites in central Komodo. In the afternoon, you’ll visit Mauan Island, where mantas come to visit its cleaning station. Your final dive of the trip will be at Siaba Besar, a fantastic night dive for macro photography.

Day 5: Komodo on Foot

After your morning dive at Pink Beach, a shallow coral garden with schools of sweetlips and other reef fish, you’ll head to the Island of Komodo to encounter the legendary Komodo dragon. Later that afternoon, La Galigo anchors up and sets sail east to Pulau Kalong, where you’ll witness an epic number of fruit bats leaving the island in search of their sustenance on the mainland of Flores. As the night falls, the crew on La Galigo arranges a fancy BBQ banquet on the top deck, giving you the chance to enjoy your final Komodo sunset in style. It’s a perfect way to wrap up an incredible day filled with adventure and wonder.

Day 6: Disembark in Labuan Bajo

On Day 6, La Galigo anchors up in the morning around 2:00 A.M. in Labuan Bajo, in preparation for you to catch your flight or check in to your hotel. However, guests are welcome to stay onboard until 11:00 A.M. During this time, you have the chance to exchange trip images and contacts, so you can keep in touch with newfound dive buddies while La Galigo assists you with transportation to your desired location.

Note: All schedules are subjected to changes according to weather, sea, diving, & local conditions.

Cabins Available and Price

La Galigo offers three cabin options: Suite, Master, and Deluxe. The Suite cabin requires a minimum booking of two guests, and if one guest wishes to book the Suite, a 100% supplementary charge will apply. The Master and Deluxe cabins are also available, and if a guest wants a guaranteed private cabin, there is a 65% surcharge on top of the listed price for single occupancy.

Here are the pricelists for each cabin type:

  • Suite Cabin: USD$ 4815 / person
  • Master Cabin: USD$ 2061 / person
  • Deluxe Cabin: USD$ 1719 / person

Contact us on Whatsapp for more information and to book your spot!

The Boat

La Galigo Liveaboard, also known as a ‘Phinisi’, is a traditional sailboat that skilled craftsmen from Southern Sulawesi in Bira built in 2012. The local tribes of Bugis heritage have been producing these types of boats for centuries, using tropical hardwoods. Hence, La Galigo’s hull is made from ‘Iron Wood’ and the interiors are finished in tropical teak, weighing over 169 gross tons. The latter is designed and managed with comfort and practicality in mind, featuring a dive platform at the rear and cabins with en-suite facilities, ample natural light, and stunning sea views. Furthermore, the engine room is soundproofed to reduce noise and promote better sleep. You can choose from 7 cabins with 3 different class types (Deluxe, Master, Suite), accommodating up to 14 people.

Deluxe Cabins
The lower deck cabins of the liveaboard feature an American-style deep spring bed that can be converted into twin beds upon request. As a matter of fact, each of the cabins has its private ensuite, equipped with hot fresh showers and climate control.

Master Cabins
The main deck master cabins offer a stunning view and direct access to the sun deck. They also feature an American-style deep spring bed that can be adjusted to double or twin beds. Each of the master cabins comes with its private en-suite, furnished with hot freshwater showers.

Suite
For the ultimate liveaboard experience, you can opt for the grand suite, which is the premium accommodation available on board. Moreover, the suite boasts a spacious double bedroom, an extra large en-suite, and a private balcony with 270-degree views. Additionally, it includes a private lounge room complete with a couch, a 48” full HD TV, and a private fridge.

Read the full boat description here.

Included in the booking price

  • VAT
  • Transfer from a local hotel/airport to the harbor
  • Transfer from the disembarkation harbor to the local hotel/airport
  • All meals, non-packaged snacks, coffee and tea, and post-dive refreshments
  • Diving services include tanks, weights, SMB reels, reef hooks, air fills, dive computers, and dive tenders
  • Guides
  • Land excursions where applicable
  • Ferry crossing to Waisai (Raja Ampat)

Not included in the booking price

  • Flight tickets
  • Travel, dive, and repatriation insurance
  • Visas and fees
  • Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
  • Airport to hotel transfers
  • Port, clearances, ranger, anchorage, village, and marine park fees
  • Dive rental equipment at $35 per person per day (torch excluded)
  • Nitrox at $25 per person per day, for up to 4 tanks per day
  • 15L tanks at $15 per person per day, for up to 4 tanks per day
  • Dive courses and certification, (price on application)
  • Alcoholic beverages such as beer. The selection of wine and spirits in Indonesia is limited and can be expensive; we recommend that you bring your favorite tipple with you
  • Soft drinks and packaged snacks
  • May fluctuate with markets, you may be asked to pay an extra fuel allowance of up to 30 days prior to departure, of no more than US$20 per person per day.*
  • Staff gratuities, many of our guests base their tips between 5% and 10% of the cost of the trip, tipping is optional but greatly appreciated!
  • La Galigo Merchandise

Additional Options

The following options are available onboard at an additional cost:

  • Full Equipment rental at USD$ 35 per person per day (excluding torch)
  • Nitrox at USD$ 25 per person per day for up to 4 tanks a day 
  • 15L tank at USD$ 15 per person per day for up to 4 tanks a day
  • Private dive guide at USD$ 100 per person per day 

Contact us on Whatsapp for more information and to book your spot!

About The La Galigo

La Galigo offers trips to renowned diving spots like Komodo and Raja Ampat. The liveaboard was built with comfort and a diving lifestyle in mind. It fosters a family-friendly atmosphere and focuses on providing fun, comfort, and exceptional value for money on all trips.

Learn more about La Galigo

La Galigo Liveaboard, is a traditional phinisi that craftsmen from Southern Sulawesi in Bira built in 2012. The hull is made from ‘Iron Wood’ and the interiors are finished in tropical teak, weighing over 169 gross tons. The latter is designed and managed with comfort and practicality in mind, featuring a dive platform at the rear and cabins with en-suite facilities and stunning sea views. Furthermore, the engine room is soundproofed to reduce noise and promote better sleep. You can choose from 7 cabins with 3 different class types (Deluxe, Master, Suite), accommodating up to 14 people.

The Cabins

Deluxe Cabins

The lower deck cabins feature an American-style deep spring bed that can be converted into twin beds upon request. Also, each of the cabins has its private ensuite, equipped with hot fresh showers and climate control.

Master Cabins

The main deck master cabins offer a stunning view and direct access to the sun deck. They also feature an American-style deep spring bed that can be adjusted to double or twin beds. Each of the master cabins comes with its private en-suite, furnished with hot freshwater showers.

Suite

For the ultimate liveaboard experience, you can opt for the grand suite, which is the premium accommodation available on board. The suite boasts a spacious double bedroom, an extra large en-suite, and a private balcony with 270-degree views. Additionally, it includes a private lounge room with a couch, a 48” full HD TV, and a private fridge.

Dining, Relaxation, and Safety on board

La Galigo Liveaboard caters to your requirements and offers various dining options. Enjoy buffet meals, snacks, vegetarian options, but ask for vegan options in advance. Furthermore, you can enjoy drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Relax and unwind after a day of activities on the boat’s ample space, including a large restaurant/bar and a 48″ full HD TV. Enjoy the library of movies, books, and games. Additionally, you can sunbathe on the sundeck or find respite from the heat in shaded areas. Stay safe with industry-standard safety equipment and trained crew members in first aid.

Itineraries, Diving & other Activities aboard La Galigo

La Galigo offers the Jurassic Komodo and Ultimate Komodo itineraries. These options provide a range of marine life encounters, from shallow coral reefs to deep seamounts. Or, if you’re seeking the remote beauty of West Papua, the Diving Raja Ampat South itinerary is for you, with opportunities to see mantas and sharks up close. La Galigo provides fixed itineraries in Komodo and Raja Ampat. However, they can also accommodate requests to venture into other areas of Indonesia.

Whether you’re interested in snorkeling, scuba diving, birdwatching, free diving, or any other adventure, La Galigo can help you customize your trip. Indonesia’s natural beauty and over 17,000 islands offer endless possibilities for exploration. Bear in mind, you must have diving certification from recognized agencies such as PADI, NAUI, SSI, BSAC, and if you haven’t dived in a year, you must take a refresher course.

What’s in the package?

Included on the Package:

  • VAT
  • Transfers/pick up from the airport
  • All meals and post-dive treats, tea, coffee, water, and juice
  • Accommodation
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Tanks
  • Weights/Weight belts
  • DSMB with reel rental
  • Reef hook rental
  • Dive computer rental
  • Dive guide service

Excluded on the Package:

  • Flight tickets/travel & transfer from airport to hotel
  • Dive and repatriation insurance (can be arranged)
  • Visa fee/Airport tax and extra baggage fees
  • Ranger and Marine Park fees/Rangers fees (on-land activity): Raja Ampat North $190/pax, Raja Ampat South $220/pax, Ultimate Raja Ampat $285.pax, Jurassic Komodo $160/pax, Ultimate Komodo $190/pax
  • Dive rental equipment $35USD/pax/day, Nitrox $25USD/pax/day (paid onboard)
  • Dive courses and certification (price on application)
  • Beer, soft drinks, and snack package
  • Fuel surcharges** (based on market price, you may be asked to pay an extra fuel allowance up to 60 days before departure, and not more than $150USD/pax)
  • Tips (prefer in local currency)
  • La Galigo Merchandise

About The La Galigo

Maximum passengers: 14
Number of cabins: 7

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