Komodo boasts spectacular underwater landscapes, insane marine biodiversity and is perhaps the best place in the world to see manta rays.
Little surprise then, that there’s dozens of different liveaboards cruising the waters in this part of Indonesia.
Whilst this does mean there’s a lot of choice; it can complicate matters when it comes to booking the best komodo liveaboard for you.
Different vessels offer markedly different facilities, prices, extra activities and overall vibes.
Also, Komodo can be divided into three broad regions: north, central & south, each with their own charms.
How much of each region you discover will depend on the route of your chosen liveaboard. You’ve now got two options:
|Name:||Great for:||Price:||Max Guests:||Long Trip:||Short Trip:||Read Review:|
|Nataraja||Superb Itineraries, Extra Activities, Small Groups, Beginners||$$$||9||9 days||7 days||Click Here|
|Tanaka||Value, Unique Routes, Extra Activities, Short Trips||$||14||10 days||4 days||Click Here|
|Carpe Diem||Small Groups, Couples, Luxury Cabins, Extra Activities||$$||8||8 days||7 days||Click Here|
|Moana||Beginners, Healthy Cuisine, Land Missions||$$$||10||6 days||6 days||Click Here|
|La Galigo||Epic Cabin, Beautiful Boat, Social Vibes||$$||14||8 days||6 days||Click Here|
|Yoshi||Short Trips, Small Groups, Cheap Option||$||8||5 days||3 days||Click Here|
There’s a considerable variety of potential routes offered by Komodo liveaboards. This is due to the three distinct regions of Komodo: north, central and south as well as the national park’s proximity to dive sites around various other Indonesian islands, which are sometimes also visited by “Komodo” liveaboards, despite being technically outside of komodo.
Most liveaboards offer a variety of routes, which usually visit a combination of:
You can find out much more information about the regions of Komodo by checking out this page all about Komodo
Whilst most liveaboards only explore the Komodo region; some of the routes offered by a few, also include visits to additional dive sites outside the national park. A liveaboard route can spend anywhere from 10 – 50% of the time in these other regions. More info is provided in the reviews section.
A fair few liveaboard visit Sangeang and/or Banta, before turning back, to Komodo. In this case, these liveaboards start and finish at nearby Labuan Bajo. However, others liveaboards offer routes that visit Banta and Sangeang, before continuing on to start or finish the itinerary at either:
To the East of Komodo:
This will depend on whether your liveaboard departs from Labuan Bajo, Bali, Bima, Lombok or Maumere. Many liveaboards offer a variety of routes and depart from several of these destinations at different times of the year. This information is easily broken down on each liveaboards individual review page.
All these destinations have a nearby airport. Generally, some of your liveabaord’s crew will pick you up from here and transfer you to your liveaboard, which makes the whole scenario of getting there extremely straight forward. Once you’ve made a booking, further instructions will be provided so never fear. It’s a totally hassle free experience!
When booking my flights, I usually use this website.
Bada’ bing bada’ splash. You made it. You finished the article! Presuming you’ve made it down this far you have been reading up on the information section of Komodo liveaboards – you can find a far more comprehensive page on what it’s like to dive in Komodo here!
Don’t forget to check out the actual reviews of Komodo liveaboards as well. This page links out to numerous other comprehensive pages, reviewing each of the best Komodo liveaboards.
Now: leap forth and get your Indonesia diving adventure rolling! Have fun and stay safe, eh?