Explore Komodo diving on an epic adventure with our new Phinisi liveaboard built in 2015.
Cruise between 29 stunning islands and dive in one of the most pristine, final frontier areas of the world. Visit the legendary Komodo dragons that gave the park its famous status and feel like you’re back in the Jurassic age.
Diving in Komodo is out of this world. On this 4-day / 3-night cruise, we will make sure you see the hidden treasures of Komodo’s underwater world.
From aquarium calm conditions to the most thrilling current dive, the variety is endless and no dive is the same. Come eye to eye with the gentle mantas, gaze at the sharks patrolling the reefs, or dream away in Komodo’s never-ending underwater garden.
To provide maximum safety and fun we dive in small groups: max. 4 divers per guide according to experience level and conditions. All guides dive with a Nautilus Lifeline: a submersible Radio & GPS that can contact the boat from the surface at anytime, anywhere. Our experienced guides meticulously set up the dive planning so we can, for example, have the tides in our favor to increase the chance of seeing mantas.
Every day our cooking team prepares delicious buffet style meals 3 to 4 times a day that are a variation of Indonesian traditional cuisine and Western style food. The food is different every day and we will make sure you will eat like kings and queens.
Exploring & diving Komodo by liveaboard is one of the finest ways to experience the park. Our liveaboard departs from the small harbor town of Labuan Bajo for an exciting 4-day / 3-night trip.
We make sure you get the most out of your trip by planning a maximum amount of diving. In total, you are able to do 11 dives including highlight dives such as Batu Bolong and Manta Point. Next to the diving we visit the stunning natural landscapes of Komodo. Expect to climb the amazing viewpoint of Padar island, meet the local dragons and relax on Komodo’s Pink Beach We have tailor-made a schedule that covers all of the dive highlights of Komodo from drift diving with mantas and sharks to finding the most amazing critters on the muck dives.
You will have the convenience of waking up in the park and the advantage of being one of the first on the dive site. A liveaboard gives you the flexibility to enter the dive sites on the right tide and have long relaxing surfaces intervals.
In the morning, we meet in the shop at 8.30 AM. Our transport takes care of your dive gear and/or luggage while we have a short walk to the harbour where our speedboat driver is waiting to bring you to the liveaboard. After a welcome drink and introduction of the crew and boat, we sail off into the park.
Depending on the weather conditions and the tide the ride takes about 2 hours to get to the first dive site. This gives you the opportunity to settle in, explore the boat and enjoy the fantastic scenery on the way. The Cruise Director conducts a dive briefing 20 min before arrival on the dive site. After the lunch break the boat cruises to the next site for the afternoon dive. We finish the day with our first night dive close to Rinca island. After the last dive, the cooking team serves a delicious dinner.
A typical day on the Cajoma IV starts with a light breakfast, a good cup of coffee and a beautiful sunrise over Komodo.
We make an early morning visit to see the Komodo Dragons. The morning is the best moment to see the legendary lizards of Komodo. The local ranger will tell you everything you want to know about these living fossils. During the walk on Rinca, we make stops at the dragon’s nest and some magnificent views over the park. A perfect way to start the day!
After the walk we serve our big breakfast and head over to the first dive destination of the day. While we are cruising through the park, enjoy the beauty of the untouched islands with their typical yellowish colors.
Throughout the day we make 3 dives, each with long surface intervals in between. At the end of the day, you have the opportunity to do a nightdive or an easy hike up the hill to watch a spectacular sunset with the smoking volcano Sangeang in the background.
Today we explore the Central of Komodo. Expect to see big pelagic fish, sharks and manta rays. In the afternoon we take time of to relax on the famous Pink Beach and hike up Padar island to see a stunning sunset over the park!
On the last day of the trip, we make 3 more dives before heading back to Labuan Bajo. We keep the best for last with the most iconic dive site of the park: Batu Bolong. After the last dive the liveaboard heads back to Labuan Bajo and arrives between 5 – 6 PM.