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Dive Komodo National Park

From $3100 Euro 10 Nights

Dive Komodo departing Bima, Sumbubwa Island

May – November, 10 nights
Diving in Komodo National Park is best done by liveaboard, which allows you to explore the Komodo dive sites to their fullest. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1991, the park and surrounding area boasts one of the world’s richest marine environments, with over 260 species of reef building coral, 70 species of sponge, marine worms, mollusks, echinoderm and crustacea, over 1000 species of fish, marine reptiles and marine mammals. The waters of the Sunda Sea teem with life from reef sharks and manta rays to bobtail squid and the minute “lady bug“. Other notable species include pygmy seahorses, frogfish, nudibranchs, Napolean wrasse, trevally jack and groupers.The diving here is varied from shallow muck dives, sloping reefs and dark volcanic sand, sumberged pinnacles and steep reef walls. Currents can be strong but bring with them all the delights of diving in Indonesia. Let Siren Fleet liveaboards take you there!

Accommodation

The 40 metre S/Y Indo Siren luxury liveaboard, launched in April 2011, she has the same specifications as her sister, the S/Y Philippine Siren. The cabins are either fixed double or twin bed, however we offer flexibility with 2 cabins which can be converted from twin to double to suit the needs of our guests. The outdoor dining area is very comfortable offering a great setting for all your meals. The dive deck is perhaps the most spacious and comfortable you would have experienced. Offering designated areas for charging and preparation of your camera and video equipment, the S/Y Indo Siren truly sets out to be the pros choice for underwater photography and videography.

Built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, and like our other liveaboard yachts, the S/Y Indo Siren is a traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak. You will find no other dive liveaboard as beautiful in Indonesian waters, and being that she was built by divers for divers you can rest assured every need has been thought of and is being implemented.

Aboard the S/Y Indo Siren we shall welcome up to 16 divers on each trip. This ensures abundant space for all guests.

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Indonesia Schedule, Rates and Availability

Features

Features of the S/Y Indo Siren liveaboard include:
◾8 large air-conditioned cabins each with their own personal audio-visual entertainment system and ensuite bathrooms with hot water through adjustable electric heaters. Overbed reading lights and individual controls for your air-conditioning unit are provided for your convenience, as well as several cupboards for clothing and personal items, an in-cupboard safety box and a hairdryer. Each guest is provided with 1 bath & 1 hand towel and a cotton bathrobe for use in the cabin
◾Expansive shaded diving deck area, with individual stations and personal storage drawers. Guests are provided with a 12l aluminim tank, weights & belt. Basic Aqua Lung scuba equipment rental (BCD, Regulator, 3mm wetsuit, mask & fins) and SMB (safety sausage) are provided FREE of charge. Sizing requests can be submitted via the online application form when confirming your booking. For your convenience each guest is provided with a numbered deck towel and more towels are available upon request
◾Spacious air-conditioned lounge with cocktail bar, sofas, 42 inch flatscreen & movie network and library of books & games
◾Covered outdoor dining and refreshment area. All meals are served buffet style and guest may help themselves throughout the day to all soft drinks & snacks that are available
◾Un-shaded Sun Deck with 8 cushioned loungers
◾Enriched Air Nitrox is FREE for all certified Nitrox divers. If you are not a certified Nitrox diver all our instructors can certainly teach you the Enriched Air Diver Specialty during your liveaboard trip
◾2 high-powered Ridged-Hulled Inflatable Boats accompany the S/Y Indo Siren
◾Laundry Service – our housekeeper will launder your clothes and return to you the same day (0.50 euro per item)
◾Massage Service – available for 3 hours daily* for 25 Euro/ hour
◾Yacht Boutique, which includes a range of Siren Fleet clothing, reef hooks and nudi-pointers
◾Kayaks, for guest use FREE of charge
* Excepting arrival and departure days

Activities

Komodo Dive Site Highlights

Hot Rocks!, Sangeang Island – A mix of sloping sand and coral formations. At depth we find gorgonian fans with pygmy seahorses and black coral bushes. There is also a small cave where lobster can be found. In the shallows brightly coloured neon anemones “pop” against the dark sand and provide a superb subject for underwater photographers. Bubbles coming from the sand in the shallow waters provide interest during safety stops.

The Circus (Star Wars/ Small World), Gili Banta – A superb site for night diving to observe all manner of weird and wonderful creatures; stargazers, blue ringed octopus, giant moray eels and crocodile fish can all be seen buried in or cruising over the sand.

Castle and Crystal Rocks two submerged pinnacles, laying just off Gilli Lawa Laut in the North of Komodo Island. The pinnacles teem with life and attract large pelagics including eagle rays, grey reef sharks, Napoleon wrasse and scools of snappers and fusileers. All are seen here whilst we hang in the current and watch the show.

Gilli Lawa Laut – Typically a fast-paced drift dive, we spend time in the coral garden with soft corals & sponges, before reaching a deep ravine in the reef seeing schools of snapper moving in ever tighter formations. After which you can descend into the fish bowl, where manta rays like to hang out, before the “shotgun” currents push you over the reef and through the channel to the waiting dinghies. Stay close to your buddy and enjoy the ride!

Cannibal Rock and Yellow wall are just two dive sites of the area of Nusa Kode. Colder water, as low as 20C/ 68F, can be experienced here and the water often carries a greenish tinge. But the diving reward far outweighs the need for extra thermal protection! It is here we find the microscopic ‘lady bugs’, along with rhinopias, frogfish, pygmy seahorses, mantis shrimps and an array of nudibranchs.

Torpedo Alley – Also in Nusa Kode, the dark sandy slope is littered with torpedo rays which give the site its name. Pygmy seahorses can be spotted in the gorgonian fans in deeper water and many nudibranchs and crustaceans are found all over the sloping reef

Manta Alley ,South of Komodo Island – As the name suggests this site attracts the manta rays which come regularly to the cleaning stations. It is common to see several mantas lined up at one time. We watch as ‘the black bird’ gracefully swoops down or hangs effortlessly in the current.

Dragon Besar/ Wainilu, Komodo Island – Hidden amongst the rubble at this shallow site, divers can find mandarin fish and picturesque dragonets as well as frogfish, pipefish and pygmy cuttlefish. We dive at sunset to observe the mandarin fish as they “flutter” up from their rubble home to mate.

Three Sisters, Komodo Island is formed of 3 pinnacles rising up very close to one another. Covered with soft corals each pinnacle is a haven for macro creatures including frogfish and nudibranchs. The shallowest point is at 3m and ideal for resting during safety stops.
Roller Coaster & Swiss Dream, Gilli Banta – manta rays, dog tooth tuna, blue fin trevallies and rainbow runners can all be seen at this stunning reef wall. Currents can be unpredictable therefore an alternative dive is also offered at the coral garden of Swiss Dream which is fabulous to explore for molluscs, crustaceans and turtles.
Gilli Banta – A shallow reef slope with bommies and a picturesque coral garden. Manta rays are occasional visitors whilst ribbons eels, plakobranchs, cuttlefish and banded sea snakes are amongst the common sightings.
The Unusual Suspects, Bima Bay. A favourite for macro photography, with so many weird and wonderful creatures we will often dive this site more than once! Tiny coleman’s shrimp and zebra crabs cling to fire urchins, frogfish can be found grouped together, ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp, sea horses and mimic octopus make this site a real delight.

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Itinerary & Schedule

Komodo – Liveaboard Diving Itinerary
Just a short flight from Bali, the S/Y Indo Siren’s first stop on this 10 night diving adventure, is the muck dive spot of the “Unusual Suspects”, in Bima Bay. We spend the night here before sailing on to Sangeang Island with its dark volcanic sand or Gili Banta. By the third day we are diving within the Komodo National Park in the areas of Gilli Lawa Laut and Batu Bolong where strong currents can be experienced, bringing with them grey reef and white tip sharks and schools of snappers and fusileers.
Our Indonesia Liveaboards stop at either Rincaor Komodo islands to make a walk with the dragons before cruising southwards to Nusa Kode where in the shelter of Horseshoe Bay are numerous dive sites incluing Cannibal Rock, Torpedo Alley and Yellow Wall. Across the strait on the south of Komodo Island we spend the day diving the aptly named Manta Alley before returning northwards once again to dive sites that were not viisted during the southward journey. Our final day is spent in Bima Bay, where the calm waters offer the perfect spot for some kayaking or water skiing.

Schedules & Availability

Vessel Date departs/arrives Itinerary Price Availability
Indo Siren 05 Jul 2014
15 Jul 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3100.- EURO full
Indo Siren 16 Jul 2014
25 Jul 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo – Special Itinerary 3100.- EURO full
Indo Siren 27 Jul 2014
06 Aug 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3100.- EURO full
Indo Siren 07 Aug 2014
17 Aug 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3100.- EURO 4
Indo Siren 18 Aug 2014
28 Aug 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3100.- EURO 5
Indo Siren 29 Aug 2014
08 Sep 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3100.- EURO 6
Indo Siren 09 Sep 2014
19 Sep 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3100.- EURO 1
Indo Siren 20 Sep 2014
30 Sep 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3100.- EURO full
Indo Siren 01 Oct 2014
11 Oct 2014 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3100.- EURO 2

Indo Siren 07 Jul 2015
17 Jul 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO full
Indo Siren 18 Jul 2015
28 Jul 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO full
Indo Siren 29 Jul 2015
08 Aug 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO 9
Indo Siren 09 Aug 2015
19 Aug 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO full
Indo Siren 20 Aug 2015
30 Aug 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO full
Indo Siren 31 Aug 2015
10 Sep 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO 16
Indo Siren 11 Sep 2015
21 Sep 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO full
Indo Siren 22 Sep 2015
02 Oct 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO 1
Indo Siren 05 Oct 2015
15 Oct 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO full
Indo Siren 16 Oct 2015
26 Oct 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO full
Indo Siren 27 Oct 2015
06 Nov 2015 Bima
Bima Komodo National Park – 10 Nights 3500.- EURO full

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