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Komodo, Alor, Nusa Tenggara Dive Cruises
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  • Amanikan
  • Amira
  • Arenui
  • Aurora
  • Bidadari
  • Damai
  • Euphoria
  • Indo Siren
  • Mermaid I
  • Mermaid II
  • Moana
  • Nusa Tara
  • Ondina
  • Plataran Ambasi
  • Tambora
  • Tarata
  • WAOW

Komodo National Park

Komodo is a World Heritage site best known for its most ancient inhabitant - the infamous Komodo Dragon. The world's largest lizard, a unique species found only on these islands, the dragon can grow to 3 metres long and weigh over 150 kg. Young dragons move fast (they can outrun a dog) and are voracious carrion eaters.

The Komodo National Park and surrounding area also With over 260 species of reef building coral, 70 species of sponge, marine worms, mollusks, echinoderms, crustaceans, over 1000 species of cartilaginous and bony fish, marine reptiles, and marine mammals. Some notable marine species include pygmy seahorses, anglerfish, nudibranchs, manta rays, dolphins, whales, dugongs, Napolean wrasse and groupers. With deep seas to both the north and south of the Komodo archipelago, upwellings bring and distribute the nutrients basic to the underwater food chain, feeding polyps and small carnivores, right up to our favourite characters, the whaleshark, mantas, dogtooth tuna and large barracudas.

On land, in addition to its most famous inhabitant - the Komodo Dragon - the Komodo National Park hosts a rare diversity of animals including Sunda deer, wild buffalo, wild boar, the macaque monkey and wild horse. For bird watchers, there have been over 150 bird species identified including the sulphur-crested cockatoos, imperial pigeons, white-breasted sea eagles and maleos.

Pulau Paloe
North of Flores, this volcanic island is surrounded by deep waters and offers interesting diving in deep walls with caves and overhangs where large groupers, lobsters and moray eels live. All around, bat fish, white and black tip sharks and big tuna swim in the open waters. Large formations of black coral, gorgonias and barrel sponges decorate the seascapes during the dives in this exceptional island

Bay of Maumere
It is extremely interesting to dive in waters that once were considered exceptional, the headquarters of the most reputed World Championship of Underwater Photography, until in 1992 an earthquake followed by a tsunami wave hit with anger all the area. Ten years later the walls that surround these islands have managed to recover practically in their totality from that natural disaster and they actually offer good dives in mild currents, with a healthy population of gorgonias and sponges, with big groupers lurking in crevices, antias and butterfly fish. In the blue big tuna and carangids patrol the depths seeking for their prey.

There is now a huge choice of liveaboard dive boats to choose offering dive cruises in Komodo and Sailing further east along the north coast of Flores to Alor. Boats range from simple and rustic to the height of luxury. Amongst these are a fleet of traditional-style “pinisi” (pronounced finisi) sailing schooners hailing from the great Bugis boat builders of Southern Sulawesi, some of which are furnished to almost opulent levels of comfort.

Komodo cruises typically range from five or six days to two weeks in duration, but shorter or longer cruises can be found. Boats depart from differening locations - Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa or Labuan Bajo on the east end of Flores Island, plus there are some cruises which combine diving in Komodo with locations further afield, including the Spice Islands, Alor and Raja Ampat in West Papua.

We list some of our favourite operators here, but if you can’t find a schedule to fit your needs, please ask as this is not an exhaustive list.

Details of the cruises can be found in the links at the top, while descriptions of the vessels are found via links on the right hand side.

Many boats are available for charter if you ask long enough in advance of the sailing season.

Please check the Deals4Divers blog to see if there are any current great deals going for liveaboards in Raja Ampat. You can also follow Deals4Divers on Twitter or Facebook. - See more at:

Please check the Deals4Divers blog to see if there are any current great deals going for liveaboards in Raja Ampat. You can also follow Deals4Divers on Twitter or Facebook. - See more at:

Please check the Deals4Divers blog to see if there are any current great deals going for liveaboards in the Komodo National Marine Park. You can also follow Deals4Divers on Twitter or Facebook.


Diving in the Komodo National Park is only one of the amazing experiences to be had in this part of Indonesia. Ask us what else to do during your Indonesia visit before or after the cruise
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