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Komodo Liveaboard

Komodo Liveaboard – Cheng Ho

Join us for an exciting Komodo liveaboard on the luxury Cheng Ho – exclusively chartered by Bali Scuba. Explore some of Indonesia’s best dive sites, see the incredible Komodo Dragons and experience the trip of a lifetime!

 

Komodo liveaboard Cheng Ho

Imagine 6 days and 5 nights of exhilarating dives, manta rays, sharks, schools of fish and stunning reefs in the Komodo National Park with Bali’s premier dive center.

You’ll be diving and travelling in style on board the Cheng Ho liveaboard which we have chartered exclusively for Bali Scuba divers! Cheng Ho offers a range of single, twin and double luxury cabins all with hot water, air-conditioning and en-suit bathrooms.

 

Cheng Ho Komodo liveaboard

Just as Bali Scuba are the industry leaders here in Bali, Cheng Ho and her crew have years of experience exploring the Komodo National Park and its epic dive sites. You’ll be in safe hands and you count on the level of service and quality which you associate with Bali Scuba and our dive team.

Our commitment to safety: You know that when you dive with Bali Scuba safety is our number one priority, that’s why every dive we make during the expedition will be with Nitrox (if you are not already certified we can assist you to take PADI elearning from home before the trip), all divers will be supplied with GPS tracking devices, all dives will be computer dives and you’ll be diving with some of the most experienced Divemasters in the area.

What could be better than diving some of Indonesia’s best dive sites with two of Indonesia’s best dive operators?

We are looking forward to welcoming you on board for the trip of a lifetime. Places are extremely limited so to be part of this pioneering adventure, book your Komodo liveaboard cabins now on [email protected]
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Travel Itinerary:

This promises to be the Komodo liveaboard trip of a lifetime! With Bali Scuba and Cheng Ho you’ll be diving Komodo’s best dive spots to ensure sightings of the best marine life and most pristine reefs. Here’s our planned itinerary which includes all of Komodo’s most iconic dive sites such as Cannibal Rock, Manta Alley, Tatawa, Castle Rock, Crystal Bommie and of course Batu Bolong. If you want to see big fish then this is the ultimate liveaboard trip. Are you ready to join the adventure? [email protected] or use our contact form here.

Day 1 – Saturday, April 28
Labuhan Bajo – Sebayor – Tatawa

Your Komodo liveaboard adventure starts from Labuan Bajo airport. You will be transferred to the harbor to meet the luxury Cheng Ho liveaboard boat which will be your home away from home for the next 5 nights. After welcome drinks, cabin allocation and ship orientation we’ll depart to Sebayor for your check dive. Our second dive is planned for Tatawa Besar where turtles seem to be everywhere and you can expect to see many as you navigate the site. Before you leave the currents behind watch out for the black tip reef sharks, giant trevallies and great and black-tail barracudas. Manta rays also make occasional guest appearances so keep looking out to the blue!
Meals : Lunch, Dinner 
Dive: 1-2 dives (depending on arrival time)

Komodo manta rays

Day 2 – Sunday, April 29
Cannibal Rock – Banana Island – Lohok Sera Bay

Day 2 is packed with colour, coral and critters! Unbelievable amounts of rare nudibranch fight for space on the reef along with the thousands of multi colored feather stars and unusual sea apples. Look out for hiding juvenile painted frogfish and ghost pipefish – they are all there! Adult frogfish swim around the rock that hosts such surprises as pygmy seahorses, pregnant zebra crabs, Rhinopias, dopy hawksbill turtles, blue ringed octopus and some of the most prolific and colorful corals on display in the Komodo National Park.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive: 4 dives

Day 3  – Monday, April 30
Manta Alley – Komodo Island

Just before the shores of Komodo Island we will start our dive to the east of the rocks where a submerged sea mound rises to just a few meters below the surface. In the lee area between this mound and the rocky islet there are almost always a couple of juvenile mantas playing around – on good days there are mantas everywhere – swooping, gliding, cartwheeling and giving the show of a lifetime. This is one of Komodo’s most famous sites for good reason!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive: 4 dives

Day 4 – Tuesday, May 1
Castle Rock – Gili Lawa Laut – Crystal Bommie

Day 4 is another big fish day with the famous Castle Rock and Crystal Bommie on the schedule. These two submerged sea mounts are well known for their shark sightings and currents which bring in hordes of predators ready to hunt. Sightings usually include tuna, mackerel, white tips and trevally with other shark species also known to come and join the action!  These sites are also well known for their abundant and vibrant soft corals.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive: 4 dives

Manta ray in Komodo

Day 5 – Wednesday, May 2  
Batu Bolong – Tatawa Kecil – Rinca

Corals, colour, iconic sites, swim throughs, caves, big fish, small fish, schooling fish and everything in between! With dives at these world-class sites everything is possible – and usually a reality. Expect to see patrolling sharks, napoleon wrasse, giant trevally, dogtooth tuna, large schools of rainbow runners and fusiliers, clouds of glass fish and a host of critters. We’ll also take a trip on the Rinca Island to see the Komodo dragons which reside there – the world’s largest monitor lizard!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dive: 2 dives

Day 6 – Thursday, May 3 
Labuhan Bajo

We’ll return to Labuan Bajo early in the morning where breakfast will be served on board prior to disembarkation and return transfers to the airport. You’ll be leaving your Komodo liveaboard adventure with new friends, a sense of exhilaration and memories which will last a lifetime.

Meals : Breakfast
Non-diving day

We will endeavour to follow the above itinerary but changes may be made due to sea and dive site conditions
Komodo dragon

 

Want to know more about this incredible opportunity? Read on!

Our Komodo liveaboard on Cheng Ho gives divers the choice of three cabin types (single, twin or double), all have AC, hot water ensuite bathrooms, plenty of storage space and comfortable beds:

Type of cabin: 

14 guest cabins as follows:

–  6 double bed cabins on the lower and upper deck
–  4 twin bed cabins on the lower deck
–  4 single bed cabins on the middle deck

 

Deck plan Chen ho

 

What’s Included: 

  • 15 dives (conditions permitting)
  • 4 meals a day (Light breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Tea/ coffee, bottled water, tea-time snacks
  • Komodo experienced and certified Divemaster (ratio 1 DM : 5 divers)
  • Bali Scuba Divemaster / Instructor on board
  • Weights & weight belt
  • Use of snorkeling gear (only for non-diver)
  • Bali Scuba t-shirt
  • Land tour to see Komodo Dragon
  • Assistance with booking domestic flights
  • Return transfers from Labuan Bajo airport to Sea Safari VII

A lot of fun, epic dives and the trip of a lifetime! 

 

Cheng Ho Restaurant

Komodo Liveaboard Rates

Any cabin choice for a diver:                                     USD 2550 (free nitrox)
Any cabin choice for a non-diver:                               USD 2200
Single cabin surcharge for a diver:                            USD 1000

Cabin allocation is based on a “first come, first served basis” and prices are based on two guests sharing a cabin (unless paying single cabin surcharge).

 

Twin cabin on Cheng Ho

Additional Charges:

Gasoline surcharge: USD 30 per night (not applicable if deposit paid)

Marine Park Fees: Marine park fees (and camera fees) to be paid by guests upon arrival in Labuan Bajo.

Booking conditions:

  • SMB, whistle, computer are required
  • Minimum 50 dives experience
  • All divers to have dive accident insurance (including evacuation)
  • All non-divers need accident insurance (including evacuation)
  • Nitrox certification is required because all dives will be on Nitrox (elearning can be taken in advance)

Payment conditions:

  • Specific cabin bookings will be held for 14 days while waiting for deposit payment
  • Deposit at time of booking: 20%
  • 6 months or more before trip: 30%
  • 2 months or more before trip: 50%
  • Late payment penalty is 5% of outstanding amount

Short Notice Booking:

Full payment must be made at the time of booking if the reservation is made less than 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 180 or more days before: full refund
  • 91 – 179 days before : cancellation penalty 35% of the total price
  • 46 – 90 days before: cancellation penalty 50% of the total price
  • 0 – 45 days : no refund (but the place can be taken by another diver))
For more information and to book your place please contact us at [email protected]
We are extremely excited about our Komodo liveaboard expedition and are looking forwards to having you on board with us!
Komodo turtle
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