Itinerary Highlights

7 nights include:

  • Northern Sumbawa, lush green tropical islands and majestic volcanoes as we cruise between Mayo and Satonda Island.
  • Komodo National Park, world renowned for the excellent quality and variety of diving.
  • In the north, the black sands of the Sangeang Volcano with its critters and hydrothermal vents and the beautiful reefs surrounding Gili Banta.
  • Central sections of reefs, small islands and submerged pinnacles that teem with life fed by the currents running between the islands of Komodo and Rinca.

Our 12-night Komodo cruise is for those with the spirit of adventure as we set sail to rarely-dived sites, tropical islands and volcanos.

12 nights highlights include:

  • Northern Sumbawa, lush green tropical islands and majestic volcanoes as we cruise between Mayo and Satonda Island. Sunrise snorkel with Whale sharks in Saleh Bay and macro diving in Bima Bay.
  • Komodo National Park, world renowned for the excellent quality and variety of diving.
  • In the north, the black sands of the Sangeang Volcano with its critters and hydrothermal vents and the beautiful reefs surrounding Gili Banta.
  • Central section of reefs and small islands teeming with life fed by the currents running between the islands of Komodo and Rinca.
  • In the south, Nusa Kode (South Rinca), famous for some amazing macro dives and bustling reefs. Manta Alley (South Komodo), a reliable cleaning station for mantas in the nutrient-rich Indian Ocean.

With Emperor Harmoni’s powerful twin engine and solid Ironwood construction, you enjoy more comfort while cruising between Bali and the Komodo National Park taking in Northern Sumbawa’s beautiful scenery, especially the engulfing image of the famous Mount Tambora in the distance.

Northern Sumbawa is a spectacle to enjoy as we cruise between Moyo Island and Satonda Island, and then onto Sangeang Volcano. The constant but evolving scenery of lush green tropical islands and majestic volcanos reminds us why the Indonesian Archipelago is truly the ‘Ring of Fire’.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of the Komodo National Park is renowned for Komodo dragons, excellent reefs and a huge variety of marine life that can be witnessed while diving. This is due to the Indonesian Throughflow which causes water temperature changes between the north and south of the park and provides varied encounters depending on the tidal flow. In the north we have beautiful reefs around Gili Lawa Laut, Lawa Darat and Tatawa Besar. The south provides cooler temperatures with manta action and vibrant reefs as currents bringing nutrients from the Indian Ocean. The central section provides reefs, small islands and submerged pinnacles teeming with life fed by currents running north and south between the islands of Komodo and Rinca. Add to this the chance to see the famous Komodo dragon in its natural habitat, some beautiful beaches and look-outs to climb and you have a paradise both above and below the water.

  • Northern Section & Sumbawa: Sangeang Volcano, Gili Banta, Batu Moncho
  • Central Section: Gili Lawa, Tatawa, Siaba Besar, Makassar Reef, Wainilu, Batu Bolong
  • Southern Section: Padar, Nusa Kode, Manta Alley

Explore the map below for dive sites and descriptions.

Please note: In South Komodo the water temperatures can drop from 28°C to around 20°C. A 5mm wetsuit and hood is highly recommended for this region. Water temperature in the central and northern section of the park average 27-28°C but can get cooler during a rising tide.

Land visits: See the famous Komodo Dragon in its natural habitat, beautiful beaches, look-outs to climb.

Dive Sites

Click dive site markers for detailed descriptions.

Dive sites & areas that we may visit are subject to weather conditions.

Batu Bolong
Gili Lawa
Makassar Reef
Siaba Besar
Tatawa
Wainilu
Gili Banta
Manta Alley
Nusa Kode
Padar
Sangeang Volcano
Moyo
Bima
Saleh Bay
Satonda Reef
Serangan
Labuan Bajo

Also Important

Bali – Komodo

Check in and Depart Serangan (Bali)

We request everyone is onboard by 14.30hrs of the first day. Once onboard there will be a safety briefing, crew introduction, complete and check dive paperwork, cabin allocation and boat orientation. Once everyone is settled in, the vessel will depart Bali and sail over night to Moyo. The first dive will be the morning of day two in Moyo.

Disembarkation Labuan Bajo

On the last diving day, one dive is available in the morning whilst observing the rule of no diving within 24 hours of reaching altitude. We return to port at approximately 1pm and moor here overnight. In the evening it will be time to pack up diving equipment and settle any outstanding bills ready to depart for the airport or hotel the following morning.

Komodo – Bali

Check Dive & Depart Labuan Bajo

We request everyone is onboard by 14.30hrs of the first day. Once onboard there will be a safety briefing, crew introduction, complete and check dive paperwork, cabin allocation and boat orientation. The first dive is a check dive.

Disembarkation Bali

We will cruise overnight back to Serangan, Bali. There is no diving on the last day. While cruising you should pack up diving equipment and settle any outstanding bills ready to depart for the airport or hotel the following morning.

Bali – Bali (12 nights)

Check in and Depart Serangan (Bali)

We request everyone is onboard by 10.00hrs of the first day. Once onboard there will be a safety briefing, crew introduction, complete and check dive paperwork, cabin allocation and boat orientation. Once everyone is settled in, the vessel will depart Bali and sail over night to Moyo. The first dive will be the morning of day two in Moyo.

Disembarkation Bali

We will cruise overnight back to Serangan, Bali. There is no diving on the last day. While cruising you should pack up diving equipment and settle any outstanding bills ready to depart for the airport or hotel the following morning.

Itinerary Experience

Advanced, 50 dives
This itinerary is not for beginners with many dives below 18m and currents can vary from medium to extremely strong. We recommend that you have 50 logged dives and require that you are a Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent to join this trip. Divers may find many dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. Diving is from zodiacs to give precise entry and exit points.

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