Itinerary Highlights

  • Komodo National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site, world renowned for the excellent quality and variety of diving and home to the famous dragons.
  • The black sands of the Sangeang Volcano with its critters and hydrothermal vents and the beautiful reefs surrounding Gili Banta
  • Pink Beach, Batu Moncho sunsets and Satonda’s phenomenal bat migration
  • 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.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime when you will explore some of the most breathtaking dive sites, see amazing views, witness stunning sunsets and encounter magnificent marine life.

Cruising between the Gili Islands (Lombok) and the Komodo National Park taking in Northern Sumbawa’s beautiful scenery, especially the engulfing image of the famous Mount Tambora in the distance reminds us why the Indonesian Archipelago is truly the ‘Ring of Fire’.

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity with a sunrise snorkel with whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea.

Satonda is next where there is not only great diving but, as the evening descends, you can witness the mesmerizing bat migration.

From there is gets a bit more adrenaline fuelled. Dives on the active volcano of Sangeang and at High Voltage are backed up the following day by visiting three of Komodo’s most famous sites – Crystal Rock, GLD Passage, and Shotgun – where you will have some of the most exhilarating dives of your life.

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. On this itinerary, we will visit the north and south regions on Komodo. In the north we have beautiful reefs around Gili Lawa Laut and Tatawa Besar. 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.

While the diving continues to be of the highest standards – so do the experiences above the water.

With the chance to see the famous Komodo dragon in its natural habitat, sunset at Batu Moncho (one of the most beautiful bays in Komodo), visit the amazing Pink Beach and you have a paradise both above and below the water.

The is an itinerary that offers everything – wonderful nature, breathtaking views and a variety of dives you will never forget.

Water temperature in the central and northern section of the park average 27-28°C but can get cooler during a rising tide.

*Please be aware the dive sites and areas mentioned in our itineraries are not guaranteed. They are subject to change based on weather conditions and are at the discretion of our cruise director/captain. This is to ensure we provide the best sightings and activities possible during your dive experience while also prioritising your safety.

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
Gili Banta
Sangeang Volcano
Saleh Bay
Satonda Reef
Gili Islands
Labuan Bajo

Also Important

Check Dive & Depart Lombok / Labuan Bajo

Boarding takes place in mid-morning when you will receive a welcome, safety briefing, room allocation, and then lunch.

Return to Labuan Bajo / Lombok

The last dives of the trip take place on the day before disembarkation. We return to port lunchtime on day eight of the trip.

Itinerary Experience

All experience levels including snorkellers and non-divers

This is a great itinerary for everyone regardless of your experience level. You don’t need a minimum number of dives to join this trip, but should be comfortable diving in currents as they can be unpredictable and strong. Many dives are below 18m therefore we recommend having advanced experience or taking your PADI Advanced Open Water course on board to maximise your enjoyment from the trip. Divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. Diving is from a zodiac to give precise entry and exit points.

Learn to Dive Guarantee

Love it or your money back! When having a go at something new it’s essential that you feel confident and comfortable with the idea. The Emperor team is so certain that you’ll love learning to dive with us that, at the end of the first day of tuition if you decide not to proceed, we’ll give you your money back.

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