|Start date||June 08, 2021|
|Finish date||June 18, 2021|
Departing from Kupang, the Damai II liveaboard will make the first stop at Beangabang for the check-out dive. We will enjoy a variety of dive sites in the current rich Pantar Straits which provide a superb mix of wide angle and macro subjects, along with plenty of excellent “muck” diving and the opportunity to visit local villages. Continuing on to Rusa, one of the best dive areas in Indonesia, we spend our next days enjoying the beautiful coral encrusted rocks surrounded by schooling fish before travelling along the south coast where we shall dive some of the fishiest reefs in Indonesia; keep your eyes open for pelagics, mantas, mola mola and passing cetaceans. We will critter hunt on the muck slopes at Waiwewong and Adonara before finishing the charter in Serbete and Maumere Bay.
The cruise along the north coast of Flores will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the comforts of Damai and then we will arrive in Komodo National Park and one of the most biodiverse marine protected areas in Indonesia. We will have plenty of opportunity to spot sharks, turtles, schooling fish, mantas and eels on many of these dive sites you have heard about by name: Batu Bolong, Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Tatawa and Pink Beach. No trip to Komodo is complete without a visit to the beautiful Horseshoe Bay with famous dive sites like Torpedo Alley for a night dive with an amazing array of critters or the seamount of Cannibal Rock with its endemic marine life set against a beautiful reef. The highlight of the trip is always the chance to trek on the islands to see the the endemic Komodo Dragon but you may see other unusual wildlife during these land excursions too. Our liveaboard cruise ends in Labuanbajo, where guests can enjoy our complimentary airport transfer.