Alor / Komodo

Damai 1

12 Days 11 Nights

Start Date: 

Dec 16, 2024

From:

Maumere

Availability:

Available for Charter

End Date:

Dec 27, 2024

To:

Labuan Bajo

Remarks:

Cabin Availability

Go into the microenvironment fed but currents of the Indian and the Pacific oceans of Alor. Komodo: the land that time forgot. This World Heritage Site has action packed diving, prehistoric Komodo dragons and spectacular scenery. Below will be the draft itinerary when you are onboard of Damai:

Day 1: Arrive in Maumere

Guests will arrive in Maumere and have time to get comfortable on the boat. We will depart once we have settled on the boat, and head towards the island of Pomona for a checkup dive:

Slopping reefs, combination of sand and corals, chances to see pygmies in the numerous fans that we will find along these easy dives.

No. of Dives:

1

Day 2: Serbete & Adunara

Starting the day at the craggy rock called Serbete. Two dives here on the wall and the sand slope are a great way to start the diving day. Then in to the west side of the island of Adonara for the afternoon and night dives. Get your eyes in tune for hunting out critters and macro.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 3: Rusa

This is a collection of 3 small islands in the middle of the current rich channel. Beautiful coral covered reefs with clouds of reef fish like anthias. This is the perfect day for looking out for large creatures; turtles, sharks, tuna, rainbow runner, manta, mola mola.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 4: Pantar Straits

Beautiful walls of macro and wide-angle subjects. Clean walls, abundant life and the always cooperative smile of the local community, specially the children who would like to be your underwater model. Clown Alley s the signature dive, over a mile-long reef covered with anemones. A truly underwater spectacle!! Get ready for some chilly thermoclines.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 5: Tanjung Bacatan & Komba

In the north of Kawula island, tanjung Bacatan is a classic. Deep slope that gentle gives way a wall, passing Tunas, Wahoo and other pelagic are expected to be spotted. After two dives we sail towards the volcano if Komba, active until very recently and always a beautiful sight. We will look for whales on our way.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 6: Batu Boga

A big surprise for this last day of diving. Great corals, great sea fans, lots of schooling grunts and snappers, turtles, and quite av few black tip. Without a doubt, a world class diving site.

No. of Dives:

2

Day 7: Sebolan Kecil

The last day in the park, easy nice slopes, healthy corals and the possibility of encounter with eagle rays that tent to hover close to the reef. After two dives, it is time to get ready for a long crossing along the island of Flores. Time to look to relax, lay in the sun deck, and remember that in the end, we are on holidays and resting should be part of it.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 8: Central Komodo and Wainilu

In the afternoon we head towards Wainilu. This is the gateway to enjoy an afternoon walk in the park to view the prehistoric Komodo dragon. You may also see monkeys, water buffalo and wild boar or just enjoy the panoramic views over the park.

For those interested in diving, the area is perfect for macro Diving along the sand slope in front of the beach should prove an excellent opportunity for critter hunting and some unusual nudibranchs, small cuttlefish, mandarin and picturesque dragonets.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 9: Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay has a variety of Signature sites; the world famous pinnacle of Cannibal Rock has excellent schooling fish action but certainly plenty of macro to discover; The black sand slope of Torpedo Alley has some interesting macro opportunities especially for the night dive; and Yellow Wall is a vertical wall covered in yellow softcorals and yellow crinoids.

Even the anchorage is exciting with Komodo dragons prowling up and down the beach; wild boars feeding from the shoreline; flying Brahminy Kites and White Bellied Sea Eagles; deer swimming in the sea; monkeys climbing the trees.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 10: Langkoi & Padar

On the southern tip of the island of Komodo the Signature site of Manta Alley has some of the best schooling fish in the south. Although the water may be chilly the potential for manta action is closely followed by sharks, napolean wrasse, humphead parrotfish, sweetlips and turtles.

The island of Padar has the dive site of Pillarsteen with its dramatic seascapes of caves and swim throughs along the vertical wall. The pinnacles at the 3 Sisters rise beautifully from the white sand bottom and are covered in colourful reef fish and the elusive frogfish.

No. of Dives:

4

Day 11: Gili Lawa Laut

For some of the best schooling fish action in Komodo we will head to the north of the park and dive on two seamounts called Crystal Rock and Castle Rock. Keep you eyes open for cruising sharks amongst the clouds of schooling fish.

No. of Dives:

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Day 12: Departure

Guests will be escorted to the airport in Labuan Bajo and assisted with check in procedures, no doubt full of talk about the wonders of the most popular dive destination in the world.

DISCLAIMERS

The trip will be weather dependent and there might be long crossing required throughout. We will, try to adjust the best we can to the conditions and fulfil all itinerary briefed when you’re on the boat.

Due to the need to report to the local village, divers will need to be flexible with the start time of the first dive at some of the dive sites. We will ensure that you’re given timely update on this during the trip, however your understanding on last minute changes would be appreciate. This is because divers are only allowed in the water once permission is granted by the local villages and officers.

Damai are flexible to change itinerary suggested based on customer’s preference in the event that weather and time allow us to do so and if changes is agreeable by all participants on board

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