At noon, following a short flight from Bali, you land at Labuan Bajo, the most westerly port on the beautiful island of Flores. We will be waiting for you there to take you to the harbour where our crew will welcome you on board our ship, the Wellenreng.
Following refreshments and a short tour and explanation about the ship, your safety on board and the plan for the day, we set off in the direction of Sebayar, the first of many islands and atolls in the Komodo National Park for a trial dive to check materials and equipment. After a snack a second dive can be organised if you wish, before we move on to the next island. In the evening we return to Sebayar and anchor there overnight. After dinner you can dive by moonlight or enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars of the Indonesian night sky.
The morning starts with a light breakfast followed by the first dive of the day in the waters close to where the ship is anchored. A substantial brunch will then be served while we sail in the direction of Komodo until we arrive at our second diving spot, Gili Lawa Darat, in northern Komodo. Welcome to one of the most beautiful diving areas of Komodo populated by reef sharks, shoals of Giant Trevally, Manta rays and dolphins - many good reasons to explore this region in some detail.
Day 3 gives you the chance to explore the region further and visit diving spots like Crystal Rock, Castle Rock, Cauldron, Golden Passage and Lighthouse. Weather permitting the choice of diving spots and number of dives is yours. If after a day's diving you still have energy, there is the opportunity to climb up a small mountain on a nearby island and capture the spectacular views of the sun setting over Komodo on celluloid or digital memory.
Following the before-brunch dive we head off southwards until we reach the stunning and ever-popular Batu Bolong, where our next dive will take place. The small rock formation, which emerges out of the deep, is home to countless species of fish and turtles. With a bit of luck creatures found normally only in the ocean are also encountered here making a second dive in this area, as well as a night dive, worthwhile.
A dive in the currents around the Makassar Reef before brunch is a good way to start the day. Afterwards we set off in the direction of Rinca, the second largest island in Komodo. Our stay starts with a relaxing dive around the reef close to the shore which is home to Mandarin fish, cuttlefish and turtles. Next a nature guide will take us on a short tour to see the Komodo dragon, the world's largest living lizard, in its natural habitat.
In the early morning we head off in the direction of Labuan Bajo. After brunch it is time to leave for the airport and a wonderful holiday is at an end.