- Kids welcome on liveaboards
- Tuo, the cook, cooks up a mean sambal (spicy Indonesian sauce)
- Crew is professional, efficient, and true aficionados of the dive sites
- Multi-lingual staff
Our opinion on the Komodo Sailing Dive Center and its liveaboard
Among the must-sees in Indonesia, there is the Komodo dragon and the manta ray. The Komodo Sailing Dive Center and their liveaboardboat, the Tidak Apa Apa, are the best way to see them!
You set sail with the Komodo Sailing liveaboard in Labuan Bajo on Flores Island. Tidak Apa Apa is a traditional boat with 4 double beds in a common space separated by curtains. The shower, bathroom, chill-out area on the deck, large table, and traditional dishes from the cook make up the necessary comfort for this liveaboard in the Komodo National Park.
Basically, you have the choice between a 7-day and a 12-day liveaboard. On the 7-day, again you have a choice. You can either go up to the north of Flores where you will encounter manta rays on the dive site Karang Macasar or you can venture down south to explore the beautiful coral of Three Sisters or the nudibranchs on Cannibal Rock dive spot. On the 12-day liveaboard, you will simply see it all! Whichever you choose, your Komodo Sailing liveaboard will always end with a tour of Rinca Island, home to the famous komodo dragons!
Ok, so far so good. Now, you’re probably wondering about the service. Well, we can guarantee it’s of the same high quality as the itinerary!
Kids are welcome on the boat and the crew will be happy to take care of them while you’re off diving. In addition, non-divers are invited to relax on the deck or go snorkeling. Foodies will absolutely love the tuna tartar and chef’s pancakes! What’s more, even the most demanding divers will recognize the expertise of the Divemasters and instructors who will accompany you on the dives. And, everyone will appreciate the serenity of the area: evenings on the deck under the Indonesian stars and ahhh, being far from the noise of civilization and having only the sound of the waves and the beauty of the Komodo sea sanctuary to lull you to sleep. Paradise! At night, at the back of the boat, you can sometimes see young manta rays dancing about gorging themselves with plankton providing you with a little sneak preview of your dives the next day.