Doesn’t it bother you when every time to want to take a holiday you get a package for a great tour, but it does not include any diving. OR Every time you take a diving holiday the tours are kept to a minimum and it ends up costing you a fortune.
No one says this has to be the case. You should be able to get a great holiday that includes great diving and tours at a reasonable price.
Indonesia has a lot to offer for those interested in experiencing a great vacation that combines the land and the sea. Even though it is a long flight from North America, it is worth ever minute spent on the plane. This great country has a lot to offer from the beauty of Bali to the excitment of meeting a Komodo Dragon.
Ask any of our past travellers what Indonesia means to them and you’ll get as many answers as there are flowers on a frangipani tree. Virescent rice terraces, pulse-pounding surf, enchanting temple ceremonies, mesmerising dance performances and ribbons of beaches are just some of the images people cherish. Lets not forget the incredible scuba diving. There is more marine life in the waters of Indonesia than the whole of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
This trip that we are offering gives you a chance to experience Indonesia from touring Bali to scuba diving the famouse Komodo National Park on one of the top liveaboard in Indonesia.
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Depart to Bali, Indonesia
Arrive in Bali. Transfer to the hotel. Today is the free program for you in Bali. You may have a walk to the nearby shopping centres, or you may also would like to dine out in the evening. Bali has a lot of things to do and to see.
Volcano & art village tour. Full day tour to Mt. Batur, well known for its magnificent views. Proceed by seeing a Barong Dance which is followed by a visit to Celuk to observe the gold and silver works, Mas Villageto see the traditional local wooden carver, Ubud village the home of Balinese painters, Bedulu with its rock carving at Elephant Cave. Lunch at Penelokanwhere you can enjoy the marvelous of the still active Mt. Batur and the beautiful blue Lake Batur. On the way back stop at Gunung Kawi Temple at Sebatuwith its impressive holy springs. The last stop is to observe the traditional clothing batik and weaving processes.
Heart of Balinese tour. This is a special tour to a traditional Balinese Village, shows the activities of daily life in Bali. It features a visit to Batuan Village with its traditional Balinese house compound after which we move onto Bukit Jati Hill to enjoy the view of the rice terraces. A visit to Panglipuran follows where you will notice that the entrance gate, its style, conditions and layout is nearly always the same. Next, we will visit the Kehen Temple which was built in the 13th century. Lunch will be taken at Bukit Jambul overlooking the Indian Ocean (personal expense). Before returning to your hotel, we visit the Old Court and Justice of Kertagosaat Klungkung Village.
Free day to chose what you would like to do.
Domestic flight to Labuan Bajo and transfer to liveaboard KLM Cheng Ho. This liveaboard is one of the largest and most luxurious vessels in the whole of Indonesia and offers exceptional comfort and value. Welcome drinks will be offered. Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before depart to Sabolan for check dive. 2 Dives will be done on this day. Labuan Bajo – Sabolan
Gili Lawa Laut – Gili Lawa Darat. Arrive early in the morning around the bay of Gili Lawa, an outstanding diving location in this region, which will includes the sea mound and the drift diving of the point. A few dive points such as GPS Point and Crystal Bomie will leave you the opportunity to spot napoleon wrasse, sharks as well as turtles. Stunning corals and reefs will excite you on your full days diving in this area. 3 day dives + 1 night dive.
Sangeang – Banta Island. The boat arrives early in the stunning volcanic island, Sangeang. You will enjoy the half days of diving at the one of the best dive site in the island. Lunch will be served on board while the boat is sailing toward to Banta Island where you will be treated to an enormous array of fish life as well as stunning above water scenery. 3 day dives + 1 night dive.
Tora Longkoy – Padar – Lohoksera. Arrive in Toro Longkoi. Here, one of the well-known dive sites is ‘Manta Ale’, located in the south west of Komodo. This is a home to famous manta cleaning station. This area is excellent wide-angle opportunity as the topography of this island is facing towards the wide-open Indian Ocean. The three rocks between this deep bay is all covered by multicolor of soft coral and hard coral garden, leather coral, shark and number of large fish with many different species such as Jack, Tuna, Napoleon, Barracuda, and many other schools of fish. During the season of October – November, you have a golden opportunity to snorkel and dive with Manta as they circle around you. This site is entitled with the most active area in Komodo. Next will be in Padar, Pillarsteen is also known as ‘Pillar Rock’. This site is identified by a tiny pinnacle, just off the southern tip of Small Island east of Padar’s southern point. In honor to its designation on our old Dutch map. There are good caves at about 40 meters. Visibility averaged 10-12 meters. Then night dive in Lohoksera. After night dive and dinner, we proceed to Tatawa Island. 3 day dives + 1 night dive.
Tatawa Besar – Tatawa Kecil. Our morning, after light breakfast, we begin with diving in Tatawa Besar and Kecil. The prevailing current, north or south, will dictate where you enter at the main dive site of Tatawa Besar. Turtles seem to be everywhere and you can expect to see many as you navigate the site. Before you leave the currents behind watch out of the balck tip reef sharks, giant trevallies, great and black-tail barracudas. Manta Rays also make occasional guest appearances. Also to the south of Tatawa Besar is Tatawa Kecil. It’s best to dive the west coast of this island to explore its vibrant shallow coral gardens full of anthias. Its caves and boulders are perfect harbours for larger groupers. There are also large schools of humpback snapper, titan trigger fish and the occasional orange-spotted trevally. 3 day dives + 1 night dive.
Pink Beach – Komodo. Our boat anchors early in the morning in the famous Komodo Island. Before your encounter with Komodo Dragons, we will have 2 dives in surrounding area of Pink Beach. Lunch will be served onboard. After the dive, a park ranger will escort you across the island (about 4,5 km there and back ) to a viewing spot to safely watch the “ Komodo Dragons” at very close range. After this breathtaking encounter, the boat will sail to Labuan Bajo. 2 day dives.
Labuan Bajo. The ship will arrive in Labuan Bajo early in the morning. You will be served breakfast and afterwards prepare for disembarkation. And you will be transferred to the airport to head back home.