Explore Komodo from the All Star Aurora

      Labuan Bajo Komodo

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      131 reviews
      Jul 18 - 25, 2022
      Group size: 16 - 16
      Explore Komodo from the All Star Aurora
      Labuan Bajo Komodo

      Blue Planet Scuba
      • Facebook verified
      • Twitter verified
      131 reviews

      Jul 18 - 25, 2022
      Group size: 16 - 16

      About this trip

      One female share spot left!

      7 nights onboard the All Star Aurora Liveaboard

      Join Blue Planet as we explore some of the best diving in the world in the mega-diverse Komodo region of Indonesia. The trip will visit reefs, walls, pinnacles and sea mounts from the beautiful Pinisi liveaboard. Don't wait -- this trip will fill up fast!

      Discover one of the most species-diverse locations in Indonesia, reputed for the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard species on earth. The island also forms part of the Komodo National Park and is only one of seven locations in the world with pink sand beaches (white sand mixed with red foraminifera). 

      Dive Komodo’s world famous site Manta Alley where you can spot up to a dozen oceanic manta rays swirling through a feeding station. The Cauldron, also known as Shotgun, is a swift drift that will send you on a ride to remember. The night dives in Komodo are one of the highlights with colorful nudibranchs, crustaceans, eels, frogfish and octopus.

      Highlights include diving with Manta rays, ocean sunfish, pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, eagles rays and dolphins. The area is home to 260 reef-building corals, 70 sponges and 1,000 fish species. 


      This beautiful Pinisi-styled teak motor/sail dive liveaboard combines tradition with comfort and modern conveniences. She is 131 feet (40 meters) long with a 30-foot (9 meter) beam. She has two levels for living space and over 3,000-square feet of sail! The upper deck houses the dive deck, photo and video room and salon. 


      Guest quarters are located on the main deck and accommodate 18 divers. Cabins have either king beds or two single beds or a combination of the two (king and single). Each cabin immerses guests in traditional Indonesian decor with rich woods and warm colors. All cabins have private bathrooms and air conditioning. 


      We will join the Aurora on July 18th in Labuan Bajo, where the trip will end on July 25th. Labuan Bajo (LBJ), on the Indonesian island of Flores, is well served with Indonesia’s domestic airlines. We are able to help arrange domestic flights to and from Labuan Bajo, plus any add-on trips you may be interested in.

      The Diving

      The best time to dive Komodo is from May to October. Currents originating from deeper, cooler water bring large amounts of nutrients and planktonic organisms towards the surface, fueling the abundant life on the reef. These currents also mean that you will need a minimum of 50 dives and the Advanced Open Water Diver certification under your belt to safely drift on the currents.

      All diving will be done from pangas in small groups with designated dive guides.  We will have the opportunity to log up to 3 dives per day plus night dives during the cruise. No diving is offered on the first and last day.

      Cancellation Policy

      Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee of $250 and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 

      Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

      What’s included

      • 7 nights accommodation
        Double occupancy in a cabin with a double or twin beds
      • Meals & most beverages
        All meals onboard the Aurora; excludes beer, wine, spirits and espresso coffee
      • Airport Transfers
        Roundtrip transfers between the LBJ airport and marina on embarkation/disembarkation days
      • Land excursions
        See itinerary for details
      • 20-22 dives
        Up to four dives most days including night dives!
      • Flights
        International or domestic flights
      • Nitrox
        $12 USD/day
      • National Park Fees
        $20 USD/day
      • Scuba equipment
        Tanks and weights are included. Other items are available to rent.
      • Alcohol & espresso
        Beer, wine, spirits and espresso coffee are available on board for a fee
      • Tips for the crew
      • Any hotel stays

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
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      Deposit: $700

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      Board the Aurora

      Please note that this itinerary is a diving program and can be changed depending on many factors! The Aurora team will pick you up at 10:00am if you are staying on island prior to boarding. If you are flying in directly on the day of boarding, we will pick you up at the airport and transfer you directly to the boat. We want all guests on board by 1:00pm at the latest. Once everyone is on board, Aurora will lift the anchor and will head towards the island of Moyo.

      Your Organizer

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.


      The Blue Planet trip to Cozumel was dream come true! The drift diving was fantastic, with sharks, turtles, and healthy reefs with huge sponges, and a great crew leading the boat dives (with snacks!). The dive shop we used, Dive Paradise, was right across from the hotel and had convenient freshwater dunk tanks and lockers to store gear between dives and overnight. The shore diving right there was a great opportunity for impromptu "one more dive" moments. The trip leader Anthony also organized optional excursions, including blackwater diving, coral reef restoration (where we able to clean and plant new corals), and the NOT TO BE MISSED baby-turtle nest excursion, where we rescued 149 baby turtles (but who's counting??) with local volunteers and coaxed them down the beach into the ocean. And by the end of the trip we had three new Open Water certified divers and two new Advanced Open Water Divers. Can't wait for the next one!
      By Kate F for September Certification Weekend in Cozumel on Oct 03, 2023
      Had an excellent time with the Blue Planet crew, and earned my Advanced Open Water certification during the trip. Friendly staff, patient and accommodating instructors (thanks Michael!), and comfortable hotel accommodations. The dive shop we used took us to some outstanding sites, and were knowledgeable about the ecosystem; the dive masters showed a great deal of dedication to the natural environment, and I learned a great deal from both Lobo and Lorena. The boat crew was professional and very helpful to the passengers. All round excellent trip, I will be attending again!
      By Matthew S for September Certification Weekend in Cozumel on Sep 29, 2023
      Had an amazing time! Beautiful accommodations and resort staff. Magnificent dive sites and of course well executed by the Blue Planet Staff. Already have my next dive trip lined up with Blue Planet!
      By Marie T for Escape to Paradise: Taveuni, Fiji on Sep 13, 2023
      Amazing second trip with Blue Planet Scuba! Bonaire is a unique adventure, whether we dove off the boats, or from the shore. I hope to do it again. As someone who'd been certified in scuba for about a year, and had done only a few dives at Lake Phoenix over the summer, this was a big step up in terms of experience. Andrea and Travis were both excellent instructors. I took the Advanced Opened Water course on the trip, and while that was good, I feel like what really advanced my skills was the variety of challenging experiences Bonaire had to offer, and the generally excellent divers I had the opportunity to team up with both on training dives and when left to our own devices, rolling around the desert in our little Taliban trucks. The East Coast Dives excursion was amazing, and challenged my bravery as much as much as my dive skills. While we didn't get to witness coral spawning due to a jellyfish hazard, the bioluminescent ostracod dive was absolutely magical, and the night dives in general were wonderful. All in all, a wonderful learning opportunity for me, and a challenging adventure. Thank you for the opportunity.
      By Sarah F for Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise on Sep 12, 2023
      The diving was amazing, and I never got tired of heading over to Bloody Bay Wall! The resort accommodations and food were great! The staff are awesome! Another exceptional Blue Planet trip in the books! 🩵
      By Elsbeth M for Big Dives in Little Cayman on Jul 11, 2023
      Thanks Elsbeth! It really was some awesome diving and the resort and staff of Little Cayman Beach Resort were amazing. Hope to see you on another trip again soon!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on Jul 11, 2023
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