There is a flotilla of dive boats that head out daily from the dusty town of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores. These slow, old-style wooden boats start their 2 hour journey out to the north end of the park early each morning. A dozen or so liveaboards or "safari boats" stay out overnight in the park. For the passionate diver who wants to maximize their time underwater, the liveaboard is the perfect solution. On liveaboards the day begins with a 7 am dive and finish with a night dive at 7 pm. Liveaboards also permit divers to visit the entire park, with distances that are beyond the scope of the day boats. We did both!
Ambai, Wallacea Dive Liveaboard
Orca Dive day boat out of Labuan Bajo
Komodo is divided into two regions: the north and the south. The two regions have varying marine creatures as well as water temperatures, visibility and colour. During the time we visited, the water in the south was a chilly 20 celsius, blue-green, with a maximum visibility of 10 metres. As such, we spent more time in the north.
So let me grab my dive buddy
And lets go dive Komodo!