Komodo Liveaboard Diving

Location: Indonesia Indonesia

Arguably, the best diving sites in the world can be found in the small group of islands in southeastern-central Indonesia. Often referred to just as ‘Komodo,’ this area is teeming with marine life which is both healthy and diverse. Many species are found nowhere else on earth, and there are more than enough world-class dive sites to ensure every boat or dive group has plenty of space, and often a whole dive site to themselves. Although most of the diving is more suited to experienced scuba divers, there are some spots which can be enjoyed safely by novices and inexperienced divers.


Of course, this place is not just famous for scuba diving. As just about everyone knows, the largest lizards on earth inhabit a couple of the islands. The geology of this region is so rich in nutrients from seismic and volcanic activity, that hundreds of thousands of animal and plant species are able to thrive, and many without disturbances from humans or development.

Most of the diving that takes places around Flores and Komodo is by day trip or liveaboard diving boat. Due to the remote location of Flores and Komodo, it is important to have diving organised and booked well in advance and have travel planned as well. Unlike many diving resort destinations, where tourists can just turn up and start diving, trips from and around Flores and Komodo require forward planning to ensure the best package is reserved and that the national parks aren’t closed or all the boats full. With sometimes unreliable domestic public transport, including flights which are cancelled or delayed (some even decide to leave early) and ferries which may be affected by weather or public holidays, it is always important to be prepared and to arrive in good time. This is a small sacrifice to be able to enjoy what some claim to be the best scuba diving in the world.

Castle Rock is regarded by many as the best Komodo dive site, and one of the best in Indonesia, and even the world. Only suitable for experienced divers. Good chance of seeing sharks, rays and special macro species.


Conditions at Komodo

8 - 20 metres
26.2 - 65.6 ft
25.7 - 31.1 °C
78.3 - 88 °F
Stronger after full moons
7 - 40 metres
23 - 131.2 ft
Can be rough Jan-Mar

Where is Komodo?

Free Scuba Diver!
T-shirt & wrist band
+ Drybag or Beach towel
all liveaboard guests

Latest Reviews Average Rating 10.0/10 Based on 3 Diver Reviews for Liveaboards - Komodo

SY Adelaar SY Adelaar
Karin Sinniger
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 30 Sep 2019
I love this boat. Perfect for those not into spa dive boats but who love an intimate dive boat with understated luxurious cabins and a wonderful crew ...
MV Empress II MV Empress II
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 03 Aug 2018
Excellent time! Amazing staff, divine food, epic diving. Highly recommend!!!...
Lady Denok
Lady Denok
Lady Denok
Vincent Beysard
Review score: 10/10
Dived: 19 May 2018
Fantastic cruise. Just awesome dives in a very well organized boat. Size and comfort adapted to what we wanted. Guide for 4 team buddies made our dive...
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