Our Liveaboards & Safaris for Komodo National Park

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Our Dragon Dive Liveaboard “SHENRON“ is a Phinisi boat: a traditional Indonesia wooden sailing ship built in 2017 and modified in JULY2019
Our dive safaris take divers to explore one of the best dive spots in the world  – the UNESCO protected Komodo National Park.
You have the opportunity to sail through remote areas of Komodo National Park. This include visiting North, Central & South Komodo.

We offer liveaboard trips of 3, 4, 5 or 7 days.

Our amazing chef will prepare culinary delights on board several times daily.

All our trips include hikes on Rinca island to track down and discover the legendary & Jurassic Komodo Dragons. Opportunities for swimming and discovering pristine and white sandy beaches are available. 
On the 4 & 5 day trips, hiking Padar & Gili Lawat are included.
On the 7 days trip North Komodo is included such as Gili Banta and a special surprise !

 

Liveaboard customer Sarah said : “After shopping around and receiving quotes from different companies I decided to go with Dragon Dive Komodo. They are the only dive center offering dorm rooms for backpackers at a cheaper price than the alternative of sleeping on deck! I got my money’s worth and the diving was obviously incredible”

 

 

The requirements to book onto our Liveaboard trip is to be Deep & Night Certified prefered  Advanced Open Water with a minimum of 20 dives.

For those interested who are not Advanced Open Water certified, we require you to take the Deep & Night Adventure dives on board for an additional cost. These dives would count towards completing your Advanced Open Water course if desired in a near future.

Itineraries

  • Meeting @ Dragon Dive Komodo the morning of departure  at 8.00 AM
  • Boarding around 9.00 AM
  • Return in Labuan Bajo (Dragon Dive Komodo ) late afternoon on last day.
  • A unique biodiversity in the world. For the Southern Whale cruises are visible.
    You will meet the Komodo Dragons, the fascinating Padar Island and / or Gili Lawat for the sublime sunsets.
  • 3 to 4 dives a day.
  • Night dive.
  • Guide and instructor on board.
  • Dragon Dive Komodo will immerse you in the most famous and beautiful Komodo sites: Shotgun, Golden Passage, Batu Bolong, Castle Rock, & Crystal Rock …
  • Komodo is an island well known to divers and remains one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
  • Snorkelling is possible in Komodo national park on most dive sites.
  • you will be able to do a trekking on Rinca,  Komodo,  Padar and on Gili Lawa Darat.
  • Pulau Kalong is home to the famous flying fox.
  • Pink beach are famous around Komodo and we will try to bring you around some during our trips.
  • Price per person
  • Taxes included
  • Pay attention to the expiry time of your Visa
  • Cancellation insurance of your trip highly recommended
  • Children under 12 are not accepted
  • A medical form is mandatory before departure but a medical certificate is welcome.
  • Failure to comply with the instructions of the guides, or not being able to present the level certification cards and / or logbook and / or a medical certificate may result in the cancellation of your cruise.
  • The diver assumes full responsibility for his/her physical condition and accepts the risks associated with this activity.
  • Insurance is mandatory for cruises dive in Komodo. (book on arrival a daily DAN insurance)
  • We require to have a dive computer for cruising (rental possible)
  • Maximum depth: 30 m
  • You have the opportunity to start the deep dive and night diving that will count for the Advanced N2 PADI course for 100 € / person on the boat.
  • To do Dragon Dive Komodo dive cruises, you must be FFESSM, SSI, CMAS, BSAC, PADI or equivalent certified with your proof (email or map). It is the responsibility of the certified client to respect and follow the instructions of the guides while respecting the rules of your certification.
  • We reserve the right for security reasons, under the discretion of the staff member to refuse access to any or all dives if the diver does not have the physical and technical conditions for the said sites.

3 Days / 2 Nights 9 Dives, Central, North & Trekking KOMODO

  • Day 1:
    2 dives Central + Night Dive
  • Day 2:Trekking in Rinca + 2 dives Central & Night Dive
  • Day 3:3 dives on North Side : Crystal Rock, Castle Rock & Cauldron
  • End of Dive 2PM

4 Days / 3 nights 12 Dives , Central, South & North , Rinca & Trekking PADAR

  • Day 1:
    3 Dives & Night dive
  • Day 2:
    Hiking in Rinca + 2 Dives
  • Day 3:
    Hiking in Padar + 2 dives & Night dive
  • Day 4:
    3 dives on North Side : Crystal Rock, Castle rock & Cauldron
    End Of Dive 2PM

5 days / 4 nights to South Komodo & Padar

On this trip we will visit the dive sites in the south part of Komodo National Park, which are only accessible by liveaboard due to their remote location. We will dive at South Rinca, Nusa Kode, Padar and South Komodo Island.
Apart from diving some of the most amazing scuba diving spots in Komodo, this program includes a small hike on the famous Padar Island for a stunning view over the landscape . You will also spot from our speed boat the famous Komodo dragons in the wild .
The program below of this liveaboard is not fixed since this depends heavily on current and weather conditions. Palnning & Dive sites will be determined by the crew during the trip based on tides, current, sea- and weather conditions. The following program is an example how a south trip could be composed.

  • Day 1:
    Departure from Labuan Bajo around 8/9.00 Am, 2 dives & 1 night dive
  • Day 2:
    3 Dives in South Rinca
  • Day 3:
    Cruise to South Komodo (following meteo), 1 or 2 dives on Manta Alley + 1 Night Dive
  • Day 4:
    1 dive around South Komodo, 2 Dives in Padar (ex: Three Sisters, Pilaarsteen (Stone Pillar), Secret Garden), Trekking on Padar.
  • Day 5:
    1 Dive in Padar Padar, 2 dives in Central Komodo (ex: Batu Bolong & Siaba Kecil) Return to Labuan Bajo around 5/6.00 PM.

Total of 15 dives with 2 night dive.

7 days / 6 nights : North to South Komodo & Padar

On this trip we will visit the dive sites in the south part of Komodo National Park, which are only accessible by liveaboard due to their remote location. we are doing a special trip of 1 week around Komodo & Banta Island.

  • Day 1:

    Departure from Labuan Bajo around 8/9.00 Am, 2 dives & 1 night dive

  • Day 2:

    3 Dives in Central Komodo

  • Day 3:

    3 dives in North Komodo

  • Day 4:

    3 dives in North Komodo

  • Day 5:

    Cruise to South Komodo (following meteo), 1 or 2 dives on Manta Alley + 1 Night Dive

  • Day 6:

    1 dive around South Komodo, 2 Dives in Padar (ex: Three Sisters, Pilaarsteen (Stone Pillar), Secret Garden), Trekking on Padar.

  • Day 7:

    1 Dive in Padar Padar, 2 dives in Central Komodo (ex: Batu Bolong & Siaba Kecil) Return to Labuan Bajo around 5/6.00 PM.

Total of 21 dives with 3 night dive.

  • Meals, coffee and snacks between dives.
  • Dive guides
  • Excursions in Rinca
  • Transfer to/from the airport to Dragon Dive Komodo in Labuan Bajo is not included but can be arranged.
  • Smb, lamps,  and computers can be rented if desired.
  • Aeroplane tickets
  • Visas, airport charges and extra luggage
  • Cancellation, diving incident, travel and repatriation insurance are not included (We can organise DAN insurance for the duration of your trip)
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Crew tips (keep aside 25 USD)
  • T-shirt
  • The reusable aluminium containers and mugs available must remain on board
  • Port, Komodo Marine Park: Rp 275,000 per person per day (& 375,000 per holiday), per departure.
  • Rinca rangers & hiking fees
  • Basic equipment (bcd, reg, wetsuit, mask, fins, weights, tank) 
  • Course Deep & Night 

Cabin Types

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1 dorm of 4 pax located on top floor.

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1 dorm with 4 beds located on the middle floor.

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4 double bed in Dorm room at the front of the boat.

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Boat Specification

  • Length: 24 Meters
  • Width: 4,5 Meters
  • Materials: Ironwood Hool & Teak wood
  • Capacity: 120 Tons
  • Building Year: 2017
  • Speed Up to 12 Knots/Hour
  • Engines : 6 Cylinder Mitshubishi & 4 Cylinder backup
  • Electricity: 220 V
  • Backup Electricity Battery Solar Panel 12V
  • Fresh Water: 6.000 Liter
  • Navigation: GPS, Compass
  • Communication: VHF Radio
  • 2 Speedboat
  • Renovation made in 2019

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Boat Facilities

  • Closed Dining and briefing room
  • 2 dorm cabins of 4 pax
  • 1 dorm with 4 double bed
  • 2 Bathroom on deck including Toilet & Fresh water
  • Open Dining room
  • Relaxing Top SunDeck
  • Air compressors BAUER Poseidon 200 & Coltri 270
  • New Closed Briefing Cabin & 2 extra outdoor Deck for Chill out

Contact us for your Liveaboard Trips

Select your 5D4N Liveaboard. Choisissez la date de votre 5J/4N.
YOU MUST HAVE ADVENTURE DEEP & NIGHT TO JOIN THE LIVEABOARD <==> VOUS DEVEZ ETRE CERTIFIE PLONGEUR PROFOND ET DE NUIT POUR LA CROISIERE KOMODO

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Please carefully read our General Booking, Cancellation, Payment and other Terms which apply to all bookings with Dragon Dive LIVEABOARD.


DEFINITION

PMA Dragon Dive LIVEABOARD shall be construed to comprise "the Company", as well as all their affiliates, officers, agents, employees, workers, directors, and representatives.

GENERAL BOOKING

All SCUBA DIVER customers must show proof of diving certification from either PADI, SSI, CMAS, or equivalent certifying organizations if taking part in any non-entry level diving activity.

If customer is not able to proof or show a certification, we will not accept them on board.

All customers must complete and sign the relevant Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Form before commencing any scuba diving activities.

The Company is not permitted to dispense any medical advice. If you are unsure of a medical matter related to diving or otherwise, please seek advice from a certified Medical Practitioner before engaging in scuba diving or similar activities.

Upon signing up for any diving course, irrespective of previous experience or training, the Company requires each student to complete a Medical Questionnaire.

The maximum depth permitted on all Company vessels is 30 meters for Open Water Divers with the Deep Adventure Dive certification, Advanced Divers, Rescue Divers, Divemasters and Instructors. Open Water Divers without any additional Deep training will not be permitted to dive deeper than 18 meters. If a diver has received prior Deep Dive training, then the absolute maximum depth permitted is 40m.

We do not accept any unguided dive during ALL our Liveaboard. For all our trips, a guide must be present with all participant.

The Company reserves the right to modify and/or cancel diving arrangements for the reasons listed, but not limited to, those below:
• the number of customers scheduled for the trip.
• weather conditions making the trip to the scheduled destination not possible.
• other ensuing technical difficulties.

NB : Customers or students who fail to participate in any dives on a trip, or any course training dives, for whatever reason, shall not be reimbursed by the Company for any unused or uncompleted portion(s) of the trip or course.


INSURANCE
PMA DRAGON DIVE is requesting a scuba diving insurance. If you do not have you will be able to book a special one within our partner Dive assure or DAN. Without insurance, you will not be permitted on board
Such insurance should provide comprehensive coverage of at least the following: Diving, Medical, Travel, Personal Liability and Cancellation provisions. The Company shall not be held responsible for any resultant financial or personal loss or injury where customers choose not to secure such insurance.

The Company shall not accept any liability for the loss or damage of any luggage or dive equipment whilst on board the boat, nor during the transfer(s) to or from the boat.

Komodo national Park requests a scuba diving insurance for all LIVEABOARD scuba diver. It is mandatory to have an insurance for all scuba divers for the Komodo national park, Raja Ampat, Banda sea & Alor trip.
We are working with Dive assure where all our guest can register online and get 20% discount with our affiliate number.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

A. Inclusions
• Full board accommodation in Deluxe Cabin
• The shore activities/excursions according to the program
• All meals per day
• Soft drinks, water, tea, American/Balinese coffee
• Diving activities (up to 4 dives/day)
• Dive cylinders, weights, and weight belts
• Transfer from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport
• Government taxes

B. Exclusions
• Master cabin supplement (50 USD/person/night surcharge applied to our master cabins)
• Administration/port clearance fee
• National Parks Entrance Fee & Rangers fees
• Fuel Surcharge
• International and domestic air transportation
• Hotels and meals before and after the cruise
• Alcoholic drinks, espresso, cappuccino
• Dive equipment rental (other than dive cylinders, weights and weight belt)
• Nitrox refills
• Travel insurance
• Onboard purchases
• Private tours
• Laundry
• Crew gratuities


PAYMENT

We accept CASH payment in EURO and USD and Debit/Credit Visa or Mastercard.

NB : A fee of 3 % shall be applicable for all payments via credit/debit card (VISA or Master Card) onsite.

We do not accept Paypal, Amex and JCB card.

The number of dives in any package is an estimate based on usual diving circumstances, and not a guarantee. Where circumstances arise, such as, but not limited to;

• adverse weather conditions,
• personal illness,
• technical difficulties,
• dive site remoteness/ inaccessibility or personal choice,

and cause a reduction in this estimated number, there will be no partial refund in such circumstances.

CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS

Where the customer is negligent or irresponsible, and causes any damage to, or loss of property and equipment belonging to the Company, the customer shall recompense the Company in full, to the current market value of any loss or damage.
The customer undertakes to be physically, emotionally, and mentally prepared and fit to participate in the activities they have signed up for. Any resultant injury or discomfort born out of any unfitness shall not provide any ground for complaint or refund.


The Company represented by any of its Instructors, may prohibit an individual's participation on a dive(s), where they are physically, mentally or emotionally unfit to dive, demonstrate a distinct lack of respect for or handle/harm marine life, consume alcohol between dives, or fail to abide by general international safe diving standards and practices.

DEPOSITS

Private Charters - a 50 % deposit of the agreed price of the charter must be paid for the booking to be fully confirmed.
Payment of the full amount must be paid 7 days before departure.

Once the booking is confirmed by receipt of a deposit, the deposit is non-refundable in the event of any cancellation.

Package Liveaboard & Hotel must be paid in full.

Full payment must be made at the time of booking if the reservation is made less than 90 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION

• The Company will refund all funds paid by the customer where the Company itself cancels a trip or course. The Company shall not accept any financial responsibility for any itinerary changes or cancellations resulting from circumstances outside of the Company's control, such as, but not limited to, those stated above in payment section. In the case of a refund, bank transfer fees will be deducted from the refund.

• If a customer requires emergency evacuation and the boat must return to land, the Company shall not accept any financial responsibility for any ensuing itinerary changes.

• The outstanding balance for all Tours or Private Charters booked must be paid in full to the Company before the time the trip is due to commence. The outstanding amount will also be non-refundable where a cancellation is made less than 14 days before the time the trip is due to depart, or the customer is a no-show on the day.

• In case of mechanical issue, we will not refund the trip and we engage our responsibility to try to find an alternative and/or managing to fix the boat.

NB : DIVEASSURE insurance is covering the mechanical issues in the Dive & travel Plan.

• Less than 14 days (fourteen days), payment in full must be paid.

• between 29 days and 14 days, 75% of full amount must be paid

• Above 30 days, 50% of full amount must be paid.


FULL BOAT CHARTER & GROUP BOOKING TERMS

A. Schedules and Itineraries
All scheduled cruises that are still available can be booked as full-boat charters.

B. Free of charge passengers

a. Vaiatea : A group, defined as a minimum of eight up to twelve (12) passengers qualifies for one (1) free of charge space. A full boat charter, defined as twelve
(12) passengers, qualifies for one (1) free of charge spaces.
The full boat charter rate is calculated at the lowest published room rate per person and includes all cabins.

b. Ta’aroa : A group, defined as a minimum of eight up to twenty (20) passengers qualifies for one (2) free of charge space.
A full boat charter, defined as twelve (12) passengers, qualifies for one (2) free of charge spaces. The full boat charter rate is calculated at the lowest published room rate per person and includes all cabins.

C. Schedules and Itineraries

All scheduled cruises can be booked as full-boat charters. There are certain changes to the scheduled itineraries allowed by the chartering customer subject to prior arrangement and approval by PMA DRAGON DIVE .

D. Unscheduled Full Boat Charter Destinations and Itineraries

Unscheduled Full Boat Charter can be arranged with the approval of PMA DRAGON DIVE followed by the conditions such as:
a. A charter deposit to be paid as set out in Clause 6.5.
b. A mobilization/demobilization fee will be added to the total cost of the cruise depending on location. The price of this fee will be dependent on the location of the charter and will be given to the
client prior to the due date of the deposit.
c. All domestic airfares and transportation costs will be paid by the customers at the published rate.

E. Charter Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of 50% will be applied. Deposit payment must be sent in 10 days after the booking is made. Received deposit cannot be applied to different bookings.


F. Cancellation & Payment Policy

PMA DRAGON DIVE shall receive 25% of the total invoice 180 days prior to the cruise departure and this amount is non-refundable. 90 days before the cruise departure, full payment of the remaining amount should be paid.

In the absence of an official cancellation within the limits set on invoice, PMA DRAGON DIVE reserves the right to request the outstanding payment and interest equal to 10% of the outstanding amount.
No cancellation or alteration can be made to a full boat charter other than alterations to the passenger list once initial deposit has been received.

TRIP CANCELLATION

A. Cancellation for Reasons Caused by the Customer
PMA DRAGON DIVE reserves the right to cancel a booking if actions on the customer’s part give justifiable cause to do so. In such instance PMA DRAGON DIVE will refund any payments already made. Further claims against PMA DRAGON DIVE will not be entertained.

B. Force Majeure and Unpredictable Acts of Man
PMA DRAGON DIVE reserves the right to cancel a trip for reasons of Force Majeure (i.e. natural disasters, epidemics, etc.) or unavoidable acts of man (i.e. war, riots, strikes etc.). In the event of this happening PMA DRAGON DIVE will advise you at the earliest possible date.

C. Trip Cancellation by PMA DRAGON DIVE due to unforeseen circumstances
If PMA DRAGON DIVE cancels a trip due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances a cruise voucher will be offered to the Client (directly or via Agent). If a trip is cancelled and the customer is already in Indonesia alternative holiday arrangements of an equivalent standard will offered by PMA DRAGON DIVE. PMA DRAGON DIVE will not be liable or responsible for any further claims and shall not be liable for damages or loss (other than a cruise voucher) if a trip is cancelled and alternative arrangements are not accepted.

TRIP INTERRUPTION

PMA DRAGON DIVE will not liable to refund any money when the client interrupts a trip. In cases of emergency such as personal illness or accident, PMA DRAGON DIVE will assist in all necessary arrangements for the customer’s return travel.
For such cases, we strongly recommend travel (“cancel for any reason”) & medical insurance.


DAMAGES RESULTING FROM PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH

In the case of damages resulting from illness, personal injuries or death which may be sustained by reason of, or while engaged in, any trip whether due to the ownership, maintenance, use, operation or control of any aircraft, helicopter, automobile, bicycle, boat, vehicle, hotel, common carrier or any other conveyance used in carrying out these trips, PMA DRAGON DIVE assumes no liability due to any cause whatsoever whether caused by failure or delay or other irregularity, acts or omissions occurring during a trip under which the means of transportation or other service provided thereby is offered or supplied by owners, operators or public carriers for and on behalf of PMA DRAGON DIVE.
PMA DRAGON DIVE shall not be responsible for any injury to person (whether or not resulting in death) or damage to property arising out of any act of war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising or military action occurring in the countries of origin, destination or passage. In case of a medical problem arising during the voyage, either on-board or on shore, which results in costs for evacuation, use of aircraft or repatriation, the responsibility for payment of these costs belongs solely to the passenger.



LOSS or DAMAGE to personal belongings

PMA DRAGON DIVE does not take any responsibility for loss or damage to guest’s personal belongings that are due to Force Majeure causes.

DISABILITIES
By paying the deposit, the client certifies him/herself does not have any mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other passengers. PMA DRAGON DIVE reserves the right to cancel or withdraw any person as a member of the tour at any time.


FORCE MAJEURE.

PMA DRAGON DIVE does not guarantee a refund or exchange on trips purchased that is cancelled or is rescheduled less than 4 weeks before the original date/time, as a result of “force majeure.”

“Force majeure” means any event which PMA DRAGON DIVE could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid.

Such events may include, but not limited to;
• war or threat of war,
• riot,
• civil strife,
• terrorist activity or threatened terrorist activity,
• industrial dispute,
• natural or nuclear disaster,
• adverse weather conditions,
• tsunami,
• earthquake,
• worldwide/local pandemic situation,
• fire

and all similar events outside PMA DRAGON DIVE’s control. In the event of a cancellation or rescheduling due to force majeure, PMA DRAGON DIVE will accommodate you at subsequent departure when possible.

Additional to be paid on arrival and can be change without any notice

Port Clearance Fuel Surcharge National Park Fee
Alor €75 € 50 / trip
Alor & Komodo €75 €150 € 50 / trip - € 20 / day
Alor & Forgotten Islands €75 €250 €100 / trip
Alor & Banda Sea €75 €250 €75 / trip
East Flores & Alor €75 €150 €75 / trip
Komodo National Park €75 € 20 / day
Komodo & Flores €75 €150 € 20 / day
Komodo & Bima €75 € 20 / day
Banda Sea €75 €250 € 75 / trip
Raja Ampat & Banda Sea €75 €250 € 100 (1-year dive permit)
Raja Ampat €75 €150 € 100 (1-year dive permit)


Rental Gear Price per day Price per 12 D Trip
Regulator € 10 € 85
BCD € 10 € 85
Computer € 10 € 60
Torch € 10 € 60
Wetsuit, Fins, Mask and Snorkel € 15 € 100
15 Liter Tank € 20 € 200
NITROX refill € 20 € 200
PADI Courses incl. Certification
Nitrox Dry Course Free*
AOW € 350 on request
Deep & Night only € 150 on request
Laundry only (no ironing) € 1 / piece
*customer will have to pay the padi fees for the nitrox.

Please note the itinerary is intended as a Dive guide only. We can’t promise to dive or visit any specifc area’s as everything is following on weather and tidal conditions.
Howewer be assured we will offer you the best diving itinerary possible.
Safety First with DDK

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