Komodo Indo Aggressor | Indonesia Liveaboard | Komodo Diving - Far East

  • Guests 16
  • Rooms 8
  • Restaurants Outdoor dinning area
  • Food and Drinks The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts and local cuisine. Chef prepared dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert.
  • Facilities The Indo Aggressor has a 110-volt strobe charging station and a large camera table available for your camera and video equipment
  • Diving All diving is from tenders. Guests are also suggested to bring reef hooks for use at some dive spots.
  • Diving Extras A full line of rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights.
  • Internet Access Not available

About Komodo Indo Aggressor

Komodo is one of Indonesia's most famous islands with the great Komodo dragon being one if the island's most well known inhabitants. Yet there is so much more to Komodo and divers should certainly take notice of this archipelago. Indonesia is recognised as having on of the most biologically diverse marinescapes and Komodo is certainly no exception. Team this with the Komodo Indo Aggressor, a modern and simply luxurious liveaboard from the world respected Aggressor Fleet, and you have a recipe for your dream diving holiday.

The Komodo Indo Aggressor sleeps only 16 divers which means there is plenty of space for everyone, no matter how much dive kit you bring! Three different cabin options mean you can select the right choice for your budget, but everyone shares the same lavish living space and dive deck. As part of the Aggressor standard, you will be woken up each morning with a coffee in your cabin, warm towels after each dive, a proper sit down diner each night and refreshing drinks from the bar. Food on board is international with some local dishes for sampling. Komodo Indo Aggressor is fully equipped for photographers and an onboard computer means you can check your day's efforts.

Komodo Indo Aggressor operates 2 different itineraries so you can visit every inch of this enticing region. The marine life is hugely varied but always impressive. Focusing on macro life and the joys of muck diving, Komodo specialises in those weird and wonderful critters that can only be found on the black sand. Frogfish, snake eels, dragonets, candy crabs - these are just a small sampler of what lies beneath the aquamarine waves. Seahorses, nudibranch and no less that 5 types of octopus then follow. Each dive sees a new strange and rare beastie. This is macro diving at its zenith but larger fish are not overlooked. The steep walls and drop offs are also home to whales, tuna, sharks, manta and dolphin. There is almost nothing you can't find with the Komodo Dancer!

Master Statesroom

Master Stateroom (# 1, 8) Two singles (35”x78”) or one Asian King (70” x 78”), Private Facilities, Picture Window, Mirrored Wardrobe, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Fresh Towels Daily, Independent AC Units.

Deluxe Stateroom (#2, 3)

Queen Bed, Private Facilities, Porthole View, Mirrored Wardrobe, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Fresh Towels Daily, Independent AC Units.

Twin Stateroom (# 4, 5, 6, 7)

Two Twin Bunk Beds (European size), Private Facilities, Porthole View, Mirrored Wardrobe, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Fresh Towels Daily, Independent AC Units.

Boat Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 18 000 islands. It is the largest archipelago in the world straddling the Equator, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most travellers will enter Indonesia through Jakarta (CGK), Bali (DPS) or Manado (MDC) airports. This is the stuff of divers' dreams. This exotic nation is the very definition of bio diversity. Find the big fish in Komodo, Raja Ampat or Kalimantan. Drift lazily along the walls of Bunaken and Wakatobi, watching turtles on coral drenched walls. While away the hours hunting for miniscule macro in Bali, Lembeh or Ambon. Cannot decide? Why not combine two locations into a single trip!

Weather and Climate

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugley variable. The topography means that weather patterns can be very localised. This is the tropics! For Bali, Komodo & Wakatobi the weather is usually best from April - November, with July and August being some of the best months to visit. Between December and March the conditions can be a bit stormy. November to April is also the wettest month to visit Bunaken, Lembeh and Kalimantan but to a lesser degree than in other locations. October to April is historically the most popular time to dive in Raja Ampat.

Travel

Flight options

As standard, our holidays to Indonesia are quoted with London departures. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific (40kgs hold allowance), Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Gaurda. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Indonesia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from Indonesia. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Indonesia destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in Indonesia and run frequently. The major hubs of Jakarta, Bali and Manado all have separate terminals for domestic and international departures. Just follow the signs to move between international and domestic terminals. The service has improved vastly, but there can still be last minute schedule changes. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage must be paid for in Indonesian rupiah and costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. As of Feb 2015, the departure tax for all domestic and international flights is built into your flight ticket price.

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Included in your holiday

All flights and transfers are included. Your trip starts on arrival in Bali where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the night (B&B, twin share). The next morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Labuan Bajo resort where you board the Komodo Indo Aggressor. Our trip package is based on a twin deluxe cabin (full board) and include 12lt tank, weights, full board and soft drinks. Depending on your international flight times you may require an overnight in a Bali hotel.

Excluded

Excluded are excess baggage on your domestic flights, alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox, Komodo marine park fees $150 and any souvenirs or private guiding services. A 3% service charge is levied on all on board credit card payments

Tipping

Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can be made by cash, traveler’s checks or credit card.

Currency

The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. The yacht accepts US Dollars, butwill only accept USD bills that are dated after 2006 due to the banking regulations.

Phone coverage

There is a satellite phone onboard for emergency communication. Please note that internet is not available onboard Komodo Indo Aggressor

Plugs and electricity

Komodo Indo Aggressor includes the 220-volt type C European 2 – pin electrical adapter plug and electrical outlet popularly known as the European plug

Extras

Hire equipment

A full line of rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights. The Komodo Indo Aggressor rents a full line of Aqualung dive equipment and offers a 10% discount on full rent if booked in advance.

Extras

Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography and more. Check-out dives are offered as well.

Souvenirs

There is a mini-boutique onboard, which sells a selection of logo clothing including t- shirts, caps, CD’s and miscellaneous items. One day during the week, the crew will have a ‘boutique day’. The Indo Aggressor accepts cash, Visa & MasterCard. Sorry, no personal checks, Travelers Checks, Amex or Discover Cards. Purchases and transactions on board the vessel are subject to local taxes and charges. Credit card payments made on board the vessel incur 3% service charge. Many credit card companies are charging a conversion fee. If this happens to you, please contact your credit card company.. The yacht will only accept USD bills that are dated after 2006 due to the banking regulations.

Nitrox/Gas

Unlimited Nitrox is $100 per 7 night charter/ $150 per 10 night charter)

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Komodo Indo Aggressor will be £1400. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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