Holiday Reference: TRP 33644

Holiday information

  • Uber luxurious and spacious liveaboard
  • Range of large and generous cabins including master suite
  • Outdoor dining with full table service
  • Optional land excursions throughout trip
  • Average Water Temp: 27 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 27 - 30 C
  • Average Visability: 5 - 30m
  • Good for: Macro, Dragons, Reefs
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • Speedy drift dives and overwhelming bio diversity are the hallmarks of this trip and everywhere you look pristine reefs and rare macro, some only found in this region.

Liveaboard Details

WAOW takes space, excellence and luxury to a whole new level in Indonesia. This is a vast liveaboard offering itineraries in some of Indonesia's most exciting dive spots. Launched in April 2012, WAOW builds on years' of diving experience and every ...

WAOW takes space, excellence and luxury to a whole new level in Indonesia. This is a vast liveaboard offering itineraries in some of Indonesia's most exciting dive spots. Launched in April 2012, WAOW builds on years' of diving experience and everything you could ever want has been put on board for your complete comfort. If you want the very best, then make WAOW your next Indonesian diving liveaboard.

No detail has been forgotten in the design of WAOW. There are only 9 cabins on this vast vessel. The 6 deluxe cabins are twin or double bedded and probably larger than the largest cabins on most other boats. The 2 Superior cabins include a lounge area in each cabin. And the vast master cabin also has a private sundeck. All of the cabins have private bathrooms with shower, separate WC and air conditioning, desk, entertainment system, LED lighting and each cabin has a day bed which can sleep a 3rd person if needed. Each cabin is dedicated to an artist (Gauguin, Miro, Klimt, Kandinsky etc) and decorated to suit.

WAOW has undeniable wow factor and it is not just in the cabins. The saloon area has plenty of space for lounging around. Head up to the sundeck to find a sunny or shady corner. Enjoy the view as you sail between the myriad of tiny islands and reef tops that pepper the seas. The onboard massage therapist will help you while away an hour (paid locally). Or grab a windsurf or fishing rod for your down time between dives. There is a dedicated camera room for charging and storing the all important photographic kit. And the dive deck is expansive, with more than enough space for everyone.

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Itinerary Details

Komodo National Park A raft of luxurious liveaboards to dive Komodo with speedy drift dives, overwhelming bio diversity and pelagic action. Everywhere you look pristine reefs and rare macro, some only found in this region.

Komodo National Park Description

Komodo National Park is well known for the ferocious looking dragons but it is also growing in reputation as being a must do dive destination in Indonesia. The unique ecology of the area, formed by volcanic activity, has shaped a diver's paradise underwater with muck dives, walls and more marine life than you could ever see in a single liveaboard holiday. Sail off into the sunset as your Komodo liveaboard wends its ways between the hundreds of islands that dot the horizon. Dive after dive reveals the immense bio diversity from vast pelagics to microscopic macro and vibrant reefs that are so characteristic of this corner of Indonesia. Dive into the bluest sea and discover over 260 coral species, 70 different sponges and no less that 1000 species of fish... What more could any diver that is serious about seeing unsurpassed reef diving want?

The Komodo National Park itinerary is filled with exotic and far flung dives that will make your log book the envy of others. Sangeang, Banta, Satonda and Komodo are the focal points of the trip and each has a distinctive flavour. Sangeang is a tiny speck of an island, surrounded by volcanic lava ridges and overflowing with critters. Sangeang and Satonda islands are the macro capitals of this itinerary, Decorator crabs, popcorn shrimp and squat lobsters are some of miniscule marvels you can find on the black sands. Garden eels sway, poking out from the seabed. Can you find the clown anglerfish or ghost pipefish? If you are want to find pelagics, Banta Island is the place to head. The strong currents and cold upwellings draw sharks, tuna, barracuda and mackerel to the walls. The itinerary spends 5 full days around Komodo national park itself, where manta, dolphins and reef sharks all await. Dive after dive unfolds - enjoy the show as the pristine coral walls delight. Harlequin sweetlips shy away around massive gorgonians (home to microscopic pygmy seahorses). Weave around pinnacles, looking for scorpion fish, crocodile fish and longnose hawkfish. The variety is endless.

The Komodo national park itinerary is a must see for all photographers and videographers. Clear viz, year round warm water and boundless subjects posing before yo,u mean you will return from your liveaboard not only feeling refreshed but with images that take pride of place. If you love reef diving, then this is the holiday for you! The reefs need to be seen to be believed. Never tried your hand at muck diving? Find out what all the fuss is about as your float over dark sands looking for weird and wonderful creatures. There are some fast drifts on this itinerary so some experience of drift diving is essential as is an SMB. We would also recommend a reef hook which can be used on some sites. But most of all, the Komodo National Park itinerary will suit any diver that wants to escape from the world on an extended liveaboard holiday, being pampered above the water and astonished beneath the waves.

You can dive Komodo from several liveaboards, each offering different trip durations. This means that the exact itinerary will depend on which boat and duration you chose. Please ask your travel consultant at the time of booking to outline in more detail your proposed itinerary and dive sites.

Want to know more about Komodo National Park?

Komodo National Park contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Save £650 WAOW sets the new standards of luxury in Indonesian liveaboards - the perfect combo for exploring the outstanding reefs and walls of Komodo. 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 board WAOW. Our trip package is based on a twin deluxe cabin (full board) - various cabin upgrades are available. All trips are fully guided by 2 expert dive guides and include 12lt tank, weights, full board and soft drinks. There are usually 3/4 dives a day. At the end of you trip you will return to Bali. Depending on your international flight times you may require an overnight in a Bali hotel. Flights are usually with Malaysian Airlines (from Heathrow) or KLM but this can vary. Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal liveaboard rates. UK passport holders no longer need to pay for a visa on arrival in Bali. All transfers are included. Excluded are the Komodo park fees ($130), alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox ($12/day) and any souvenirs or private guiding services. Depending on your exact route, there may be $120 fuel surcharge

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


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