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Best of Komodo

An 11-day long trip on board the Scubaspa Zen

Length

11 Days

Ship category

Luxury

Ship type

Phinisi Yacht

Capacity

20 Passengers

Best of Komodo

Trip highlights

Witness the legendary Komodo dragons

Dive at iconic sites like Castle Rock

Enjoy sunrise yoga on Padar Island

Dive with dive with the majestic manta rays

The DiveIndonesia experience

Combination of world-class diving and spa relaxation

Exceptional crew-to-guest ratio

Commitment to eco-friendly practices

Gourmet dining experiences

Embark on an 11-day Best of Komodo expedition aboard the Scubaspa Zen, a luxurious blend of adventure and relaxation. This trip is ideal for divers and non-divers alike, featuring some of Komodo National Park's most renowned dive sites and stunning island excursions. Divers will marvel at the vibrant underwater world with visibility ranging from 15 to 30 meters (50 to 100 feet) and water temperatures between 27-30°C (80-86°F), encountering manta rays, reef sharks, and a plethora of colorful marine life.

Non-divers can enjoy guided hikes, snorkeling, yoga sessions, and indulgent spa treatments. From the exhilarating dives at Manta Alley and Castle Rock to the tranquil moments of stargazing and sunrise yoga, the Scubaspa Zen offers a truly unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes and waters of Komodo National Park.

Your ship: ScubaSpa Zen

ScubaSpa Zen Deckplan
ScubaSpa Zen
ScubaSpa Zen Deckplan

What we really love about the Scubaspa Zen is how it perfectly combines luxury and adventure in one stunning phinisi yacht. This 53-meter vessel, crafted with elegance and designed for ultimate comfort, offers a unique liveaboard experience that caters to both divers and non-divers alike.

Imagine waking up to the gentle sway of the ocean, knowing your day will be filled with thrilling dives and indulgent spa treatments. Onboard the Scubaspa Zen, every detail is designed to create an unforgettable experience. With itineraries exploring the vibrant reefs of Raja Ampat, the thrilling waters of K … Read more about ScubaSpa Zen

Cabins

ScubaSpa Zen Sea Star Suite
Sea Star Suite

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Dophin Suite ScubaSpa Zen
Dolphin Suite

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Cowrie Suite ScubSpa Zen
Cowrie Suite

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Owner's Manta Suite ScubaSpa Zen
Owner's Manta Suite

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Map

Itinerary

Your itinerary below may vary, depending on the weather, wildlife breeding, and local conditions.

Labuan Bajo, Komodo
Labuan Bajo, Komodo
Labuan Bajo, Komodo

After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa Zen crew, travel to the harbor and embark Scubaspa ZEN. Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings led by the Cruise Managers will be followed with a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. Anchoring at Labuan Bajo port on the first night, ZEN then departs and heads southwest to Padar Island.

Padar Island
DIN Padar Island
DIN Padar Island

Witness the astonishing sky and calming atmosphere of Padar Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. Padar is heaven for macro lovers; you can spot octopus, nudibranch, frogfish, scorpionfish and ghost pipefish among the impressive sea fans and incredible garden of corals. We will dive at Secret Garden, Tiga Dara (Three Sisters), during the day and Padar Bay in the evening. Dinner will be served in the al fresco restaurant on board while the vessel cruises southeast towards Nusa Kode.

Kode Island, Komodo, Indonesia
Yellow Wall of Texas, Komodo
Yellow Wall of Texas, Komodo

Yellow Wall of Texas

Awake to the peaceful atmosphere of Nusa Kode where one of the signature dive sites of Komodo National Park’s located. Dive at the famous Yellow wall of Texas, a colorful covered with soft corals and sea fans. Explore for smaller critters such as nudibranch, frogfish, and long-nosed hawk fish. Green turtles are often seen feeding on the walls and lobster and octopi are frequently seen. Experience the other stunning sites of Nusa Kode such as Cannibal Rock, known for large schools and vibrant colors, Rhino Rock, a top-notch muck dive site, and Torpedo Alley, a night dive with a chance to see torpedo rays. After the night dive, dinner awaits you at the restaurant while the vessel cruises northwest towards Loh Sera Bay.

GPS Point, Manta Ray, Komodo
Manta Alley, Komodo, Dive site
Manta Alley, komodo

Pink Beach

Manta Alley

Komodo National Park

Kalong Island

Awake in the south of Komodo Island and prepare for a morning dive at Manta Alley. This is the best dive sites to dive with the majestic manta rays in Komodo National Park at a deep cleaning station and shallow alley through the ricks.

Komodo Dragon, Komodo Island, Komodo
Komodo Island, Komodo
Komodo Island, Komodo

Pink Beach

Manta Alley

Komodo National Park

Kalong Island

We will journey up the east coast of Komodo Island to visit its Komodo Dragon Park. No trip Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world's largest lizard. Afterwards, enjoy the scenery and relax at pink beach. The team onboard will prepare a BBQ on deck for a special dinner while the vessel cruises to Northeast towards Siaba Besar.

Siaba Besar Island, Komodo
Turtle City, Komodo
Turtle City, Komodo

Turtle City

Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and prepare for a morning dive to see green turtles and reef sharks. Your second dive will be at Mauan. Located on the west side of Siaba Besar, this small island offers pleasant and unexpected surprises. Scubaspa ZEN will moors overnight in the calm water of Siaba Besar.

Siaba Besar Island, Komodo
Turtle City, Komodo
Turtle City, Komodo

Turtle City

Enjoy a morning dive or stretch your muscles with morning yoga. Enjoy your dive at Mauan for one more chance to see mantas. Afterwards, enjoy a BBQ lunch buffet prepared by our chef. There will be stargazing on the top deck before cruising northwest towards Gili Lawa Darat. We’ll shut down all lights and watch one of the most magical night shows you will ever see.

DIN Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Darat

The Cauldron

Waking in North Komodo, spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat.Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or spend your afternoon with a treatment selection at Spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in the Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks and maybe even dolphins.

Tatawa Island
Napoleon Wrasse, Komodo, Indonesia
Komodo, Indonesia

Early morning cruise to Tatawa where you will make a relaxing kayak tour through the mangroves here before enjoying an adrenaline filled drift dive to see sharks, reef fish and the colorful corals in crystal blue water. Scubaspa ZEN will voyage and moors overnight at Sebayur after dinner.

Sebayur Besar Island
Sebayur Besar Island
Sebayur Besar Island

Enjoy your last day exploring Komodo at Sebayur, a great place for a relaxing dive where you can view a large variety of corals and marine life setting with very little current. Facing the beach, along the right side, is a series of spurs that all have amazing coral formations. Look out to the sea, and you may spot the random pelagic making its way across the ocean. The crew will assist you in rinsing dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The cruise managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a BBQ dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will return to Labuan Bajo that night.

Labuan Bajo, Komodo
Labuan Bajo, Komodo
Labuan Bajo, Komodo

Awake to an early breakfast onboard and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from all crew. You will be accompanied by crew to the airport.

Info

Single Cabin Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option to "Upgrade to single occupancy". This will guarantee you the whole cabin to yourself, for an additional fee. If you don't select this option, then another traveler of the same sex might be placed into the same cabin with you.

What's included

Welcome drink

Unlimited drinking water

Juices, selection of teas and coffee until the end of breakfast

Sixteen (16) to Nineteen (19) dives (tank and weight)

Snorkeling

BBQ on the beach

All Excursions

1 GB of mobile Wi-Fi

Your booking contributes to our Conservation Project.

What's not included

Additional National Park fees, harbor clearance, and local permit

International and domestic flights

Alcoholic beverages

Tips & Gratuities for your Guide and Crew

Dive equipment (available for rent)

Travel Health Insurance

FAQs

Indonesia, with its tropical climate, offers two main diving seasons: the wet season from November to March and the dry season from April to October. Each season provides unique diving experiences, ensuring unforgettable adventures year-round.

Wet Season (November to March) During the wet season, expect increased rainfall and humidity, but warm temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82°F). Rain typically falls in short, intense bursts, allowing plenty of sunny intervals for exploration. This season attracts diverse marine life due to nutrient-rich waters, making it ideal for underwater photography. Additionally, fewer tourists mean less crowded dive sites and lush, vibrant landscapes.

Dry Season (April to October) The dry season is the most popular for diving, with minimal rainfall, lower humidity, and clear skies. Water temperatures range from 27°C (81°F) to 30°C (86°F), and visibility often exceeds 30 meters (98 feet). These conditions create perfect settings for diving and snorkeling, offering calm seas and abundant marine life. It's an excellent time to explore Indonesia's breathtaking underwater world.

Whether you prefer the vibrant marine life of the wet season or the clear waters of the dry season, Indonesia's diverse climate ensures a memorable diving experience. Let us help you plan the perfect liveaboard adventure tailored to your preferences.

Yes. Dive insurance is generally mandatory for liveaboard trips in Indonesia. Most operators and booking platforms require divers to have insurance that covers emergency evacuation, medical treatment, and other dive-related incidents.

Please secure adequate insurance that provides coverage for medical treatment, decompression sickness, injuries, and emergency evacuation from remote areas, ensuring safety and peace of mind. Optional coverage for equipment loss is also beneficial.

Several providers offer comprehensive coverage, including DAN (Divers Alert Network), Dive Assure, and World Nomads. These organizations offer tailored plans to suit different diving needs.

We dedicate 1% of our revenue towards environmental protection. From 2024, V Social will begin setting up its own conservation project, working together with local people. We firmly believe that conservation can be impactful and long-lasting, but that it is only truly effective when done together with people living in the territory.

Travel relies on natural resources and is deeply connected with nature and wildlife. Therefore, responsible and sustainable travel has to include conservation efforts and true care for the places we travel to. The V Social Foundation’s conservation project is an initiative that works with local people to give them ownership of their territory, protect the environment through reforestation and regeneration efforts, and empower the community by handing them over control of the project within five years.

We aim to develop a model that contributes to climate protection, adapts to local conditions instead of harming them, and empowers local people to take over the project in the future. The goal is that this model can be replicated and create a snowball effect among the communities we work with and the destinations we travel to, making travel a true force for good.

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