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Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia

West Flores to Bali

An 11-day voyage aboard the Seahorse

Length

11 Days

Ship category

Luxury

Ship type

Phinisi Yacht

Capacity

16 Passengers

West Flores - Sumbawa - Bali

Trip highlights

Dive with manta rays

Discover volcanic landscapes

Enjoy easy dives with turtles

Trek through iconic hills

The DiveIndonesia experience

Unparalleled biodiversity from macro critters to pelagic giants

Benefit from the expertise of the highly experienced dive guides

Well-rounded adventure with guided snorkeling, cultural excursions, and land activities

High crew-to-guest ratio, ensuring personalized attention

Embark on an unforgettable 11-day adventure aboard the Seahorse, starting in Labuan Bajo and ending in Bali. This expedition offers a unique combination of world-famous dive sites in Komodo National Park, the lesser-known beauty of the Sumbawa Islands, and the dynamic Gili Islands. Expect to dive in a variety of conditions, from pelagic dives with sharks in strong currents to gentle drift and macro dives. The trip also includes guided snorkeling and land excursions to explore local culture and natural landmarks. Perfect for divers of all levels, this trip guarantees a comprehensive and exhilarating underwater experience.

Your ship: Seahorse

MSY Seahorse, DiveIndonesia
Air Drone Pictures, MSY Seahorse
Deck Plan, MSY Seahorse

What sets the Seahorse apart is its dedication to delivering a top-notch diving experience in Indonesia’s most sought-after locations. This traditional Phinisi schooner, built in 2005 and extensively refurbished in 2018, combines classic charm with modern comfort, making it a favorite among avid divers.

Imagine starting your day with a breathtaking sunrise over the ocean, followed by a series of dives that reveal the underwater treasures of Indonesia. The Seahorse’s itineraries are crafted to take you to premier diving destinations like Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, and Cenderawasih Bay. With am … Read more about Seahorse

Cabins

Double Bed Seaview (Main Deck), Cabin 8, MSY Seahorse
Sea View Cabin

Type:

Matrimonial

Max. occupancy:

2

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Twin Beds (Lower Deck), Cabin 5, MSY Seahorse
Twin Cabin

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Twins

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2

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Double Twin Bed, Lower Deck, MSY Seahorse
Twin/Double Cabin

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

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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

Welcome aboard the Seahorse. Arrive at Labuan Bajo before noon, where our crew will greet you and assist with your luggage. After safety briefings, crew introductions, and cabin allocations, take some time to familiarize yourself with the vessel. Enjoy your first evening on board as we set sail towards Komodo National Park. Relax and prepare for the adventure ahead while taking in the breathtaking sunset over the Flores Sea.

DIN Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Darat

The Golden Passage

The Cauldron

Begin your diving adventure in the northern part of Komodo National Park. Dive among some of the world’s most beautiful reefs, rich with hard and soft corals. Encounter schools of anthias, wrasses, angelfish, and predators like reef sharks, tunas, and giant kingfish. Highlights include sites like Shotgun and Golden Passage, where you can experience pelagic dives with strong currents and vibrant marine life. End the day with a night dive and ascend a mount to admire the sunset over the Komodo mountains.

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

Pink Beach

Komodo National Park

Begin your diving adventure in the northern part of Komodo National Park. Dive among some of the world’s most beautiful reefs, rich with hard and soft corals. Encounter schools of anthias, wrasses, angelfish, and predators like reef sharks, tunas, and giant kingfish. Highlights include sites like Shotgun and Golden Passage, where you can experience pelagic dives with strong currents and vibrant marine life. End the day with a night dive and ascend a mount to admire the sunset over the Komodo mountains.

Komodo Island, Komodo
Tatawa Island
Tatawa Besar, Komodo

Batu Bolong

Tatawa Besar

Explore the central area of Komodo National Park, known for its clear, warm waters and diverse dive sites. Dive choices depend on the tides to ensure optimal conditions. Notable sites include Batu Bolong, with dramatic seascapes and abundant fish life, and Tatawa Besar, famous for its stunning soft corals. Enjoy a mix of wall dives, drift dives, and colorful drop-offs. In the evening, relax on board and share your diving experiences with fellow adventurers.

Kode Island, Komodo, Indonesia
Manta Sandy, Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat
Manta Alley, Komodo

Cannibal Rock

Manta Alley

Head to the southern region of Komodo, starting with dives at Manta Alley, where you can swim alongside majestic manta rays. Continue to Nusa Kode, a macro diver's paradise with vibrant soft corals and an array of small marine creatures. Highlights include Cannibal Rock, renowned for its macro life. The water is cooler here, around 22°C (72°F), so a 5mm wetsuit is recommended. Enjoy a night dive and marvel at the nocturnal marine life.

Banta Island, Komodo
Banta Island, Komodo
K2, Banta Island, Komodo

K2

Dive at Pulau Banta, famous for sites like Highway to Hell and K2. These dives offer encounters with reef mantas and stunning underwater landscapes. In the evening, watch the sunset over the Sangeang volcano, creating a perfect backdrop for a night dive. The volcanic activity adds a unique element to the underwater scenery, with black sand contrasting against the colorful marine life.

Sangeang Island, Sumbawa
Sangeang Island, Sumbawa
Hot Rocks, Sangeang Island, Sumbawa

Hot Rocks

Explore the volcanic island of Pulau Sangeang, known for its black sand and rich macro life. Dive sites here feature soft and black corals, vibrant and contrasting against the volcanic sand. Look out for critters like nudibranchs, seahorses, and frogfish. Visit the local boat-building community and learn about their traditional craftsmanship. The island's volcanic gas releases add an exciting element to the dives.

Satonda Island, Sumbawa
Satonda Lake, Sumbawa
Moyo Island, Sumbawa

Satonda Lake

Arrive at Pulau Moyo in the morning and dive in its nutrient-rich waters, home to a diverse range of marine life. After diving, trek on Satonda Island, where you can witness bat flights at dusk. This island also offers beautiful landscapes and the opportunity to explore its unique ecosystem. Prepare for an overnight sail to the Gili Islands, enjoying the tranquil night at sea.

Gili Islands, lombok, Indonesia
Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia
Gili Islands, Lombok, Indonesia

Conclude your diving adventure with two easy dives in the Gili Islands. These dives are perfect for encountering turtles, reef sharks, and colorful reef fish in pristine waters. Take some time to explore the vibrant life on the islands, enjoy a drink while watching the sunset, and reflect on the incredible journey. The relaxed atmosphere and stunning surroundings make for a perfect end to the trip.

Benoa, Bali

Disembark in Bali before noon. Our crew will assist with your luggage and airport transfers, ensuring a smooth transition to your onward journey. Take a moment for farewell and group pictures with your fellow adventurers and the Seahorse crew, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable expedition.

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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

All meals onboard. Almost all dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - please ask us about your needs.

Drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks on board.

Accommodation on board.

Snorkeling sessions - whenever possible.

Activities - according to weather conditions and the final trip itinerary.

All transport to and from the ship: Pick-up and drop-off by the crew directly from and to the airport or hotel.

English-speaking guides for all dives (1 guide for 4 divers maximum).

Briefings before each dive.

Equipment: Aluminum tanks (80 cf /12 lts), weights and belts.

Nitrox (for certified divers)

Your booking contributes to our Conservation Project.

What's not included

International and domestic flights

Alcoholic beverages (you can bring your own)

Diving equipment rental

Port and park fees (150 EUR p.p)

Fuel surcharge (100 EUR p.p)

Crew gratuities

Massage services

Worth Knowing

For this trip, a with a minimum of 30 dives is necessary and dive level of Advanced Open Water or CMAS level 2.

Every diver must provide proof of insurance covering medical evacuation and treatment for dive-related injuries.

The tipping recommendation is 10-15% of the cruise rate.

Your cruise director will inform you of special rules and regulations if you visit locations in protected areas.

On board payments (Dive equipment rental, drinks, park entry fees, fuel surcharge etc..) have to be done in cash.

Currencies accepted onboard are Euros, US Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Australian Dollars, Yen, Swiss Francs and Indonesian Rupiah.

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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