Komodo Island

Where is Komodo?
Komodo National Park consist of 3 major islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar. Komodo National Park is in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, and is located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores at the border of the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTP) provinces. The total size of Komodo National Park is presently 1,817 km2 from where 603 km2 of land.

How do I get to Komodo?
Epica Liveaboard is a 7day/8night return adventure trip from Gili Trawangan, Lombok spending 3 full days in the Komodo region. We can also arrange pick ups from other Gilis or Lombok. Getting to Gili Trawangan is easy with a fast boat service from Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport) or from Lombok (Lombok International Airport).
Current Junkies Liveaboard operates from Labuan Bajo, Flores. Labuan Bajo has a domestic airport with several connections to multiple destinations around Indonesia. Regular local ferry is also available departing from Benoa Harbour (Bali) to Labuan Bajo. Alternatively, you can come through land transportation from island to island. From Bali you would have to cross through 2 islands, namely Lombok and Sumbawa.
Scuba Republic team is also happy to recommend airlines, fast boat companies, other activities and accommodation before and after your trip.

What does Scuba Republic offer in Komodo?
At the moment Scuba Republic has 2 Liveaboards operating in the Komodo region offering world class diving to suit all different levels from beginner to advanced.

What can I expect to see there?
Komodo National Park boasts over 1000 different species of fish, 260 different types of reef building coral and 60 different types of soft coral.
For example
Mantas
Pelagics such as large Dog Tooth Tuna, GT’s, Bluefin Trevally, Spanish Mackerel and Eagle rays
Beautiful Reef Fish
Hairy Frogfish, Mimic/wunderpus, Dragonets, Nudi’s

What is included in Scuba Republic Liveaboards?
Professional, informative and friendly crew guiding and taking care of you
3 meals a day with snacks, coffee, tea and drinking water

What is not included?
Transport to join the vessel
Dive Equipment, rental is USD20 per day
National Park Fee

Can I see Komodo Dragons?
Epica Liveaboard visits the Komodo Dragons on the Rinca Island.

What is the weather like?
The climate here is tropical, averaging 25C to 30C. Water temperatures range from 25-29C in the North and 22-28C in the South and can change rapidly due to tidal movements and currents.
The region has a dry and wet season that alternates each year. Generally, the wet season is from November to March and the dry season from April to October. Heaviest rainfalls are usually recorded in December, January and into February, with high humidity conditions. Even in the height of the rainy season, the rain rarely falls all day