Komodo National Park includes one of the richest marine environments in the world including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays.
An incredible array of rich marine life is waiting for all types of divers. From brilliantly coloured reefs teeming with fishes and invertebrates to roaming shoals of fishes scattered by giant trevallies, white and black tip reef sharks as well as the occasional turtle paddling by.
Due to its strong tidal currents, the timing of a dive is crucial. The easiest way to be at the right place at the right time is by joining a liveaboard. Our local Fleet consists of two budget-friendly, comfortable boats. Busy Girl’s permanent home is the Komodo National Park, where she seeks the thrill of currents with only 4 divers at a time. The Jaya is more migratory in nature and moves seasonally between Komodo and Raja Ampat. She caters to a maximum of 14 divers.
Our professional crew has years of experience and is intimately familiar with the region and its challenges. During the trip, safety is always a priority when choosing dive sites and dive profiles. Before every dive, currents and conditions are checked to make sure the site is suitable for all divers. A comprehensive briefing on topography, currents and possible marine life encounters precedes all water activities.
As much as we enjoy crowded dive sites, we prefer the fishy variation. We try to avoid the rush hours and limit our dive groups to 4 guests per guide.
Every staff member on our liveaboards is passionate about the marine life and our environment. We are conscious of the impact we have on it and do our best to keep it to a minimum. We run our boats as eco-friendly as reality and budget allows and serve fresh, locally produced food within the limits of availability.
We are looking forward to taking you on an epic journey through the land of the dragons!
The Jaya is our expedition vessel. She moves seasonally between Komodo, Raja Ampat and long-range expeditions.
Built in 1999, she has sailed and ventured the waters of South East Asia with her faithful captain who has been running the boat since the beginning. Jaya is a very strong and capable boat designed to explore the fantastic world around us.
Jaya itself is designed from the keel up to appear as a Phinisi sailing schooner, using traditional methods that have served the Bugis people of South Sulawesi for centuries. This boat is completely hand built over the course of eighteen months and looks stunning with her six sails up.
The upper deck has plenty of shaded space for lounging, napping, eating or just enjoying the breath-taking scenery as it quietly passes by. It includes four small separate tables with round the edge seating so that you can spread out in the space in between dives. On the sun deck area, you find beanbags for your afternoon nap, sunbathing or for star gazing at night.
The dive deck is equipped with tank spaces around the edge while the centre provides room to store fins and masks, hanging space for wetsuits and freshwater containers for torches and cameras.
Below deck six cabins accommodate a total of 14 guests. The 4 twin bed shares and 2 triple bed shares are each equipped with an AC unit to keep you refreshed and power sockets for charging. Three shared bathrooms provide freshwater showers, shampoo and soap to keep up with basic hygiene.
The Jaya endeavours to hit all the top diving spots in each region to provide a schedule packed with phenomenal diving and breath-taking land visits!
- 3 meals per day
- Drinking water, tea, and coffee
- Light snacks and refreshments
- Fresh towels and linens
- Weights, weight belts, and tanks (DIN tanks available)
- Dive guide
- Komodo National Park fees (IDR 275,000 per day or 350,000 on Sundays and public holidays)
- Transport between airport/hotels and our dive center
- Dive equipment (rental prices per day below)
- BCD: 5 USD
- Regulator: 5 USD
- Boots & Fins: 4 USD
- Wetsuit: 4 USD
- Mask: 2 USD
- Dive computer rental: 5 USD (Dive computer use is mandatory on this trip)
- Torch, apart from night dives 5 USD per day
- 15 liter tank 15 USD per day
- Crew gratuities
- Course dives (inquire for current prices and availability)
- Private guide (inquire for current prices and availability)
- Soft drinks and beer
- Cash payments of EUR, USD, and IDR or credit cards (plus 3%) are accepted
Busy Girl stays in the Komodo National Park all year round. She chases after the most exhilarating dive sites where the fast moving, nutrient rich water of the Indonesian Throughflow attracts spectacular marine life.
Originally a former Australian fishing boat built from Tasmanian Pine, Busy Girl was redesigned as a Diving Vessel in 2011 to comfortably accommodate 4 guests.
Below deck, she features a double cabin with en-suite bathroom and a twin cabin with shared bathroom. Our cabins are fan assisted with freshwater showers, providing complimentary shampoo and soap.
Equipped with both inside and outside dining area as well as a chill-out deck with beanbags, the Busy Girl provides ample intimate spaces for taking in the vistas, eating and socialising.
The dive deck is at sea level, with 2 tank stations per diver allowing us to fill the spare tanks while we are off diving so that the boat remains as quiet as possible between dives and overnight. Busy Girl may be small, but her size and agility allow us to approach most dive sites directly, entering the water with a giant stride or by a short ride in our tender.
We pride ourselves in finding the perfect drop point, even in a strong current. Simply by offering flexibility and hitting dive sites at the optimum time – divers will be given the chance to experience Komodo at its best.
Our trips on the Busy Girl are unique, action-packed; designed for the adventurous, more seasoned diver. We require a minimum Advanced Certificate and 40 logged dives. Although you do not need to have experience in currents – you should be comfortable in the water and open to learning new skills.
During our quest we will introduce you to negative entries, navigating different types of currents and teach you how to become one with the flow – without damaging the delicate marine environment. By the time you leave Busy Girl, you’ll be a true Current Junkie.
Get ready for the ride of your life!