Cruising The Full Indonesian Archipelago
Sport Divers looking for one of the BEST !
Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat, Alor Archipelago, Triton Bay, West Papua
For divers looking for the best !
|Dates||Nights||Area||Embark- Disembark||Price per person||Availability||Conservation Fees|
|Jan 07 -15||8||Komodo||Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo||2.800 USD||Full boat charter available||Additional fee 130$|
|Jan 18 -26||8||Komodo||Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo||2.800 USD||Full boat charter available||Additional fee 130$|
|Holiday during monsoon season|
|April 1-10||10||Bali - Komodo||Bali - Labuan Bajo||3.500 USD||Full boat charter available||Additional fee 130$|
|April 13 - 20||7||Komodo||Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo||2.450 USD||Full boat charter available||Additional fee 130$|
|April 22- 28||6||Komodo||Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo||2.100 USD||Full boat charter available||Additional fee 130$|
|May 01 - 07||7||Komodo||Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo||2.450 USD||Full boat charter available||Additional fee 130$|
|May 10 -18||8||Komodo||Labuan bajo - Labuan Bajo||2.800 USD||Full boat charter available||Additional fee 130$|
|May 21-29||8||Komodo||Labuan bajo - Labuan Bajo||2.800 USD||Full boat charter available||Additional fee 130$|
Total Luxury is the term that comes to mind with considering KLM Atasita. With only 6 massive main deck cabins , this vessel is designed with servict as keyhours of water ski time. The crew of KLM Atasita has been selected from experienced crew members of may of our Fleets best
This vessel carries a MAX of 12 passengers and therefore private chartering should be considered if there are 12 in your party. the full boat charter rate for 2016 is 4,800 USD/Night for the whole boat.
This vessel provides Diving Serices included in the price, but the program is tailored to the needs of the guest, if you dive you are serviced, if you to not, land programs and treks are provided. Son do not be mislead by the text below, this is an adventure and a dive boat in one program !
ITINERARY BIMA - LABUAN BAJO (KOMODO) 8 Day / 7 Night
Day 1 dives: 2
We will take a 1hour flight from Bali to Bima, in Sulawesi. After a 30minute drive we will reach the Bima port and embark on the Atasita. Our western cruise director will introduce you to the crew and a safety briefing will be done. While we have lunch the captain will bring the boat to our first dive site – Check dive in Bima Bay. A site famous for weird and wonderful critters such as Mimic octopus, frog fish and Harlequin shrimp.
After sunset, we'll get ready for a night dive. Check that the battery in your camera is full as this is great place for macro photo – hunters! - wonderpus, stonefish, thorny seahorse.
Number of dives: 3
We start the day at the volcanic island of Sangeang, rising up from the sea floor to 2000m above sea level. During an ancient eruption, lava flow created a unique and spectacular topography here. Black hardened lava and sandy bottom covered with colorful soft corals gives a great contrast and makes this area a favorite for many divers. On some sandy areas you can see bubbles of sulfur coming out of the bottom of this still active volcano. Many beautiful tropical fish find shelter between the corals, as does Ribbon eel, Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, and ghost pipe fish. We will dive in famous dive sites such as: Deep Purple and Bubble reef.
Lunch will be served at 12am. During the lunch we will sail further to Banta Island where we will do a night dive. Our dive site, Small world- the name tells it all! Great quantity of macro things: colorful nudibranchs, crabs, and frog fish…
Number of dives: 4
We will be in North Komodo visiting the famous dive sites Crystal Rock, Shot Gun, and Castel Rock.
Crystal and Castle rock are two sea mounts and Shotgun is a channel between two islands. The currents whipping through this area bring huge amounts of nutrition for small fish, which attracts bigger fish, and bigger… great places for shark and pelagic lovers. White tip, Black tip sharks, dolphins, Doggies, all kinds of big things and the area is full of great, healthy coral. Prepare your wide-angle lenses!
Our night dive will be done in Lawa bay. A small wall starting from 5m and dropping down to 25m, it is a perfect place to make some great night photos of all kinds of soft and hard corals, as well as all the small creatures living and hiding among them. Usually, there is a very slow current so all the corals and polyps are wide open for food to collect. Pay attention, from time to time in the shallows, often during a night dive, white tip shark are spotted patrolling around.
Number of dives: 4
Our dive sites today will be:
Under the water, this rock is covered with a huge amount of soft and hard corals and is full of fish life. Almost a wall, the slope on both sides drops down 35m and very strong currents passing just next to it brings a lot of nutrition to this abundant habitat. Another name for this site is Current City. In the shallows watch anemone fish and look out for turtles munching on the corals. Giant trevally, white tip reef sharks, snappers and emperor fish tend to congregate here. This site presents particularly good opportunities for both macro and wide-angle photography.
The West side of this small rocky outcrop presents a fantastic underwater terrain with enormous slabs of rock that have been worn down to form channels, canyons, caves and swim-troughs. On the North plateau crocodile fish lie on the scenic reef among a whole host of reef fish and schooling fusiliers.
An exhilarating drift dive along the shallow flat bottom interspersed with patches of coral reef teeming with life. This place is famous as a feeding station for mantas and they usually appear in huge numbers. Many times we met schools of 20-30 Mantas at once! There are also chances to see turtles, eagle rays, white tip and black tip reef sharks.
This night dive is situated off the North of Rinca Island. The hard coral reef in the shallows is the home of many different critters, including juvenile Harlequin sweetlips and batfish. Away from the reef the sandy slope is scattered with pulsing soft corals which hide demon stingers, starry night octopus and a moray eel not yet classified by the scientists and only found here in Wainilo.
Number of dives: 2
Today we will go to looking for Komodo Dragons. Breakfast will be served at 7am, as we will want an early start. Beginning our walk while the sun is not yet high in the sky so not too hot, on our trek for Komodo dragons we can also see big water buffalo, wild deer and wild boars. After we see these amazing animals we will take a rest on board and enjoy an early lunch, served at 12am. During lunch the Atasita will move further to the south to our next stop and dive site.
The sites here are full of interesting and beautiful features such as massive steps and huge towers of stone, all wrapped in hard and soft corals and dotted with nudibranchs, small caves and overhangs. Reef sharks and umphead parrot fish are among the bigger creatures we can see in this area. There is also a towering coral spire with a small cave at the bottom housing some huge lobsters. Later, we sail further south to Nusa Kode (Horseshoe Bay) and the dive site Torpedo Alley (night dive). The sloping reef is home to the 'holy grail' of fish- the rhinopia or weedy and paddle-flap scorpion fish. Nudibranchs, frogfish, seamoths and pipefish also camouflage themselves in the coral here.
Number of dives: 4
We will be in Nusa Kode, a place where the dragons walk together with dears and monkeys on the beach. If you are brave enough, you can even feed the dragons from the tender!
One of the top ten dives sites in the world according to some diving publications is situated in this bay. The nutrient rich bay creates the most spectacular congregation of hard and soft corals. Sponges, ascidians, sea squirts and tube anemones are abundant. A great diversity of nudibranchs can be seen here, along with frogfish, turtles, cuttlefish and other reef fish too. Due to the location of this bay and the greater nutrients, the water can be colder and the visibility a bit greener but neither one of these factors can spoil the amazing diving to be had here.
Yellow Wall of Texas
This wall is located at the entrance to Horseshoe Bay, beautifully draped with yellow and orange soft corals, it is named by the diving explorer Larry Smith from Texas, USA. Look inside the soft corals for the tiny ladybug and scour the wall for vibrant nudibranchs. Schools of fusiliers and surgeon fish embellish the shallow coral heads. From time to time, check out the open water, opposite the wall, as very often Giant trevally, big Barracuda or Bull ray can be seen here.
After tree dives in a macro world, you can pull up your head and switch your eyes to wide angle. This rock is in the middle of a channel surrounded by strong currents, usually a good sign for tons of fish. As the island was rising from the sea floor, huge rocks fell and formed big caves around the main island. Big schools of fish and big pelagic can often be seen here.
Pink beach (night dive)
The simple topography makes this site an ideal sunset or night dive. A mini wall can be found in the middle of the reef where clouds of glassfish swarm in the cracks and crevices. An abundant amount of fish life and unusual critters, including Leaf scorpion fish, Crocodile fish, nudibranchs and frogfish, also make their home here.
Number of dives: 2
Save the best for last! Pulau Tengah and Tatawa Kecil Point!
Pulau Tengah At the north-east tip of the island there is a wall connected to a long reef extending along the west side. The wall is coated in sponges, sea fans and colorful soft corals. This place is unique because of the big number of big fish including a school of Long nose emperor that can sometimes reach up to 50 large.
Tatawa kecil – The perfect place for the last dive of our trip. A gentle slope continues for hundreds of meters and is home to a huge diversity of fish, corals and is very often visited by Manta Rays and Turtles feeding in shallow water.
Sunset we will open our sails. This is a perfect opportunity to photograph the Atasita at sunset. After the photo shoot, our crew will prepare a barbeque on the white sandy beach… and finally you can enjoy a glass of wine and a final evening of celebration.
Breakfast will be served at 7:30am. After saying goodbye to the crew and a brief overland transfer in Labuan Bajo, we will catch our flight to Bali at 10:40am.