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Travel Period
Sep 10,2015 - Sep 15,2015
Booking Period
Sep 04,2015 - Sep 09,2015

Trip Details

Liveaboard: MV Black Manta

Destination: Komodo, Indonesia

Duration: 6 days 5 nights

Travel Dates: 10th September 2015 - 15th September 2015

Embarkation/Disembarkation: Labuan Bajo

Promotion Price: USD1,200 (N/P: USD1,750)



Price Includes

  • Accommodation: Double/Twin Shareing
  • All meals
  • Snacks, Hot beverages, coffee, tee and milo
  • 20 dives
  • Tanks and weights
  • Dive guides
  • Free scheduled pick up/drop
  • Fresh hot towel and drinks after every dives


Price Excludes

  • All Flights and hotel
  • Marine park & harbour fee of USD120 (To be paid upon entering)
  • Dive and travel insurance
  • Soft drinks, alcohol, nespresso coffee
  • Diving equipments 



  • No refund, cancellation or amendments allowed upon confirmation of booking.
  • In the event of no show, booking will be forfeited.


The KM Black Manta was built in 2006 and a refurbishment on the lower deck was completed in 2011 July. She is one of the few vessels in Indonesian waters outfitted with a steel hull and twin engines.


The 14-man crew onboard the KM Black Manta are very experienced, friendly and hard working. Divers are quickly put at ease by their helpfulness and cheer.


Our services on board include a Nitrox membrane system, 10 sets of full dive gear, two masseuses, Nespresso coffee-making machine, housekeeping and laundry, as well as personal sea-safe tracking devices. Beverages such as coffee, tea, Milo and drinking water are offered free of charge. Soft drinks, beers and wine are for sale. Meals onboard are mainly Indonesian and Western fare served buffet-style.


Brief Itinerary (schedules are subjected to changes according to weather and sea condition)

Day 1. (2 -3 dives) 8am -10am, Domestic flight from Bali (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). Flight time around 1 hour (remember our local agent can help you to book). Arrive LBJ, register in National Park office to pay Marine Park fee. Check in Black Manta, Welcome & Briefing, & lunch. Check dive at Bidadari & night dive at Pulau Sebayor.
Day 2. (4 dives) North Komodo; Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Shot Gun, Gili Lawa. Pinnacles & drift dives full of action with hunting fish; jacks & sharks!
Day 3. (4 dives) North Komodo; Tatawa Besar & Kecil, Batu Bolong, Wainilu. Tons of Anthias, Napoleon wrasse, sharks, much night dive.
Day 4. (4 dives) South Komodo; Nusa Kode; Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall, Torpedo Alley, Crinoid Crack. Macro; nudibranchs, octopus, frogfish, pigmy seahorses, & more.
Day 5. (4 dives) South Komodo; Manta Alley or Makassar Reef to fly with mantas, then Tenga or Padar Island for one of our favourite regions in the park, such as 3 Sisters and Pillarsteen.
Day 6. (2 dives) North Komodo; Makassar Reef, Bonsai rock. This is followed by a walk on the wide side in search of Komodo Dragons, and trekking on one of the local Islands, then back on board to wash gear relax as we sail towards Labuan Bajo, where you spend last night on Black Manta in Bajo Port.
Day 7. (0 dives) 6am; check out after breakfast, farewells, and transfer to airport in time for Check?in & flight. Take your pre?booked flight from Labuan Bajo to Bali.
Recommended to bring your own 5mm long semi?dry, rash?vest, hood, & gloves for Southern Komodo cooler waters (Between 22 - 26 degree celcius)

Water Temp: South 22-26 degrees Celsius; North & Central 26- 28 degrees Celsius 

Air Temp: 25-30 degrees Celsius

Visibility: 20-40 meters,

Diving Level: intermediate to advanced, 

Best Time to Dive: May to October


Travel Info

By Air


The best option to reach Labuan Bajo is to fly to Bali and catch a connecting flight to Labuan Bajo Airport: 


Airlines that operates to Labuan Bajo via Bali:

  • Wing Air (Lion Air)
  • Garuda Indonesia


Boat Transfer

Departure; 3.30pm, 1st Day  Bajo Port, Labuan Bajo, Western Flores. Or earlier if everyone arrives before and all Trip Preparations have been completed. Free transfer from Airport or local hotel to Bajo Port (15 mins) on Trip Departure day.

Return; 6am, Last Day  Bajo Port, Labuan Bajo, Western Flores. After we give you a breakfast and after farewells take you to the Airport (LBJ) in time for Check-in & flight or local hotel.



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