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Far East & Australia - Liveaboards


Australia & the Far East is home to some of the world’s most exciting and sought after scuba diving and perfect diving holiday locations. Visit sites that haven’t changed since the dawn of diving to glide along some of the most picturesque and impressive walls and distant coral seas - dive holidays dreams are made of.

Visit one of the seven wonders of the world – The Great Barrier Reef which runs some 2000 miles along the north western coast of Australia.

Manado and Wakatobi off the north and south east of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Manado's Bunaken Marine park is within 30 minutes of the authentic and unassuming accomodation. Wakatobi offers the best of luxury accommodation & liveaboards. Both are world class diving locations. Photographers will enjoy diving in Lembehwhere there are specialist led diving weeks and camera rooms.

Layang, Layang off the coast of Saba is largely unexplored with 50m visibility and famous for hammerheads. This reclaimed 50 acre island offers spectacular wall diving plus giant mantas and morays.

Offering excellent value in the Far East is in the Philippines with some of the best diving in all asia. dive sites. It has the widest choice of dive sites from deep dives, drift dives, wreck sites and many more. Our latest edition to the programme is our choice of liveaboard to Sipadan, Borneo on the north east coast of Malaysia. See 1000s of schooling pelagics, visit world class muck, reef and wall dive sites - some of the best in the world. And finally, Thailand, ideal for leisurely diving, stunning beaches and perfect for non-divers too.


Komodo Indo Aggressor Liveaboard - Komodo, Indonesia, Far East & Australia

For your scuba diving and  liveaboard holiday to the Komodo National Park, the luxury Komodo Indo Aggressor liveaboard offers you chance to see a wide variety of dive sites on 7, 10, 11 or 13 night itineraries. Initially designed to conserve the unique species - the flesh eating Komodo dragon, the UNESCO World Heritage Komodo National Park,now offers protection to a wide variety of life in the water as well as on land. Covering 1,817 square kilometers, one of the best ways to visit and dive the islands is by liveaboard. Our recommended itineraries offer choices to include Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa, Alor Archipelago and East Flores.

Location
The Komodo Dancer is based on Flores Island park of the Komodo National Park. 

Accommodation
A 98’  finely crafted wooden sailing yachit, with twin masts, built in the Pinisi style. It offers comfortable cruising with 8 double or twin staterooms for up to 16 passengers. with a choice of deluxe staterooms with queen bed, 2 Owner’s staterooms with two single beds or one Asian king bed, and 4 twin staterooms with two twin bunk beds (European style).  Each stateroom has ensuite private toilet, shower and sink, extra storage and individual climate control.

Facilities
Spacious air conditioned salon and dining area with separate seating areas. there is a TV, compact disk player, DVD player and stereo in the main salon. The sun deck with shading, table, lounges and deck chairs. Her diving amenities include freshwater rinse showers, camera table and nitrox. 

Sample Itineraries

The Indo Aggressor, formerly known as the Komodo Dancer, offers a choice of 4 different itineraries. Choose from 7, 10 and 11 night cruises: the Komodo Deep South (7 nights); Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa & Komodo National Park (11 nights); Komodo National Park (10 nights); Alor Archipelago, East Flores and Wakatobi (10 nights).


Tulamben, Bali, East Sumbawa, Komodo National Park
Departing from Bali's Benoa, heading North-East to Tulamben, Bali with first dive - famous USS Liberty Wreck, Seraya and Drop Off. Next head East to Moyo and Satonda Island, Bima Bay, Sangeang Volcano, Banta Island and the best of the Komodo National Park dive sites. The itinerary ends and disembarks in Labuan Bajo, Flores. Enjoy hiking in Gili Lawa Darat and Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons. On the way from Satonda Island, thousands of fruit bats can be seen in the evening.

Highlights of the itinerary: USS Liberty Wreck, abundance and diverse in soft corals, schooling jacks, oceanic white tip sharks, underwater bubbles from Sangeang Volcano, excellent macro life, octopus, manta rays, eagle rays, occasional Molas in Manta Alley, the Komodo Dragon Walk, fruit bats from Satonda Island.


Komodo Deep South
The itinerary starts and finishes in Labuan Bajo, Flores and this itinerary focused on diving the best of the South Komodo National Park. Planned dive sites include Padar Island, Langkoi, Horseshoe Bay, South West Flores, Mota Island and the Mola Straits (The channel between Rinca Island and Flores). This is only possible in the 1st quarter of the year during the North West Monsoon). Mota Island and Mola Straits are only available in this itinerary only. Included is a walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons.

Highlights of the itinerary: Manta rays and occasional Molas in Langkoi, excellent macro life, schooling fishes such as jacks, bumphead wrasses, excellent soft coral growth, torpedo rays, sea apples in Mota Island, the Dragon Walk.


Komodo National Park
This dive itineary begins and ends in Labuan Bajo. For this itinerary, the whole of Komodo National Park including Banta Island will be covered. Diving activities will primarily be concentrated in Sape Straits (The straits separating Komodo and Rinca Island). Bima Bay and Sangeang Volcano in East Sumbawa will not be covered in this itinerary. There will be hiking in Gili Lawa Darat and also the walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons.

Highlights of the itinerary: Manta rays in Makassar Reef & Manta Alley, variety of beautiful soft corals, schooling fishes such as Jacks, fusiliers, Eagle Rays, Napoleon and Bumphead wrasses, Oriental Sweet Lips, black tip sharks, nurse sharks, Oceanic White Tip Sharks, Dolphins, good macro life, The Dragon Walk.

All itineraries subject to local conditions.


Arrival/Transfers:
 Guests may be required to will fly by domestic flight from Bali to Komodo Airport to join the boat. Please contact us for sailing dates and itineraries offered.


Fact File

Diving Conditions

Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

Best Time: Year round.

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 22-29°C

Visibility: 10-30m

Top Dive Sites: Komodo National Park, Sape Straits (between Komodo and Rinca Island), Banta Island Makassa Reef, Manta Alley, 

Great Reasons to Dive in Komodo National Park

  • Excellent walls, colourful coral reefs & abundant marine life.
  • Variety of dive sites.
  • Komodo dragons
  • Big fish - Mantas, Napeoleon & Bumphead wrasse & sometimes Molas.
  • Good macro sites.
  • Bubbling reef in Sangeang Volcano
  • Shark - Black tip, Nurse and Oceanic White Tip
  • Komodo dragons on Rinca Island!

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.