Komodo Islands liveaboard Diving Holiday August 2026

Thrilling 10 night liveaboard holiday to Komodo, Indonesia.

For scuba divers seeking an unforgettable diving holiday, Komodo National Park in Indonesia stands out as one of the world’s leading destinations. What makes the journey even more extraordinary is opting for an authentic liveaboard diving expedition. On this trip, we set sail to explore the wonders of liveaboard diving in Komodo, where every dive promises a thrilling adventure beneath the waves.

There will be land-based adventures too where you can witness the famous Komodo Dragons and other exhilarating wildlife and scenery!

The Allure of Komodo National Park Diving Holidays:

Home to the iconic Komodo dragon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo National Park is renowned for its rich marine biodiversity. The park encompasses a chain of volcanic islands, and beneath the surface lies a kaleidoscope of coral reefs, underwater pinnacles, and vibrant marine life.

Indo Master Liveaboard

Constructed in 2022, the Indo Master liveaboard spans 47 meters and was meticulously crafted on Sulawesi, an Indonesian island, using traditional ironwood and teak materials native to the region. Renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship, this vessel stands as a testament to Indonesian artistry and is unmatched in beauty among diving liveaboards in Indonesian waters. Crafted by divers for divers, every detail has been meticulously considered and catered to, ensuring a seamless and fulfilling experience for guests.

Accommodating 18 guests Indo Master prioritizes spaciousness and comfort. The vessel features nine guest cabins, including four fixed doubles, four fixed twins, and one family suite with two double beds. Each cabin is equipped with air-conditioning and a private ensuite bathroom with hot water, providing guests with the utmost convenience and relaxation.

The expansive air-conditioned saloon serves as a central hub for dining, dive briefings, and socialising. It offers a welcoming atmosphere with comfortable seating, a cocktail bar, a charging station, and a large flat-screen TV, ensuring guests can unwind and connect with fellow divers in style and comfort.

Embarking on a liveaboard diving holiday with Oyster Diving to Komodo is not just a journey; it’s an immersive adventure into a world of unparalleled marine beauty. From encountering majestic manta rays to exploring hidden underwater pinnacles, Komodo’s waters offer a diverse and awe-inspiring playground for divers. So, hoist the sails, dive into the depths, and let Komodo cast its spell on you as you explore this marine wonderland aboard an amazing liveaboard.

Dates and Price

The price for a 10 night itinerary on board Indo Master from 2nd August 2026 to 12th August 2026 including transfers, all meals, soft drinks and guided dives is RRP.£4,200 in a lower deck cabin, or £4400 in a premium twin/double cabin. Please allow travel time on top of this!

– Non-refundable depsosit £500
– 2nd payment 1st September 2025 £1500
– 3rd payment 1st April 2026 £balance
All payments are non-refundable as will be sent directly to the boat.

Flights and hotel accommodation are not included in the above price. Please allow c.£1,800 which is payable at the time of booking. Flight prices are generally published 12 months prior to departure.

Note that Marine Park & Port Fees are payable onboard and is subject to change by local authorities (2024 is $230). A pre-payable fuel surcharge may be applied to
your booking and will be advised at least 21 days prior to departure. Oyster Diving are acting as agents for Master Liveaboards and the liveaboard is subject to Master Liveaboards T&Cs.

Please take out appropriate travel insurance at the time of booking!


The Allure of Komodo National Park:

Home to the iconic Komodo dragon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo National Park is renowned for its rich marine biodiversity. The park encompasses a chain of volcanic islands, and beneath the surface lies a kaleidoscope of coral reefs, underwater pinnacles, and vibrant marine life.


Day 1 :

Dive Sites Beyond Imagination:

Castle Rock

An underwater pinnacle that attracts large pelagic species, Castle Rock is a hotspot for encounters with sharks, schools of trevally, and swirling masses of fusilier fish. The strong currents add an element of excitement to this exhilarating dive.

Manta Alley

As the name suggests, Manta Alley is a haven for manta rays. Divers can witness these graceful giants gliding through the water, often accompanied by cleaner fish. The opportunity to share the water with mantas is a highlight of any Komodo liveaboard adventure.

Batu Bolong

This submerged pinnacle is adorned with a vibrant array of soft and hard corals. Drift along the currents as you encounter schools of fish, turtles, and an impressive diversity of marine life. Batu Bolong is a testament to the underwater beauty that Komodo is famous for.

Participation in this liveaboard itinerary is subject to acceptance of Master Liveaboards and Oyster Diving’s Terms & Conditions as outlined here: www.masterliveaboards.com/terms-conditions and https://oysterdiving.com/terms-and-conditions/holiday-terms-and-conditions.

Marine Park & Port Fees: (to be paid on board) currently (as of 2024) $230 USD per person

Marine park fees are subject to change without notice. The applicable amount at the time of

departure will be added to your onboard extras to be paid prior to disembarkation.

Number of scheduled dives: up to 34

Whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, a number of

factors, including bad weather, can affect the vessel’s ability to reach specific areas in good



Included land tours


There are several potential shore excursions which may be included on Komodo itineraries,

depending on the trip duration. We organise a guided hike in the National Park where, apart

from the famous Komodo dragons, you will also be able to see buffalo, deer and monkeys.

Inspirational Diving Experiences


A visit to Horseshoe Bay on the south side of Rinca Island, may also be included where we go

into the bay in the tenders to see more Komodo dragons on the shore and in the water.


NOTE: It is NOT permitted to go ashore at Horseshoe Bay as it is a restricted area.

We also usually include a sunset visit to Pink Beach on Komodo Island, so called for its pink

coloured sand.


The following is an example of the day-to-day itinerary.


Day 1: Embarkation is between 12:30 and 13:00. When all guests are on board introductions,

boat and safety briefings will be conducted after which guests can set up their equipment or

relax before dinner is served. If time allows, an afternoon check dive may be carried out but is

not guaranteed.

All safety and dive briefings are conducted in English. If you, or any of your group do not speak

or understand English, please contact us.

Day 2: Breakfast followed by a check dive, and up to 3 subsequent dives, as outlined below.

Days 3-9

Your Cruise Manager will schedule up to 4 dives per day; 3 day dives and either a sunset or a

night dive. A typical diving day is scheduled as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation followed by briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack
  • Briefing for Sunset or Night dive
  • Dinner

Day before disembarkation: For your last full day on board, we usually schedule 2 morning

dives* before the boat cruises back to Labuan Bajo, where it will remain at anchor overnight.

Disembarkation day: Following breakfast on board, disembarkation is scheduled between

08:00 and 10:00.

*We kindly request that guests check their flight departure times to ensure that they leave a

minimum of 18 hours, but ideally 24 hours between their final dive and their flight home.

While we wish to show you the very best diving possible, there are many considerations which

determine the exact route Indo Siren takes, and which dive sites we are able to visit. Weather,

tides, currents and sea conditions, and how many other boats are in a particular area all play a

part in the Cruise Manager’s decision of which route the vessel takes and the sites that are

chosen to dive.

Guests are welcome to suggest preferred dive sites to the Cruise Manager who will be happy

to accommodate those wishes where possible and if the overall schedule allows for it. Below

is a sample of dive sites which we may visit during your time aboard Indo Siren. The safety of

our guests is paramount and we always do our best to offer diving at alternative locations,

should we be unable to visit any of the sites listed.

Inspirational Diving Experiences

PLEASE NOTE: Some locations may be excluded for any number of reasons, not least of which

can be restrictions implemented at short notice by the National Park Authorities.

The use of dive gloves and reef hooks is not permitted within the National Park boundaries.

Gili Lawalaut

Castle Rock

Currents sweep by this offshore pinnacle in Gili Lawa Laut where white-tip reef sharks and

trevally can be seen corralling large numbers of neon fusiliers. Schools of surgeonfish swarm

over the corals and large barrel sponges, whilst huge Napoleon wrasses take an inquisitive

look at the divers.

Crystal Rock

In the bay next to Castle Rock, this site comprises 2 pinnacles both offering superb shark

action. Eagle rays are frequent visitors and dolphins have been known to make an appearance.

White-tip reef sharks are often found resting under table corals and common octopus put on

superb displays allowing the cautious diver to approach. Currents are to be expected.


Typically a fast-paced drift dive, we spend time in the coral garden with soft corals & sponges,

before reaching a deep ravine in the reef and seeing schools of snapper moving in ever tighter

formations. From there, descend into the fish bowl where manta rays like to hang out, then

enjoy the ride as the “shotgun” currents push you over the reef and through the channel to

the waiting dinghies.

Komodo Island (East)

Manta Alley

Channels form in the rocky reef wall and it is here we can hook in and watch graceful manta

rays gliding about in the current, being cleaned. They make it look so easy, however strong

currents can persist at this site.

Guests are advised to bring reef hooks. Surgeonfish and triggerfish as well as schools of jacks

can all be seen here as well. Certainly, the mantas steal the show when they are in town, with

up to 30 being seen, though groups of 5 or 6 are more common.

Pink Beach

A shallow sheltered reef that is perfect for a night dive with superb macro sightings from

flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, octopus and bobtail squid to the barely there skeleton

shrimp, Pegasus sea moths, crocodile fish and snake eels.

Guests will have the opportunity to venture ashore on Komodo Island to take a guided walk

with the rangers through “Komodo Dragon Territory”.

Inspirational Diving Experiences

Current City

Takat Makassar / Manta Point

The longest reef in Komodo National Park, Takat Makassar is one of the best locations for

Manta Ray encounters. Strong currents bring plankton rich water to the area which attracts

large numbers of mantas who come to feed and visit the cleaning stations along the shallow,

sandy-bottomed reef. Other marine life that can be regularly seen here include turtles,

sharks, eagle rays, giant trevallies, giant sweetlips, unicorn fish, huge clams, and cuttlefish.

Tattawa Besar

Boasting one of the healthiest, most stunning coral gardens in the Komodo archipelago,

currents can at times be very strong making for an exhilarating, relatively shallow drift dive.

The colourful reef, covered in hard and soft corals, stretches hundreds of metres and attracts

a multiple of large and small creatures, including reef sharks, turtles, napoleon wrasse and

large numbers of schooling fish.

Batu Bolong

This little pinnacle located to the east of Manta Point attracts an amazing amount of reef fish,

but also larger pelagic fish stop by. The corals are colourful and varied with hard coral

formations and plenty of soft corals too. Expect to see batfish, trevallies, green turtles and


Rinca Island


Considered to be one of the best ‘muck diving’ sites in the area, Wainilu is a sandy slope which

plateaus at around 25 metres. First impressions may suggest that there is nothing to see but,

for the eagle-eyed, and patient, an abundance of macro delights are waiting to be discovered.

Mantis shrimps, frogfish, seahorses, pipefish, blue-ring and mimic octopus, a wide variety of

nudibranchs and sea slugs, dragonets and even the elusive mandarin fish are just some of the

wondrous creatures that are regularly found here.

Padar Bay

Tiga Dara / Three Sisters

This site is formed of 3 pinnacles rising up very close to one another. Covered with soft corals,

each pinnacle is a haven for macro creatures including frogfish and nudibranchs. The

shallowest point is at 3m and ideal for resting during safety stops.

Secret Garden

This sloping reef is another superb night dive spot with plenty of crustaceans, mollusks and

benthic fish to be found.


Sangeang Island

Hot Rocks!

A mix of sloping sand and coral formations. At depth, we find gorgonian fans with pygmy seahorses and black coral bushes. There is also a small cave where lobsters can be found. In the shallows brightly coloured neon anemones “pop” against the dark sand and provide a superb subject for underwater photographers. Bubbles coming from these and in the shallow waters provide a distraction during safety stops.

The Estuary

Pygmy seahorses can be found clinging to the polyps of sea fans along the reef slope and a stunning hard coral garden is great for finding scorpion fish and leaf fish, whilst the sandy patches in between the reefs are a fantastic place to spot sawblade shrimp and a wide variety of nudibranchs.

Techno Reef

The dark volcanic sand is dotted with green, orange and yellow “black” coral bushes and enormous red barrel sponges, home to ghost pipefish, long nose hawkfish and pink squat lobsters.

Gilli Banta

Roller Coaster & Swiss Dream

Manta rays, dog tooth tuna, blue-fin trevallies and rainbow runners can all be seen at this stunning reef wall. Currents can be unpredictable; therefore an alternative dive is also offered at the coral garden of Swiss Dream which is fabulous to explore for molluscs, crustaceans and turtles.


A shallow reef slope with bommies and a picturesque coral garden. Manta rays are occasional visitors whilst ribbons eels, plakobranchus, cuttlefish and banded sea snakes are amongst the common sightings.

The Circus (Small World)

A superb site for night diving to observe all manner of weird and wonderful creatures; stargazers, blue ringed octopus, giant moray eels and crocodile fish can all be seen buried in or cruising over the sand.

Bima Bay (Only on itineraries disembarking at Bima)

Unusual Suspects – This is a superb macro dive site with the possibility to find numerous small critters. Frogfish, thorny seahorses, mimic octopus, zebra crabs and harlequin shrimp are just a few of the tiny creatures spotted on the sandy sloping reef and amongst the coral bommies.

Cost includes

  • 10 nights liveaboard in a twin / double room on board Indo Siren
  • All meals, soft drinks and snacks
  • 9 days diving with tank and weights
  • Embarkation and disembarkation transfer

Cost excludes

  • Marine Park and Port Fees payable on board
  • Fuel surcharge fees if applicable
  • Crew tips
  • International and local flights
  • Any hotel accommodation required in addition to the liveaboard
Why Choose Liveaboard Diving:

Access to Remote Dive Sites: One of the primary advantages of liveaboard diving in Komodo is the ability to access remote and less frequented dive sites. These sites are often teeming with marine life, offering a more intimate and pristine diving experience.

Maximized Dive Time: With a liveaboard, divers can maximize their time underwater. Wake up to the sound of the ocean, enjoy multiple dives throughout the day, and witness the transformation of the underwater world from daylight to the magical realm of night.

Seamless Travel Between Sites: Komodo’s dive sites are scattered across the archipelago, and a liveaboard provides a seamless means of traveling between them. This eliminates the need for lengthy boat rides or back-and-forth journeys to accommodations on land, allowing divers to focus on the thrill of exploration.

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Komodo Islands liveaboard Diving Holiday August 2026