The INDO AGGRESSOR® offers various Komodo diving itineraries to 4 different areas. The most well known, Komodo National Park Indonesia was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The Komodo National Park encompasses 1,817 square kilometers of spectacular land and marine wilderness, including the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and Gili Montagne and their surrounding waters. The signature land attraction on your INDO AGGRESSOR® LiveAboard scuba diving trip in Komodo will be an encounter with the world’s largest lizard - the flesh eating Komodo Dragon.
The INDO AGGRESSOR® is a traditional Phinisi boat that travels as a motorized yacht and has sails. The sails are still maintained for Komodo diving and other activities but only if offshore and weather permitting due to all the travel close to the islands.
The INDO AGGRESSOR® offers itineraries to 4 different areas:
The 7, 10 and 11 night liveaboard Komodo cruises feature enhanced vacation itineraries that allows guests more time diving and more time in the signature areas. Following are the different itineraries offered on the INDO AGGRESSOR™ and the dates of the itineraries can be found on the above 'Rates and Schedules' page:
INDO AGGRESSOR® Itineraries; view the links below to learn about the other itineraries:
- Komodo Deep South (7 nights)
- Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa & Komodo National Park (11 nights)
- Komodo National Park (10 nights)
-Forgotten Islands (10 nights) View Itinerary
Many of our guests are avid photographers who like nothing more than hunting out weird and wonderful critters on the reef and sand. As part of the expanded Komodo diving itinerary we have added two locations to the west of the Komodo National Park on our liveaboard – Sangeang Indonesia, an island volcano to the north of East Sumbawa and Bima Bay Indonesia, an inlet that meanders down to Bima town on Sumbawa. There are two specific sites in both of these areas that are producing a dazzling array of rare creepy crawlies on a regular basis – “Estuary” on Sangeang and “Fuzzy Bottom” at the entrance to Bima Bay.
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The Komodo National Park Indonesia is part of the Republic of Indonesia and is located 8 to 9 degrees south of the equator between Java Indonesia on the West and Lombok Indonesia and the rest of the Lesser Sunda Islands Indonesia (Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba and Timor) on the East.
Airlines fly into Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpassar Indonesia: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Air, Eva Airways, and Qatar Airways. An overnight in a Bali hotel is required before boarding a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo where you will meet the Indo Aggressor.
Visitors must have a current passport (2 blank pages), adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
More visa information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Indonesia
Reaching the INDO AGGRESSOR® liveaboard for your Komodo scuba diving vacation will involve a round trip domestic flight from Bali to Komodo Airport near the city of Labuan Bajo (LBJ) on Flores Island in the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. The Indo Aggressor is scheduled to depart after everyone is onboard on the scheduled departure day. Guests should arrange to take one of the morning flights.
Once you have claimed your luggage in Labuan Bajo Airport, please look for an agent holding a Indo Aggressor sign or a sign with your name on it. A transfer company has been hired to meet and greet our Indo Aggressor guests who have arranged this transfer in advance.
The Indo Aggressor aims to return to port on the evening prior to disembarkation. Final disembarkation will occur between 8:00 am –1:00 pm at the end of the charter. Guests will be transported to the Labuan Bajo airport for a domestic flight back to Bali.
The departure tax is included in the cost of international and domestic airline tickets so you should not have to pay this locally at the airport.
Taxes & Fees:
Komodo National Park/Port Fee: USD $150 (paid onboard).
Forgotten Islands Park/Port Fee: USD $180 USD (paid onboard).
Note: Credit card payments onboard the yacht incur a 3% service charge.
Rupiah (IDR) is the official currency. It is required for all guests to have some local currency as overweight baggage charges MUST be paid in local currency.
Land Transfers: Bali transfers are not included in the charter. Transfers to/from domestic flights on embark/disembark dates are included. For questions and more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indo Aggressor requires that every diver carry a Surface Marker Buoy or SMB, also known as a safety sausage, signal tube, or surface marker on every dive to comply with dive safety standards. An SMB is an important safety accessary for every diver regardless of where you are scuba diving.
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