One of the most common questions we get asked is “what is the best dive site in Komodo”. At Mikumba Diving we operate daily dive trips in Komodo and also liveaboards in komodo as well as dragon tours at Rinca Island so we are in a good position to answer this question. Most people who visit Labuan Bajo for diving have done some research and want to dive Batu Bolong. This is one of our favourite dive sites in the Komodo National Park as it’s like diving in an aquarium. You will be amazed here – schools of giant trevallies hunting, massive sweetlips hanging out, humphead napoleon wrasse cruising around not to mention the turtles, sharks and tonnes of brightly coloured reef fish. We go here several times a week and never get bored. Another favourite for both our Komodo daily diving trips and our Komodo liveaboard are the manta dive sites. Here we have two main places where there’s an excellent chance of seeing them - Manta Point which is a 2.5km drift dive along Komodo Island and Mawan where there’s a beautiful sloping reef and several manta cleaning stations. Our guests love hanging out with these gentle giants, watching them being cleaned as they hover over the cleaning stations or swooping by with their mouths wide open feeding on plankton, if you’re very lucky you may even see them doing their mating rituals and barrel rolling along. With so many different dive sites to chose from it’s hard to pick favourites but Tatawa Besar is another popular one. It has some of the best soft corals in the Komodo National Park and is another great place to see turtles, cuttlefish and much much more. We have even had dolphins and devil rays cruising by! Our Komodo liveaboards are typically 2 nights and 3 days or 3 nights and 4 days but for some people this is too long so we have decided to operate it as a floating hostel which stays out in the Komodo National Park and you can book just 1 night. Or if you’re having so much fun you can also extend you trip by as many nights as you like. Whether you chose to join our Komodo day trip boat or our Komodo liveaboard you will not be disappointed, and we hope you will agree after diving with us that we are indeed the best dive centre in Komodo! Stay tuned for our next blog where we talk about the best dive sites you can visit on our budget liveaboard in Raja Ampat!
If you’re interested in some of the best diving in Indonesia, then look no further, you’ve found the right place in West Papua.Join Mikumba Diving on our budget liveaboard Raja Ampat, for one of the best diving experiences you could ever have.A typical day on our Raja Ampatl iveaboard “RatuPelangi” starts off with an early morning, and a small breakfast of toast and cereal, before we have the briefing for our first dive of the day. We then get ourselves kitted up, and load up the dinghies to take us to our first dive site, where after a final check, we’re ready to Daily Dive Trips . Depending on the current, the Cruise Director will choose the best sites for appropriate times of the day, where certain dives we will try to dive with little to no current, other dives are better with a stronger current, as we’re hoping to see the big stuff. People come from all over the world to dive with oceanic mantas in Raja Ampatso there’s a good chance we’ll see them.
Even though Komodo is known for having some of the best diving in Indonesia, there are many things to do while you’re here!One of the most iconic and scenic places in Indonesia is definitely Komodo! I've had the pleasure of staying in Labuan Bajo and exploring the surrounding here a little bit more. Both the Komodo National Park and the west side of Flores has a lot of nature experiences to offer. Because I found it a bit difficult to find information about the most visit worthy activities around here I decided to make my guide to the top 5 best activities you can do from Labuan Bajo. So let’s start on number 5 and let the countdown begin! 5. Cunca Wulang. This is a cool waterfall about an hour drive with scooter from Labuan Bajo. It’s a bit of a drive but I enjoyed to discover some of the country side here, instead of just doing a boat trip in Komodo. When you get to the parking area you need a guide to take you to the waterfall. we paid 140k for the three of us. 4. Rangko cave. We drove our scooters 40 minute from Labuan Bajo to Rangko village and went by boat from there to the cave. Some trip arrangers include this cave in their boat trip in komodo so that’s possible. The cave has a wonderful pool inside where you can swim and admire the beauty. 3. Padar and Pink beach is located close to Komodo island and can be reached by a boat ride from labuan bajo. This is really worth it because the view from the top is breath taking! 2. Komodo dragons is definitely a must while in labuan bajo, flores. Most operators includes it in their budget liveaboard in Komodo. On these trip you can both see the Dragons and enjoy the diving in Komodo. 1. Komodo Diving ! Komodo national park has some of the best coral reefs in the world and because the moving waters through the park it attracts a lot of amazing marine life. Here you can choose to dive on a day trip boat or on a budget liveaboard in Komodo. I recommend: www.mikumbadiving.com
The Komodo National Park in Indonesia is the perfect place for regular travelers & adventurers that also want to experience a little bit of the best diving in Indonesia. The park area where you find the best dive sites are quite big but not huge. With a boat trip in Komodo you can pretty much experience the best activities and diving just by doing day trips from Labuan Bajo. The most common scuba diving day trips in Komodo is organized 3 dives, breakfast & lunch. At Mikumba diving we start the day early by meeting up outside our dive center at 6.30 in the morning. When all the divers is gathered we make our way down to the harbor where the boat is waiting for us. It’s an amazing feeling to step on the boat, make yourself a coffee knowing you’re about to experience the beautiful diving in Komodo!
Enjoy manta trains, empty dive sites, cheaper flights & a wider range of accommodation while exploring the best of diving in Komodo & Flores during off-season. For a few years Komodo has been expanding and between June & August every year the city gets filled with people who want to experience the amazing diving in Komodo. Hotels gets fully booked and so do dive operators and liveaboards in Komodo. But, in fact, Komodo is just as good almost all year (except for when the rainy season strikes in January & February). Budget Liveaboard Raja Ampat
The fact that the liveaboard diving in Raja Ampat & Komodo are world class is not a secret anymore, the question is: what is really hiding under the surface in-between? Mikumba Diving has organised a diving expedition to the ring of fire - from Flores to Raja Ampat five times now (In October & April every year) with different routes, exploring different islands and dive sites along the way across the Banda sea. Budget Liveaboard Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat is considered to offer the best diving in Indonesia. And a survey was conducted to confirm that theory. In 2002, The Nature Conservancy conducted a scientific survey of the Raja Ampat Islands to collect information on its marine ecosystems, mangroves, and forests. The survey stated that the scientists found 537 species of corals diving in Raja Ampat – that’s an incredible 75% of all known coral species. In addition, 828 fish species were recorded, raising the known total for the area to an amazing 1,074!? The Raja Ampat government declared in 2010 their waters to be a shark sanctuary and outlawed the capture and killing of sharks, turtles, dugongs and rays.