Whether you are a new diver or a Salty sea dog, we have dive sites to suit every experience level
Getting to the Dive Sites
A leisurely journey through Komodo National parks many islands with beautiful views of deserted beaches, mountains, mangroves and sand banks.
Our traditional boats have plenty of shade and also places to catch the sun, we usually leave around 8am then after 2-3 dives and lunch return to between 4:30- 5:30 depending on the sites we have visited.
Boats are equipped with Radio, Oxygen, hand phone and First aid and comfy mattresses.
What you can expect
A days diving includes 2/3 dives with a Padi Divemaster, lunch and refreshments.
Marine Life Briefing Our Divemasters will give an informative talk about the local Marine life on the journey out to the dive site, a different topic every day you dive, we’ve lots to learn about our oceans and these briefings help us to appreciate all that swims, crawls or just sits in our Seas;o)
When to dive
We dive the whole year around, with the exception of a few days during the rainy season (Jan-Mar) where we can not get out of the harbour because of strong winds, this used to be always in February, but, over the last couple of years February has seen us with wonderful weather and diving, the weather is changing all over the world and is very hard to predict now.
The temperature of the water varies from 24 to 31 degrees Celsius, in the Southern dive sites upwellings can be as cold as 16 degrees from the Indian Ocean.
What to wear
Everyone feels the cold to different degrees, but we generally recommend at least 3mm full suits,
rental equipment is available to divers:
• Oceanic Regulators and gauges
• Buddy BCD
• Prescription Masks minus 1.5 up to minus 8
• 5 and 3mm suits, long and short
• Boots and Fins
Hints and Tips for New divers
To get the most enjoyment out of your diving, it’s important to not only have good buoyancy but also the right amount of weight on your belt, if you are over weighted your position in the water will not be streamlined and you will have to use a lot of air to fill your Bcd, which will lift the front of your body, while leaving the lower half of your body sinking to the bottom, thus endangering yourself from stings, cuts etc., to damaging the fragile reef. Your breathing should be as relaxed as possible and remember, everyone varies in the amount of air they use, the most important thing is to enjoy the dive. The equipment should fit you well, not too big or too small and it should feel comfortable. Try not to use your hands too much as you will use a lot of energy and get tired quickly, most of the work should be done by your legs and fins.
If you have a new mask always remember to clean off the silicone from the lens, with a little white toothpaste rubbed around the inside and outside of the lens and of course the normal Spit before you use it (Who said diving was a glamorous sport) Do not pull the strap too tight as this only distorts the skirt of the mask and is likely to let in more water.
If you are prone to ear infections (outside the ear) always wash out your ears with fresh water and dry them thoroughly, you can buy medication specific to drying out your ears which will help a lot. If you get an inner ear infection, you will need to take antibiotics (specific for middle ear infections), it’s good to get some from your doctor before you travel. Always take care to equalize your ears gently as you slowly descend, it’s a good idea to mention to the Dive guide that you normally have problems equalizing, so that they are aware that you might need a little extra time.
Haven’t dived for a while
If you haven’t dived in a while and have lost a lot of your confidence and skills, always do a Scuba tune up or Refresher course, once you have gone through the skills again you will really enjoy the dive much more and have time to look at the marine life, instead of worrying about your mask, buoyancy or whatever, it really is worth taking the extra time to do this half day course