Komodo Focus, Indonesia Diving and Eco Expedition 2019

August 23 – September 4, 2019

August 22 – September 4, 2019 (with Sunfish Extension)

Diving the Komodo Archipelago in Indonesia is the BEST in the world for action, biodiversity, and excitement. Many of the oceanic current superhighways merge here, mixing the cold water from the south and warm tropical waters. The currents bring nutrients and food, making Komodo a concentrated area of both big and small marine animals. You will see marine life that you wouldn’t see anywhere else in the world! Plus, on land, you will see the world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon. It is not surprising that Komodo was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Ocean Safari has thoughtfully designed this trip over the last few years with our friend, the owner of the best dive boat in Indonesia, the Arenui boutique liveaboard. We chose to visit during the best season (August to September) which offers the most excellent diving and the calmest weather. Our custom route will cover all the best dive sites in the entire archipelago: starting from the western gateway in Bima, diving around Northern Komodo including a live volcano, venturing south to see Mantas, and ending at Labuan Bajo in the east. Komodo has the best Manta ray diving in the world, and seeing hundreds of them is guaranteed! Komodo diving is a MUST if you are a hardcore diving adventurer!

In addition to Komodo diving, there is an optional one day extension trip to see the Bali Sunfish at the start of the expedition. You will fly to Bali one day earlier for a two tanks dive with these majestic animals. Weighing over 2200 lbs on average, the sunfish is the heaviest known bony fish. It can reach a size of over 8 feet in length. Although these magnificent creatures can be encountered around the globe, the ones encountered in Bali are the largest, and you are almost guaranteed to see them there in August.

Expedition Includes:

-Two nights hotel accommodation, breakfast and round trip airport transfers in Bali.

-10 days 9 nights full board accommodation in double/twin cabin on the world’s best dive liveaboard ~Arenui

-All meals and soft drinks on board

-30+ dives in the world's most wanted to dive sites with 4~1 DM ratio

-Tanks and weights.

-Islands land excursion.

-All transfers from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport

-Welcome massage

- Administration/port clearance fee $150

- National Parks Entrance Fee $130 (may increase without prior notice)

-Fuel surcharge $150

-Government taxes

-Escort by Ocean Safari professional dive leader/photographer with unparalleled service.

 

Exclusions:

-International (currently around 800) and domestic (currently around 400) air transportation.

-Onboard telecommunications

-Onboard alcoholic beverages.

-Nitrox

-Laundry service

-Massage other than welcome massage

-Travel and dive insurance.

-Crew Gratuities.

 

Sunfish Extension Includes:

-Aug 23 one night hotel stay with breakfast based on double occupancy 

-All transfers

-2 boat Dives at Nusa Penida/Manta Point & Mola-Mola  Sites

-Nitrox

-Lunch and unlimited bottle water

 

Costs:

Deluxe cabin: $6338 (12 spots)

Master suite: $6788 (4 spots)

Sunfish Extension: $258

 

 Payment:

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

AMOUNT

PAYMENT DUE DATE

1st Deposit

 1000

 Upon Reservation

2nd Deposit

 1000

  Aug. 25 , 2018

3rd Deposit

 1500

  Jan. 25, 2019

Final payment

 balance remaining

  Apr. 25, 2019

 

 

 

* For credit card payment please add 3%         

 

Cancellation Policy:

(Trip insurance is available through Ocean Safari, please ask)

Before Aug. 25 2018, 1st deposit forfeited, no refund on first deposit.

After Aug. 25 2018, 1st and 2nd deposit forfeited (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).

After Jan. 25 2019, 1st, 2nd and 3rd deposit forfeited (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).

 

After Apr. 25 2019, no refund (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).

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