Komodo Liveaboard Once Again

Start:Saturday, 21 May 2005
End:Saturday, 28 May 2005
Duration:8 days
Highlights:The reefs around Komodo teem with life, a result of the ongoing struggle between the tremendous tidal changes from the north - the Java and Flores Seas - and the fierce currents and heavy swells from the south - the powerful Indian Ocean. The resulting nutrient rich water has created a biological paradise of incomparable splendor. New sites are discovered on virtually every trip. Divers with an open mind for exploration, and a keen eye for interesting critters are guaranteed some of the best diving of their lives.
Divers bound for Komodo will cross the theoretical Wallace line which demarcates the area where Asian and Australian mammals converge. Wallace, a 19th century contemporary of the biologist Charles Darwin, spent years combing the eastern Indonesian islands to determine that here was the most biologically diverse spot on the planet. Like Wallace's land animals - the birds, reptiles, insects and apes - and varied flora, the diversity beneath the turquoise waters is spectacular.
Komodo is undergoing some fantastic changes. The diving is world-class, with dramatic walls, untouched reefs, colossal pelagics, and unusual critters. The Indonesian government, local operators, and conservation agencies are now united to provide enhanced protection for these ecosystems. Moorings will be in place within the year's end. Emergency contacts between the live-aboards have been exchanged in the hopes of advancing safety. And an increase in park patrols is no longer a capricious fantasy, but a bona fide reality that will ensure the reefs get the protection needed.
Taken from: Asian Diver Magazine
Itinerary:Max. number of participants: 12
Embarkation : MAY 21 in Labuan Bajo
Disembarkation : MAY 28 in Sape
Vessel: MV TemuKira

May 21: DENPASAR � LABUAN BAJO
Depart from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo. Transfer to boat to the harbour. Depart for Komodo area. Begin dive program. Meals onboard.
May 22 through May 26: KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
Full dive schedule. Escorted tour to see the Komodo Dragons. Meals on board.
May 27 KOMODO � SAPE
Morning dives. Noon departure to Sape. Meals onboard. Overnight stay on the boat.
May 28 SAPE - BIMA � DENPASAR
Breakfast on board. Disembark, transfer to the airport for flight to Denpasar.

Fee includes:
- Tanks, weights, belts, dive guides
- Meals (from lunch on day 1 through breakfast on day 8)
- Domestic airfares Dps - Lbj and Bima - Dps(optional)
- Transfers airport � seaport � airport
- A guided visit to see the dragons

Fee excludes:
- Taxi to and from Denpasar airport
- Airport tax
- Softdrinks, snacks, beer and booze - B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Bottle!)
- Tips for crew
- Personal expenses
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Report:Komodo Once Again
By Vincent

Participants (12):
Dive center:Grand Komodo

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