Crossing the Wallace Line

BALI - KOMODO - BALI |
Season: April - September
10 nights | 648 NM (1,299 km)
Unparalleled dive sites showcase marine wonders in the land that volcanoes made, where turquoise bays lap pristine beaches, dragons roam wild, and your underwater dreams come alive in
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Itinerary Synopsis

This 10-night, dive-focused cruise within the extraordinary Komodo National Park begins and ends in Bali, Indonesia's most popular paradise, for a round-trip adventure that takes in all the Park highlights.

With its international airport, five-star villas and world-class amenities, Bali is the perfect place from which to start any Komodo voyage. This cruise into dragon territory is ultra convenient, with no added domestic flights necessary to access pure diving heaven.

This itinerary is designed for dedicated divers to visit Komodo’s spectacular underwater worlds, while also exploring its land-based wonders like the saltwater lakes, active lava flows, and, of course, the dragons.

Itinerary Route

Daily Activities

Day
01
Serangan - Satonda
158 NM (293 km)  |   ~ 22.5 hours
 

Depart from Serangan Harbor on an overnight cruise to Satonda Island. Between Bali and Lombok, cross over the Wallace Line which separates Indonesia’s archipelago into two faunal ecozones. Settle in and savor the sunset over Bali’s majestic Mount Agung.

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Day
02
Satonda - Gili Lawa Laut
112 NM (207 km)  |   ~ 16 hours
 

Arrive at Satonda and enjoy two dives along a sloping reef with a white sandy bottom and colorful corals. Take a short hike to see the island’s salt water crater lake. Cruise overnight into Komodo National Park.

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Day
03
Gili Lawa Laut - Komodo National park
16 NM (30 km)  |   ~ 2.5 hours
 

Wake early to glimpse the sunrise and unique bird species in this picturesque bay. Dive many magnificent sites with large schools of fish and good visibility. Hike the hill for a panorama of the Komodo archipelago.

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Day
04
Komodo National Park
Anchor at Komodo National Park
 

Walk among dragons with a guided tour of Komodo Island. After encounters with the primeval reptiles, enjoy ocean views as we cruise south. Dusk dive at Lehok Sera to spot the elusive mandarin fish and anchor for the night in this tranquil bay.

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05
Komodo National Park - Loh Sera - Manta Alley
12 NM (22 km)  |   ~ 2 hours
 

Leave early morning for Langkoi, or Manta Alley, for sightings of the gentle giants. After two dives, cruise to Nusa Kode for towering cliff views and a macro dive, then jump into the dinghy for up-close views of Rinca's beachcombing dragons. After sunset, prepare for a night dive.

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06
Manta Alley - Nusa Kode
18 NM (33 km)  |   ~ 2.5 hours
 

View more dragons on Nusa Kode, along with monkeys, deer and sea eagles. Dive the famous ‘macro temple’ Cannibal Rock for views of almost every sea critter in the book. Cruise to Padar and dive in warmer temperatures with increased visibility. Hike to a sunset viewpoint then gear up for a night dive.

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07
Nusa Kode - Padar - Wainilu
26 NM (48 km)  |   ~ 4 hours
 

Cruise to ‘current city’ with even better visibility and larger schools of fish. In the afternoon, head to Wainilu for a hike that affords a beautiful view of Rinca and surrounding islands. On a night dive in Wainilu it's possible to see bobtail squid, starry night octopus and fingered dragonet on its white sand slope.

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08
Wainilu - Gili Lawa Darat - Castle & Crystal Rock - Banta
31 NM (57 km)  |   ~ 4.5 hours
 

Explore Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat with stops at Castle Rock and Crystal Rock, the ‘fishiest’ dives in the Park. Then wave farewell to Komodo National Park as the journey returns west. Anchor overnight at Banta Island for the last night dive and the best sunset behind Sangeang’s active volcano.

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09
Gili Banta - Sangeang
16 NM (30 km)  |   ~ 2.5 hours
 

Depart early morning to watch lava flow from Sangeang crater’s edge into the sea. The black sandy bottom here makes for spectacular diving at Hot Rocks and Black forest, where sulfur bubbles up from seafloor vents. At the end of the diving day, sail through the night for Moyo Island.

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10
Sangeang - Moyo
117 NM (217)  |   ~ 17 hours
 

Arrive at Moyo Island for the final two reef dives. Walk through the island’s village to a waterfall, grab a rope, swing over the falls and drop into the pool! Back onboard, enjoy a relaxing cruise back to Bali.

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11
Moyo - Serangan
142 NM (263 km)  |   ~ 20.5 hours
 

Arrive in Bali, enjoy a last breakfast onboard, disembark and transfer to your next destination.

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Customizing your itinerary

This sample itinerary is intended to provide an example of a dive focused charter beginning and ending in Bali. To discuss crafting the ultimate private yacht charter around your individual preferences, please enquire below or email us at: info@indoyachts.com.

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Komodo National Park

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