Each person has their own image of the perfect life afloat the phinisi boat on the seas of Komodo. No two people have the same idea of the best liveaboard Komodo of their life. You’ve gone and decided to sail the tropical oceans of Flores, but how do you choose the perfect trip? You’ve likely saved up for this; so before you jump onto the phinisi, let’s consider several important things first.
Best liveaboard Komodo
First and foremost, define your needs. Most people who invest on a liveaboard trip are divers who would like to get the most out of their diving trip. They’ve come all the way to Indonesia, going as far as to the remote areas that you can only reach through domestic flights. Flores is not the most accessible diving destination in the world; just like most diving sites that are largely untouched and pristine with a staggering underwater life. But that doesn’t mean non-divers couldn’t enjoy their liveaboard. What you have to do is know what you want and need and define your trip from there.
If you’re a diver, make sure to look for Komodo liveaboard that focuses on diving. These are usually sold under diving cruise or diving liveaboard. How do you know if a liveaboard is focused on delivering the diving experience? Take a look at the itinerary of course! Research your destination first. Then get to know what destinations they list on the itinerary; does your boat list diving destinations? Spot places like Manta Point, Batu Bolong Komodo, Castle Rock, Tatawa Besar, Siaba Kecil, Siaba Besar, etc. If your boat lists diving destinations as their highlights like this, then it’s for the best liveaboard Komodo for you divers. Furthermore, you can ask their sales operator and ask more detailed questions.
Itinerary Komodo National Park
Itinerary is a huge factor when determining whether a liveaboard is for you. So make sure that you get to know your destination. What if you’re a non-diver? Look for liveaboard that has more land stops than dive stops after you depart from Labuan Bajo. You can look for Rinca Island, Pink Beach, Trekking Padar Island, etc. However, even if you’re a non-diver, most Komodo liveaboards will have a sizable time for island stops. You don’t have to worry on how’d you spend time if you’re a non-diver. You could pick a shorter duration liveaboard of 2 days 3 nights; or simply bask in the boat life. Snorkeling and kayaking are also great activities that most liveaboard in Komodo would provide (make sure to ask your tour operator).
Diving course onboard
Another way to determine whether it’s best liveaboard Komodo for you is to try to find out whether your boat offers diving courses. A liveaboard is a great environment to sharpen your diving skills and learn from divemasters who are familiar with the area. Meeting like-minded people during Komodo island liveaboard is also a great way to fully immerse yourself in diving and grow.
Other essential things to consider:
- Facilities on board
- Diving facilities
- Food and beverages on board
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