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Komodo Critters Mantas and More

Komodo Critters Mantas and More

hairy-squat-lobsterOur Komodo Liveaboard trip was off to a great start… with all the passengers and luggage actually arriving into Bima at the same time Not only that the weather was looking good for some smooth sailing ahead! Our first full day diving took place on the volcanic island of Sangeang with the magic of The Estuary and Hot Rocks, before heading over for a taste of Swiss Dream on Gili Banta and then finishing the day with our night dive on Small World with the star gazers!…. Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, frog fish, xeno crabs, ribbon eel, hairy squat lobster, White ‘V’ Octopus, Bobtail squid and soooooo much more! A great start to the trip!

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Mantas, Mantas and more Mantas in Komodo

Mantas, Mantas and more Mantas in Komodo

mastaOur group of 15 guests arrived in time in Bima on a beautiful day with little wind. This time we had an international group from Australia, Macau, UK, Sweden, Thailand and France. At first all the paperwork and then we showed everybody their cabins in the luxury liveaboard Palau Siren, the newest addition of the Siren Fleet. Everybody was amazed about the cabins and the space on board. After settling in, a few briefings and the life jacket drill we moved to our first dive site “The Unusual Suspect” and were rewarded with frogfish, flying gurnard & pipefish.Captain Daeng drove us the next morning to Sangeang Island for some more macro diving, but this time in crystal clear water. Don began his rebreather training whilst everybody else enjoyed the sightings of pygmy seahorse, cuttlefish and other creatures. In the afternoon we had a first “big bird” encounter at Gilli Banta’s “K2” and later on an amazing night dive at the “Circus”.

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Mantas, Mantas and more Mantas in Komodo

Mantas, Mantas and more Mantas in Komodo

mastaOur group of 15 guests arrived in time in Bima on a beautiful day with little wind. This time we had an international group from Australia, Macau, UK, Sweden, Thailand and France. At first all the paperwork and then we showed everybody their cabins in the luxury liveaboard Palau Siren, the newest addition of the Siren Fleet. Everybody was amazed about the cabins and the space on board. After settling in, a few briefings and the life jacket drill we moved to our first dive site “The Unusual Suspect” and were rewarded with frogfish, flying gurnard & pipefish.Captain Daeng drove us the next morning to Sangeang Island for some more macro diving, but this time in crystal clear water. Don began his rebreather training whilst everybody else enjoyed the sightings of pygmy seahorse, cuttlefish and other creatures. In the afternoon we had a first “big bird” encounter at Gilli Banta’s “K2” and later on an amazing night dive at the “Circus”.

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Liveaboard Diving Komodo in the areas of Gilli Lawa Laut & Batu Bolong

Liveaboard Diving Komodo
in the areas of Gilli Lawa Laut & Batu Bolong

IMG-7682A slight delay to the departure of our Indo Siren liveaboard trip due to Merpati Airlines leaving one bag in Bali but that didn’t interrupt our great dives at the Unusual Suspects with its amazing critters! With all luggage returned to its rightful owner later the following morning we were making our way over to Gili Banta. Currents and waves made the journey over a little tough going but diving at Small World, where the stargazers were out in force, made up for this.

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Liveaboard Diving Komodo in the areas of Gilli Lawa Laut & Batu Bolong

Liveaboard Diving Komodo
in the areas of Gilli Lawa Laut & Batu Bolong

IMG-7682A slight delay to the departure of our Indo Siren liveaboard trip due to Merpati Airlines leaving one bag in Bali but that didn’t interrupt our great dives at the Unusual Suspects with its amazing critters! With all luggage returned to its rightful owner later the following morning we were making our way over to Gili Banta. Currents and waves made the journey over a little tough going but diving at Small World, where the stargazers were out in force, made up for this.

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Fun Diving in Komodo

Fun Diving in Komodo

walk-komodoOur group of American friends arrived right on time and with a brief stop to pick up some redbull they were all on board by lunch time ready for our welcome briefing and safety drill. A change from our usual schedule we decided to head straight to Gili Lawa Laut and start our trip there in an attempt to beat the weather. So we had a relaxed day cruising finishing with a beautiful sunset! Our second day began with a relaxed dive on Shotgun Reef – taking just the outside not passing through the “shotgun” itself … with turtles, sharks and Indonesian jaw fish is was a good start to the trip! Then it was time for the real “shotgun”; although the currents weren’t too strong. The afternoon was spent at the beautiful Crystal Rock and we were lucky to hang out with the eagle ray and some white tip sharks, all of whom came and eyeballed me a couple of times as did a tiny peacock mantis shrimp! We spent the night in GLD Bay and some brave souls joined me for a hike up the mountain to see the sunset! Chris came close to giving up but Mimpy, our dinghy driver, convinced him that we would not be going down the same way and it was easier on the way back down! Which it was actually, even to the point where Chris got a little competitive and raced the others to the beach!

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Rebreather Diving in Komodo

Siren Fleet is not currently offering rebreather rental or education.

rebreather divers underwaterHowever, each of the Siren Fleet yachts is equipped for the re-breather diver. Booster pumps are installed to ensure your tanks can be filled to 135bars/2000psi and we have stage tanks available for your use. We can also facilitate the purchase of sofno-lime scrubber though there are additional charges for both this and O2. Charges are dependent on quantity used. Pre-booking of any re-breather supplies are essential to guarantee availability for you.

Please contact our reservations team to place your order and for up-to-date prices.

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