19/5 to 26/5/2019
Join us on a trip to the Galapagos of the Coral Triangle. Here everything is possible. Giant manta rays, shark infested current dives, macro and muck delights, and of course the world famous Komodo Dragon - biggest lizard in the world. We will be travelling in style on the beautiful Amira live-board.
Hosts: Simon Lorenz, Founder of Insider Divers and Jay Clue, Founder of Dive Ninjas.
Check out the video from our last trip to Komodo on Amira
The national park reserve of Komodo Island offers the liveaboard diver just about every type of tropical scuba diving imaginable - from warm, calm and colourful shallow reefs alive with hundreds of colourful reef fishes and crammed with invertebrates, to current-swept deep cool water sea mounts, walls and pinnacles patrolled by sharks, tuna and other big fish.
The variety of marine life that you can see in Komodo rivals the world's best dive destinations. This is close to the world's epicentre for marine diversity and you'll see loads of things here on a liveaboard diving cruise that you just won't see anywhere else in the world. From sunfish, mantas, dolphins and eagle rays to pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, clown frogfish, nudibranchs and blue-ringed octopus, all are at home amongst a spectacular range of colourful sponges, sea squirts, tunicates and corals; Komodo is a macro enthusiast's heaven.
Jay Clue, founder of Dive Ninja Expeditions, is a PADI Elite IDC Staff instructor, technical diving instructor, sidemount instructor amongst others. With over 5000 dives he is a seasoned instructor. Under all the tattoos you’ll find a big nerd, who has 5 university degrees and many diplomas from different institutes about all kinds of subjects. He also cares a lot about the environment and plays a big role in conservation, marine research and citizen science projects. He will share insights on several of these activities in a couple of talks during the trip.
Simon Lorenz is an underwater photographer and journalist who speaks 6 languages, and has dived on 6 continents. He aims to create group trip experiences with special extras, such as diving unusual sites, with unique animals or talks with local experts. A scuba instructor as well as photography teacher he offers additional training during trips. On this trip Simon will hosts talks on Manta Rays and Sharks as well as how to best photograph them.
Amira was built with locally grown timber by indigenous crafts men using ancient Pinisi boat building traditions. She is equipped with a state of the art navigation system, security and rescue equipment and technology. With a length of 52 meters Amira offers 9 comfortable double cabins and one single cabin, all equipped with personal showers and toilets and natural lighting. There is a cozy restaurant, a romantic lounge area and a huge sun deck and… and… and…a dream boat. Generously designed space to gear up with a fixed site for each diver, several rinse tanks, plenty of surface space and a large camera room. All in all an ideal base camp for the most beautiful dive excursions in Indonesia.