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Komodo Diving Trips with Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa Cruises - Itinerary
Start Any Day! No Schedule! Ultimate Flexibility!
Mona Lisa operates almost year round inside Komodo National Park, with a speedboat transfer running every day between Labuan Bajo airport and Mona Lisa. This means that you can start any day. The speedboat transfer from airport to the boats is only 45 minutes to one hour. Airport pick up and speedboat transfer are included in the package price. Including the flight from Bali, it's only about 3 hours from Bali airport to the heart of Komodo National Park!
Example Itinerary. Remember - You can start any day.
Monday : North Komodo (night @ mooring Gili Lawa Darat)
(For this example we start on Monday): Flight Bali – Labuan Bajo 10am. Pick up from Labuan Bajo airport. Speedboat transfer to the Mona Lisa boat (depending on sea conditions this nice speedboat ride takes about 45 minutes). Check out dive. Darat Passage South: start your adventure on this pretty coral reef, swim wih turtles, and watch coral trout, anchovies, small tuna and trevallies feed in the bay. Along the bottom of the slope fish life increases, and you may see garden eels sway and white tip reef sharks sleep on the sandy bottom. Night dive inside Gili Lawa Darat bay
Tuesday : North komodo (night @ Karang Makassar mooring)
Darat Passage North, Gililawa Darat Island: the reef slope is very rich in marine life. Towards the channel, you can see turtles, a school of giant sweet lips, sharks and batfish. Crystal Rock: exhilarating and very colorful dive with excellent soft coral coverage. Expect clouds of anthias and scorpion fish, frog fish and moray eels. Castle Rock: admire curious batfish, schooling barracuda, trevally and mackerels. Numerous sea fans host pygmy seahorses. Night dive @ Karang Makassar mooring
Wednesday (night @ Pantai Merah mooring)
Batu Bolong: this reef is covered with colorful corals, invertebrate life and brilliant reef fish. Observe napoleon wrasse, dogtooth tuna, and rainbow runners. Tatawa Kecil: rocks, caves, and beautiful coral gardens grace the reef on the western side of the island. The highlights of this dive are definitely the dugongs and manta rays. Snorkeling for mantas. Sailing to Pantai Merah. Batu Tiga: an excellent “big fish” dive. Large boulders in deeper water to the west offer excellent habitat for grouper, mantas, giant trevally, and other pelagic fish. Night dive at Pantai Mera
Thursday (night @ Pulau Padar)
Pantai Merah/Pink Beach: you will encounter a great variety of fish here, and a good selection of critters such as leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, crocodile fish, and nudibranchs. Optional hike to see the Komodo Dragons. This magnificent reptile is one of the few remaining links to the days when dinosaurs roamed the planet. Pinnacle dive (bay): critters galore. Loh Namu: near the southern corner of this reef, large boulders spread out over the drop-off. Are you ready for large schools of coral trout, malabar groupers, huge Napoleon wrasse, and even a giant T gigas clam? Sailing to Padar, night dive at Padar.
Friday (night @ Pulau Padar)
Pillaarsteen: amazing reefs cape. Large schools of fusiliers swim along the reef slope, which is covered with a magnificent variety of soft corals. Be prepared for sharks and turtles! Three Sisters / Tiga Dara: a pristine reef with excellent coral coverage and rich fish life. The Padar Rock (critter dive). The Padar Rock (night dive).
Saturday (Night @ Karang Makassar or Gini Lawa Darat)
Payung Island: If you’re looking for a different experience, you’ve found it! This unique underwater landscape with its huge rocks, canyons and crevices to explore, will give you the illusion of a wreck dive. Fish and invertebrate life is diverse and abundant: big schools of surgeons and yellow snappers, rocky reefs covered with soft coral, gorgonians and feather stars. Indihiang: this is drift-diving paradise: many big fish and good coral diversity can be seen along the steep walls. Top attractions include potato cod, large Napoleon wrasse and schools of giant trevallies and snappers. Sailing to Karang Makassar/ snorkeling. Mini Wall: the whole north face of this island is great diving: garden eels on the sandy slopes, shrimp gobies and sweet lips. With some luck, you’ll spot some mandarin fish in the beautiful coral gardens.
Sunday (night @ mooring Gili Lawa Darat)
Returning customers transfer back to Labuanbajo. Guests that stay on board choose between diving the Darat Passage, Tatawa Besar, Tatawa Kecil, Crystal Rock or Castle Rock before returning to Gili Lawa Darat for the night (night dive possible).
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