If you have the time, the best way to experience Komodo National Park is by liveaboard. It is the ultimate combination of world-class diving and Jurassic Park-style adventure featuring volcanoes, uninhabited islands, Komodo dragons, dolphins cruising alongside, spectacular sunsets and tranquil star-filled nights.
Our liveaboard, IKAN BIRU is perfect if the idea of “dive, eat, sleep, repeat” appeals to you. Its unique hop-on, hop-off concept allows you to join other divers as you explore the park for any amount of time between three and twelve days. Each full day on Ikan Biru sees at least 3 dives, often more. Make new friends as you log some serious time underwater, sleep under the stars, and see Komodo’s best. Ikan Biru costs IDR 3.450.000 (approx. USD 262) per night per person.
The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. Jacques Cousteau
|Nightly rate||IDR 3.450.000|
|Advanced Open Water Add-On||IDR 3.200.000|
|2 Dive Specialty Add-On||IDR 3.500.000|
|3 Dive Specialty Add-On||IDR 4.000.000|
|4 Dive Specialty Add-On||IDR 4.500.000|
Rental Equipment | Dive Computer | Dragon Trekking | Food | Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusive of Komodo National Park Fees
Minimum 3 Nights Stay
Boasting a spacious upper deck, Ikan Biru is fitted for maximum 8 guests to relax, dine and sleep under the stars in absolute comfort. Serving as a cushion filled lounge during the day, at night the crew convert the upper deck into open-air sleeping with comfortable mattresses and bedding. The two below-deck guest bathrooms are stocked with all necessary toiletries and hot freshwater showers. Ikan Biru is equipped with a fully stocked kitchen with two fridge/freezers, beer/wine cooler and gas cook top/oven. Jos, our onboard chef is a pro in that space and even serves freshly made bread each morning. We are happy to cater for various dietary restrictions upon request. Ikan Biru is equipped with modern marine safety equipment and an exceptionally experienced sailing & dive crew per marine tourism guidelines.
Ikan Biru runs on a rolling schedule with a unique, “hop on, hop off” concept. This means that you decide when to arrive, how long to stay (minimum 3 nights) and when to disembark, effortlessly whisking you to and from the liveaboard using either one of our day boats. (If joining a trip where Ikan Biru is already out, you must be here by 8 am to join that day.) You pay per night and are guaranteed a minimum of 3 dives per night booked. Ikan Biru is an ‘advanced certification only’ boat that provides guests with the opportunity to dive the best spots in the park at optimal tides. This means you are sure to go to Manta Point at the best times for mantas and hit The Cauldron on a fast falling tide to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. We ensure guests get a minimum of 3 dives per night, but you might find that full days on the boat allow time for up to 5!
With the 3 nights minimum stay, we ensure that you can visit both the Komodo dragons at Pulau Rinca and the north side of the park as these attractions are on opposite sides of the park. We only take advanced certified divers, but we do offer the advanced course onboard as a special package for just an additional IDR 3.200.000 (approx. USD 243) per person. Drift, Deep, Night, Fish ID, Underwater Photography or Nitrox theory specialities are available upon request.