Celebrate 20 years of Kids Sea Camp and Family Dive Adventures in Komodo in 2020

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Komodo on the Arenui

In 2020 Kids Sea Camp and Family Dive Adventures will be 20 years old! Celebrate their anniversary on the island of Komodo, traveling on the world-famous and luxurious liveaboard, the Arenui.

The trip will be leaving port on June 26th, and returning on July 5th 2020. Every year Family Dive Adventures tries to make each year better than the last, and for their 20th Anniversary celebration there just had to be a trip on the Arenui!

The Arenui believes in combining world-class dives, with a truly relaxing and luxurious liveaboard experience. On board, you can have it all from gourmet food, personalized service by its 22 member staff, to amazing colorful critter-packed, large schooling fishes and large pelagic encounters. You don’t have to compromise on this special adventure.

Where are you going?

Komodo is one of Indonesia’s most famous diving destinations. Manta rays, sharks, immense schools of fish and colorful reefs are just a few of the stars of Komodo.

Komodo is relatively remote but if you want an adventure and incredible diving it should be at the top of your bucket list. Expect to find an array of dive sits perfectly suited for drift diving. Water temperature can be chilly, sometimes dipping below 77°F (25°C), so bring extra layers of neoprene or a hood on top of a basic 3mm suit to stay warm. It is possible to dive year round due to the dry weather.

The north area of Komodo National Park is a good place for shark spotting at underwater seamounts. Visibility is usually quite good at 66-100ft.

One of the most interesting dive sites is Makassar Reef. This is a 1.2mile (2km) channel with a unique seascape featuring craters and dunes of small rocks which have been shaped by currents. It is often said that it looks like the surface of the moon. For macro lovers, Komodo National Park has plenty to offer as well. Sheltered dive sites boast myriad critters hiding amongst slopes and walls of healthy hard and soft corals.

What you’ll see

Komodo is famous for its larger inhabitants; think manta rays, sharks, eagle rays, large schools of tuna, jacks, trevallies, bump head parrotfish, and Napoleon wrasse – but the abundance of smaller fish is phenomenal – prepare to be amazed. Komodo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Who can go

This trip is for certified divers only.

The cost: From $6,300 per person (There is upgrade charge of $565 per person)

What’s included

  • The shore activities/excursions according to the program
  • Soft drinks and all meals on board
  • Diving activities (generally 4 dives per day)
  • Tanks, weights and weight belt
  • Transfer from/to embarkation/disembarkation airport
  • Port Clearance Fee
  • Park and Diving Fees
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Government Taxes

Exclusions

  • International and domestic air transportation
  • Hotels and meals before and after the cruise
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Nitrox refills
  • Dive equipment rental (other than tanks, weights and weight belt)
  • Massages and Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Onboard purchases
  • Private tours
  • Laundry
  • On-board telecommunications
  • Crew gratuities
  • VAT

How to get there: (Labuanbajo-Labuanbajo) 

This cruise starts or ends in either Labuanbajo (LBJ). For reaching/leaving Labuanbajo, they recommend using Bali as the hub as there are regular direct flights between Bali and Labuanbajo, using the airline Garuda (1 hour 35 minutes flight time). You can also use Bali as the connection city if you need to come from or go to other domestic cities such as Jakarta or Manado, or even for regional and international flights.

For more information visit the Kids Sea Camp website by clicking here.

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