KOMODO CRUISE LABUANBAJO - LABUANBAJO ON MV AMBAI.
6 days/ 5 nights, 16 dives Départ: 12 Juillet 2015 - Labuanbajo
Arrivée: 17 Juillet - Labuanbajo
Komodo National Park is one of the greatest dive destinations, and one of the MOST diverse and rich marine environments in the world. These small islands fringed with sandy beaches are home of the famous Komodo dragon that you may patrolling the beach or see you from viewing a rock. The coral reefs in the north of the park are rich with colorful combination of hard and soft corals. Be delighted with the schools of anthias , wrasses , angelfish majestic , and predators like wide reef sharks , tunas , and giant – trevallies. Komodo offers a wide-range of diving experiences: high voltage current dives, drift dives gentle, colorful walls dives along drop offs, monumental boulders , seamounts , pinnacles and sandy slopes . You can also see manta rays , turtles , and sometimes even whale sharks .
The diving Some of the species: - Barracudas, Surgeonfishes, Bumphead parrot fishes, Trevallies and giant trevallies, spadefishes. Napoleon wrasse, wobbegon, tunas, bonitos, manta rays, mobulas, etc… - Seahorse, frogfish, leaf fish, scorpionfish. - Black corals forests, gorgonian fields, soft corals , gorgonian fields, Visibility: Visibility is excellent in the whole north part of the strait. In the south it may be lower in some specific areas or for short periods. Currents: Komodo Park is well known for its consistent currents that can be dangerous. Wallacea dive cruise has a real experience of the scuba diving sites. We pay very much attention to dive at the right place at the right time in order to avoid that uncomfortable and dangerous currents. Obviously before each dive, briefings will inform you about the diving conditions and advises will be given to always keep the dives safe. However, a strong scuba diving experience is required for this fabulous cruise. A reef hook can be very useful.
Temperature: Water temperature is 27 °C in the north. Much cooler in the south (around 22-24 °C).
Number of dives: During the cruise you will perform a minimum of 16 dives. • • • •
2 dives the day of arrival (one night dive so landing in Labuanbajo is compulsory by noon). 3 dives / day every day of the cruise 3 night dives. 2 dive the day before disembarking (we apply the 24-hour rule of desaturation before flying).
OTHER INFORMATIONS NAVIGATION ET ITINERAIRE: Hereunder the map of the cruise itinerary. This just an exemple as in Komodo the dive organization depends on tides and correlated currents, making each cruise different. Globally we will visit all the dive sites as per this map, but the order can be very different. Please note tant the south can be inaccessible if the South East winds are too strong. On the last day we will propose you a short trek in the Rinca island beautiful savannah.
-Météo: Le temps est généralement sec et ensoleillé, la température très agréablement rafraichie par les vents du sud (parfois même un peu fraiche en soirée). La mer est plate car les eaux sont protégées dans le détroit, mais peuvent être quelque peu agitées dans la partie sud qui se révèle parfois temporairement inaccessible si les vents sont trop forts. - Assurance:
Une assurance d’évacuation médicale / rapatriement couvrant les accidents de plongée est obligatoire. Elle vous sera demandée dès votre arrivée à bord. Une assurance annulation voyage est quant à elle, vivement recommandée. - Visa : Le visa indonésien coute 35USD (ou leur équivalent en euros). Le visa on arrival (VOA) est valable 30 jours. Il est délivré aux aéroports de Jakarta, Makassar (UPG) et Manado (MDC).
- Taxes aéroport : • Une taxe départ est prélevée dans chaque aéroport indonésien. A payer en monnaie locale
Départ international : 200.000 IDR Départ domestique : 70.000 IDR
- Embarquement-Débarquement Embarquement: à la date de debut de croisière avant 12h00 Débarquement: à la date de fin de croisière avant 12h00
L’Ambai Spécifications du bateau
Bateau en bois
32 mètres x 7,5 mètres
Mise en service 2012
3 annexes fibre
8 air-conditioned double cabins with en suite bathroom and hot water. * 4 cabins with double bed and single bunk above, lower deck * 2 cabins with single bunk, lower deck * 2 cabins with double bed on the upper deck (extra charge)
At your service: 16 crew members including 4 dive guides, one skipper / instructor francophone
Mitsubishi marine 600 Hp 2012
3 generators Yanmar 40, 28 et 16 KW, 2012
10 tons of reserves and watermaker capacity 10 tons / day
2 air compressors 200 lts / min. Atlas-Copco low pressure compressor with membrane production NITROX.
GPS, GPS Plotter, Echo sondeur, Radar,
VHF radio, UHF radio, satellite phone. Wifi if 3G available.
3 dinghies with engine 50 Ch.
Diving organisation on MV Ambai PLANNING ET STANDARDS • • • •
1st dive : 2nd dive: 3rd dive : Night dive:
07:00 am 10:30 am 14:30 pm 18:30 pm
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Dive time: 60 minutes Maximum depth: 35 mts Dives into the safety curve Systematic safety stop at 5 meters
* Due to the large number of dives and the remoteness of any emergency, we urge divers to stay within the safety curve, to comply with a maximum depth of 35 meters, and to systematically perform a safety stop. *Depending on the diving levels, divers aspirations (photography, macro etc …), groups are formed by the cruise director ( NITROX available). Each groups of four divers maximum has a dive guide. The dive guides change groups every day. Each diver is given a blok (DIN & INT available, no need for adapters) and a unique location for the duration of the cruise. *A short briefing will be conducted by the director of cruises or one of the guides before each dive. It will provide guidance on the sites topography, depths, currents and potential hazards, as well as on marine life and on the species represented. *Each diver has to carry his personal signal buoy. *Our staff will carry your dive tanks -already geared- from the main boat to the dinghies and back to the main boat. I the dinghies each tank has a slot just in the back of his respective divers. Arrived on dive site location, the staff help you to gear before to roll back. You never have to carry your tank, except if you want it… *Guides flora and local fauna are available, and the dive master or skipper will help you find the strange animal you saw underwater! * Rent all or part of your dive equipment is possible: all sizes are not always available, please book for it in advance. * Our cruises are open to divers Padi AOW (OR EQUIVALENT) with at least 50 dives logged. Less experienced divers can also participate with a specific supervision, thank you to contact us about it. * Thank you for producing a medical certificate: it will be be asked on board. * We demand a great respect for fauna and flora: have adequate buoyancy so that you will not touch the substrate or break corals; do not touch or collect any the animals, do not harass wildlife with photographies and please moderate the number of flash. In this context, the use of gloves is not allowed.
INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION RATE OUR CRUISE ON AMBAI: inclusions: - Accommodation in a shared twin or double cabin. - All meals. Drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks. - All guided dives - Blocks 12 lts aluminum, weights and belts - The airport-ship RT transfers at departure and arrival. exclusions: - Costs of Park and Port: 100€ / cruise - Alcoholic beverages, espresso (1€) - Possible diving equipment rental (see prices below) - International and domestic flights, visas and airport taxes - Nitrox: 12 € per day; Package € 50 / cruise. - 100 cf (15 lts) dive tanks: 25 € - Upper deck cabin supplement: 100€/ pax - Laundry (1 € / piece) - Crew gratuities - International and domestic flights, Visa fees and airport taxes • All extras are payable in cash on board. We can not receive payment by credit card! • Currencies accepted on board: €, USD, CHF, IDR. • Tipping: optional, they reﬂect your level of satisfaction about the service on board. FYI: we consider that 10 € / day / passenger expresses a pleasant cruise. • Provided on board: towels, toiletries, soap, shampoo and toothpaste. • Electrical 220 Volts outlets: european type, adaptors available on board. A room for storage and charging cameras and accessory devices with numerous plugs is available. Hair dryer available on request. • Available on board: Stick and hooks in stainless steel: 10€ • Visa delivered on arrival on all international airports , costs USD 35. Diving equipment rental price list
Complete regulator with octopus and pressure gauge
Local flights and travel arrangements & flight
Garuda (GA 7026)
06:00 - 07:35
€130 20 kg (+ 23 kg free dive equipement)
Wings (Iw 1888)
06:50 - 08:00
10 kg (+2 euros/kg excess)
Cie & flight
Garuda (GA 7037)
13:05 - 14:30
€130 20 kg (+ 23 kg free dive equipement)
Wings (Iw 1889)
10:55 - 12:15
10 kg (+2 euros/kg excess)
Remarks: The above rates can change without prior notice. We generally book and buy those Vlights for our guests. Above the limit of luggage allowance, passengers need to pay an excess luggage fee, from IDR 25 000 (#2USD) to 45000 (#4 USD) according to the distance. On Garuda, 20 kgs of regular luggage + 23 kgs of dive equipment are allowed for free. extra charge have to be paid cash IDR in most airports (Denpasar and Jakarta accept credit cards) Airport taxes on local Vlights are IDR 70 000 (Denpasar), 40000(Jakarta) and about 20000 in smaller airports. - Accomodation in Bali: For your transit night in bali, we recommend you: -
HotelSukunSanur : 70 euros/room (« deluxe » breakfast included). Harris hotel Tuban : 65 euros/room, 300 mts from airport (breakfast included).
15€ extra/ pax for transportation RT airport /hotel.
Travel Extensions: Whether you want to precede or continue your cruise circuit in Indonesia or stay a few days in a resort, Wallacea Dive Cruises can probably arrange everything: do not hesitate to contact us. Examples of possible extensions: 5 or 6-‐day tours in Tana Toraja (funeral ceremonies and other big celebrations) on the island of Sulawesi, or in the island of Flores (the famous three-‐colored lake caldera, and villages which take you back in time), not to mention the island of Java with its Kawah Ijen and Mount Bromo, so dear to the French people. Starting 400 euros/person.
Our smiling and efficient crew awaits for you on the MV Ambai for an unforgettable dive cruise in Komodo!