Enjoy manta trains, empty dive sites, cheaper flights & a wider range of accommodation while exploring the best of diving in Komodo & Flores during off-season. For a few years Komodo has been expanding and between June & August every year the city gets filled with people who want to experience the amazing diving in Komodo. Hotels gets fully booked and so do dive operators and liveaboards in Komodo. But, in fact, Komodo is just as good almost all year (except for when the rainy season strikes in January & February). Komodo liveaboard diving remains spectacular for most of the year because of its location.
During peak season the central area is perfect with its crystal clear waters, many mantas and warm water (28 degrees). At that time the visibility in the southern part is not great and waves are big, so a lot of the operators that offer boat trips in komodo stay in the north. The conditions in the south get better during the low season so many Komodo liveaboard boats take the opportunity to go down south to explore the lesser known areas of Komodo. With dive sites like manta alley & cannibal rock you get a lot of fish and action down there. But this also means there are less people at the more known dive sites, which benefits everybody really. Another key factor to visit Komodo in the low season is the prices for accommodation and flights. You will be able to get flights for half price compared to high season. You can find many boat trips in Komodo on the spot in low season, there are chances you can get some really good last-minute offers just by walking around and asking at different dive centers in Labuan Bajo. Sometimes our budget liveaboard in Komodo has spots left a day before a departure and we will then offer specials in the dive shop. This is perfect for you spontaneous travellers that don’t plan to far ahead. To be sure you will be able to go on a dive trip we do recommend to book ahead. Visit us at www.mikumbadiving.com to your diving holiday & we will give you the best deal. During March – May we have seen more mantas in the area than during high season, and we get to enjoy them quietly without many other dive boats around. So don’t hesitate to contact us to book a trip in Komodo! Dive Raja Ampat