We are delighted to announce this exciting trip to snorkel the stunning reefs of the Komodo islands, using the wonderful Komodo Resort as your base.
This trip is being run by our partner and friend Ben and his team. Based in the U.K., they are experts in the Coral Triangle, run amazing excursions, and have a great appreciation for the underwater world.
This affordable seven day
remote adventure will explore
fantastic reefs, beautiful landscapes, and land-based attractions like
trekking to see Komodo Dragons! The group size will vary depending on interest, but there will be a guide from Ben's team for every 12-16 snorkelers.
After your international flight into Bali, you will meet your group and stay the first night there. The next morning you are off to Komodo Resort by plane and boat transfer.
Komodo is a national park of 26 islands which lie to the east of Bali. Taking a trip to this remote corner of Asia feels like stepping back in time.
The islands are volcanic in origin with striking rugged hillsides of dry savanna and green thorny vegetation surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches.
Komodo Resort is an extraordinary island resort on the outskirts of Komodo National Park. Your luxurious beachfront bungalows are en-suite and air-conditioned and the sunset beach bar is simply wonderful. The house reef offers beautiful snorkeling opportunities, but the real attraction is the lush and lively reefs within the national park, as well as the chance to snorkel with the huge and majestic manta rays.
Below the surface you can expect truly world class snorkeling. It is after all the heart of the Coral Triangle. Manta cleaning stations are scattered throughout the park. It isn’t uncommon to have encounters with large numbers of these majestic creatures. Schooling pelagics and reef sharks also make frequent appearances. Below the surface topography ranges from diverse coral gardens to craggy pinnacles and walls. This makes the snorkeling suited to a variety of preferences. Topside, there’s the chance to trek on Rinca Island and see the legendary Komodo Dragons lazing in the warm sunshine.
You will enjoy two 90-120 minute boat snorkeling trips per day from the resort. The large wooden boats used for snorkeling are designed for maximum comfort while traveling to and from the snorkel sites. The main deck has bench-style seating, an onboard toilet, and a large deck with a sturdy ladder for easy access from the water. The upper deck has a large shaded area furnished with comfy beanbags, ideal for lazing while enjoying the stunning vistas. Travel time to the snorkel sites varies from a few minutes to over an hour.
You will have seven nights at Komodo Resort which is set on its own private island in a secluded area of eastern Indonesia. Not only is it within range of some of Komodo's finest snorkeling sites, it has a spectacular and pristine house reef, powder white sand beaches for afternoon relaxation and accommodation finely in tune with its surroundings. The abundance of pristine reefs, islands, islets and sandy bays found within range of Komodo Resort would take a lifetime to explore.
The 16 seafront bungalows plus 4 suite bungalows are made of teak wood, have private bathrooms, and are surrounded by the nature of a desert island.
All the rooms have air conditioning, fans, hot water and 24 hours electric power.
The open air bamboo restaurant serves international and Italian cuisine with fresh produce and fish straight from the sea. You can enjoy daily homemade bread, pasta at dinner and pastries and cakes at breakfast. They also accommodate dietary restrictions. Breakfast is served buffet-style and lunch and dinner are ordered a la carte. Feel the breeze and enjoy the view of the ocean sipping a glass of wine.
The resort also boasts a lovely beach bar with spectacular sunset views, which serves a wide variety of beverages.
The resort has a small spa offering traditional Javanese massage, relaxation massage, masks and scrubs. There is also a small gym, if you need a workout after all the snorkeling and island hiking.
We expect this trip to fill quickly. Your spot is reserved with your deposit of $400 US per person. Contact Ben below for deposit instructions.
November 12-20, 2019 - Trip full, but you can be on a waitlist.
$3075 US per person (Twin/Double Share)
$465 US per person Upgrade to Suite Room
Single Person Supplement: $800 US
Individual travelers - Ben will happily find someone of the same sex for you to share a room with to avoid the single person supplement. If he cannot find you someone, no single supplement surcharge will apply.
Ben and his U.K. based team are the organizers and leaders of this trip (more about them below). Galen & Nicole from Tropicalsnorkeling.com are promoting this trip, but all signups, trip organization and payments are made to and managed by Ben's team. TropicalSnorkeling.com does receive a referral fee in exchange for promoting the trip, at no extra cost to attendees.
How to Sign Up or Learn More?
Use the contact form below to contact Ben and his team to request more information about them and express your interest in signing up. They will get back to you shortly with full details.
Ben contacted us about his upcoming new snorkeling trips, and we were very excited to go on them and share them with you. We have spent a lot of time emailing and video conferencing with Ben (his company is in the U.K.) to work out the details of what is being offered, and to get a good feel for how we get along, which is very well indeed!
He and his team have around twenty years of experience guiding and diving in Asia and beyond, and eight years running his own business (which gets great reviews). He started offering snorkeling specific trips because he was aware that snorkelers often get the short end of the stick when thrown in with divers. He and his team love the freedom and low stress of snorkeling, and are very aware of the different needs of snorkelers versus divers, in terms of the reef depth, and calm surface conditions needed.
All of his trips are small groups of 12-18 guests, or with a similar ratio of snorkelers to guides. And for where they visit, and how packed they are with experiences, they are very affordable.
His company is licensed and insured. They have never cancelled a trip, and all funds are held in a trust until the trip is completed giving you 100% financial security if they or any of their suppliers go out of business before the trip happens.