Due to a cancellation, we've got one cabin free on a trip to Komodo on the Bidadari, with Mark Heighes, over 26 March 2 April (7 nights). That's two berths, US$1,000 per person, or $142/night, which isn't bad.
The trip will start and end in Labuanbajo, Flores, so the full trip will be spent in Komodo National Park. Call it 5-1/2 or 6 days of diving, depending on flight schedules and energy levels the day we arrive in Labuanbajo.
The price does not include transfers from Bali to Labuanbajo. You'd have to get yourself to Bali and cover accomodation in Bali before and after the trip. We'll make arrangements for the Bali - Labuanbajo - Bali flights.
This is a group of friends - almost everyone else will know each other and most have done trips together to Komodo (and other locations) together before. There will be two young children - both charming (I've done several trips with them and their parents before) and absolutely no problem. There may be some moderately aggressive diving, and there won't be a lot of handholding.
The Bidadari is a Phinisi schooner, the former Sea Contacts I. Six cabins (12 persons). A very ok boat. All cabins have en suite heads and a/c. It's not the most luxurious vessel out there, but it doesn't cost $400 per person per night either. Mark Heighes (and other people who will be onboard) probably know the sites in Komodo as well or better than anyone. Air only - no nitrox.
Since I'll probably be the only other u/w shooter on board, camera working space, charging etc. should not be a problem.
If you can make this trip, consider yourselves good company on a boat, and are interested, contact me by email asap. Other people on the trip are also putting out feelers to friends and dive buddies so we can fill this cabin quickly, it will probably be first come first served.
Frogfish (Robert Delfs)
Komodo 26 March - 2 April. 2 berths (share) available
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