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The Komodo Floating Hostel offers something unique among Indonesia liveaboard diving trips. This boat does not start and end in port but stays in the central area of the Komodo National Park only moving short distances. That means you can join and leave any day and you can stay for as short or as long as you want. It a great choice for budget divers and those with limited time.

Length: 28 metres / 90 feet
Beam: 6 metres / 19 feet
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 16
Komodo Floating Hostel

This is a 28 metre long Phinisi schooner that can take up to 16 divers in dormitory-style accommodation with shared bathrooms. It is not a luxury liveaboard option but more a no-frills, Komodo budget diving trip option for those who don't require too much pampering.

The main social areas on the boat are the shaded open-air saloon/dining area or on the sun deck lounging on sun mats or bean bags. You can enjoy the music system while playing board games and cards with other fellow divers. There is no internet or TV to distract you from the natural splendour of Komodo. Diving is all done from the attendent dinghies with short boat rides between the mothership and the dive sites.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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These dive cruise itineraries are available for departure every day. Prices are valid until the 30th December 2016.
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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Dormitory-style cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return airport/hotel transfers to/from the boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set US$ 15 per day), Komodo National Park entrance fee US$ 12 per day Monday to Saturday, US$ 17 per day Sundays and public holidays, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash in good quality notes or credit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, night dives (US$ 25 including torch). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The Komodo Floating Hostel does not have trip departure days. You can join on any day that suits you. The liveaboard moves occasionally from place to place. You must check in at the Wicked Dive Centre in Labuan Bajo before 18:00 hrs the day before departure. You then meet there at 07:15 hrs on the morning of departure before taking the speedboat to the mothership. You will do 2 dives en route to join the Komodo Floating Hostel.
You can fly direct to Labuan Bajo from Bali and we can help you arrange this flight. The last dive on all of these Komodo tours will be at around 13:30 hrs, returning to port at around 17:00. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Occasionally the boat stays in the harbour overnight making speedboat transfers not necessary.
For more information see our travel information section.

Non-diver rate: 20% off the published rates.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is not available - all accommodation is dormitory style.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 divers and 1 additional diver (as a guide) can join free of charge (total 7 or more guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 1,200.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The Komodo Floating Hostel has 1 air-conditioned dormitory that sleeps 16 guests. On the lower deck the dormitory features windows for natural light.

All the beds have:
  • A fan
  • Privacy curtain
  • Upper bunks have windows
  • 2 shared bathrooms with toilet, hot water shower, hand basin, towels, toiletries
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet and shelves
  • Mains outlet 220 volts, twin pin socket
  • Bedding & space for luggage
  • Life jackets & fire extinguishers in dormitory
No. of bathrooms / showers - 2 / 2 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of up to 14 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader/Instructor
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • 2 Engineers
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Steward
  • 6 Deck hands
2 Motorised dinghies - Dive deck with ladder, hot, fresh water shower and camera rinse tank - Open-air saloon area with music system and games - Fish ID & general books, diving magazines - Shaded open-air social and dining area - Sundeck with deck chairs and bean bags - Water dispenser

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
The daily dining on the Komodo Floating Hostel consists of pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals are served buffet-style. The menu consists of international cuisine and Indonesian specialties.
  • Indonesian and international main dishes.
  • Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • Coffee, tea, fruit and drinking water are all free of charge.
  • Beer, soft drinks, wine and spirits are available for purchase.
  • All diets can be catered for - please send us your requirements.
  • The liveaboard trip dining service begins with lunch on guest arrival.
Sample menu - Omelette, pancakes, sausages, bread, cheese, vegetables, local and western food but no fish, e.g. beef dishes, chicken dishes, noodles, potato dishes, rice ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2010, refurbished annually
  • Size - 28m x 6m
  • Top speed - 10 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 1 x 290 HP Nissan engine
  • 3 x 12V generators
  • 1 x Coltri-sub dive tank compressor
  • 35 x 12 litre aluminium tanks with yoke/DIN fittings
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours
  • Water capacity - 3,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 2,000 litres

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • Life raft (max: 20 people)
  • 2 x 40 HP Suzuki dive dinghies
  • 2 x hand radios
  • No radar
  • Garmin global positioning system (GPS)
  • No depth sounder
  • EPIRB
  • Samsung mobile phone and email
  • Searchlight
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Medic first aid box
  • Oxygen - 6000 litres
  • 6 x extinguishers in cabin area and throughout
  • 22 x life jackets in cabin area
  • Customer diving insurance is not included and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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