How we got started
Grand Komodo operate 5 + 1 boats built for liveaboard dive trips. Are all clean and cozy, with air conditioned cabins and ensuite bathroom, a dive platform, gear up stations, a dedicated camera table and rinse tank, and battery charging stations (both 110V and 220V). Once each diver’s outfit is rigged, the tank stays in place throughout the trip, being refilled in place.
All the boats are sturdy Bugis-style wooden boats optimized for Indonesia’s waters. They include:
- MV Raja Ampat Explorer, with 7 AC cabins for 14 passengers
- MV TemuKira, with 6 AC cabins for 12
- MV Tarata, with 6 AC cabins for 12
- MV Putri Papua, with 4 AC cabins for 9
- MV NusaTara, with 3 AC cabins for 6
- MV Keti, our “honeymoon boat”, with 1 AC cabin for a couple or a family with one child.
The boats’ home port locations mainly support Komodo or Raja Ampat trips.
Our itineraries take adventurous divers to locales such as Komodo, Alor, Forgotten Islands, Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih, Triton Bay, and Banda in Ambon. Many potentially exciting dive sites in Indonesia remain undiscovered, and Grand Komodo is steadily exploring and opening up new areas.
Our Raja Ampat Dive Lodge & Komodo Lodge
Raja Ampat Dive Lodge
Location: Yenpapir Beach – Mansuar Island of Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is located at the heart of the most spectacular diving in northern Raja Ampat. Mere minutes from the famous Manta aggregation sites and the fish-filled dives at the western edge of the Dampier Strait, our intimate lodge is the perfect place to experience the most bio-diverse reefs in the world.
The staff of Raja Ampat Dive Lodge has been handpicked to provide the same level of service found on our popular liveaboard dive boats. We strive to offer our guests the best value in a diving holiday while ensuring that everyone who stays with us feels like part of our family.
Location: Labuan Bajo – Flores
Located within ato Harbour, offers cosy accommodation with free WiFi access in all areas of the homestay. The property is also within walking distance to many restaurants in the surrounding area.