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Log Date: Sunday, Oct 01, 2017
Entry By: Indo Aggressor crew









 




Your itinerary in brief

Day 1: 1st October 2017. Labuan Bajo

Arrival Day.

 

Day 2: 2nd October 2017. Gili Lawa Darat/Laut

07:15: Dive 1 – GLD Bay

10:30: Dive 2 – Lighthouse Reef

14:30: Dive 3 – Karang Makasar

18:15: Dive 4 – West Side

 

Day 3: 3rd October 2017. Gili Lawa Laut

07:15: Dive 1 – Crystal Rock

10:30: Dive 2 – Castle Rock

14:30: Dive 3 – Shotgun

18:30: Dive 4 - Wainilu

 

Day 4: 4th October 2017. Horse Shoe Bay

07:15: Dive 1 – Crinoid Canyon

10:30: Dive 2 – Cannibal Rock

13:30: Land Excursion – Dragons on the beach

14:30: Dive 3 – Yellow Wall

18:30: Dive 4 – Torpedo Alley

 

Day 5: 5th October 2017. Current City

07:15: Dive 1 – Batu Bolong

10:30: Dive 2 - Mauan

14:30: Dive 3 – Siaba Kecil

18:30: Dive 4 – Spanish Step

 

Day 6: 6th October 2017. Komodo

07:15: Dive 1 – Tatawa Besar

10:30: Dive 2 – GLD Passage

14:30: Dive 3 - Shotgun

18:30: Dive 4 – Batu Monco Bay

 

Day 7: 7th October 2017. Gili Banta

07:15: Dive 1 – West Point

10:30: Dive 2 – K2

14:30: Dive 3 - Rollercoaster

18:30: Dive 4 – The Circus

 

Day 8: 8th October 2017. Sangeang

07:15: Dive 1 – Hot Rocks

10:30: Dive 2 – Black Magic

13:30: Dive 3 - Tekno

16:00: Dive 4 – Tekno

 

Day 9: 9th October 2017. Moyo Island

07:15: Dive 1 – Angel Reef

10:30: Dive 2 – Long Reef

14:00: Dive 3 – Angel Reef

 

Day 10: 10th October 2017.  

Moyo – Bali Transit

 

Day 11: 11th October 2017. Bali, Departure

Departure at Benoa Harbor, Bali.

 

Cruise Overview

Our cruise for the next ten days in the Komodo National Park and outer areas started out on 1st at the quaint harbour town of Labuan Bajo where all of our guests boarded after which we started the engines and made out way out into the park.

The following day we started our diving activities in the northern part of the Komodo National Park.

Our aim was to do our check dive around Gili Lawah Darat before taking advantage of the waning moon phase and neap tides diving some of the fantastic dive sites along the north shores of the park

This first phase of the trip worked out very well and we managed to dive a few of the spectacular dive sites, including Crystal Rock and Shotgun at Gili Lawah Laut in some of the best and conditions we have seen.

After two days of diving in the north of the Komodo National Park we decided to move down to Horseshoe bay. We were surprised with the great visibility and the warm water that we had down here, this is very unlikely for this time of the year. We decided to spend one full day diving some of the most pristine and life packed sites anywhere. And on top of that we visited the Komodo Dragons on the Rinca Island beach.

After diving Horse Shoe Bay for a full day we decided to head back north for two more full days of diving in the Komodo national Park.

On the morning of the 6th October we headed for Banta Island were we visited some superb dive sites like Rollercoaster and a great manta ray dive at West Point.

We then headed for Sangeang Volcano were we started of diving at Hot Rocks, one of the signature dive sites were you have a stunning coral reef with bubbles coming out of the reef!

Our final day of diving was at Moyo Island, here we completed the final three dives of our cruise before heading to Bali.

 

2nd October 2017

Dive 1: GLD Bay

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: We began our day with a check dive at GLD, a sloping reef covered with big coral heads and beautiful stag horn coral in the shallows.

Special marine life: Broad club cuttlefish, nudibranchs, scorpionfish.

           

Dive 2: Lighthouse Reef

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was a gentle drift dive at Lighthouse reef. Another beautiful reef slope covered in super healthy corals.

Special marine life: leaf scorpion fish, hawksbill turtle, white tip reef sharks.

 

Dive 3: Karang Makasar

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Out third dive was another gentle drift over a rubble reef. Lots of coral heads are spread out over this reef functioning as cleaning stations for manta rays.

Special marine life: Black tip reef sharks, spotted eagle ray, green turtles.

 

Dive 4: West side

Time in: 18:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our night dive was on the western side of Gili Lawa Darat. A combination of a coral reef, and a sandy reef slope.

Special marine life: Moray eels, octopus, soft coral crab, white tip reef shark.

 

3rd October 2017

Dive 1: Crystal Rock

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: We started our day diving Crystal Rock, was a stunning pinnacle dive called crystal rock. A wide variety of soft corals and lots of fish makes this for one of the best dive sites in the KNP.

Special marine life: white tips, hawksbill turtles, napoleon wrasse.

           

Dive 2: Castle Rock

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: : the second dive was at a submerged reef called Castle Rock, Castle Rock is home to large schools of fish and lots of sharks.

Special marine life: white tips, hawksbill turtle, grey reef sharks.

 

Dive 3: Shotgun

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: our third dive of the day was the famous dive called Shotgun, an exciting drift dive between Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut.

Special marine life: Black tip reef sharks, spotted eagle ray, green turtles, manta ray.

 

Dive 4: Wainilu

Time in: 18:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our night dive was on a sandy reef slope called Wainilu.

Special marine life: frogfish, zebra crab, coleman shrimp, nudis

 

4th October 2017

Dive 1: Crinoid Canyon

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 26°C. Visibility: Good, 15 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive of the day was at Crinoid Canyon, a combination of a sloping reef and a stunning wall.

Special marine life: sea apples, zebra crab, coleman shrimp, octopus.

 

Dive 2: Cannibal Rock

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 26°C. Visibility: Moderate, 15 metres.

Dive report: We began our day diving at Cannibal Rock, a large submerged seamount that is covered in a variety of soft and hard corals and large sponge formations.

Special marine life: hawksbill turtles, ladybugs and nudibranchs.

 

Dive 3: Yellow Wall

Time in: 15:30. Water temperature: 26°C. Visibility: Good, 15 metres.

Dive report: Our third dive of the day was the famous wall dive “Yellow Wall”, we started off on the sloping part of the reef and drifted with the current along this stunning wall.

Special marine life: coleman shrimp, giant frogfish and leaf scorpionfish.

 

Dive 4: Torpedo Alley

Time in: 18:30. Water temperature: 26°C. Visibility: Moderate, 15 metres.

Dive report: Our night dive was at Torpedo Alley, a dive site where there is a possibility for seeing the electric torpedo ray.

Special marine life: torpedo rays, nudibranchs, soft coral crab and ornate ghost pipefish.

5th October 2017

Dive 1: Batu Bolong

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: We began our day diving at one of Komodos best dive sites called Batu Bolong, a spectacular pinnacle dive loaded with schools of anthias and super healthy corals.

Special marine life: white tips, giant trevallys, dog toothed tuna, moray eels.

           

Dive 2: Mauan

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: : Our second dive of the day was at Mauan, a dive site we visit to search for manta rays. Unfortunately no mantas this time.

Special marine life: leaf scorpion fish, hawksbill turtle, white tip reef sharks.

 

Dive 3: Siaba Kecil

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our third dive of the day was at Siaba Kecil, an exciting drift dive over a stunning coral reef with an abundance of fish life.

Special marine life: black tips, hawksbill turtles, octopus.

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Dive 4: Spanish Step

Time in: 18:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our night dive was of Komodo Island at Spanish Step.

Special marine life: Moray eels, octopus, soft coral crab, white tip reef shark.

 

6th October 2017

Dive 1: Tatawa Besar

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our third dive was an exciting drift dive at Tatawa Besar, a sandy reef slope, big coral heads covered in orange and yellow soft corals.

Special marine life: white tips, giant trevallys, dog toothed tuna, moray eels.

           

Dive 2: GLD Passage

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was an exciting drift dive between Komodo Island and GLD. In the channel you find large coral ridges covered in a wide variety of marine life.

Special marine life: giant trevallys, hawksbill turtle, white tip reef sharks.

 

Dive 3: Shotgun

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: We started our day with a dive at the famous dive called Shotgun, n exciting drift dive between Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut.

Special marine life: white tips, giant trevally, manta rays.

 

Dive 4: Batu Monco Bay

Time in: 18:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our night dive was at on the sandy reef slope of Batu Monco Bay.

Special marine life: Moray eels, octopus, stargazer

  

7th October 2017

Dive 1: West Point

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our first dive of the day was a Manta Ray dive at West Point.

Special marine life: Manta Rays, Black tips.

           

Dive 2: K2

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was a deep dive at K2, a sandy reef slope with big coral heads scattered around in the deep.

Special marine life: Leaf scorpion fish, electric clam, frogfish.

 

Dive 3: Rollercoaster

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our third dive was an exciting drift dive at Rollercoaster, a slope/wall combination covered in healthy corals and lots of fish.

Special marine life: white tips, napoleon wrasse, moray eels.

 

Dive 4: The Circus

Time in: 18:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: our night dive was on a sandy reef slope called The Circus

Special marine life: stargazers, stonefish, devilfish, octopus.

  

8th October 2017

Dive 1: Hot Rocks

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: We began our day diving at Hot Rocks, a black sandy reef slope with bubbles coming out of the reef!

Special marine life: nudis, octopus, pygmy sea horse

           

Dive 2: Black Magic

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: The second dive was in a bay called Black Magic, another black sandy reef slope with on either side of the bay a super healthy coral reef.

Special marine life: nudis, octopus, moray eels, killer clownfish.

 

Dive 3: Tekno

Time in: 13:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our third dive was yet on another sloping reef called Tekno.

Special marine life:  baby frogfish, nudis, ghost shrimp.

 

Dive 4: Tekno

Time in: 16:00. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: For our fourth dive we revisited Tekno so everyone could have a look at the cutest frogfish down there.

Special marine life: Frogfish, nudis, oceanic white tip.

 

9th October 2017

Dive 1: Angel Reef

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our first dive of the day was at angel reef, a pretty wall dive with beautiful hard coral formations.

Special marine life: hawksbill turtle, scorpion fish, moray eels.

           

Dive 2: Long Reef

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was at a very long submerged reef.  We had crystal clear warm water and huge schools of fuseliers and jacks.

Special marine life: moray eels, hawksbill turtle, giant trevally.

 

Dive 3: Angel Reef

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 28°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: our last dive of the trip was yet again at Angel Reef.

Special marine life: moray eels, banded sea snake, giant trevally, black tips.