Kalimaya Dive Resort is the first dedicated dive resort on east Sumbawa Island and the only dive operator offering day trip diving to West Komodo Island, Gili Banta, and Sangeang Volcano.
This sustainably built resort offers air-conditioned beachfront bungalows, an infinity pool and seaside dining area where family style meals are served. Ingredients and materials are locally sourced in an attempt to help uplift the neighboring communities.
Diving from Kalimaya is varied, with world-class macro, exhilarating drift dives and magnificent coral reefs to explore. Kalimaya has a house reef which is a delight to dive, and is fabulous for critter spotting, as is Sangeang Volcano. These sites offer great opportunities to spot wonderpus, rhinopia, bumblebee shrimp and other lesser seen species. Some of sites around West Komodo offer amazing drift diving over magnificent lively reefs and around large pinnacles. Here, in the fast moving nutrient rich water, there is every chance to spot several species of shark, manta ray, mobula and eagle rays as well as schooling pelagics like tuna, jacks and barracuda. There are also some magnificent coral slopes, walls and caverns, home to some of the healthiest reefs on earth, where a slow meander reveals a plethora of reef fish, turtles and critters.
Blue Manta Liveaboard – Forgotten Islands & Banda Sea
The 45m steel hulled Blue Manta Liveaboard was custom built with divers needs in mind and as such is a luxurious user friendly vessel.
The Blue Manta has 14 beautifully furnished, air-conditioned, en-suite cabins. There is ample space to relax with indoor and outdoor lounges and eating areas, and comfy sun loungers to enjoy. The galley is state of the art, and every morning begins with freshly baked breads, and continues through the day serving 5 meals and several snacks daily. The boat has a 20-man crew, including 2 masseuses, 4 dive guides and 2 instructors, all of whom are on-board to ensure you receive only the best service and diving experiences. The blue Manta also offers 24/7 access to WiFi.
With a variety of superb itineraries through out central and eastern Indonesia, including Komodo, Forgotten Islands, Banda, Alor, Raja Ampat and Misool.
Misool Eco Resort – Southern Raja Ampat
Located on a private island hidden in an archipelago of uninhabited islands in remote Raja Ampat, this stunning eco resort is surrounded by lush jungle, white sandy beaches and lively fringing reef.
The resort was entirely built from reclaimed wood, and every detail considered to create a magnificent and luxurious resort. The service is superb and guests’ preferences are catered to wonderfully. The spa offers a full range of treatments, righton the beach.
Situated in the heart of the world-famous Raja Ampat, the diving is unsurpassed. A shark and ray sanctuary spanning 300,000 acres is fiercelyprotected against fishing and poaching. The house reef is a a virtual shark nursery, accessible right off the guests’ private verandas. For critter lovers, every dive is a treasure hunt with several nudibranchs, species of shrimp and crab, octopus and more. With boat access to unspoiled and little-dived drop offs, walls and sprawling coral reefs, one can expect close encounters with manta rays, several species of shark, huge schools of reef fish, as well as pelagics like tuna, jacks and barracuda.
Situated on a secluded island in the heart of Komodo National Park, this luxurious resort offers 16 air-conditioned en-suite bungalows scattered along the shoreline, a sunset beach bar, and a sea-view spa. The open sides restaurant serves delicious 4 course a la carte meals, freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients.
Trips to dive sites vary from 5 minutes to 1.5 hours, although the time passes quickly on the large comfortable shaded boat. Diving in the area promises excitement, with some strong currents drifting divers over lush lively coral reefs, teaming with fish. There are several manta ray cleaning stations in the area and groups of mantas are often spotted. Reef sharks are common place, as are turtles, and sometimes dolphins ride the bow waves through the clear warm water. Afternoon and night dives are generally done closer to the resort island, Sebayur. Here the sandy slopes and coral gardens offer perfect hiding places for some of the most sort after critters including ghost pipefish, frogfish, eels, stargazers, and harlequin shrimp, to name a few.
Situated in a far corner of Indonesia, this spectacular exclusive resort offers accommodation for 12 guests in 6 sea front air-conditioned bungalows each with a private veranda and open air en-suite bathroom. Delicious family-style meals are served on a communal dining table, the menu determined by locally available seasonal produce.
The diving in the area offers something for everyone. With world-class muck/critter diving, there is something new to discover on every dive. The resort is perfectly situated to provide easy access to the Pantar Straight, one of the most well preserved reef systems in Indonesia. Combined with clear (15-40m viz) warm water, the diving is top notch with huge schools of reef fish, several species of pelagic (from tuna and barracuda, to mola-mola and dolphins), and reef sharks. Just after full moon and new moon schooling hammerheads often swim close to the islands allowing awesome interactions with these creatures.