Scuba Junkie Komodo Beach Resort is a stunning and secluded Eco-Dive Resort that is dedicated to bringing you the best diving experience possible. We have accommodation to suit all budgets, and from our restaurant area you can watch the sunset over the Komodo National Park. Through this blog, find out more about what goes on behind the scenes, about our conservation work and get to know our crew!
Diving with Scuba Junkie Komodo
Photo courtesy of Bernie Maroney
The day starts early, we meet anywhere between 6.15am and
7am. The reason for this being that we want to beat the other boats to the
park! When you get yourself out of bed you can help yourself to a delicious
coffee and catch the end of a beautiful sunrise. There’s toast available as a
light breakfast, but its best to save your appetite for breakfast on the boat.
Once the boat is set up and ready to go we use our small
boat – the Delphinus - to take you to our dive boat. Either the Birostris or the
Alfredi will be your boat for the day. Both boats are spacious, clean and
perfectly set up for diving. Many of the boats used in the park are fishing
boats that have been converted to dive boats. We are proud to say that both our
boats are custom made for diving. On the boat we serve a delicious cooked
breakfast. Take your pick from omelettes, pancakes or our bread that is made on
After filling yourself up you can sit back and enjoy the
stunning scenery of the national park as we travel out for the first dive. The
Komodo National Park is made up of three big islands – Komodo itself, Padar and
Rinca. It then has over a hundred smaller islands and rocks. Travelling past
these islands shows some of the most stunning topography in Asia.
As we approach the first dive site the crew will gather
everyone together for a big group dive briefing. Using a map they will describe
the site and give information on the dive, what can be seen, what the currents
can be doing and give thorough information on safety procedures. The diversity
of the diving in this area is insane. One dive you are swimming with mantas,
the other you are finding blue ring octopus…on some both can be seen at the
same time!! There really is something to please everyone. Not only that, but
the coral is colourful and pristine. Sitting in the middle of the coral
triangle, Komodo is one of the most biodiverse places in the world!!
After the first dive any food that was left over from
breakfast can be snacked on. The boat slowly travels to the second site of the
day. You can relax on the sun deck on top of the boat, or sit on the bow –
enjoy the sunshine and marvel as the water comes alive due to the currents.
After the second dive is lunch. Everyone gets their own little lunch box filled
with rice and delicious Indonesian curries. If you are vegetarian, or gluten
free, never fear! We cater to all dietary requirements.
After the third dive it’s time to head home. This is usually
where everyone falls asleep on the bean bags spread around the boat. It’s exhausting
doing all that amazing diving! We generally get back from the days diving
around 4.30. When you get back there is a delicious snack waiting for you –
you’re not going to go hungry here! There are cold beers in the fridge and
everyone relaxes on the deck watching the sunset behind Komodo island. We all
discuss the days diving, and usually someone brings out the guitar and gets
playing. The resort is surrounded by nature, dragonflies and butterflies
flutter around the resort; it truly is an idyllic place for your dive holiday.