FAQ

Do we have to pay the National Park fees ?

The only additional payment is for the National Park fee, which is 275,000 IDR per person per day between Monday and Saturday, and 350,000 IDR per person per day on Sunday and Public Holidays.If you plan a trekking with the Komodo Dragons there is an additional entrance fee of 85,000 IDR per person.

I HAVE NEVER DIVED BEFORE, WHICH PROGRAM CAN I FOLLOW ?

We offer the Try Diving call a discover scuba diving , perfectly adapted for your very first dive.

It lasts two days with a session in Pool & theory and with 2 or 3 dives in Komodo.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DIVING CERTIFICATION?

All PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Dive Centres all over the world adhere to the same training standards: 

LEVELS

INFORMATION

MINIMUM AGE REQUIRED 

DURATION

PADI Scuba Diver

Allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres under the supervision of a PADI instructor 

Be at least 15 years old

Junior be at least 10 years old

2 and a half days (2 dives)

PADI Open Water Diver

Allows you to dive autonomously to a maximum depth of 18 metres 

Be at leas 15 years old 

Junior be at least 10 years old 

3 and a half days (4 dives)

PADI Adventure Diver

Exposes you to 3 elective scuba “Adventure” dives

Be at least 10, 12 or 15 years old depending on the “Adventure”

1 day (3 dives)

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Allows you to dive autonomously to a maximum depth of 30 metres 

Be at least 15 years old 

Junior be at least 12 years old 

2 days (5 dives)

PADI Rescue Diver 

Basic skills in self-rescue and buddy rescue for recreational diving

Be at least 15 years old

Junior be at least 12 years old 

2 days (2 dives)

PADI Dive Master 

First professional level

Be at least 18 years old  

1 month or more 

Levels of certification 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE PADI DIVE MASTER CERTIFICATION ?

We highly recommend you to complete the Dive master program in 1 or 2 months. You must be PADI Rescue Diver certified (or an equivalent) and have a minimum of 35 dives to join this program.

If you are not yet certified as Rescue Diver, you can choose our “PADI Dive Master” package or our package “Zero to Pro” according to your level.

DO YOU PROVIDE THE DIVING EQUIPMENT ?

To ensure your safety during your Komodo diving experience, as well as giving you the utmost comfort in the Balinese dive sites, we provide you the best quality equipment (ScubaPro equipment, less than 2 years old).

The equipment is included in daily diving trip packages and for all the courses.

The full equipment includes a BCD (buoyancy compensator), a wetsuit, a regulator, a diving mask, adjustable fins and diving boots.

Please note that the diving computer, torch and SMB (Surface Marker Buoy) are not included in the rent (extra charge of 15 USD/day for Suunto– 10 USD/day for torch)

A discount will be applied if you already have your own full equipment.

WHICH LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN BY YOUR INSTRUCTORS?

At Dragon Dive Komodo, our Instructors/guides team is international. The spoken languages are English, Spanish, Italian, Danish, French, Chinese.

HOW MANY DIVERS WILL BE IN MY GROUP?

For each dive, the ratio Diver/Instructor are as follows:

  • Try diving: 2 divers/instructor
  • Daily Diving Trip: 4/5 certified divers/instructor or guide 
  • OWD, AOWD, Rescue Diver Courses: 4 students/instructor 

The maximum capacity depends on our availability. Contact us and give us your dates, and we will give you a confirmation later.

WHAT IS THE PRICE PER PERSON, PER DIVE?

Each package has a different price according to its type and the number of dives. You will find all our prices here.

IS IT SAFE TO FLY AFTER DIVING?

Even with busy holiday plans, you must not board a flight right after a dive. For your safety, you have to wait at least 18 hours between your last dive and taking a flight. For more information, please contact us.

What About the Visa Requirements?

Our Visa Requirements All travelers to Indonesia must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the country. There are several levels of visa for entering Indonesia based on your nationality. Please have a look about Visa -free short visits for tourists and Visa – paid short visas for tourists‘.

How can I book my scuba diving packages with you?

It’s easy to book a dive course, fun dives packages included accommodation with us. Simply contact us and we will get back to you with the required information and/or booking details that include the payment options. To block a booking, we are requesting 25% deposit. The deposit can be transferred to one of our bank accounts mentioned in the invoice.

Do we need to reserve online or simply pass by?

We are scuba diving every day, so you can always walk in at our dive resort on labuan Bajo. We really advise you to pre booked everything to let us organizing everything for you such as instructor, courses or specific request.

Is the current always very strong in Komodo?

Our responsibility is too let you discover the Komodo National park with the best services and safety possible. We will always consider the level and experience of the guest following the dives sites we will select.

Are you providing Scuba Diving PADI Course every day?

You can start all Padi courses at Dragon Dive Komodo from PADI Open Water up to PADI Divemaster Courses at your own convenience and our instructors’ availability. So much better to book in advanced .

Is the current always very strong in Komodo?

Our responsibility is too let you discover the national park with the best services and safely. We will always consider the level and experience of the guest following the dives sites.

Is the dive site far away from the resort?

We are based in Labuan Bajo , and we will need around 1.45h to reach the National Park where we will do around 3 dives.

What a day trip with you looks like?

The meeting will be at 7:30 AM in our main office in Labuan Bajo at Dragon Dive Komodo Dive Center. Equipment, supplies and guests’ bags will be ready for you and will be moved to the boat located on the harbor. Guests and dive guides walk to the harbor (65 m).
First thing to do is paying the Komodo National Park fees and then we check in on our day boat ‘Shiryu’.
When is double check and the briefing done by the boat master, our crew will help you to gear you up for your first scuba diving. During the journey you will be able to chill out on our deck , listening music or simply checking all marine guide book about the marine life surrounding Komodo.
After the first dive we’ll do our surface interval and navigate to the second scuba dive site. After the second dive we’ll have a freshly prepared lunch on boat. After the lunch we will go for the third dive site,and then we’ll navigate back to Labuan Bajo .
We will be back at the resort between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

Is the dive site far away from the resort?

We are based in labuan bajo , and we will need around 1.45h to reach the National Park where we will do around 2 or 3 dives.

Are you scuba diving with 12 L or 15 L tanks and are you using DIN or Yoke Valves?

All our scuba diving tanks have both INT valves and DIN inserts. You don’t need to bring an adapter. We will provide 15L tanks (special request and extra) but only few as it s extremely complicated to get some in Indonesia.

Can we do FFESSM course in Labuan Bajo?

Yes, the owner is French instructor and is able to deliver the certificate N1-N2-N3-N4 in Komodo.

When Is the best time to Visit and scuba diving Komodo?

The weather in Komodo is very good for most of the year for scuba diving. Dragon Dive Komodo suggest you to travel when it suits you the best, keeping in mind that it is quite windy and can be rough in the north of the Komodo National Park for the monsoon season from January to February.

CAN I GO FOR A HIKE IN THE MOUNTAINS / CLIMB A VOLCANO AFTER A DAY OF DIVING?

No you cannot. No exceed 300 meters after diving. 

It is necessary to wait for a minimum of 18 hours after your last dive (as for the plane) before going to high altitude.