Komodo Dragons

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Komodo Dragon the Jurassic legend
  • What exactly is a Komodo Dragon?

    Komodo dragons are the world’s largest and heaviest lizards. They have flat heads with rounded snouts, huge and muscular tails, strong and agile necks, and sturdy, powerful and bowed legs. They also have large and powerful claws and scaly skin. The muscles of the Komodo's jaws and throat allow it to swallow huge pieces of meat with astonishing speed.

    Males can grow up to 3 meters long and sometimes even reach over 100kg! They live about 30 years in the wild.

    These large lizards vary their colors from black to yellow-gray, counting on their location, and have a rough, durable skin reinforced with bony plates protecting them from injuries bites and scratches. 

    It is a type of monitor lizard, an ancient species of reptile with ancestors that date back years ago. Though only discovered by Europeans in 1910, Komodos are considered a relict of giant lizards that have existed in Flores for a minimum of 900,000 years.

    What exactly is a Komodo Dragon

    Your best diving holidays in one week in Komodo

    Diving Cruise KOMODO

    | 7 Days / 6 Nights | 2100 € Full Board

    Cruise in Komodo National Park,
    Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

    Next Departure:

    2022 June 22th to 28th

    300 per day

    Up to 3 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Contact us for price details.

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.7
    Life Onboard
    9.9
    Activities
    9.8

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    How big is the Komodo Dragon?

    The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard in the world. An average adult male will weigh 80 to 90 kg and measure 2.60 m, while an average female will weigh 70 kg and measure 2.30 m. However, the biggest verified wild specimen was 3.13 m long and weighed 166 kg, this large specimen still had some undigested food in its stomach.

    Males are usually larger and bulkier than females.
    There a few theories to explain their massive size. As a result of their magnitude, Komodo dragons dominate the ecosystems in which they live, therefore the more accurate theory would be the one that attributes their sizes to them being the main predator around the islands in which they inhabit and, therefore, having no predators of their own to contend with.

    How big is the Komodo Dragon

    What eats the Komodo Dragon?

    Komodo dragons are carnivores, although an adult Komodo dragon eats whatever food is available. They eat almost any kind of meat, including carrion (dead animals,) snakes, rodents, monkeys, deer, pigs, wild boar, and even large water buffalo. Komodo dragons may also be cannibalistic, they can eat each other, including their own offspring. Young Komodo Dragons spend their lives in trees, which likely helps reduce their risk of predation from the adults and other predators.

    They can eat up to 80% of their bodyweight.
    Despite their size and appetite, the Komodo dragon’s metabolism is very slow. This distinct skill lets them survive on as little as 12 meals per year, albeit quite large meals at that.

    When hunting, Komodo dragons rely on camouflage and patience waiting for their prey. When an animal walks past they pounce using its sharp claws and powerful legs to grab onto their prey, as well as they use their sharp teeth to eviscerate its prey.

    What eats Komodo Dragon

    Where to see the Komodo Dragon?

    Komodo dragons live mostly in Rinca and Komodo Islands, however you can also find them in Gili Montang, Gili Dasami (all part of Komodo National Park, east of Bali) and the island of Flores. All these islands are located in southeastern Indonesia.

    Komodo dragons have the smallest home range in comparison with any large predator in the world.

    Where to see Komodo Dragons

    Other facts about the Dragon of Komodo

    Komodo dragons mate between May and August. Females exude a scent in their feces and the males follow the trail. When located, the male will use their sharp claws to gently scratch her back and then lick her. A lick back means she consents to mating. Dominant males compete for females in ritual combat. Using their tails for support, they wrestle in upright postures, grabbing each other with their forelegs as they attempt to throw the opponent to the ground. It would be a bloody fight, and the loser either runs away or remains prone and unmoving.

    Females are capable of conceiving without the help of male sperm. As they have both male and female sex chromosomes, their egg cells can fertilize each other. Whether they choose to reproduce sexually or asexually depends on the conditions of their environment.

    Komodo dragons begin their life in an egg the dimensions of a grapefruit. The female lays between 15 and 30 eggs and sometimes guards her eggs for up to 3 months until they hatch.

    After a safe hatching process, baby Komodo dragons will live on top of a tree to avoid predators such as wild boars, monkeys and other Komodo dragons. On the tree, Komodo babies consume geckos, birds or mice.

    Komodo Dragon Facts

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    We choose to work with people we know for years, all offering a high quality service on perfectly maintained Phinisi.

    All boats, Cabins & on-board furniture's have an authentic and sophisticated design, made with quality materials.


    Spacious and Comfortable
    shared space, Lounge, Sun Deck, Restaurant will grant you a maximum comfort.

    You will also enjoy free access to kayaks and stand-up paddles (SUP) if you wish to explore the surrounding.
    Then it's up to you to chose if you want to enjoy a stunning sunset from the lounge with a fresh drink or from the SUP in the middle of pristine water.

    One of the most, if not the most important part of your cruise, The Crew. They all are experienced, they know when to be discreet and how to treat you well.

    Another important part of your journey, the Food., you will enjoy some great dishes cooked with love by some skilled chef. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, you will be delighted all day long. 


    You can refer to the label on the boat description to have a quick overview about the class of the cruise.
    Luxury
     All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and Private bathroom (ensuite). 
    Comfort: All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and some cabins may have shared bathroom (Max 2 cabins).

    You should definitely consider the full charter option especially if you are planning this cruise with your family or friends. It will make the experience even more exceptional. As we offer a large choice of boat, no matter if you are 6, 10 or more than 12 we will find the best vessel according the standing you are expecting. From 1000$ per night in adventure standing, 2000$ per night in Comfort standing and from 3000$ in Luxury standing. Contact us for more informations.

    Not at all, beginners can do discover scuba diving during the cruise (let us know to arrange it)


    Open water certified divers or equivalent will have access to most of the dive sites, but to make the best of the cruise Advanced level and experience in drift dive is recommended. You can spend a few days with us in Bali before starting your cruise, by joining our Safari tour or to get your Advanced certification in one of our four dive centers, it will allow you to dive up to 30m depth, to join night dives and be more confident and comfortable while drift diving.

    For an even better training we recommend you to join the drift specialty in Nusa Lembongan.

    If you are more into Leisure, Yoga or Surfing, we can offer you some great cruise experience while practicing some of your favourite activities. Contact us for more informations.

    Indonesia spread over its more than 5000 km along the Equator which offers a tropical climate with only two season, dry & wet.

    Dry season is mainly from May to October Wet season from November to April.
    Keep in mind that Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, so you can visit year-round as wet season won’t start in the same time in different places.

    Landscapes are also pretty different due to Tropical rainforest climate and Tropical savannah climate.

    Komodo: All year around
    North Komodo: April to December
    South Komodo: January to march
    Raja Ampat: October to May
    Banda Island: September to November
    Alor: May to November

    We do recommend you to bring your own gears if you already own it. If not it’s not a big deal, you can rent the full set onboard, some of our partners provide rental equipment for free, maximum you can expect another 60$ per day.
    As a reminder, every scuba diver should be equipped with: Wetsuite/BCD/Regulator set/Fins/Weight system/Dive computer/SMB/Torchlight/Compass.


    Nitrox tanks are available on most of the boats, please refer to the boat description.

    Included: Transportation between airport & boat (return)/ Accommodation/ Meals and snacks/ non alcoholic beverage/ 12L tanks and weight system for divers

    Not Included:
    Marine park and Port authority fees / International and domestic flights/ Traveling - Diving Insurance / alcoholic beverage & espresso/ massage/ 15L tanks and dive gears rental for scuba divers

    Most of the time €, Us$ are accepted onboard, but we do recommend you to bring enough cash in local currency IDR. Payement by card are available on some boats, please refer to the boat description.
    Most of electric outlets on board are European type.

    Tipping from 5 to 10% of the cruise amount are expected, it express your satisfaction level. Tips are also an important income part for crew members.