An idyllic small island

Mawan komodo
  • A wonderful underwater environment

    Mawan is an idyllic small island in central Komodo National Park, relatively close to Siaba Besar on the West side, with a spectacular underwater landscape full of life, offering pleasant and unexpected surprises. It is a laid back, yet stunning island. It has a very relaxed atmosphere, where the main attractions are snorkeling / diving and trekking. Mawan is covered in grasslands, where you can hike at your own pace, snorkel without going in too deep or climb without going up too high, but still be able to see the neighboring island on the horizon. There are beautiful treks in this island, suitable for everyone, since there are no steep hills, but this doesn’t mean that the views from the hills are less spectacular. Just a short trek and you are at the summit. When it comes to the beach, Mawan Island has dazzling white and soft sand, easy to walk barefoot, without worrying about stepping on corals or rocks. The water is calm and crystal clear and there are plenty of beautiful corals and marine creatures to spot. You will see hard and soft corals, small sea fans, colorful sponges and anemones.

    Hawksbill Turtle Mawan

    The experts of Komodo National Park

    Diving Cruise KOMODO

    | 6 Days / 5 Nights | 1926 € Full Board

    Cruise through Komodo archipelago, 
    Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

    Next Departure:

    2024 July 20th to 25th

    321 per day

    Up to 4 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

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    Species & type of dives?

    As a dive destination, this incredible dive site reflects the whole marine park in one site, since you will see mantas, sharks, an abundance of reef fish and macro life. The underwater beauty is breathtaking. It has a steep sandy slope, with coral gardens and fringing reef. It is a drift dive, and one of the best sites to spot Manta Rays, since Mawan is a cleaning station for these majestic animals, therefore is here where you can have hour long dives watching these distinguished rays glide and play in the water.

    It's not just Mantas that can be seen here, this is a great site for stingrays, eagles rays, bamboo sharks, white tip and black tip sharks, leaf cuttlefish, scorpion fish, ribbon eels, unicorn fish, hawksbill turtles. Mawan is also great for ‘muck dives’ being a real treasure of macro marine life, where you will find many kinds of nudibranchs, octopus, hairy shrimps, peacock mantis shrimps, frog fish, orangutan crabs and more. Photographers will be delighted with these underwater wonders.

    Flatworm in Mawan Komodo

    For all levels

    The depths of this site vary, being the maximum depth 30 meters. It is generally quite a shallow drift dive, around 12 meters approximately, but can be dived to 24 meters if current allows on the steep sandy area. Mawan is suitable for all levels of divers, beginners and experts.

    Mawan is a secluded island, which means, there are no hotels or accommodation on this island.  As other dive sites, Mawan is a must-see when visiting Komodo National Park. Since there are only a few islands near Labuan Bajo, you can also explore nearby attractions such as Rinca island, Padar island or Komodo island.

    The best time of the year to dive in this marvelous site is from April until November.

    Clownfish in its Anemone


    Whether you're looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new landscapes & meeting new people, We can help you make your dream come true.


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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.
     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.