Siaba Kecil

A wonderful small island in Central Komodo

Dive Site Siaba Kecil Komodo
  • A real drift dive adventure

    Siaba Kecil is an island in the Central part of the Komodo National Park. This is the other Siaba island, across the channel from Siaba Besar, on the West side. And as its name suggests, Siaba Kecil is the smaller Siaba island: kecil means small in local language.

    As its sister island, the highlight of Siaba Kecil is diving, but unlike the dives in Siaba Besar, here current can be strong and the drift a real adventure for moderately expert divers. Depending on the current, the dive can start from the east or west cape of the little island. This drift dive runs through alluring canyons ending with a gorgeous coral garden. Within the canyons are spectacular and mysterious caves home to the big pelagic fish species. Beginners divers can also enjoy the area, just hanging around the gardens avoiding the flying drift.

    Siaba Kecil Reef

    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 June 29th to 04th

    321 per day

    Up to 4 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

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    Topography and species

    Siaba Kecil, is made up by a sloping reef rich in corals and sponges. The overhangs provide a fascinating topography to this tiny island. These pristine steep coral reefs have a fast moving current, making this dive site an exciting drift dive, which will give you the sense of flying, without having the need to kick. The best time to dive on this site is when the current is running. Towards the end of the dive site you drift towards a more sheltered area where the current eases off and you will come to a shallow reef plateau with a pristine hard coral garden, home to countless turtles and Mandarin Fish.

    The main goal of this site, is to encounter small invertebrates and nudibranchs, many critters live here around, alongside with bigger fish such as sharks, groupers, huge schools of sweetlips and trevallies, snappers, tunas, barracudas. Sea turtles are in abundance here too. You can also admire the stunning hard corals and thousands of anthias.

    Mandarin Fish in Siaba Kecil

    These two sisters' islands are a must-see for Snorkelers & Macro lovers

    In Siaba Kecil, as well as in Siaba Besar, both snorkelers and macro divers will find a place that makes them happy. These two islands are only 1 km apart, being Siaba Kecil 28 km from Labuan Bajo. The maximum depth of this site is 30 meters.

    The best time of the year to visit this diverse and complete site is from April to November.

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    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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     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.

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    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
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    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

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    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.