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

Meet the Komodo Dragons & dive in Komodo National Park

Diving Cruise KOMODO | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Cruise through Komodo archipelago, 
Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo 
Departures 2022:
12th May
- 1st & 31st July
- 20th & 31st Aug
- 8th Sept

Departures 2023:
11th May
1st & 31st July
10th, 20th & 31st Aug

325$ per day instead of 360$
Total 2596$/person FULL BOARD

Up to 4 dives/day

Please refer to the FAQ Section

Boat Rating *

Global
9.8
Vessel
9.8
Life Onboard
9.7
Activities
9.9
Itinerary *
Boat & Cabin
Testimonials

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Map Cruise Komodo 8 Days 7 Nights

Day 1 : Embarkation in Labuan Bajo

We will pick you up at the airport or your hotel and welcome you on board with drinks. After the safety and boat briefings we will show you to your cabin and let you settle down and unpack. We will have an afternoon and night dive in Sabolan.

Day 2 : Sebayor, Tatawa & Gili Lawa Darat

We will spend the day on the northern part of the park. The dive sites offer a wide range of hard corals and colorful soft corals. We will go for 3 dives today.

Day 3 : North Komodo

The renown Crystal Rock, Castle Rock and Shotgun dive sites will provide you with an action packed day with current and marine life with schools of fish and sharks.

Day 4 : Central Komodo, Dragons & Pink Beach

We will have 2 dives in Central Komodo in the morning at either Tatawa Kecil or Batu Bolong and Karang Makassar. In the afternoon, we will go to Loh Liang ranger station to see the famous Komodo dragons and finish the day on the Pink Beach.

Day 5 : Manta Alley & Nusa Kode

We now enter the South part of the park with a completely different landscape. The water is also cooler but very rich in marine life. In the morning we will dive at Manta alley where we often see trails of mantas. In the afternoon we will head to Nusa Kode at the south of Rinca Island where we can admire the colorful reef and critters. We can also observe wildlife above the water with wild boars, deer, sea eagles and Komodo dragons

Day 6 : Nusa Kode & Padar

We will stay in Nusa Kode in the morning and will spend the afternoon in Padar. After the 3rd dive, we will go trekking to enjoy one of the most famous views of Komodo.

Day 7 : Siaba, Mauwan & Kalong

We will have 2 dives in the morning back in central Komodo where you can be surrounded by turtles and maybe more mantas. We will spend our last beautiful sunset watching bats flying off Kalong Island.

Day 8 : Back to Labuan Bajo

We will arrive early morning, we will have nice breakfast onboard, enjoy the last moments together and we will take you to the airport or your hotel after check-out. You will leave the cruise with your head full of unforgettable memories.

* Please note that the itinerary and services mentioned above are subject to be changed if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require the captain or the crew to do so. However, we will always do our best to stick to this program.

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.

Basket Star Shrimp

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Either your looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new lanscapes & meeting new peoples, We can help you make your dream come true.

FAQ

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Maximum length of stay without Visa is 30 Days, if you are planning to stay up to 60 days, you can buy a visa on arrival for 35 US$ at Airports and Seaports.
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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.