Nusa Tara is the smallest vessel in the Indonesian based Grand Komodo Fleet, ideal for small groups, as she takes only 6 divers. The boat was constructed from local timber in traditional Indonesian style. It is 20 metres (67 ft.) long and 4.60 metres (15 ft.) wide.
Nusa Tara offers regular 7-night excursions from Labuan Bajo to Komodo National Park.
Accommodation & Facilities
Each of the three cabins has two single beds and a private bathroom with shower and toilet and all cabins are air-conditioned. Two cabins have bunk beds and one cabin has side by side twin beds.
Delicious meals are served in the salon which has no air-conditioning but is equipped with a fan. The Nusa Tara has all modern technical equipment and the power supply is 220 volts. The ship has a partially covered sun deck and a separate small dive deck. The Indonesian crew gets top marks from all guests and the odd communication problem is easily made up for by their friendly and helpful manner. All Komodo trips include a land excursion to visit the Komodo dragons.
Coffee, tea and drinking water are included in the cruise cost. Guests can purchase beer and soft drinks onboard, but wine, liquor and other alcoholic beverages are not available and divers are not allowed to bring their own alcohol onboard. Incidentals can be paid in cash only (IDR or USD).
Nusa Tara itineraries depart from Labuan Bajo
What to expect
The dive operation is very customer focused, and there is always a local dive guide on board who is familiar with the waters of the area. Up to 4 dives per day are offered according to the schedule: 7am morning dive, 11am 2nd dive, 3pm 3rd dive, 7pm night dive. Generally the dives start from the main vessel and divers get picked up with the dive tender.
Divers should bring your own dive gear including dive computer, reef hook and dive light. Dive gear rental on board is limited and must be pre-arranged. In order to join a Grand Komodo Fleet cruise divers must have logged at least 50 dives.
Komodo & Sunda Islands: the dive sites around Komodo belong to the best in Indonesia. Strong currents provide ample nourishment. The dive sites offer an incredible diversity and a variety of reef structures. Amazing hard coral gardens, sheer walls densely populated by soft coral and especially the slightly cooler waters around Rinca offer an underwater world that changes with every visit.
Many of the dive sites of Komodo and Alor can be demanding and guests should be confident and experienced divers.
Grand Komodo Tours has been offering these cruises very successfully for some years. We know of no other dive vessels which offer such outstanding value. Customer satisfaction is very high and many divers are royal repeat visitors. The slightly lower comfort level of the boats compared to newer vessels is amply compensated for by the lovely atmosphere.
Live Availability and Pricing
Nusa Tara Liveaboard, Komodo
|Extras Payable Locally||AUD||USD|
|Komodo National Park fees for the trip||110||USD|||||110|
|Full set of dive gear rental excl. computer (per day)||30||USD|||||30|
|This liveaboard's prices are in USD. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.|
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.|