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Itinerary 

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route.   Our utmost wish is to show the best side of Indonesia archipelago, visit deserted islands, local villages and idyllic sandbanks, allow our guests to enjoy breath-taking snorkelling on the reefs and explore world-famous dive spots with an abundance of manta rays, all shark species and giant whale sharks. The itinerary is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

 

Sample of 7-nights Komodo-Nusa Kode Expedition

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Day One

After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia crew, travel to the harbour and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia vessel. Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings led by the Cruise Managers will be followed with a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. Anchoring at Labuan Bajo port on the first night, Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia then departs and heads southwest to Padar Island. 

Day Two

Witness the astonishing sky and calming atmosphere of Padar Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. Padar is heaven for macro lovers; you can spot octopus, nudibranch, frogfish, scorpionfish, and ghost pipefish among the impressive sea fans and incredible gardens of corals. We will dive at Secret Garden, Tiga Dara (Three Sisters), during the day and Padar Bay in the evening.

Day Three

Awake to the peaceful atmosphere of Nusa Kode where one of the signature dive sites of Komodo National Park’s located. Dive at the famous Yellow Wall of Texas, a colourful site covered with soft corals and sea fans. Search for small critters such as nudibranch, frogfish, and long-nosed hawkfish. Green turtles are often seen feeding on the walls.  Lobster and octopi are also frequently spotted. Experience the other stunning sites of Nusa Kode such as Cannibal Rock, known for large schools and vibrant colors, Rhino Rock, a top-notch muck dive site, and Torpedo Alley, a night dive with a chance to see torpedo rays.

After the night dive, dinner awaits you at the restaurant while the vessel cruises northwest towards Loh Sera Bay.

Day Four

Awake in the south of Komodo Island and prepare for a morning dive at Manta Alley. This is among the best sites to dive with the majestic manta rays in Komodo National Park. You will descend to a deep cleaning station and finish your dive in a shallow alley between the rocks. We will then journey up the east coast of Komodo Island to visit Komodo Dragon Park. No trip to Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world's largest lizard. Afterwards, enjoy the scenery and relax at Pink Beach. The team on board will prepare a BBQ on the deck for a special dinner while the vessel cruises northeast towards Siaba Besar.

Dinner will be served in the alfresco restaurant on board while the vessel cruises southeast towards Nusa Kode.

Day Five

Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and prepare for a morning dive to see green turtles and reef sharks. Your second dive will be at Mauan. Located on the west side of Siaba Besar, this small island offers pleasant and unexpected surprises.  Afterwards, enjoy a BBQ lunch buffet prepared by our chef. Relax on board and prepare to visit Sebayur where you may kayak or visit the beaches or enjoy a dive to see sharks, reef fish, and colourful corals in crystal blue water. Return to the vessel for dinner. There will be stargazing on the top deck before cruising northwest towards Gili Lawa Darat. We’ll shut down all lights and watch one of the most magical night shows you will ever see.

Day Six

Waking in north Komodo, spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat. Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or you can spend your afternoon with a treatment selection at the spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in the Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of the best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks and maybe even dolphins. Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia will voyage to Siaba Besar after dinner.

Day Seven

Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and enjoy a morning dive or stretch your muscles with morning yoga. Enjoy your last dive at Mauan for one more chance to see mantas. Return to the vessel for lunch. The crew will assist you in rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a BBQ dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will return to Labuan Bajo that night.

Day Eight

Awake to an early breakfast on board and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. You will be accompanied by the crew to the airport.

 

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route. It is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Sample of 7 Nights Komodo—Sumbawa Expedition

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Day One

After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia crew, travel to the harbour and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia. Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be given by the Cruise Managers followed by a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. We will anchor at Labuan Bajo port on the first night then depart to the northwest in the early morning for a short cruise towards Gili Banta.

Day Two

Arrive at the outskirts of Komodo National Park and enjoy the lush tropical landscape of Gili Banta as the background for your morning yoga and breakfast aboard Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia. The exotic seas of Gili Banta offer picturesque coral gardens at K2, soft corals and mantas at Tondok Rusa, and unique creatures on the night dive at Stargazer Beach. Guests may also snorkel, kayak, and paddleboard here. Our journey will continue to Bima Bay.

Day Three

Awake in Bima Bay in north Sumbawa. This area is known for its classic muck diving. Enjoy a short journey towards Sangeang after dinner.

Day Four

Wake next to Sangeang with its beautiful picturesque (and active!) volcano and enjoy yoga on the beach in the morning. Dive or snorkel on the magical bubble reef dive site, Hot Rocks, for an explosion of color and bubbles from beneath the black sand. Sangeang is also known for its macro life; you can find nudibranch, ghost pipefish, frogfish and long-arm octopi at the famous dive sites of Deep Purple, Hot Rocks, The Estuary, and Bonto Bay. The dramatic volcano view will be the background of your special BBQ onboard Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia. Enjoy cocktails under the clear and starry sky on the sundeck before cruising east towards Gili Lawa Darat.

Day Five

Waking in north Komodo and spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat. Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or you can spend your afternoon with a treatment selection at the spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in the Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks and maybe even dolphins. We will then head southeast towards Wainilu after dinner.

Day Six

Witness the astonishing sky and calm atmosphere of Rinca Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. No trip to Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world’s largest lizard. Trek the hills in the morning to spot Komodo dragons and other wildlife. Enjoy diving with green turtles at Siaba Besar or Siaba Kecil, visit Police Corner and dive with whitetip reef sharks and spot nudibranch among the corals. Don’t miss the diversity of life on the night dive at Wainilu. Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia moors overnight in this beautiful and calm area.

Day Seven 

Enjoy the last day of this expedition as you dive at Mauan for a final chance to see mantas or snorkel to explore the stunning hard corals in the clear water of Siaba Besar. The crew will assist you in rinsing dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a BBQ dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will then return to Labuan Bajo.

Day Eight

Awake to an early breakfast onboard Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. We will accompany you to the airport.

 

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route. It is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

 

Sample Itinerary 10 Nights Best of Komodo Expedition

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Day One

After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa Zen Indonesia crew, travel to the harbour and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia. Enjoy a short rest and unpack. Crew introductions and boat briefings led by the Cruise Managers will be followed with a buffet-style welcome dinner at the restaurant. Anchoring at Labuan Bajo port on the first night, Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia then departs and heads southwest to Padar Island. 

Day Two 

Witness the astonishing sky and calming atmosphere of Padar Island while practicing yoga as the sun rises. Padar is heaven for macro lovers; you can spot octopus, nudibranch, frogfish, scorpionfish and ghost pipefish among the impressive sea fans and incredible garden of corals. We will dive at Secret Garden, Tiga Dara (Three Sisters), during the day and Padar Bay in the evening. Dinner will be served in the alfresco restaurant on board while the vessel cruises southeast towards Nusa Kode.

Day Three

Awake to the peaceful atmosphere of Nusa Kode where one of the signature dive sites of Komodo National Park’s located. Dive at the famous Yellow Wall of Texas, a colourful covered with soft corals and sea fans. Explore for smaller critters such as nudibranch, frogfish, and long-nosed hawkfish. Green turtles are often seen feeding on the walls and lobster and octopi are frequently seen. Experience the other stunning sites of Nusa Kode such as Cannibal Rock, known for large schools and vibrant colours, Rhino Rock, a top-notch muck dive site, and Torpedo Alley, a night dive with a chance to see torpedo rays.

After the night dive, dinner awaits you at the restaurant while the vessel cruises northwest towards Loh Sera Bay.

Day Four

Awake in the south of Komodo Island and prepare for a morning dive at Manta Alley. This is the best dive sites to dive with the majestic manta rays in Komodo National Park at a deep cleaning station and shallow alley through the ricks.

Day Five

We will journey up the east coast of Komodo Island to visit its Komodo Dragon Park. No trip Komodo is complete without visiting the home of the world's largest lizard. Afterwards, enjoy the scenery and relax at the pink beach. The team on board will prepare a BBQ on the deck for a special dinner while the vessel cruises to the northeast towards Siaba Besar.

Day Six

Awake next to Siaba Besar Island and prepare for a morning dive to see green turtles and reef sharks. Your second dive will be at Mauan. Located on the west side of Siaba Besar, this small island offers pleasant and unexpected surprises.  Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia will moors overnight in the calm water of Siaba Besar. 

Day Seven

Enjoy a morning dive or stretch your muscles with morning yoga. Enjoy your dive at Mauan for one more chance to see mantas. Afterwards, enjoy a BBQ lunch buffet prepared by our chef. There will be stargazing on the top deck before cruising northwest towards Gili Lawa Darat. We’ll shut down all lights and watch one of the most magical night shows you will ever see.

Day Eight

Waking in North Komodo, spend the day around the small island of Gili Lawa Darat. Tide permitting, we can prepare a beach setup here or spend your afternoon with a treatment selection at Spa onboard. For divers, some of the most famous dive sites in the Komodo National Park are here: Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and Shotgun. This is one of the best places to see the majestic mantas, sharks and maybe even dolphins.

Day Nine

Early morning cruise to Tatawa where you will make a relaxing kayak tour through the mangroves here before enjoying an adrenaline-filled drift dive to see sharks, reef fish and the colourful corals in crystal blue water. Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia will voyage and moors overnight at Sebayur after dinner.

Day Ten

Enjoy your last day exploring Komodo at Sebayur, a great place for a relaxing dive where you can view a large variety of corals and marine life setting with very little current. Facing the beach, along the right side is a series of spurs that all have amazing coral formations. Look out the sea and you may spot the random pelagic making its way across the ocean. The crew will assist you in rinsing dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The cruise managers will assist you with your final billing. Sunset cocktails and a BBQ dinner with all the hallmarks of Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia service will conclude your last evening with us. The vessel will return to Labuan Bajo that night.

Day Eleven

Awake to an early breakfast on board and prepare for your departure from Labuan Bajo. Disembark after a farewell from all crew. You will be accompanied by the crew to the airport.

 

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route. It is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Sample of 10 NIGHTS Ambon-Sorong Expedition 

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Day One

After being greeted at the airport or hotel by Scubaspa ZEN crew, travel to the harbour and embark Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia. Enjoy a short rest before unpacking while the spa opens to offer information and treatment reservations. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be held by the Cruise Managers followed by a welcome dinner at our al fresco restaurant.

Day Two 

Your first dive site will be at Laha. Located about three kilometers inside the bay on the northern coast, it is the best macro dive site in Ambon. The colourful fish here put on quite a show and for most scuba divers, witnessing this scene is worth the entrance money alone. There is no shortage of life among the small corals, trash, and rubble found along the sea bottom. the area is famous for frogfish, juvenile fish, ghost pipefish, and rhinopias. Each dive in Laha will add something new and interesting to your scuba diving holiday. The vessel will cruise towards Nusa Laut for watersport and snorkeling activities, voyage to Run Island before dinner, and cross the Banda Sea overnight.

Day Three

Awake next to the Island of Run and start your day with yoga on the beach to boost your energy level. Enjoy breakfast at the restaurant and perhaps a treatment at our spa. There will be two options to enjoy Run Island, either a visit to the beach with water sports activities and snorkeling or diving at Run. Run offers outstanding reefs and large schools of fish. Sloping reefs meet with a wall up to 30 meters deep covered in a range of beautiful corals with huge sea fans, a variety of colourful coral fish, and several overhangs to explore. After water activities, lunch will be served at the restaurant.

A short journey away from Run lies the Island of Ai. This area acts as an oasis for pelagics that cruise by pristine hard coral reefs teeming with fish. Continue the day with sunset salutation yoga to unwind from the day’s activities. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant before a short cruise east towards Banda Neira.

Day Four

Start your day with morning yoga or walking around this picturesque village and explore as you admire the perfect natural harbour beneath the shadow of the active Banda Api Volcano. Your first dive after breakfast will be at Batu Kapal, a small rock off Banda Neira Island with beautiful coral, sponge, and sea fan formations on the pinnacle walls. White tip and grey reef sharks can be seen in the deeper areas. The next dive site is Pohon Miring, one of top dive sites in Banda and known for swim-throughs full of gorgonian sea fans and huge sponges, a rocky plateau full of small critters, and amazing visibility. In the evening, enjoy a BBQ at the restaurant prepared by our chef while the vessel sails to the northeast towards Koon Island.

Day Five

Awake next to the sprawling sandbanks of Koon Island that continue almost as far as the eye can see at low tide. This Maldivian-like landscape is truly spectacular, as is the range and diversity of the fish and coral life underwater. In the gateway between the Banda and Arafura Sea, the strong currents encourage diverse and plentiful fish and coral life. The day’s diving will be highlighted by the unforgettable experience of swimming around with millions of fish, schooling jacks, barracuda, sharks, and many more. A special lunch BBQ at the restaurant between dives will complete your journey to this tiny Island. After the third dive, the vessel will cross the Arafura Sea and sail overnight north towards Wayil Batan Island.

Day Six

Fiabacet islands, located eight nautical miles east of Wayil Batan, is a fantastic area of three small rocks. The reefs here are remarkably healthy and often said to be some of the most beautiful reefs in Raja Ampat. The macro life is flourishing amongst the healthy corals, where you can find many different types of pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs. You can also see the majestic black manta in this area. In the evening, enjoy a night dive at Romeo dive where you can see walking sharks.

Day Seven

After an overnight anchorage in the Wayil Batan area, we will sail west towards Pelee Island aboard the dhoni diving boat. The first dive will be at Kaleidoscope Ridge, one of the best sites in Misool. It is named for the bursts of colour among its soft corals and schools of fish. This is an excellent site to see mobular rays and wobbegong sharks. We will also dive Toblerone, known for its unique swim through and large hard coral gardens. After sailing back to Wayil Batan, we will dive the famous Four Kings site. Four pinnacles sprout up from the depths to create a picturesque backdrop for a myriad of life. The night dive will be at Barracuda Rock, where divers will have another chance to see walking sharks and pygmy seahorses.

Day Eight

The Wayil Batan area is a 30km wide channel with medium to strong currents. One of the best sites for macro divers is Gorgonian Passage. You will be able to spend a good part of your dive exploring the soft corals to reveal the many creatures that live among them. Enjoy a special BBQ lunch at the restaurant before sailing back to Fiabacet Island to dive at Boo Window where every descent will surprise you. The vessel will then sail northeast towards the Farondi Islands.

Day Nine

Awake next to the Farondi Islands with a peaceful sky and warm weather. Farondi’s dive sites make many divers’ list of favourite sites in Raja Ampat due to their unique and distinctive landscape of tunnels, caverns, and colourful walls. Jellyfish Lake is worth a visit to snorkel with dozens of Jellyfish, though a challenging hike. You may also hike up to the top of the nearby viewpoint for the chance to see Misool’s best-kept secret, a heart-shaped lake. Tomolol Cave, a collection of water-filled caverns located in an easily accessible depression in the limestone, is another possibility for a land excursion. Near the caves are a series of enigmatic red-ochre paintings high up on an exposed wall of limestone. These cave paintings are estimated to be between three and five thousand years old. After dinner, the vessel will sail north towards the Batantas Islands.

Day Ten

Our last dive will be in the Batantas. The dive sites in these bays offer some excellent photo opportunities for macro at sites like Algae Patch and Black Beauty. We will have our last chance to see oceanic and reef mantas at Dayang Manta dive site.

After lunch, the crew will assist you with rinsing your dive gear and retrieving your luggage for packing. The Cruise Managers will be delighted to assist you with final billing. Enjoy farewell cocktails at sunset followed by dinner on your last night exploring Banda and Raja Ampat before sailing east to Sorong.

Day Eleven

Enjoy your final breakfast in the restaurant. After a farewell from your crew, we will escort you to the airport in advance of your departing flight.

 

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route. It is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Sample of 7 Nights North Raja Ampat Expedition

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Day One

After being welcomed by the team at the airport, guests will travel to the harbour and embark the diving dhoni boat. The diving dhoni will sail north to Waisai/Mioskon. This six-hour cruise takes you past many spectacular islands including the Batantas and Kri as you leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Be welcomed aboard Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia to rest and recover from the overnight flight. The spa will open to offer information and reservations for treatments In the evening. Crew introductions and boat briefings will be conducted by the Cruise Managers followed by a welcome dinner at the restaurant.

Day Two

Awake with Mioskon and Waigeo in view and enjoy your first day of diving at Mioskon Reef. The beautiful Mioskon Reef offers a great example of what you can expect from Raja Ampat. Schools of yellow snapper, napoleon wrasse, giant groupers, and wobbegong sharks can be found in Mioskon. Stunning macro life can be seen as well. Continue your underwater exploration at the iconic dive site, Blue Magic. Located between Mioskon and Cape Kri, colourful hard and soft corals are home to everything from the teeniest shrimp to oceanic manta rays. Separated from Friwinbonda by a deep channel, Friwinbonda’s north coast cliffs plunge into the ocean to create the spectacular Friwinbonda wall dive and snorkeling site. Wrap up the day with night dive at Tapokren, a sandy slope covered by algae and a good place to see some special critters. After dinner, Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia will sail to the west towards Gam Island

Day Three

Gam Island, with its lush and hilly jungle landscape, is famous for its population of birds of paradise. The day’s first dive will be at Mayhem, a site known for lots of schooling fish and shark action as well as sitings of wobbegong sharks and pygmy seahorses. Your next dive will be at Citrus Ridge, a long reef covered with many brightly coloured soft corals. This site is also underwater heaven for macro lovers. Enjoy your evening dive at Aljui village jetty, which is also famous for its pearl farm. We will hunt for our favourite nighttime critters on this site, such as toadfish, octopi, and epaulette walking sharks. Your journey will continue north overnight towards Wayag.

Day Four

Picturesque Wayag is a spectacular group of islands and a beautiful site to start your day. Enjoy the chance to dive at Two Hump Rock, a tiny mushroom island easily circumnavigated in one dive, allowing you to see the massive, cavernous overhangs around the entire island and its colourful walls covered with all kinds of nudibranchs and flatworms.

We will visit the legendary dive site Cathedral, which is renowned for its spectacular topography and swim-throughs. Wrap up the day with an evening dive at Rangers Jetty black tip reef sharks area. After dinner, the vessel will sail south towards Kawe Island.

Day Five

Located on the equator to the west of Kawe Island, Black Rock and Eagle Rock dive sites are well known for their currents and manta populations. Continue your dive expedition at Aljui Wall, which ends in chances a wonderland of shallow corals. This is critter rather than big fish territory, with to see “electric” clams, “fanned” tube worms, transparent painted shrimp, and exotic soft corals. Enjoy an evening dive at Cendana Jetty, the fuel-loading pier of the Aljui pearl farm where you can find ghost pipefish, scorpionfish, cuttlefish, and wobbegong sharks. After dinner, we will sail south towards Piaynemo Island.

Day Six

Awake next to Piaynemo, also known as mini Wayag, where some magnificent dive sites are located. You will dive My Reef, a submerged ridge with a wonderful hard coral garden and a hotspot of fish activity. Next, you will dive Melissa’s Garden, the most breathtaking patch coral garden in all Raja Ampat. Unusual and large rose-petal coral formations can be seen on this site whilst spotting reef sharks and napoleon wrasse. You will then dive Rufus Island, a large limestone formation with fringing coral reefs and a shallow lagoon. Enjoy an evening dive at Galaxy, another jetty dive site. The vessel will make a short crossing to the east towards Mansuar Island after dinner.

Day Seven

Sawandarek Village is a picturesque scene known for its long white beaches. Enjoy your last dive at the jetty, an absolutely stunning dive site. Historically, this has been a popular feeding area and for that reason, hundreds of fish congregate in and around the multicolored hard and soft corals along with octopi, massive turtles, and giant clams. This is an excellent site to photograph Pontoh’s pygmy seahorses, perhaps the smallest and most challenging species of pygmy seahorses to photograph. After your last dive, the crew will assist you with rinsing your dive equipment. You will have the afternoon to pack your luggage, during which time the Cruise Managers will be delighted to assist you with billing. Enjoy a celebratory sunset cocktail and dinner on your last night aboard Scubaspa ZEN Indonesia before sailing back to Sorong.

Day Eight

Awake to an early breakfast on board and prepare for your departure from Sorong. Disembark after a farewell from the crew. You will be accompanied by the crew to the airport.

 

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route. It is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

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