Komodo Shalom, Indonesia


Experience fantastic diving in Komodo aboard the budget-friendly Komodo Shalom liveaboard. The Komodo Shalom phinisi offers liveaboard dive trips from 3 to 6-nights where divers will get the chance to see anything from pygmy seahorses to large numbers of migrating manta rays. Diving in Komodo National Park offers something for everyone. 4 or 7-day itineraries are available, departing from Labuan Bajo on a Tuesday or Saturday. Once a month there is also a special dive trip that coincides with the full moon. The custom built dive platform with filling station offers easy access to the dive tenders for direct entry to the dive sites.

In between dives, guests have the chance to relax, go snorkelling in the calm bays or join a beach trip. Some trips also include a Dragon Trek to see the impressive Komodo Dragons.

Topside the Komodo Shalom caters to just 16 divers in 4 twin-berth cabins and 1 large eight-berth dorm. Each bed is designed as a 'pod' with the theme of 'personal privacy bunks'. All cabins are airconditioned with sea views, and each bunk has its own power outlet, reading light, security area and privacy curtain. There are 3 dedicated cabin bathrooms with hot water showers. Social areas include a large dining area, front shaded outdoor lounge and sun deck located on the roof.

The crew and guides have extensive experience in the area. Their main goal is that guests have a trip of a lifetime diving in Komodo! Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (275,000-350,000 IDR per day), Visas and Fees (35 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (7 USD per day), Travel Insurance (8-20 USD per day), Gratuities, Airport Transfer (60,000 IDR per trip), Hotel Transfer (50,000 IDR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide (700,000 IDR per day), Rental Gear (70-140 USD per trip), Scuba Diving Courses.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2005
  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 24 meters
  • Beam 5.5 meters
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 250 hp turbo diesel
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 5
  • Number of bathrooms 3
  • Tenders 2
  • Freshwater maker 4000 liters/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

Komodo Shalom Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 32 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lindsey D
  • United States United States
Awesome trip

I’ve been on 4 lives boards now, and this has been the best one. It’s advertised as a budget trip, but the boat is quite comfortable and the food is good. The dive masters and other crew were fantastic. The dive sites are some of the best in the world.

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew, mantas
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Genevieve H
  • United States United States
Once in a lifetime experience, well worth every penny!

This was so worth every cent! We had 10 incredible dives through some of the most beaut sites in the world. We swam with mantas, sharks and turtles. The crew made us amazing meals and had very thorough breedings before each dive. We also had a beach clean up day which haven’t really good to help give back after seeing the pristine park! You will not regret! Marcel the cruise director went above and beyond to ensure sure we all felt safe, were comfortable and having fun!

Recommended for
Outstanding customer service! Truly the best diving I’ve had in my life. The crew and dive masters are top notch!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Avital F
  • United States United States
All I could ask for

Diving in the currents and the abundance of mantas, sharks and other fish

Recommended for
The vibe, the food, the guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ellie H
  • United States United States

Swimming with manta rays, seeing reef octopodes, and trekking and seeing komodo dragons!

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the dives
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Drewallyn R
  • United States United States
great service but poor scuba equipment and boat maintenance

highlights are diving Golden Passage, the Cauldron and Castle Rock for their unbelievable coral and fish varieties and for seeing lots of sharks and mantas! also watching the gorgeous sunsets and sunrises off the deck

Recommended for
wonderful dive staff and crew: professional, fun and helpful. AMAZING diving!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Gabrielle C
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Excellent experience

Manta Point and Police Point were definitely my favourite spots. This trip was amazing everything from the support at the beginning to the Advanced course training and the location and the people. Would highly recommend it. I also love their Wicked Good programme.

Recommended for
Dive Master, Location, People
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mina G
  • Canada Canada
very good, good food, good diving, amazing crew

the diving. the crew was great, would recommend

Recommended for
diving, crew, sunrises
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mandy A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent trip!

Seeing the Manta's, Eagle Rays & turtles lots of sharks too!

Recommended for
Friendly crew and guests, fabulous diving, lots of sharks, turtles and even a few Manta Rays!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Anya C
  • Australia Australia
7days and 6 night

Our dive guide Mersi and Jo was amazing they are fantastic and the diversity of marine life is amazed me Thanks for the team !

Recommended for
Dive guides, dive sites and the adventures on land
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Maxime F
  • France France
Good company


Recommended for
The excellent crew, snorkelling and food
  • 7.2 Good
  • Nancy C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing trip!

Amazing diving in Komodo national park, so much to see - big life and small. Dive guides professional and knew the sites well. Highlights doing some awesome current dives, and seeing the mantas.

Recommended for
Friendly crew, great people, amazing dives
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lawrence N
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
An ethical and affordable way to experience the biodiversity of Komodo National Park.

There were so many! From close encounters with manta and giant sting rays to diving with sharks, barracudas, tuna, and even a sea snake among other things, the diving opportunities offered by this liveaboard are unparalleled. At all times, the crew worked hard to take care of our needs and they deserve a huge shout out. All the dives were handled expertly, with good equipment and knowledgeable dive masters, and I felt very safe in their hands. An awesome experience!

Recommended for
Professionalism of the crew and dive masters, cleanliness of the boat, quality of the food.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Adhitya R
  • Indonesia Indonesia
Really good experience

The foods and crew are the best

Recommended for
crew, foods, dive sites
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • diego L
  • Mexico Mexico
The most amazing dive sites Ive been to

We had amazing experiences with giant mantas in several dive spots, other times we had full shark experiences where we saw more than 10 sharks in one dive, the diversity and density of marine life is spectacular. The boat is a bit old, but the crew and service are perfect, they are very safety driven and at all points you feel safe during dives, they have vast experience in the area and access to the best night dive, current, reef, and mantas spots. Hard to get the same ratio of value for money at a liveaboard in Komodo.

Recommended for
Easiness to dive, night dives, access to best dive spots
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alexander U
  • Germany Germany
Super Trip gehabt, tolles Team!

Schöne Strömungstauchgänge, mit vielen Flipy-flapies (Mantas)

Recommended for
Super-geile Tauchgänge gehabt, die Guides haben vor den Tauchgängen immer die Strömung vorab abgecheckt, indem sie vorher ins Wasser gesprungen sind (ist nicht selbstverständlich), das Essen war super und sehr reichhaltig, die Crew war immer hilfsbereit und freundlich.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Franziska M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Super Tauchplätze mit viel Strömung

Mantas gesehen

Recommended for
Tauchplätze, Leute auf dem Boot, Sternenhimmel
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Gundula D
  • Germany Germany
Abwechslungsreiches, sicheres tauchen mit wundervollen Natur Beobachtungen

Fish, Food, Friendlyness

Recommended for
Strömungstauchen mit Mantas, Aufmerksamkeit und Hilfe vom Guide, weitere Gäste
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Carolina I
  • Italy Italy
Four great days with super cool people

Manta rays, the upper deck where we could chill; the lady who took care of us on the boat but I sadly forgot her name

Recommended for
Food; dive sites; atmosphere on the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Chit Her C
  • Malaysia Malaysia
The best liveaboard, run by locals

A full boat crews run by locals! The crews are all full with passion for the sport, and the community behind it. The "crew nanny" kept everyone well fed and hydrated, the "trip leader" kept everything well organized n solved all the problems that came up, the "dive guides" kept us informed of the finest details on the following dive sites and making sure everyone is having fun above and under water! All the dives guides have a very good understanding of the dive site, planned ahead according to the currents and their guest divers capabilities. If you are looking for some real authentic Indonesian experience, a true Labuan Bajo live-aboard, with world class service, this is it!

Recommended for
Great guides, safety oriented, world class dive sites!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Singapore Singapore
too many technical glitch

diving was great in komodo, and the coral here are the top I've seen. But boat need maintenance and upgrade, if there is too many technical glitch will affect the overall experience.

Recommended for
diving, nice coral, people
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bernardo G
  • Portugal Portugal
Amazing staff, great food, awesome dives

Ricky was absolutely the best dive master. Overall the whole team was great. The boat was exactly what you see in the pictures. The food was really tasty. And the dives were well thought out and planned. The one critic I might add is the composition of the dive groups. Ask for more rotation right from the beginning, or you might end up diving with someone that is not at your level.

Recommended for
The dive masters, the food, the guest experience
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Cat M
  • Australia Australia
Unreal diving

Seeing some of the best dive sites in Komodo National Park and living in a boat for a week, with the nicest weather.

Recommended for
The location and varied dive sites throughout the trip, the food was tasty and the local crew were fun and good to dive with
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bogdan H
  • Romania Romania
Such a great trip

Makasaar Reef & Batu Bolong

Recommended for
Crew, Diving Sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Luiz Gustavo D
  • Brazil Brazil
Best days ever

Best crew ever, best staff ever!

Recommended for
Friends, diving and landscape
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Taylor L
  • Canada Canada
Best four days of my life

Seeing massive schools of fish getting eaten by larger fish such as tuna and giant trevali and black tip reef sharks at Castle Rock. Always seeing something new and cool at each of the dive sites because of the fantastic dive staff.

Recommended for
The dive staff, the beautiful coral and wildlife diversity while diving, and the family atmosphere on board
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jihyun L
  • South Korea South Korea

The cabin crews are super nice.

Recommended for
Food,Crew service,Dive Guides
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Man-Ting F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing diving in Komodo National Park

Seeing manta rays, Komodo dragons, amazing drift dives

Recommended for
Great value, good food and excellent guides
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Spencer C
  • Australia Australia
A Great Week in Paradise.

The dive masters and boat crew are all locals. They were always friendly, cheerful, enthusiastic and helpful. They constantly stepped forward to help or sort things out. It is not an 'imported' Western crew and things were not always done the way some from the West expected. I liked the local feel. The food was very good given that a trip with Komodo Shalom is not an expensive one. There was a never ending supply of food and no-one went hungry. The food was mainly a western menu with plenty of local fruit. The diving was great. The dive masters knew the dive sites well and gave very good pre-dive briefings. Good coral, amazing experiences with the mantas, turtles, sharks, nudis, etc. The dive masters checked out the notorious currents and helped us navigate these safely. Visibility was not great - normal for this time of year I believe. The biggest downside for me was the boat itself was very tired, our cabin was basic, the bed too short for my 6 ft, and the petrol generator to power the air conditioners is noisy, close by and runs all night. We were told that we were the last tour before she is going for a 4 month refit. She needs it. Hopefully the Komodo Shalom will rise and shine again!

Recommended for
The mantas, the staff, the variety of dives.
Origin: US