Liveaboard trip is very phenomenal in Komodo. In fact, it’s one of the main way to explore the frontier aside of fast boat and day boat trip. However, diving liveaboard in Komodo is something else. The Komodo, aside of being particularly wondrous for its exotic natural beauty and being the last sanctuary of prehistoric Komodo dragons, is also known as one of the richest, most beautiful marine environment in the world! However, the liveaboard trips to these remote diving destination will not only take you to admire the magnificent ocean life. It will also give you valuable experiences to enhance your diving skills. Here’s how diving liveaboard trip in Komodo help you becoming a better diver.
Komodo Diving Liveaboard Challenges You to Demanding Sites
If you haven’t know already, Komodo’s dive sites are not particularly known for its gentle waters. In fact, Komodo offers quite a challenging dives. The northern part of Komodo might be more gentle with warm and azure waters. However, the majority of most attractive dive sites in Komodo are located in the southern part, where the upwelling currents are strong and chilly. This means flows of nutrient-rich waters which results in blooming corals and incredibly diverse and healthy marine life. But this won’t be an easy dive. Komodo diving liveaboard trips will take you to these sites, and that’s the challenge you need to take. You will learn how to dive with currents, dealing with changing currents, learning to be more careful around corals and sensitive marine life, and many more.
Learn More About How to Plan A Dive
Every morning, the dive instructor will gathers everyone in the liveaboard’s common room and start elaborating plans of the day. He/she will lays out how much dive to have for the day, what to expect on each site, and the general condition of each sites. This day plan will further be broken down into detailed dive plan before each dives. Again, the instructor will explain the dive objective, depth and time of the diving, detailed condition of the particular dive site, a contingency plan, and eventually, the go or no go decision. You can learn a lot on how a professional make their dive plan during your time in Komodo diving liveaboard.
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Learn How to Use Nitrox—If You Haven’t Already!
Most diving liveaboard require divers to at least having 30 dives under their belt. That means at some point on your diving career, you’ve learn how to use a nitrox at least once. Nitrox contains enriched air, with more oxygen and less nitrogen. This allow divers to stay longer underwater without absorbing too much nitrogen. However, if you are not experienced in using nitrox, crews on diving liveaboard will teach you how. Some Komodo diving liveaboard even have Nitrox courses onboard—cause this skill is highly essential!