My Name is Sherry and I offered to write a blog about My Komodo National Park experience.
I was filled with anticipation as I prepared for my flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo. I had heard so many amazing things about the Komodo Islands, and I was eager to experience them for myself. I have always wanted to see a Komodo Dragon and diving in Komodo National Park is something I was looking forward to as well!
After a short flight, I arrived in Labuan Bajo and boarded my liveaboard boat. I choose Maika Komodo Tour & Diving because they were recommended to me by a good friend. (she used their service as well) I wasn’t sure what kind of Komodo Tour Package to choose but Tis (on WhatsApp) helped me out so much. I was amazed by the kindness of the staff and and comfortable accommodations of the boat and the friendly and knowledgeable crew.
The first day of the trip was spent exploring some of the stunningly beautiful and diverse dive sites around the Komodo Islands. I saw a vast array of marine life, from vibrant coral reefs to sea turtles, reef sharks, and an incredible array of colorful reef fish. I was also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some of the majestic Komodo dragons that inhabit the island as well. In one day I got to scuba diving with manta rays and see 5 Komodo dragons. Wow…what a great first day!
On the second and third day, I experienced the thrill of diving with Manta Rays again and exploring some of the more remote parts of the Komodo Islands. As with the first day, I was still so amazed by the grace and beauty of the Manta Rays, as they seem to do a beautiful dance around the water for us. Not to mention all the varieties of unique and colorful species of fish, and the coral reefs that provide a home for them. I also had the chance to visit some of the local villages and experience the local culture firsthand. That was extremely uniques. I got a chance to use the bahassa Indonesia I have been learning. (I have a long way to go still)
On the fourth day, I had the chance to relax and explore the local town of Labuan Bajo. I had the chance to explore a local market, sample some of the delicious local cuisine, and take in the vibrant atmosphere. I also had the chance to visit some of the local attractions, including the famous Batu Cermin Cave. I highly recommend it as well.
On the fifth and final day, I was sad to say goodbye to the friendly crew and the other guests. But I was also filled with a sense of accomplishment, having experienced the best vacation of my life. I was also grateful to Maika Komodo Tours & Diving for their excellent service and hospitality, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing adventure in the Komodo Islands.
My flight back to bali was quite impressive because the weather was so clear so I finally had the chance to enjoy the scenic flight over the islands. It was an incredible experience, taking in the stunning views of the islands from the air. I was amazed by the sheer size and beauty of the Komodo Islands, and I was filled with a sense of awe and appreciation for the natural beauty of this unique part of the world.
If you are ever in Bali and want to take a quick few days to explore Komodo National Park, of scuba dive in Komodo, I highly recommend it. It was such a memorable experience that I will never forget!