Indo Aggressor in Komodo

$1,000 discount for all cruises from January 2017 till 12th May 2017 cruise. Prices remains the sam as 2016 pricing.
We still have availabilities for 
24th January- 3rd February 2017
17th-27th February 2017
10th-21st March 2017
23rd March- 2nd April 2017

Welcome on board the luxury liveaboard Indo Aggressor (formerly Komodo Dancer) for a trip of a lifetime to a place of of dazzling coral reefs, spectacular marine life, fierce Komodo dragons and smoking volcanoes,a real life "Jurassic Park" above and below the surface of the seas. The Indo Aggressor is the Bali based vessel of the Aggressor Fleet, the world renowned liveaboard group is at the very forefront of luxury and provides high quality dive trips to the Komodo national park, Alor and Maumere in Indonesia's spectacular Nusa Tenggara area.

The Indo Aggressor is a traditionally crafted, two masted wooden motor sailor, stretching 30 metres long, 9 metres wide and accommodating 16 adventurous divers. Following the standards of the Dancer Fleet, the Indo Aggressor replicates Peter Hughes Diving service, amenities and the highest standards of safety in the industry - read the Komodo diving blog

Indo Aggressor - prices

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Full pricing is available on the schedule here.
Prices are in US dollars for one week based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.

A typical cruise includes the following :

  1. All meals & non‐alcoholic beverages on board the vessel.
  2. Free local beer on board the vessel, while stocks last.
  3. Free 1 glass of wine at dinner on board the vessel.
  4. Land transfers between airport, hotel & vessel (3 transfers in total are 1 in Bali and 2 in Labuanbajo/Maumere). ( transfer in Bali only for guests stay around Kuta / Sanur / Denpasar area)
  5. Usually 3‐ 4 dives a day, depending on weather.
  6. Shore excursion during the cruise.
  7. Standard Indo Aggressor amenities.

Excludes :

  1. Diving equipment rentals.
  2. Diving courses & nitrox fills.
  3. Return internal flights (DPS‐LBJ‐DPS) / (DPS‐MOF‐DPS).
  4. One night compulsory accomodaDon for transit in Bali.
  5. Compulsory park fees.
  6. Wine, Liquor, Spirits and other alcoholic beverages except for local beer and 1 glass of wine for dinner.
  7. Fuel surcharge, if any.
  8. Airport tax.

Please don’t forget tp check out our deals page for last minute cheap Komodo liveaboard trips

Nitrox fills, instruction and all other services and purchases made aboard the vessels are subject to local taxes

Dive Equipment rental

Equipment type 10 N 7 N 5 N  
BCD 90.00 75.00 60.00  
Complete set of Rental (BCD, Regulator, Computer, Night Dive Light, Mask, Fins, Snorkel) 260.00 220.00 175.00  
Scuba Package (BCD, Regulator, Computer) 225.00 190.00 150.00  
Dive Computer 90.00 60.00 40.00  
Dive Alert (Surface air horn) 24.00 25.00 25.00 Compulsory safety item.
Dive Light (Per day) 8.00 8.00 8.00 Per night.
Mask / Fin / Snorkel 75.00 63.00 50.00  
Mini Strobe 10.00 10.00 10.00 Compulsory safety item.
Safety Sausage 10.00 10.00 10.00 Compulsory safety item.
Regulators 90.00 75.00 60.00  
Wetsuit 70.00 50.00 30.00  
10 & 15 Litres / or 62 & 100 C/feet Tank 100.00 70.00 50.00  
Safety Equipment Package (Safety sausage, Dive Alert, Mini Strobe) 40.00 35.00 30.00  

Indo Aggressor - schedule

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02May17
13May17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Bali
Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa, Tulamben, Bali Labuan Bajo/Bali
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Price from 4450-4850 USD
14Jul17
25Jul17
Embark: Bali
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa, Komodo National Park : Bali/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4450-4850 USD
27Jul17
03Aug17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3050-3450 USD
05Aug17
15Aug17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
17Aug17
27Aug17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
Booking Request
Price from 4250-4650 USD
29Aug17
08Sep17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
Booking Request
Price from 3050-3450 USD
10Sep17
20Sep17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
Booking Request
Price from 4250-4650 USD
22Sep17
29Sep17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
01Oct17
11Oct17
Embark: Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa, Tulamben, Bali Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Bali
Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa, Tulamben, Bali Labuan Bajo/Bali
Space available
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13Oct17
23Oct17
Embark: Jim Church Photography Cruise Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa, Bali
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Jim Church Photography Cruise Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa, Komodo National Park : Bali/Labuan Bajo
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
25Oct17
04Nov17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3050-3450 USD
02Dec17
12Dec17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
14Dec17
24Dec17
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
26Dec17
02Jan18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3050-3450 USD
04Jan18
14Jan18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
16Jan18
26Jan18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
28Jan18
07Feb18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
09Feb18
16Feb18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3050-3450 USD
18Feb18
28Feb18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
02Mar18
12Mar18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
07May18
17May18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Bali
Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa, Tulamben, Bali Labuan Bajo/Bali
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
16Jul18
26Jul18
Embark: Bali
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa, Komodo National Park : Bali/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
28Jul18
07Aug18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
09Aug18
19Aug18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
21Aug18
31Aug18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
02Sep18
12Sep18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
14Sep18
24Sep18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Bali
Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa, Tulamben, Bali Labuan Bajo/Bali
Space available
Booking Request
Price from 4250-4650 USD
26Sep18
06Oct18
Embark: Bali
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa, Komodo National Park : Bali/Labuan Bajo
Space available
Booking Request
Price from 4250-4650 USD
01Dec18
11Dec18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
13Dec18
23Dec18
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
25Dec18
04Jan19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4250-4650 USD
06Jan19
16Jan19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
18Jan19
28Jan19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
30Jan19
06Feb19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3150-3550 USD
08Feb19
18Feb19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
20Feb19
27Feb19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3150-3550 USD
01Mar19
11Mar19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
06May19
16May19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Bali
Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa, Tulamben, Bali Labuan Bajo/Bali
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
15Jul19
25Jul19
Embark: Bali
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa, Tulamben, Bali Bali/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
27Jul19
03Aug19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3150-3550 USD
05Aug19
15Aug19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
17Aug19
24Aug19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3150-3550 USD
26Aug19
05Sep19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
07Sep19
17Sep19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
19Sep19
29Sep19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
01Oct19
08Oct19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3150-3550 USD
03Dec19
13Dec19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
15Dec19
22Dec19
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3150-3550 USD
24Dec19
03Jan20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
05Jan20
15Jan20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo National Park : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
18Jan20
28Jan20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
30Jan20
06Feb20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 3150-3550 USD
08Feb20
18Feb20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD
20Feb20
01Mar20
Embark: Labuan Bajo
Disembark: Labuan Bajo
Komodo Deep South : Labuan Bajo/Labuan Bajo
Space available
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Price from 4350-4750 USD

Indo Aggressor - cabins

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Top Deck

The top deck is where you will find our expansive sun deck, right in front of the wheelhouse. Moving backwards from here you can find the captains cabin as well as two luxury guest cabins.

Main Deck

From bow to stern, the main deck is where you’ll find the dive deck, comfortable lounge, galley, crew cabins, workshop and tender deck.

Lower Deck

Eight guest and dive crew cabins are located on this deck, four on the port side and four on the starboard. Finished in wood and fine linen they are a great place to relax and rest after a fun day’s diving.

The Indo Aggressor crew

The Indo Aggressor crew are from all over the Indonesian archipelago - always ready to help you out with a smile.

  • Captain: Pak Daeng
  • 1st Officer: Mucuk Wiriwan
  • 2nd Officer: Petrovik Salindehu
  • Steering Mates/Tender Crew: Raswan Bin Kosim, Komang Murdiana, Silfinus Hardim
  • Engineering: Sanusi, Andi Syarifuddin, Nono Suparno, Safruddin (International Manof Mystery)
  • Head Chef : Eben Sunarko
  • Galley Slaves: Basory, Hendrik Nurcahyo
  • Room Boy: Panca
  • Purser: Sebastianus Petrus

Indo Aggressor - itinerary

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Cuisine

Komodo diving can be hungry work so on a Indo Aggressor dive cruise there is always plenty of great food to be enjoyed on our cool decks or air conditioned lounge. After an early morning beverage, delivered to your cabin, breakfast is cooked to order and is always accompanied by fresh fruit and cereals. Lunch is buffet style and is generally varied and interesting Indonesian cuisine with other additions. In between times snacks are provided throughout the day to keep your diving strength up. When the diving day is over it’s time to sit down for dinner around the main deck table to recount your underwater adventures and enjoy our head chefs range of international dishes and maybe have a glass or two of wine - all fully inclusive of course.

Photo and video

Komodo diving provides a myriad of photo oportunities and the Indo Aggressor is comprehensively set up for the underwater imagemakers with dual voltage charging stations, large camera set-up and storage areas, digital download and burn facilities and even film-making capabilities.

Large tables in the lounge make working on cameras and housings a breeze and we have a large tool kit if things start to get serious. Laptop power points are situated at these tables too for easy dowloading and editing.

Transporting your imaging equipment to the dive sites is worry free too, our tenders are camera safe with sprung rubber flooring for protection.

When the diving is over there is a huge wide-screen TV in the lounge for video and image viewing or presentation and our on-board experts are always on hand to give you advice and guidance to help you capture your own exciting pictures.

Rental

Want to try your hand at underwater imaging? Diving in Komodo gives our guests such a huge range of subjects, large and small, that it is a great place to learn to get pictures of your own.

The Indo Aggressor has on board underwater camera and video rental equipment to get you started. High quality digital and still video can be shot, downloaded and edited, with the guidance of our experienced dive crew, so that when you get back home you can enjoy your Komodo experience with family and friends. Also available is a Nikonos V film still system with a wide range of lenses.

  • Digital Still: Nikon Coolpix with Nikon housings
  • Digital Video: Sony PC110 and PC120 with Sea&Sea and Light & Motion housings
  • Film Still: Nikonos V with various lenses

Nitrox

Diving with nitrox has become the rule rather than the exception these days on Komodo liveaboards. When submerging up to five times a day to depths of 20 metres or more the elevated levels of oxygen in our mix keeps us safe and out of the dreaded decompression zone.

The Indo Aggressor was the first vessel in the region to offer nitrox and runs a Nitrox Technologies membrane system to produce EANx. This is the latest method of production and is very safe and accurate. We have five separate O2 analysers on board to enable our divers to analyse and log their own cylinder (32%) with every new fill.

The NT system differs from other production methods in that we subtract nitrogen from the mix rather than adding oxygen - so no heavy cylinders on board. Production limit is 40% for SCUBA or rebreather use.

Tenders (Dingies / Zodiacs / RIBS)

Our two twin tenders were made in Bali by Bali Fibreglass close to our home port of Benoa to our own design. They are 6 metres long and 2.5 metres wide and are each powered by two 40 hp Yamaha outboards. They have electric starters and are driven from the front leaving most of the interior free for divers. Each craft has its own Oxygen Unit, VHF Radio, Camera Area, Shot Line, Stern Line and Electric Bilge Pumps. They are each crewed by at least one Divemaster as well as a driver and an assistant.

Our divers sit either facing forwards or backwards with their scuba units secured in special slots in the seats. This enables us to re-fill your cylinders in position so there is no need to carrying your equipment up and down the tender entry staircase.

Dive safety equipment

Diving in Komodo can sometimes mean diving in currents and there are certain pieces of equipment that are needed for safe operations. The Indo Aggressor carries SMB’s (safety sausages) and Dive Alerts for our guests use though it is recommended that they bring their own.

Guests will be also issued with an EPIRB (Electronic Positioning Device), if desired, and shown it’s correct method of operation.

Oxygen Units and First Aid:

The main vessel and both tenders carry O2 units. If there are guests on board who have training in O2 administration they are shown the location and correct operation of these units. The Indo Aggressor also carries a comprehensive first aid kit for any cuts, scrapes and headaches.

Indo Aggressor - specs

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Port of Registry/Flag:
Indonesia
Built:
South Sulawesi, Indonesia 2000/2001
Type:
Wooden schooner
Length:
30 metres LOD, 35 metres LOA
Beam:
8 metres
Draft:
2.5 metres
Number of Passengers:
16
Accommodation:
7 Double Occupancy Staterooms
Total Displacement:
350 tons
Propulsion:
1 Mitsubishi/Hyundai 450 Hp
Fuel capacity:
12,000 liters
Fresh Water Capacity:
11,000 liters
Desalinator Production:
6200 liters per day
Cruising Speed:
8 - 10 knots
Range:
1100 Nm
Navigation Aids:
VHF, SSB, Furuno 36 mile radar, GPS x 2
Voltage:
1 x Mitsubishi 63 KVA gensets, 220v, 50 cycle plus 1 x Mitsubishi 50 KVA
Air-conditioning:
To all interior areas
Communications:
Satellite Phone, USB and VHF Radio.

Indo Aggressor - diving

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This is Komodo, Indonesia, one of the last frontiers of theunderwater world - Komodo diving is like nothing on earth. This land that time forgot is located some 300 nautical miles east ofBali deep in the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores and promises the dive adventure of a lifetime .Komodo liveaboards are world famous for providing an almost unparalelled diversity of marine life and corals.

The reef structure in the Komodo national park is comprised mainly of volcanic seamounts, walls and canyons as well as fringing reefs, gutters, coral gardens and sandy bottoms.

On these there are believed to be approximately 253 species of reef building corals from over 70 families within the park and its immediate environs. Particularly abundant is the organ pipe coral (tubiproa musica), this makes up some of the startling pink sand beaches. There are also an estimated 70 species of sponge sharing the coral reefs and other habitats close to the shores.

From north to south the coral reefs of Komodo create an unmatched kaleidoscope of colours and textures to delight the eye and the camera.

A lot of this comes in the form of smaller critters and macro subjects - it’s all here from flamboyant ghost pipefish to the tiny pygmy seahorse.

Between the sea mounts and the shore are vast unexplored coral reefs, coral rubble and soft sand sites, often in shallow water and teeming with unusual tropical reef animals. In fact, this area plays host to more than 1,100 different species of fish (the Caribbean has around 700 by comparison). With a careful eye, even the most jaded observer will discover hundreds of new species of brilliantly colored marine life, plus an astounding array of invertebrates, some of which have never even been properly identified!

Moving back to open water and the current swept pinnacles we come across some of the ocean’s bigger inhabitants. These rocky formations that thrust up from the sea floor act like magnets for huge dog tooth tuna, various shark species, schooling jacks and barracuda and of course our old friend the manta ray. Closer to the coral covered rocky ledges where a multitude of brightly coloured reef fish forage for food napoleon wrasse and gangs of humphead parrotfish can be spotted going about their daily business.

To make the dives to see the big fish on these sometimes difficult sites requires a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced dive crew and the Indo Aggressor has this in abundance. Dive Komodo as it should be dived and don’t miss out.

Water Temperature

Between 20 C and 28 C, sometimes cooler on the southern sites. A full wetsuit is recommended, minimum 3mm.

Visibility

Typically between 10 to 50 metres, dependent on season. Better visibility is generally encountered on the northern coastal sites.

Currents

Famous for it’s tidal flows, Komodo offers some stunning drift dives attracting some amazing marine life. Not all areas are affected however and particular attention is placed on picking suitable sites and times to dive to guarantee optimum and safe conditions.

An interesting fact:

On his travels in Indonesia Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), a British naturalist, noted differences between the wildlife of the former tectonic landmasses of Asia and Australia - marked by a line that passes between Bali and Lombok at its southern extremity.

The Indo Aggressor sails between Bali and Komodo on her cruises and crosses this line on the first and last day at sea. Guests who have been in Bali for a few days before embarkation are sometimes surprised by the differences in the terrain. Bali is very lush and green while Komodo has a barren, yet dramatic landscape. On land the creatures differ too, the further east we travel animals occur that cannot be seen in western Indonesia, and vice versa.

Above the water the Komodo landscape is dotted with islands and islets of every description, their volcanic bases carved by eons of ocean wear, but their crowns are distinctive and unique. While Bali is green and tropically lush, Komodo is much drier and features grassy meadows, rocky crags with a “savannah” type feel to the landscape. Hence a perfect habitat for its most famous residents, the Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards on earth!

Sharing the islands with the dragons are exotic birds, flitting among the trees. Pigs, deer and goats graze on the lowlands and buffalo wallow in the muddy creeks of Rinca while crab eating Macaques play on the beaches.

Komodo national park

Established in 1980 the Komodo national park comprises of three main islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar as well as many other smaller islands. Underwater the Komodo national park is one of Indonesia’s richest areas of marine biodiversity and the park authority is active in helping to keep it that way.

To help keep the park in pristine condition it is essential that divers employ good diving procedures - staying above the reef, using good fin technique and not interfering with the marine life. In 1986 the Komodo national park was declared a man and biosphere reserve and a world heritage site.

You may excused after visiting this website for thinking that Komodo was all about an underwater wonderland. There is however another creature living here that is easily capable of stealing the limelight away from the marine life - the Komodo Dragon.

These mythical beasts can grow up to three metres long and weigh nearly 150 kilos - easily capable of killing and eating a fully grown deer. On every Komodo dive trip we get to visit the island to see the largest lizard on the planet up close and personal, an awsome display of power and strength. Further afield we also find them on Rinca island where they can be seen menacingly roaming the beaches looking for food.

On every Komodo dive trip we visit the mythical island for a morning trek into the interior. Apart from the famous dragons there is a lot more flora and fauna to be seen on the savanah like hills and plains and inside the leafy forests.

Wild pigs and deer forage in the undergrowth and the trees sing with imperial pigeons and suphur crested cockatoos. Wild orchids grow in the bushes and lontar palms can be seen flowering and fruiting. Other land trips are also popular with our guests so we make frequent trips onto other islands to explore, climb, beachcomb and photograph to majestic scenery.

Lofty hilltops, spectacular pink sand beaches and mysterious flooded volcanos are just some of the wonderful sights that await you. On any cruise to dive Komodo the scenery en-route is made all the more spectacular by the volcanoes on view.

As a major part of the “Ring of Fire”, Indonesia is a very active geological area with volcanoes from one end of the country to the other and play an integral part in the way of life for millions of Indonesians. Volcanoes are also worshipped as being the home of the gods and places of intense magic. Gunung Agung in Bali and Rinjani in Lombok are given annual offerings to appease angry spirits.

Mount Agung

  • Bali - 3,142 mtrs - last errupted 1963

Mount Rinjani

  • Lombok - 3,726 mtrs - last errupted 1994

Mount Tambora -

Sumbawa - 2,850 mtrs - last errupted 1967

Sangeang volcano -

1,949 mtrs - last errupted 1996

Indo Aggressor - itinerary

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11 day 10 Night Cruise - Sample Bali to Komodo Itinerary

DAY 1 09.00 AM Boarding in Bali and depart for Moyo in Sumbawa
DAY 2 - Moyo & Satonda 09.30 AM Dive 1 - Moyo Reef
  11.45 AM Dive 2 - Moyo Wall
  03.30 PM Dive 3 - Lake Entrance Bay
  06.15 PM Bat Shows
  07.30 PM Depart for Sangeang
DAY 3 - Sangeang 07.00 AM Dive 1 - Hot Rocks
  10.45 AM Dive 2 - Estuary
  03.00 PM Dive 3 - K2
  05.45 PM Dive 4 - dusk dive @ The Circus
DAY 4 - Gili Banta 07.45 AM Dive 1 - Star Wars
  11.00 AM Dive 2 - Big Nose, northern Komodo National Park
  03.00 PM Dive 3 - Batu Monco
  05.45 PM Dive 4 - dusk dive @ Batu Monco
DAY 5 - Gili Lawa Laut 07.30 AM Dive 1 - Lighthouse
  10.15 AM Dive 2 - Castle Rock
  02.45 PM Dive 3 - Crystal Rock
  06.00 PM Dive 4 - dusk dive @ Gili Lawa Laut West Face
DAY 6 - Loh Liang 07.00 AM Dive 1 - Gili Lawa Laut Passage
  10.00 AM Dive 2 - Batu Bolong
  02.45 PM Lohliang Komodo Island Trekking
  05.15 PM Dive 3 - Pink Beach
DAY 7 - Padar 07.15 AM Dive 1 - The Alley
  11.30 AM Dive 2 - W Reefs
  02.45 PM Dive 3 - Secret Garden
  06.45 PM Pink Beach Excursion
  06.15 PM Dive 4 - dusk dive @ Pasir Putih
DAY 8 - Rinca 07.30 AM Dive 1 - Cannibal Rock
  11.00 AM Dive 2 - Yellow Wall
  02.45 PM Dive 3 - Cannibal Reloaded
  06.00 PM Dive 4 - Torpedo Alley
DAY 9 - Southern Rinca 07.30 AM Dive 1 - Pelican Head
  11.00 AM Dive 2 - Yellow Wall
  02.45 PM Dive 3 - Cannibal Rock
  06.00 PM Dive 4 - dusk dive @ Cannibal Rock
DAY 10 -Komodo National Park 07.30 AM Dive 1 - Mawon Island
  11.00 AM Dive 2 - Batu Bolong
  02.45 PM Dive 3 - Gili Lawa Darat
  04.00 PM Set sail for Labuanbajo
DAY 11 09.00 AM Disembark, departure flight @ 12.00 noon from Labuanbajo

1–On the Disembarkation Day while it is possible to board a flight for an international departure that evening a flight delay on the domestic carrier could cause a guest to miss their international flight. We highly recommend an additional overnight in Bali upon the conclusion of the cruise in addition to the purchase of Trip Cancellation / Interruption Insurance so that guests have protection and a backup in case this situation would occur.

Sample Maumere / Alor itinerary - please remember itineraries are subject to change

DAY 1 *04.00 PM* Boarding at Maumere depart to Wodong Bay.
Departure **
  **
DAY 2 *07.30 AM* Dive 1 - The Japanese Shipwreck, Wodong
Wodong / Pangabatang / Pulau Babi *10.15 AM* Dive 2 - Pangabatang SE Reef
  *02.30 PM* Dive 3 - The Crack, Pulau Babi
  *04.00 PM* Depart for the East
  **
DAY 3 **
Lembata - The Bacatan Peninsula *07.00 AM* Dive 1 - Bacatan Wall
  *10.30 AM* Dive 2 - Bacatan Legend
  *02.00 PM* Dive 3 - East Neira
  *06.15 PM* Dive 4 - Bacatan Reef Night Dive
  **
DAY 4 **
Pura *07.30 AM* Dive 1 - Clown Valley
  *10.30 AM* Dive 2 - Pak Yans Village (Centre Reef - PY-2)
  *03.00 PM* Dive 3 - The Boardroom
  **
DAY 5 **
Ternate / Kalabahi Sound *07.30 AM* Dive 1 - Babylon
  *10.30 AM* Dive 2 - Ghost Town
  *02.30 PM* Dive 3 - Ghost Town
  *06.00 PM* Dive 4 - Mini Wall
  **
DAY 6 *07.30 AM* Dive 1 - School Slope/Lava Flow
Beang Bay *10.30 AM* Dive 2 - School Slope
  *02.30 PM* Dive 3 - School Slope/Eastern Reef
  *06.30 PM* Dive 4 - School Slope
  **
DAY 7 *07.30 AM* Dive 1 - Pertamina Pier
Kalabahi Sound / Pura *10.30 AM* Dive 2 - School Out
  *03.15 PM* Dive 3 - Ghost Town
  *06.00 PM* Dive 4 - Coconuts
  **
DAY 8 **
Ternate / East Pantar / Komba / Pura *07.00 AM* Dive 1 - East of Babylon/Ternate South East
  *10.15 AM* Dive 2 - The Frenchmans Window
  *01.30 PM* Dive 3 - Pak Yans Village
  *05.30 PM* Dive 4 - Night Dive on Alor Kecil
  **
DAY 9 **
Buaya / Kumba / Alor Kecil *07.30 AM* Dive 1 - Crocodile Rock
  *12.00 PM* Dive 2 - The Dream/Tri Tops
  *03.00 PM* Dive 3 - Tri Tops/Nite Delite
  *06.00 PM* Dive 4 - Nite Delite
  **
DAY 10 **
Lapan / Tanjung Pau / Bacatan *07.30 AM* Dive 1 - South Lapan
  *12.00 PM* Dive 2 - T'Pau
  *03.15 PM* Dive 3 - The Legend of Bacatan
  *06.30 PM* Dive 4 - East Neira
  **
DAY 11 **
Maumere *06.00 AM* Disembarkation

Indo Aggressor - faqs

Inquiry

WHERE IS THE KOMODO NATIONAL PARK IN INDONESIA?
The Komodo National Park is part of the Republic of Indonesia and is located 8 to 9 degrees south of the equator between Java on the West and Lombok and the rest of the Lesser Sunda Islands(Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba and Timor) on the East.

Flying time to your embarkation point in Bali from Jakarta is about 1.5 hours, from Singapore 2.5 hours, from Perth (Australia) 3 hours, from Hong Kong about 4.5 hours, and from Sydney / Melbourne about 5.5 to 6 hours.

WHAT KIND OF DIVING IS FOUND IN THE KOMODO NATIONAL PARK?
Indo Aggressor visits dive sites between Bali and The Komodo National Park, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Any time of the year this area of Indonesiaoffers good diving. Visibility may vary from season to season but 10 to 30 meters (35 to 100 ft.) can be expected at most dive sites.

In 2009 and 2010 Indo Aggressor will offer 10 night cruises featuring an enhanced itinerary that allows guests more time diving, more time in the signature area of the Komodo National Park and an opportunity to explore the newly discovered area of the Sangeang Islands. To achieve this, each sailing of the Indo Aggressor will be a one way cruise that will either begin in Bali and end in Komodo National Park or will begin in Komodo National Park and return to Bali. Guests will fly one way to either return to Bali or reach the vessel to begin their voyage on a domestic air carrier.

The description below is based on a Bali- Komodo itinerary. (The return direction will bejust the opposite itinerary.) The first day of your cruise is used to set up gear and perform the cruise briefing. After lunch, most guests are up on decks enjoying the vistas found along the beautiful coast of Bali and Lombok on this full day of sailing (approx. 20 hours), The first stop is Satonda, just off of the northern coast of Sumbawa, for your check-out dive.

A MANDATORY”check-out”dive will be required for EVERY diver on the first day of the charter, regardless of previous diving experience or certification. You’ll enjoy maximum bottom time on virgin reefs that have experienced minimum human impact as you dive the islands east of Bali . There are sandy slopeswith big coral heads on the southern part of the island and on the northwestern tip a fantastic wall. Currents are moderate. Water temperature is usually around 83°F (28°C).

Our next stop is at Banta Island. We are now much closer to Komodo so you will be able to experience the diving conditions that characterize this region. A dive at GPS point will show what you are in for once you start diving in Komodo National Park.

Shark sightings on this current blown pinnacle are common. The other Banta dive sites closer to the island are extremely rich in soft and hard coral with a wide variety of reef fish. The sites closer toBanta Island are a macro photographers dream. From here on in, it is excitement all the way as we move into the Komodo National Park. You will spend the central part of your dive experience here exploring the stunning dive sites inside the park.Incredible marine diversity, spectacular marine life and exciting dive and land adventures are your reward.

Many of our guests are avid photographers who like nothing more than hunting out weird and wonderful critters on the reef, sand or silt. As part of the newly expanded Komodo Itinerary we have added two locations to the west of the Komodo National Park - Sangeang, an island volcano to the north of East Sumbawa and Bima Bay, an inlet that meanders down toBima town on Sumbawa. There are two specific sites in both of these areas that are producing a dazzling array of rare creepy crawlies on a regular basis - “Estuary” on Sangeang and “Fuzzy Bottom” at the entrance to Bima Bay. Both are similar in that they are slightly current swept, as is Lembeh and while not entirely muck, they do share similar bottom compositions - fine to coarse sand.

At the conclusion of your cruise you will make your way to Flores Island and Labuhanbajo Airport (LBJ) where you will board a domestic flight which will return you to Bali (DPS).

IN WHAT TIME ZONE IS BALI LOCATED?
The Indonesian archipelago is spread over three time zones. Bali and Nusa Tenggara, and is 8 hours ahead of GMT. Bali GMT +8

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN ON BOARD?
There are about 583 languages and dialects spoken in the archipelago. Bahasa Indonesia is the national language. In all tourist destination areas English is the number one foreign language. Our crew will converse in English with the guests.

WHAT WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN I EXPECT IN KOMODO
The Komodo National Park is a destination that offers great diving year round. The area is much drier than Bali (shown in the table) and lies within one of the driest regions of Indonesia with an annual rainfall of between 800m and 1000m. For 8 months of the year, there is little to no rainfall and almost savanna like conditions. Once the rains do come, everything turns green for a few short months.

April , May, October, November, and December are some of the best times for dive travelers to visit Komodo National Park.

April and May are very good because it is just after the “wet season” so everything in the Komodo Park is alive and green. The diving on the south and the north sides of the park are blessed with good visibility and hardly any waves.

October, November, and December are also very good for the same reasons, except that it is right before the start of the rainy season. During these months the south of the Park is at it’s peak and we are able to reach some of the best dive sites of Indonesia such as Cannibal Rock, Yellow Wall, Manta Alley, and W-reef. Although, January and February have the heaviest rainfalls, even then, it hardly ever rains all day and still offers great diving.

Water temperatures vary by location in Komodo National Park, rather than seasons. Northern Areas 77 / 84 f 25 / 259 c Middle Areas 75 / 82 f 24 / 28 c Southern Areas 72 / 82 f 22 / 28 c

WHAT CURRENCY IS USED?
Rupiah (IDR) is the official currency and is divided into 100 sen. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, hotels and money changers in major tourist destinations; US dollars is the most accepted currency. Cash often yields a better exchange rate than travelers checks, which are not always accepted.

It is recommended that travelers checks also be in US dollars. Also, be aware that both banks and money changers can be very picky about the cash notes that they will accept; they often refuse notes that are anything less than near-mint condition and new. Most major credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and stores catering to the tourist trade. ATMs are available in main centers. Small change is often unavailable so keep small denomination notes and coins for items like bus fares, temple donations and cool drinks. It is recommended that you exchange approx. $100.00 USD to the local currency for island tipping and small pocket change.

WHAT DOES MY Indo Aggressor PACKAGE INCLUDE?
All staterooms are airconditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers and sinks. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with table side service are served daily in addition to fresh midmorning and mid-afternoon snacks.

Bathrobes and some toiletries are available for your use onboard. The Komodo Dancer is equipped with hairdryers in each stateroom. Linens are changed midweek and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom daily as needed. Guests have the opportunity to dive three or four times a day including a night dive on most days. Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included. Three ground transfers are also included and vary slightly based on the direction of your itinerary. On our one way voyages (Bali to Komodo or Komodo to Bali) one way flights on a domestic airline with a 99lb (45kg) luggage allowance are included as well.

FOR WHAT ADDITIONAL EXPENSES WILL I BE RESPONSIBLE? No international air transportation is included in the Indo Aggressor package. There is a departure tax on passengers for international travel of IDR100,000 (Approx. $10.00USD) payable at the airport. One hotel night in Bali is required prior to boarding Indo Aggressor. One hotel night in Bali is be required upon disembarking Komodo for guests on the Bali-Komodo itinerary. Dive instruction, dive and photo equipment rentals and “Boatique” purchases must be settled onboard prior to departure. Depending on your travel plans, additional ground transfers may be required. Excess baggage charges are applicable on domestic flights for weights over 99lbs (45kg).

Acceptable methods of payment include:

US Dollars, IDR (Indonesian Rupiah), Traveler’s Checks, or Credit Cards (Visa or MasterCard). NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. No additional meals or beverages on shore are included. Alcoholic beverages and Crew gratuities are not included.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDONESIA
The name Indonesia has its roots in two Greek words: “Indos” meaning Indian and “Nesos” which means islands. It is an appropriate description of the archipelago as there are estimated to be a total of 17,508 islands, of which only about 6,000 are inhabited, stretching for 5,150 km between the Australian and Asian continental mainland and dividing the Pacific and Indian Oceans at the Equator.

The islands and people of Indonesia constitute the fourth most populated nation in the world. As a democratic republic, Indonesia is divided into 27 provinces and special territories and classified geographically into four groups. Bali is part of the Lesser Sundas, a chain of small islands stretching eastward.

A rich history of kingdoms, conquests, colonialism, trade and natural disasters has bequeathed it with an exhilarating kaleidoscope of cultures and traditions, people, languages and religions, aspirations and problems, and the dramatic scenery of changing landscapes. It is the combination of the friendly people, the natural attractions, the great variety of things to see and do, and the year-round pleasant climate that make this such a desirable vacation destination. And then there is Bali’s special “magic”, which is difficult to explain.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
Komodo National Park was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), first discovered by the scientific world in 1911 by J.K.H. Van Steyn. Since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial.

The majority of the people in and around the Park are fishermen originally from Bima (Sumbawa), Manggarai, South Flores, and South Sulawesi. Those from South Sulawesi are from the Suku Bajau or Bugis ethnic groups. The Suku Bajau were originally nomadic and moved from location to location in the region of Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara and Maluku, to make their livelihoods. Descendents of the original people of Komodo, the Ata Modo, still live in Komodo, but there are no pure blood people left and their culture and language is slowly being integrated with the recent migrants.

Little is known of the early history of the Komodo islanders. They were subjects of the Sultanate of Bima, although the island’s remoteness from Bima meant its affairs were probably little troubled by the Sultanate other than by occasional demand for tribute.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

HOW DO I GET TO THE KOMODO NATIONAL PARK? All passengers arrive into Bali by air. Bali’s International Airport, Ngurah Rai, (airport code DPS) in Denpasar will be your final destination. Commercial airlines with service to Bali, Indonesia include Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines, China Air, Singapore Air, Garuda Indonesia , and Thai Airlines among others.

Indo Aggressor departs and/or returns to Benoa Harbor near Denpasar. If you are traveling on one of our one way journeys (Bali to Komodo or Komodo to Bali), a one way domestic air flights with 45kg of luggage allowance will need to be purchased no matter which itinerary you are on, we will arrange this for you and include it on your invoice. The price is about $150 dependant on the currency exchange at the time.

You will need to arrive in Bali and overnight in a hotel the night before embarkation as boarding and or domestic flights out occur in the morning. A second hotel overnight is recommended at the end of your cruise prior to departing on your international flight home. This is a required overnight on the Bali-Komodo oneway itinerary as domestic flight times back to Bali do vary.

WHAT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WILL I NEED? YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO POSESS A PASSPORT VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ARRIVAL AND HAVE PROOF OF ONWARD PASSAGE.

The Free Visa Facility (length of stay max 30 days) will be issued to citizens of the following countries: Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao, Morocco, Chile, and Peru.

The Visa-on-Arrival Facility (length of stay max. 30 days) will be issued to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. The fee varies between $10USD and $25USD depending on the length of stay.

Citizens of countries not stated above are required to apply for a visa at the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in their country of domicile.