Komodo Indonesia - S/Y Indo Siren
Located 200 nautical miles east of Bali, the Komodo National Park is nestled between the large island of Sumbawa and Flores in Indonesia, all of which are part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Officially declared a World Heritage Site in 1991, the Komodo National Park encompasses 132,000 hectares of marine waters making it one of the largest protected zones in the world.
The Komodo National Park and surrounding areas boast a unique biosphere born in the ancient volcanic eruptions that formed Sumatra, Java, Bali and the islands lying eastward to Papua New Guinea. As a consequence, the topography of the islands are striking and unique.
Komodo Island is 35km in length and 15km wide. It is mountainous with an average altitude of 500-600m, the highest peak being Satalibo (735m) in the north. The majority of the island is covered in lontar palm savannah with remnants of rainforest and bamboo forests. The irregular coastline is marked by rocky headlands and sandy bays against a backdrop of soaring volcanic cliffs.
The Komodo National Park and surrounding area boasts one of the world's richest marine environments. With over 260 species of reef building coral, 70 species of sponge, marine worms, mollusks, echinoderms, crustaceans, over 1000 species of cartilaginous and bony fish, marine reptiles, and marine mammals. Some notable marine species include pygmy seahorses, anglerfish, nudibranchs, manta rays, dolphins, whales, dugongs, napolean wrasse and groupers.
The Komodo National Park hosts a rare diversity of animals, including a population of the world’s largest lizard, the famous Komodo Dragon. The Park is also home to Sunda deer, wild buffalo, wild boar, the macaque monkey and wild horse. For bird watchers, there have been over 150 bird species identified including the sulphur-crested cockatoos, imperial pigeons, white-breasted sea eagles and maleos.
The 34 metre S/Y Siren has been designed and built on the island of Sulawesi. She is a traditional Indonesian ‘gaft-rigged Phinisi’ handcrafted from ironwood and teak. Thus she has been custom-made with all the luxury facilities for the modern diver. In particular, this luxury vessel has been specialized for the Underwater Photographer and Videographer
Aboard the S/Y Siren we welcome up to 16 guests aboard each trip. This ensures abundant space for all guests. However, she has the facilities and ample room to host up to 18 guests on special charters.
How to get there:
The P/Y Siren leaves from Bima on the island of Sumawa as it has the most efficient access to the prime dive sites.
If you would need assistance with your flight transfer to Bima please contact us.