going back to the land + summary

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we took a day in Labuan bajo for gass off. the day was cloudy but it couldn't stop us to enjoy the land. we explore a cave called Batu Cermin (mirror rocks in english) that was grand and awesome. Also we spent the nite in a cozy cafe near our hotel as our farewell party. some drink and a lot of laughs for our last night in Komodo area.



(it was a special program with special budget from NGI, I’ll just share the regular price that I know)

Flight Jakarta- Denpasar
Garuda airlines: 550-750,000 IDR. but better to take Air Asia for cheaper price.

Flight Denpasar - Labuan Bajo
1 hour 20 minutes with Transnusa (0361-75442/031-5467505, www.transnusa.co.id)
Y class: 761,000 IDR
L class: 651,000 IDR
M class: 541,000 IDR
Limited baggage for 20 kg only.

Labuan Bajo - Denpasar
Idem (note: not just your baggage, your self and hands-carry stuffs will be calculated in Komodo airport).

Car Rental in Labuan Bajo
500,000 IDR includes driver and fuel (negotiable)

National Park conservation support
1-3 days 75,000 IDR
4-8 days 125,000 IDR
9-15 days 175,00 IDR
>16 days 225,000 IDR

Komodo admission
2,000 IDR

Manggarai Barat retribution
10,000 IDR

Gardena Hotel and resto
100-120,000 IDR/ room/ day/ 2 person + breakfast
170,000 IDR/ room/ day/ 4 person + breakfast
Bajo Beach Hotel
80,000 IDR/ room/ day/ twin bed + breakfast
Laundry’s available and cheap.

Mutiara Hotel
50,000 IDR/room/ day/ 2 person

Dive in Komodo
CN Dive (affordable price plz just contact Mr. Condo)
(0385) 41159 Fax: (0385) 41379

Land Based Dive Operators:
CNDive (0385) 41159 Fax: (0385) 41379
Reefseekers (0385) 41443 Email: dive@reefseekers.net
Bajo Dive Club (0385) 41343 Email: bajodiveclub@hotmail.com
Oceanic Diving (0385) 41426 Email: oceanic_diving@yahoo.com
Puri Komodo (021) 3145154 Email: info@purikomodo.com

More information
Komodo National Park
Balai Taman Nasional Komodo
Labuanbajo, Flores NTT Indonesia
Tel: 62.358.41004, 41005
Fax: 62.385.41006
E-mail : tnkomodo@indosat.net.id

marcotaglia says:
Do not dive with CN DIVE!!!
Posted on: May 09, 2012
marcotaglia says:
We had a terrible experience. The boat is dirty and full of rusty nails, if you are not careful you can get really hurt. Everywhere you can find small bugs that look like mini cockroaches. We found them in our plates at dinner, in our bed and when we left, in our luggage (disgusting). The oxygen tank on the boat is rusty (and empty), so if anything happens during your dive, good luck in getting back to shore. The diving equipment is old and not maintained and they don’t provide guests with dive computers. I started getting water in my regulator at 20Mt under water, not a pleasant experience. Another guest saw her regulator falling in pieces just before going underwater (luckily did not happen under water!). To go to the dive site they use a tiny boat from which you have to climb back on the main one. It is extremely dangerous, in fact my girlfriend fell in between the two boats and got a big cut in her foot. No one from the crew did anything, she was drinking sea water and bleeding and I was the only one who jumped to help her. Our holiday stopped there.

Of course no refund, no insurance. They brought us back to the shore and left us there alone at sunset. We had to find ourselves doctor, pharmacy, hotel for the night. They should be banned from taking tourists.
All of this comfort and nice experience comes for 170 USD/ day. Hardly the best deal in town.
Posted on: May 09, 2012
inikeke says:
thx! :) i hope this will help someone someday..
Posted on: Jul 10, 2007
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