For those looking to explore Komodo National Park on a budget, look no further than the custom-built Epica liveaboard. Operating most months of the year, the Epica’s itineraries run between February and November and include 3 and 6 night roundtrip adventures from Labuan Bajo. The Epica accommodates 16 guests in total across its 8 budget-friendly cabins. All cabins can be found on the vessel’s lower deck and make use of shared bathroom facilities including fresh-water showers. On the Epica’s upper deck, guests can make use of comfortable bean bags and hammocks to relax and unwind during down time. The upper deck is also where all meals are served in a family-style arrangement. The meals onboard present guests with a good variety of local and international fare, and all meals are included in the cost of the liveaboard.
The crew onboard the Epica have been accommodating guests for over 15 years, and offer exceptional service both under the water and topside. When exploring the rich underwater paradise that surround Komodo National Park, diving groups consist of no more than 4 divers per dive guide. Divers are also split into experience levels to ensure all divers get the maximum enjoyment out of their experience. The waters surrounding Komodo National Park offer a diverse range of marine species from large pelagics including sharks and rays to unique-looking critters that need to be carefully sought out.