Uber Scuba Komodo Liveaboard

December 2019

Uber Scuba Komodo

  • Cost $1140 USD6D/5N
  • 20% Black Friday sale šŸ¤Ÿ
  • Backward roll from a small speedboat
  • You don’t dive from the main boat
  • Anti-nausea meds on board
  • Lots of charging stations
  • Cash Only, do not take credit cards
  • No AC, fans in rooms, very warm
  • You can sleep on deck, cool breezes but it can get damp.
  • Really good food
  • The boat is absolutely beautiful
  • No internet onboard, you need a SIM card

Unfortunately, I can not recommend this liveaboard. Not because of the boat or the boat crew but because of the following reason.

In my opinion, this is not a liveaboard for taking photographs. My dive guide had a case of the zoomies. I think the goal was to see the entire reef, not to enjoy looking around and finding things. I was left a few times. By the 4th day, I knew they wouldn’t wait, so I made note of the general direction they took and found the bubbles.

When I first started diving, I took my time on shrimps and small things. Towards the end, only larger corals and fish. Even with quick photos, they swam out of my sight.

Maybe I’m not the perfect diver? There were a lot of maybes of what I did to make the dive guide so upset with me. She absolutely did not like the balance stick I used when taking pictures. There were times that I drifted in front of her on accident but it drove her crazy. I was not trying to lead, I simply got pushed in front of her. I also did not stay directly behind everyone. I follow the direction of my dive computer for bottom time. I also tried to explain that I get headaches when I go deep. Sometimes, I go above my dive guide but I always stay with the group.

I don’t think I’ve ever had so many problems on a dive trip before.

I ended up leaving the liveaboard early. I couldn’t do anything right. I felt as if I made the dive guide constantly angry. I was so uncomfortable, I just wanted to go.

The other guide did talk to me about staying and maybe joining the other group but by then I just didn’t even want to try.

I did, however, enjoy diving with Jeff, the Dive Master in training. I had two wonderful dives with him and we found lots of small things.

I loved the food and the company of the other divers.

It was not a completely terrible experience. Just not the right experience for me. I’m positive others had a lovely time.

I did pay the full price, even though I left 2 days early.

Day 1

  • 2 am dives
  • Night dive
  • Good internet
  • Viz 5-10 m
  • Favorite pic
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • 3 am dives
  • No internet
  • Favorite picture
  • Komodo dragon, speed boat trip to take pictures.
  • Dinner
  • Corn soup, delicious
  • Day 3

  • 3 am dives
  • Favorite picture
  • Viz 10-15 m
  • Ok internet
  • Favorite picture
  • Dinner
  • Day 4

    2 am dives

  • Visibility 15m
  • Good internet
  • Favorite picture