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19th June 2019

12 Nights

Reefs & Pelagic

From £3095

Photography Workshop to Komodo with Saeed

Komodo National Park is one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world, home to over 1,000 species of fish and 250 types of reef-building coral.

Tour Price

  • From £3095 per person (Sharing basis)
  • Deposit: £600 per person
  • Flights – Between £950 and £1250 per person
  • Single Supplement – £475 for the 10 nights
  • Upper Deck Upgrade – £320 per person
  • NITROX Fills – £185 for the duration of the trip

Additional Information

The coral reefs in the north of the park are rich with colourful combinations of hard and soft corals. Be delighted by the ever-present schools of Anthias, Wrasses, majestic angelfish, and larger predators – reef sharks and giant trevally.

Once again, our Saeed Rashid, a self-professed neek (both a nerd and a geek combined) is here to share his knowledge and expertise with you on a great trip around the world famous Komodo National Park. Saeed is a popular choice for photography workshops for his approachability, energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun, which will make your experience memorable as well as informative.

Saeed is a regular speaker at both the London and Birmingham International Dive Shows, hosting successful workshops for underwater photography and post production editing, both in the UK and abroad. Whether you have just picked up your first camera, or have been shooting for years, Saeed’s relaxed and personal approach will ensure you benefit from his extensive knowledge and professional experiences.

Saeed has always had a close relationship with water and especially the sea, as some would say it runs through his veins. As a child Saeed would spend days on the beach wondering what was both over the horizon and under the waves. Now as an adult Saeed sails over the horizon and dives down under the sea to find those mysteries that he only dreamt about when he was younger.

On this trip Saeed will be on hand to guide you through the underwater photography process from start to finish as well as helping you to develop your skills to spot and frame your subject to its full potential underwater, but also show you how to polish your images using a variety of simple post-production techniques when back ashore.

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Itinerary Overview

Fly to Jakarta from the UK and overnight in Jakarta

Fly to Jakarta from the UK. Flight departs Heathrow 21:45 arriving Jakarta 18:15 +1 (direct), check in at the Jakarta Airport Hotel for an overnight stay.

Fly to Labuan Bajo from Jakarta so your diving adventure can start!

Flight departs Jakarta 10:05 arriving Labuan Bajo 14:25. Transfer (approximately 1 hour) to the Cheng Ho boat and check-in for your 10 night adventure. Afternoon at leisure and check-in at the dive centre, prepare camera equipment for diving the following day.

9 days diving aboard the Cheng Ho with daily diving activities.

Enjoy the world famous sites of Komodo National Park and dive with Manta Rays, Turtles and pristine coral reefs, trekking in search of the ancient Komodo Dragon, visit the waterfalls, witness an active volcano, local markets, schools and much more.

Time to say your goodbyes and return home.

Transfer to the Airport. Fly Labuan Bajo to Jakarta. Flight departs Labuan Bajo at 15:10 arriving Jakarta 16:50. check in at the Jakarta Airport Hotel for an overnight stay.

Fly to Heathrow from Jakarta.

Flight departs 08:15 and arrives Heathrow 16:45.

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Liquid Resort Dumaguete

We have just returned from two weeks at Liquid in Dumagete, the resort was excellent in every respect our room was spacious had all the facilities we required and was kept spotlessly clean. The food was excellent and the bar/catering facilities very informal with attentive and friendly service. The diving was not the most testing we have done but was very enjoyable both from the boat or from the shore, the area is certainlky worth a visit if you want to see frog fish, they are everywhere all sizes and colours not sure we had a dive when we didnt see some. Apo island was well woth bthe long boat ride the corals among the best we have ever seen. The dive centre staff, the guiodes and the boat (and Jeep) crews were all knowledgeable friendly and looked after us very well (i still find it hard to stand back while someone else insists on sorting out my gear for me). ll in all a brilliant holiday and we will be retuning. Thje arrangements by Ultimate Diving from booking up to our return home were as usualm impecable with all our requirements being met and our expectations exceeded.

Nick & Jo C

Philippines Twin Centre

We have just returned from our diving holiday in the Philippines booked through Ultimate Diving. Gail, our contact at Ultimate was extremely helpful and patient, making sure we got the right holiday planned, making brilliant suggestions and answering all our never-ending questions (sorry Gail we just couldn’t believe we each had 46KG luggage allowance).

Dwyer K

Atlantis Dumaguete

We had a fantastic 11-night stay at Atlantis Dumaguete. The resort itself was very good – lovely food, almost all waiter-served with a different menu every day; beautiful gardens and a lovely beach; and a very good and extremely reasonable spa. The dive centre couldn’t do enough for me; they were happy to run local boat dives for a single diver, were very good a critter-spotting, and did all the carrying of equipment, and washed all my gear for me at the end of the holiday.

Roberts A

El Gouna Red Sea

El Gouna was excellent, lovely marinas surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants with pavement seating, no lads culture with super diving. Excellent value for money The destination met my expectations Ground organisation went smoothly Captains Inn is the best low cost hotel I have stayed in for Egypt Dive centre was friendly and professional making the overall experience a wonderful holiday. A relaxed resort ideal for families, couples and those just wanting to dive with a noticeable reduction in bars thumping out music, live sport and stag/hen runs, let that stay in Sharm el sheikh, when it opens. An abundance of dive sites with the best reefs I have seen in a long time.

Robert F

Malapascua and Dumaguete

Our 2 centre diving holiday in the Philippines, organised by Marcelina Jesus from Ultimate Diving, was faultless and well thought out, it was only the local weather conditions, road infrastructures and our lack of speaking the local language that prevented it from being 100% for us. However the centres and Marcelina’s organisation were faultless. The things seen at the diving sites went beyond all Expectations of the diver with the dive guides pointing out small life which could easily have been missed by me.

Morgan R

Truk Master, BLR & Tokyo

Having used Ultimate Dive for many years I will never use another company. Attention to detail, accuracy, support and dedication are a few words to summarise. Marcelina is dedicated to the client and goes beyond what is expected to ensure a perfect experience.

Sandra & Kim

Cobalt Coast Resort

A comfortable, friendly hotel, and a first class dive team. The best organised boat-diving we’ve ever done. I would give the whole holiday