“What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Komodo & Mantas Special
Manta rays are regularly encountered in the Komodo National Park. However, for true manta lovers, there are never enough mantas. Our Bali-Komodo route will be slightly adjusted to spend more time in areas of Komodo preferred by mantas. We invite our marine biologist from Manta Trust and Conservation International to join us on these special trips. She talks about her work in the field, and what she is doing to help protect these elegant and graceful creatures. She has prepared a presentation to explain everything there is to know about mantas, including that they are no longer called “mantas”. Our Manta special itinerary varies depending on the season and the availability of our specialist. Check our schedule to know the exact dates for these special trips.
Komodo & Whale Sharks Special
Twice a year we invite a marine biologist from Conservation International to join us. We take this opportunity to explore an exciting new destination, where a permanent aggregate of whale sharks have recently been discovered. CI has been instrumental in tagging the sharks, and educating the local villages on conservation measures to preserve the habitat of these gentle giants. They will be giving presentations about their work with Indonesia’s whale shark population and how we can help them in their endeavors. Our whale shark excursions are a part of our Bali-Komodo routes. Each departure timed to coincide with a new moon, which is apparently the best time for an encounter. Check our schedule to know the exact dates for these special trips.