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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We have spent three nights at the resort. The first 2 days we went diving and saw the most amazing spots. We really liked the diversity of the diving spots selected by the crew and the professional behaviour of the crew (proper equipment, extensive briefing before diving and always safety first). The cabins at the resort are simple but very clean. We really liked the meals provided, which are more than enough. If you want the best diving experience we would really recommend this place. Thanks guys!

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Youri P
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We would highly recommend Scuba Junkies Komodo Beach resort as a destination for diving and snorkeling in Komodo National Park, one of the top dive sites in the world. The picturesque resort is quite secluded and is really only reachable by boat from Luan Bajo—the provincial capital of Flores Island. The scenic boat ride takes about 2 hours on a slow moving, stable wooden boat—I say this as my wife gets seasick and had no problem with this ride. Scuba Junkie will arrange a transfer from the airport to their office in Luan Bajo and from there it is a short walk to the jetty.
The accommodations are not fancy but quite comfortable. We stayed in the traditional open air bali which was a fun change of pace from a hotel room—you use shared communal bathrooms/showers. The resort also has some seaview rooms with ensuite bathrooms. There is a large covered patio area right on the beach that is the dining area and lounge area with comfortable seating and a bar. The patio area faces directly west giving you a great seat for some stunning sunsets. The resort also offers a sunset boat ride to see thousands and thousands of bats leave their day resting place on an island and set out for their night time activities on the mainland—it is incredible sight that you should not miss. Dinner is served buffet style and was very good with plenty of variety for the two days we were there.
The snorkeling and diving were very well organized and the staff was first rate in terms of service, safety, equipment, and expertise. This is clearly at 5 star PADI dive center that also teaches a six week long diving instructor course as well as other advanced training. The standard day consists of 3 dives with a 7am start and a 4pm or so return. A basic breakfast is served on the boat on the way to the first dive site, which usually takes about one hour depending on the site. Lunch is served on the boat in between the second and third dive. The types of dives are diverse—our three dives consisted of a coral garden reef dive, a dive at a manta ray feeding station, and a muck dive. Our party included two divers and two snorkelers and the dive sites selected were excellent for both with the snorkelers seeing many of the same things as the divers. The seas were fairly calm (early June) and the boat quite stable so again my wife did not have any problems with getting seasick. The boat had 4 dive masters and 11 divers/snorkelers the day we went out and was quite comfortable with plenty of lounging area during our surface intervals.
Our final day we left at 8am and went to Rinca Island to see the Komodo dragons and then back to Luan Bajo by 1:30pm to catch our 3:30pm flight. You definitely don’t want to miss seeing the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Unfortunately, we only were at the resort for 2 nights and definitely should have planned a longer stay, particularly since it does take a bit of effort to get there. But the time/effort is definitely worth it. The Komodo National Park (both the islands and marine reserve) are truly a unique experience and you can see why it is a UNESCO World Heritage area.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

If I ever return to Komodo I have no doubt I’ll immediately book scuba junkie again, without even looking at the other options. It’s pure 5* treatment, in total paradise. We had so much fun for our 4 day trip, the people were so welcoming and it felt like becoming part of a lovely family.

The resort is beautiful in a secluded bay, food is excellent and the bales that you can stay in are so comfortable. We loved sleeping in the bales - probably the comfiest bed we’ve stayed in all trip! The scuba boat is awesome, fab brekkie and lunch on the boat, amazing views and a wonderful sun deck that we spent hours chatting and sunbathing on. The scuba guides have excellent knowledge and we saw every variety of sea creature we could have imagined - we even saw dugongs!

You don’t really need to bring anything with you - we brought snacks but they weren’t required! Insect repellent is a good shout and a refillable water bottle.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Destination600283
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We had a 5D/4N stay and this was by far the best diving resort we have ever been at. Friendly and super attentive and professional staff, great vibe, amazing dive spots and views, safety, gear, organisation, basically everything. Congrats!

Stayed: May 2018
Thank Francisco M
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I decided to do my open water course and advanced open water course at Komodo with Scuba Junkie. Their reputation precedes them. The resort is managed smoothly. Management is always one step ahead. Ended up staying at their comfortable bales that are indeed extremely comfortable and pretty. Dive boats are also comfortable. Staff super professional and well trained. Food was delicious. Diving experience with mantas was simply amazing! Highly recommended!

Stayed: May 2018, travelled solo
Thank MaRiKaVi
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