Join a pioneering SwimTrek adventure in the heart of Indonesia's stunning 'Coral Triangle'
Discover the awe-inspiring marine life that exists in this area, including the highest rates of both coral and coral fish diversity anywhere on the planet
Visit Komodo Island and come face-to-face with one of the world's most fascinating animals; the Komodo Dragon
Complete a series of unforgettable swims, many of which have never been swum before
Relax on board the recently renovated SMY Oceanic yacht, including comfortable rooms, large deck areas and our very own on board chef
Join us on this brand new SwimTrek adventure in 2018 as we explore the breathtaking waters and abundant marine life in and around Komodo National Park. This unique liveaboard swimming holiday in Indonesia represents SwimTrek at its pioneering best as we discover unforgettable swimming routes which have never been completed before.
This trip is set in the heart of the Coral Triangle, which is home to six of the world’s seven marine turtles species, as well as 76% of the world’s coral reef species and 37% of the world’s coral fish species. This gives the Coral Triangle both the highest coral diversity and the highest coral fish diversity anywhere in the world. With much of this stunning reef and marine life sitting within metres of the surface, as swimming holiday really is the perfect way to explore this part of the world.
Using the recently refurbished SMY Oceanic liveaboard yacht as both our accommodation and escort boat allows us to travel to some of the most remote locations amongst this picturesque archipelago. It also gives us the chance to make changes to our itinerary when required in order to complete a truly stunning selection of swim over the course of the week.
On top of the organised swims which are included in the trip itinerary, there is also plenty of time to take part in additional activities throughout the trip. These include snorkeling sessions before breakfast or after lunch, or guided scuba dives, which can be paid for locally during your trip.
This trip is for experienced open water swimmers who want to explore the reefs and islands that surround and make up the Komodo National Park in Indonesia. Some of the swims may be challenging due to local weather conditions and currents, so it is important that swimmers are comfortable in this situation. Swimmers should be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5 km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
The 'Komodo National Park - Indonesia' trip is new for 2018. As soon as we have run our first trip, we will share some customer reviews here.