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Location recommendations to pair with Komodo?

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by FilmDork, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. FilmDork

    FilmDork Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Los Angeles
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    Hey scuba team,

    My friend and I are doing a week in Komodo this May and are trying to decide on a second location to pair with it for another week. Currently looking hard at Sipadan, Exmouth/Ningaloo, Maldives, and Layang Layang and would LOVE to hear the thoughts on those spots from those of you who have been -- fish life, viz, water temp, dive shoppes, coral health, logistical challenges, etc, etc. I've done research but trust community recs more than write-ups when it comes to getting the truth about a location, so any thoughts would be welcome.

    Still open to other ideas as well, so if there's another spot you think we should consider, I'd love to hear about it!

    FYI, we're more into big stuff than macro, and we've already dived Bali, Nusa Penida, and Alor, so not looking to head back to those spots just yet. Raja's also out unfortunately. We'd love to go, but unfortunately we'd lose too much time in transit for this trip.

    Thanks!
     
  2. scuba-karen

    scuba-karen Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: London UK
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    Its pretty easy to get to the Gili's from Flores (which is where you fly to from Komodo) - its easy to get a boat for this trip ( although a little) although not too much big stuff.
     
  3. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
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    Sangalaki and Sipadan.
    Scuba Junkie can offer you two centres package!!!
    Airport of entry for Sangalaki is Tarakan(TRK)
    MASwings connects TRK with Tawu.
     
  4. CWK

    CWK Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Malaysia
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    Monsoon season would have started in May for the Maldives. Still diveable, just might be a little wet topside.
     
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