WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE
AS YOUR KOMODO DIVE PROVIDER?
Our team of professionals are the pick of the crop in the Komodo region. And they can’t wait to cater to your next (and best) dive vacation. Uber Momma Clare and Uber Papa Michael have been working, diving and learning all we can about Komodo for years. In March 2015, we recruited 32 staff, and established our own operation.
Our name Uber Scuba was chosen due to the connotations of excellence and German variant of ‘Above’, add in a whale as our logo as Clare is from Wales – we wanted to ensure a part of us was always By Your Side in Every Tide.
Since our conception, we have gotten to know the brightest rising stars in the local scuba circles, including our long time industry experienced partners Pablo & Jessika from Sweden, and Jorge & Cristina from Spain and Italy.
Our own day trip boat is the “KLM Iona” – named after Clare’s mum. She is 24 by 4 meters of comfortable, convenient, and super safe scuba ship. In December 2015 we launched our Komodo liveaboard ‘KLM Amalia’ which sleeps 11 guests for 3 to 6 nights and weighing in at 29 by 5 meters. In mid 2016 we also welcomed ‘KLM Karina’ – named after Jessika’s mum for leisure and private charter groups.
Our Boats have been build in Labuan Bajo and are all old cargo ships, stripped to their iron wood hulls and rebuilt by our team of Sulawesi wood workers to ensure solid, long-lasting quality. Each are outfitted with the most modern and reliable GPS, VHF radio equipment, emergency oxygen, lifejackets and first aid supplies. There is plenty of shaded deck area on all of our boats, and space for your bags. We even bring a speedboat with our day boat KLM Iona for added flexibility and safety, we are proud to say that we are the only day trip operator to offer this.
Have you read any scary stories about the currents in the area? Have no fear! It’s a big part of the reason why the diving in Komodo regularly rates as some of the best in the world. Not to worry. Safety always comes first when you dive with us and there are plenty of calm and sheltered areas where we can introduce you to our seas through a discover scuba dive experience or get certified with an open water course. Komodo offers us abundant sites in which we can teach you how to use currents to your advantage when scuba diving. Our team has worked these waters for years; they’ve learned to read the skies and the sea, and your safety is our top priority.
We’ll get you in and out of your gear in record time. We’ll provide you with freshly prepared meals, and cold drinks in the cooler. Our professional crew is always willing to help you with whatever you need. Whether you’re in the water, or waiting to dive in! Our rental gear is top of the line Scuba Pro and Mares equipment that is regularly, and rigorously inspected. Many sizes are available for both men and women. Non-divers are welcome to join any of our excursions, if, with a scuba diving partner.
We offer a variety of packages that will save you a considerable sum if you are planning to do multiple dives. Sign up for one of our daily dive trip packages “Into the Blue”, or “Manta Madness” or if your non committal, give us a shot and join a simple single day – “Day Tripping” includes 3 dives in one day. Thought we are 100% confident you wont quit after just 3 dives! You will have only scratched the surface of the Komodo underwater experience.
If you have not yet got your diving licence, we can offer a range of courses from try diving, open water course, advanced adventurer up to dive professional level – with our experienced and multilingual instructor team. We also regularly run excursions to see the Komodo Dragons of Rinca and 2 dives. Check our prices page for details and email us now for availability.
If you are looking for a dive package that accommodates your diving, sleeping and eating needs – join us on KLM Amalia, our stunning Komodo liveaboard for 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights of diving delight.
Maybe you’re not getting the whole story. You’ll have to come visit and get to know us. It’s the only way we’ll tell you (almost) everything! Got concerns, questions, or doubts? Contact us at anytime and we’ll put your mind to rest. We are delighted to answer your questions, and even offer you advice on transportation and accommodation during your stay.
Love and Bubbles from the entire Uber Scuba Team xoxo
Day Trip Boat
Iona is 24 meters long by 4 meters wide. Named after Clare’s Mother, Iona derives from an Old Norse name and means ‘island.’ Iona has a strong and sturdy hull, made from Iron Wood (Kayu Ulin) derived from Kalimantan. An old live-fish bait vessel, we have completely renovated Iona to our detailed specifications with our team of woodworkers from Bira, Suluwesi. With a large dive deck, toilet and shower area, large shaded upper deck, and main deck dining area – you can be assured of plenty of room to stretch your legs and enjoy the ride to the dive sites of Komodo. Chef gets his own space to cook delicious hot meals, and the crew have a comfortable cabin area which also houses our emergency O2, first aid kit and provides plenty of storage. With a 6 cylinder Mitsibusi engine and cruising at a comfortable 9 knots – Iona will get you where you want to be, in style and comfort.
Day Trip Boat
Karina is a strong a sturdy ex-tourist boat, sitting at 20 meters in length and 3 meters wide. She is a little smaller than Iona in size and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Karina was named after Jessika’s mother, and is a deviant from the name Carina or Carus which means love. Karina also boats a hull made from Iron Wood and she is a bit of a whipper snapper having the same size engine as Iona – a 6 cylinder Mitsubishi – and easily cruises at a top speed of 11 knots. Karina was built a year after Iona, to accommodate additional divers and private charter groups. Her robust placement in the water, coupled with the same great features as Iona, including a large dive deck, toilet and shower area, shaded upper deck with mattresses and a front facing dining area ensures our smaller groups have a comfortable day. Also on board is a cooking space for our chef Tarsi who enjoys cooking an alternate range of dishes for his guests, a small bar area which houses our tea, coffee and water stations, and a crew area which is where emergency O2, first aid kits and of course, storage for your bags.
Amalia is an impressive 29 meters long by 5 meters wide and has 5 sleeping cabins and ample room on deck for our liveaboard excursions. Amalia means ‘industrious’ and derives from the element ‘amal’ meaning ‘work.’ She is true to her name, this beauty works hard to ensure the perfect cruising experience. Amalia is also made from Iron Wood (Kayu Ulin) derived from Kalimantan. An old fishing vessel has also been rebuilt by us in Labuan Bajo by our team from Bira and a local boat building project manager Haji Baso. 5 cabins are made up of 2 x double en-suite, 2 x twin bunk rooms, and 1 x family cabin. A bathroom is shared by the twin and family cabins. Small but perfectly formed with ample storage space, our cabins boast natural ventilation and a fresh nautical theme throughout. An open kitchen, inside saloon and TV area, with outside low dining tables and an upper sun deck with large day beds which can be slept on at night should our guests enjoy the glitter of stars. All of the crew share 2 x comfortable cabins which also houses our emergency O2, first aid kit and provides plenty of storage. Amalia also boasts a 6 cylinder Mitsibusi engine and cruising at a comfortable 8 knots.
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