Picture this. You are lying under warm tropical sun, wearing nothing but your beach suits, with nothing between you and the sun but your hat. You got only vast blue sea all around you. Jagged islands blanketed with auburn savannah grasses aglow in the distance. And just in few minutes, you are going to meet the legendary Komodo Dragons, the last colony of its kind on earth. And not only the Komodo Island, your ship—the Komodo liveaboard where you currently in—will take you to dozens of beautiful destinations that would be enough to make you forget the real life.
This Komodo trip might be your another sailing trip. It could be your very first sailing trip. Regardless, we think you need to know few things that need to be put into consideration when sailing on liveaboard.
The sun in the sea is totally different than it is back at home. You will get double the exposure. The sun in this tropical destinations is way stronger than what you usually had. You could get burned in just first thirty minutes in the beach. And don’t forget that sailing with Komodo liveaboard means that you’ll get reflection of the sun rays from the gleaming sea. Protecting yourself from the sun should be your top-tier priority on sailing trip holiday. Sunscreen is a must. Sunglasses and fitting hat wouldn’t only come only for the sake of fashion—they’ll really help you against the sun. And don’t take doubt on extra layer of protection. A beach cover up such as thin poncho or T-shirt could protect your skin from burning.
Don’t forget that the weather and climate are totally different. The sun is frying away a lot of your skin cells and could dehydrate your body. So watch out your fluids intake. Make sure you are drinking more water than mojitos and tropical cocktails.
Relaxing on Komodo Liveaboard Trip
It’s easy to relax on a boat trip—if you don’t get seasick. I must say, most Indonesian phinisi used for Komodo liveaboard is made for pure relaxation in mind. It’s hard to feel disturbed when you are sailing past glorious coastline and getting refreshing breeze brushing against your skin. Between islands exploration and Komodo dives, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and unwind. You can have anything to celebrate the idyllic life onboard. Bring on your floaters and float away in shallow water. Play musical instruments you are good at. Pick a book that you’ve always wanted to read. Without phone and internet signals to distract, you will be surprised at how much times available to finish up reading the books!
Bringing Extras on Boat Activities
There’s no trip to Komodo complete without water activities. A lot of Komodo liveaboard trips offers this exciting packages. You could take plunge to the stunning underwater world and dive along the reefs, exploring cloves, and even swim between islands. It’s a great time to try snorkelling, surfing, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and even kayaking. Good news—a number of Komodo boat provides all-inclusive water sport facilities on board. Means you can rent the kayak/ paddle board for free. Depend on the availability on your boat, you may need to bring your own snorkel/ diving equipments. But most liveaboard usually have nitrox and oxygen tanks onboard—so you don’t need to bring it from home.