How to Be Polite Diver in Komodo Diving Liveaboard


You have heard about the Komodo National Park for quite some time and it’s been sitting in your bucket list. Not only that it famous for the last of Komodo Dragons, but the national park also house one of the best underwater ecosystem throughout the world. You will spend three to six days exploring the Komodo, doing as many dives as you can, and calling the Komodo diving liveaboard as home for the next few days. And yes, you will be sailing with six to ten other passengers—unless you rent it whole. Make sure you behave like a good diver you are. No one like that rude, insensitive guy who make everyone uncomfortable. Here’s how. 

How to Be Polite Diver in Komodo Diving Liveaboard

On Sharing A Cabin 

If you book a single supplement or taking a cabin for two with your other one, this should not be an issue. But if you take a sharing cabin in Komodo diving liveaboard with one or more persons, you need to be more careful. Discuss about bed choices. Ask them which side of the closet they prefer. Store your bags and belongings as neat as possible. Don’t let your things clutters and disturb the others. Similarly, you can remind them if their stuffs are taking too much space in the cabin. Try to be assertive and understanding all at once. 

On Keeping A Wet Gear in Komodo Diving Liveaboard

Ugh. This is a horrible nightmare to happen in a sailing trip. Never, ever, keep your wet dive gears in the cabin unless the crew specifically ask you to do so. Most Komodo diving liveaboard have a special gear station. Choose your assigned storage to store your dive gears. You can put a dry bag there to keep handy items such as flip flops, hats, sunglasses, or even hair conditioner. 

On Living in the Liveaboard

Live in Komodo liveaboard are pretty simple. It’s all about dive, eat, sleep, repeat—and taking leisure all in between. Everything will be okay as long as you follow the boat’s rules. Listen to their procedures on getting in and out the water. Pay attention to every briefings, from boat’s safety procedures to dive plan on each sites. Stay organised and keep your belongings in place.

On Using the Facilities

How to Be Polite Diver in Komodo Diving Liveaboard

Every facilities you have in Komodo diving liveaboard is communal, so remember to share it wisely.  Do not block electricity outlets for yourself. Charge your electronics for only as long as it needed. Don’t tag the sun chairs with your towel if you are not using it. Others want to lay down there, too. Only pricks monopolise communal facilities.

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Being On Time

On diving liveaboard, time is everything. The earlier everyone’s ready, the faster the boat can reach the destination. Just being on time helps. Try to be on time for every briefing, tender loading, and getting back from excursion. Don’t make the others wait for you. 

Pack A Good Attitude to Komodo Diving Liveaboard

The most important thing: pack a good attitude! Remember to treat everyone equally and with respect. Try to be friendly with everyone you meet on the board—it’s good to have friends especially if you are travelling solo. 

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