DiveKomodo History



Dive Komodo was Founded by one of the true pioneers of diving in Komodo…Mark Heighes. Mark started diving in Komodo, and throughout Indonesia, in 1981 and commenced permanent operations with a liveaboard in Komodo in 1996. The day diving centre was added to the operations in 2004.

In our time here, we have had the pleasure and honour of entertaining thousands of guests, and possibly hundreds of thousands of dives for them. From beginners embarking on their first discovery dives, or open water course, to some of the most noted names in diving such as Sylvia Earle, Stan Waterman, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Bob Halstead and Eugenie Clarke amongst many, many others..

We have also had the pleasure of working with  many noted film producers including Howard Hall for his IMAX production, Animal Planet, Discovery, Tigress productions, and many more.

Dive Komodo is actively involved in the conservation efforts in Komodo National Park, contributing towards the protection, promotion, management and development of Komodo. We have managed the installation of moorings throughout the Park, Organised Annual Clean Up days in Labuan bajo and on the parks beaches, with hundred of local school kids, donated to other worthwhile projects, and work actively with the park management to help better manage the park.

We have fair employment policies and have trained many local staff up to Divemaster and Captain qualifications. Dive Komodo is a privately owned Indonesian company. With 3 foreign and 17 local Staff.

Whether you are interested in our day trips, live-aboard cruises, have professional requirements, or just want some information on flights, contact us and we will focus on providing the best option for you!

It is our experience that Indonesia has some of the best diving in the world, and Komodo is singularly its best diving destination. Join us and we will show you the best Komodo has to offer. Experience the world-class diving with the most experienced team of staff and guides that you will find in Komodo.


Yours Sincerely,

The Staff and Management of Dive Komodo