Indonesia comprises more than 17000 islands and of marine diversity more than any other country in the world. It is the perfect place for the people who love the beach, water, and diving. There is so much to explore in the crystal-clear seas surrounding Indonesia. If you dive in the Komodo National Park you might cross scuba diving in the islands off your list
Komodo ranks among the best point in Indonesia to dive. You can experience the underwater life and find gorgeous coral if you dive at any beach in the area. If you want to experience the incredible underwater world of Indonesia, this article if for you. Keep reading to find out about the diving experience in Komodo National Park.
Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park consists of three large islands located in the heart of the Indonesian Islands. The volcanic Rinca island, Komodo island, and Padar island will provide you with an amazing view of this lush green park. The place consists of sparkling and crystal clear water and is the best place to explore the amazing beauty of Indonesia. However, we recommend you to visit Komodo National Park from April to October in most spots, and for southern sites of the park visit from December to March. If you are going to Indonesia in the winter you can still have a great diving experience.
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Don’t write off diving from your list because you are visiting in the winter. The rainy season from December to February is the best time to have a sight of manta rays. The underwater is exceptionally visible from November to January as well. But be sure to dive at the spots according to your diving experience levels, because some areas have strong currents and are not so safe for the newbies. Try offshore areas is you are not comfortable in your flippers. If you are a pro, you can dive in with the big fish! There are many amazing diving companies all over the Komodo, and they will guide you to the best spot for you.
How to Reach Komodo National Park
If you are staying in Bali, you can get to Komodo National Park in 90 minutes to two hours. There are seven flights a day to Labuan Bajo, Flores from Denpasar, Bali, the time for which is about 90 minutes, or flights from Maumere, which will take just under two hours. The Island of Flores is known as the gateway to the Komodo islands, and it offers a lot to see. It is an amazing place so we suggest you to book at least one or two nights over there.
Diving Komodo in a Day
The reefs of Komodo Islands are incredible and there are a number of dive companies ready to take you there. Uber Scuba, Ora Dive, and Komodo Dive Center are highly recommended. They have friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff to guide you. Most dive companies offer day trips to the hot spots along with diving.
You will be given the option to dive three sites of two with Komodo dragon viewing at Rinca. The locations that are worth trying are Pink Beach, Batu Bolong, and Manta Point. Batu Bolong is amazingly beautiful with stunning coral and infinite fishes, you can experience Mantas at Manta point and the exact opposite of its name the Pink Beach is very green and not pink at all.
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Recommended Dive Sites
- Batu Bolong
- Siaba Kecil (drift dive)
- Karang Makassar / Manta Point
- Langkoi Rock
- Castle Rock
Liveaboards in Komodo
We would recommend you to spend more than a day or two diving to experience some of the best diving liveaboard experiences in Komodo. Only a few companies offer liveaboards, but we would recommend choosing one with good reviews and a dive shop instead of just a tour company. Choose the one that suits your budget, make reservations, and plan accordingly.
The Island of Flores
The Island is Flores Is expected to become the next Bali. Labuan Bajo is getting extremely popular among the tourists due to the natural beauty of Komodo National Park. The concept of ecotourism is getting popular around the world, the concept relies on preserving and adding to nature and not exploiting natural resources. Flores is getting popular due to its growing ecotourism industry. You can enjoy the diverse native wildlife of the islands and the culture of the traditional villages.
The crater’s lake is one of the main attractions of Flores Island. The lakes are popular because they change color due to the chemical reactions that are caused by volcano gas activity. There are amazing photo-friendly lakes in chocolate brown, green, red, and aqua color.
The experience of diving in the Komodo Islands is not just amazing, it will be a memory of a lifetime!