Komodo

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Komodo Indonesia

Description :
Known as one of the world’s popular dive destinations for its population of manta rays, Komodo also earns its reputation for its abundance of marine life and massive populations of corals offering just about every type of tropical scuba diving imaginable. Diving the volcanic island here is unlike anything you’ve encountered, with manta rays gliding by while you stare at a pygmy seahorse, to seeing sharks and dolphins predate on a vast school of fishes.
Where is it :
Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Number of dive sites :
Over 45
Type of Diving :
Guided – shore, boat, deep, drift, night
Skill Level :
Beginner to advanced (Ideally to be advanced certified to fully enjoy the sites)
Main Diving Attraction :
Pristine coral reefs teeming with a myriad of marine life, and pelagics – sharks, dolphins, mantas (best time between December and February), mola molas (best time around August).
Average Water Temperature :
Southside has cooler waters at 24°C (75.2°F), while its warmer at the north, averaging at 28°C (82.4°F)
Seasonality :
All year round.
• Dry season: Apr to Nov
• Wet season: Dec to Mar
• Best time for visibility: Nov-Jan
Typical Visibility :
20m (65.6ft)
General Current Conditions :
Moderate to strong
Family / Non-Diver Friendly :
Yes
Availability of Other Leisure Activities :
There are various land tours which include visiting the UNESO world heritage site – Komodo National Park, or seeing the scenic waterfalls at Cunca Rami, or caving at Batu Cermin.
Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau :
Yes
Availability of Medical Facility :
Yes
Here are some of our favorite dive sites 🙂
Manta Alley :
• Maximum depth: 30m
• Currents: Strong
The name is a bit of a giveaway, and probably the most popular spot in Komodo. Dive into an alley at depths of 10m to 15m covered with beautiful corals and a high diversity of invertebrate life. Follow the slope of orange soft corals, where you will often find giant trevally, white tip and black tip sharks foraging for food.
Yellow Wall of Texas :
• Maximum depth: 30m
• Currents: Moderate to strong
Dive alongside a wall which is indeed quite yellow, due to the mainly brightly colored sea cucumbers and feather stars. This is a great place for macro, but at the same time, sharks and turtles may pass by from time to time.
Batu Bolong :
• Maximum depth: 30m
• Currents: Strong
Translated to “Hollow rock”, this small rock island sits between the straits of Tatawa and Komodo. The rocky reefs drop to 75m and feature big schools of marine life. The sheer volume of fish here in incredible from deep water where you will find napoleon wrasse, big tunas, white tip sharks… to the shallower parts where you encounter dense schools that you can hardly see where you are going!
Tatawa Besar :
• Maximum depth: 20m
• Currents: Strong
Entry points are dictated from the currents, meaning… drift dive! A site that requires experience as there are the odd vertical currents too. The reef life is excellently highlighted by the orange soft corals that run along the island. Expect to see some turtles, bumphead parrotfish, giant trevallies, great barracuda, blacktip reef sharks… and sometimes the mantas also make the occasional guest appearance here.
Castle Rock :
• Maximum depth: 25m
• Currents: Moderate to strong
Prone to currents, this is a sea mound which usually has excellent visibility. Dive down and you will see several other pinnacles, and it does look (according to some) like a castle. As strong currents bring in the pelagics, expect to spot some jacks, barracudas, grey reef sharks, and sometimes the mantas and dolphins could be sighted if you’re lucky!
Nearest Airport :
Labuhan Bajo (Komodo) Airport (IATA: LBJ)
Notes :
The easiest way to fly into Komodo Airport is from Bali. International flights are not available at the moment so plan on connecting flights from Bali. Flights to Komodo Airport are usually on smaller aircrafts, therefore, luggage allowances can be limited, so please plan accordingly. Airport transfers to the dive resorts are typically included in the trip itinerary for your convenience 🙂
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