Diving in Komodo National Park

Situated in the Sape Strait with Flores Sea in the north and Sawu Sea and Sumba strait in the south. The islands of Komodo National Park are exposed to the effect
of the water movement between the three water bodies. The changing between high and low tides on these two seas has created strong currents around
Komodo waters. Fortunately, the strong currents bring rich nutrients, the all time marine life’s favourite. No wonder, life in Komodo’s underwater is very
busy, it is home to 1000 fish species, 260 coral reef species, as well as sea mammals like whales and dolphins. Diving in Komodo Islands you can also
expect to see sharks, turtles, and manta rays. It is also gallery of weird shape biotas, such as leaffish, frogfish, sea apple, nudibranch, and rhinopias.


There are 30 dive sites already explored in the park, spreading from the northern Komodo Island to Rinca Island. Namely Castle Rock, Shot Gun Chanel,
Batu Bolong, Pink Beach, Tatawa Besar, Tatawa kecil, Nusa Kode, Canibal Rock, Padar, Sebayur, Gili Lawa Laut and Manta alley are famous sites among others.
The dive sites offers various different seascape, from sea mound, slopes that turn into a wall goes as deep as 35 meters to wall drops down to unseen end,
seamount, pinnacle and more.


Generally speaking, the best season diving in the north is during April to December, while October through April in the south with North West Monsoon as intermezzo during January to February. However, expose to strong current almost in every dive site, diving in Komodo is suitable mostly for experienced divers.
Year after year, diving accident occurred in Komodo waters, resulting lost of life or divers gone missing and undiscovered. Most of the accident happened
because the divers failed to get out of swept away by the strong current or dragged down to the bottom of the sea by down current. It is very important to
dive with dive operators that reputable in prioritizing safety, and also it is very essential for divers to understand seascape and the current prior every dive.

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