Komodo National Park
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Welcome to KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
You will definitely enter in some of the most pristine and diverse coral reefs in the world. You will drift amongst thousands of reef fish and sharks and manta rays during your stay. You will also have the luck to take some shoot on the Komodo seafloor’s and meet the smallest creatures the national park can offer. Something that we are 100% sure is Diving in the Komodo National Park has something for all scuba divers whatever the type and you will not be disappointed !!
The national park and all dive sites surrounding our location are rated as one of the Top 10 Diving Locations worldwide. Just send a message, book your trip and let Dragon Dive Komodo managing all your trip for you !
We also provide a ” special diving & expeditions with a Komodo dragon ” on the island of Rinca or Komodo and also offer Flores trips to waterfalls, caves and villages around our location.
Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands creating a total surface area (marine and land) of 1817km (proposed extensions would bring the total surface area up to 2,321km2).
As well as being home to the Komodo dragon, the Park provides refuge for many other notable terrestrial species such as the orange-footed scrub fowl, an endemic rat, and the Timor deer.
Moreover, the Park includes one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays.
These habitats harbor more than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles also make Komodo National Park their home.
Scuba Dive Sites of Komodo National Park
The Komodo National park reserve offers every type of tropical scuba diving you would like to see – from warm, calm and colorful shallow reefs alive with hundreds of colorful reef fishes and crammed with invertebrates, to current-swept deep cool water sea mounts, walls and pinnacles patrolled by Manta ray, dolphins, sharks, tuna and other big fishes.
Most wanted dive sites from customers ! This dive is the main location in Komodo to find manta rays – often as many as 10 or 20 ++
Batu Bolong – Hollow Rock
It is a summit / pinnacle that descends to 75 meters, between Tatawa and the east of the main island of Komodo to the west of it. Located north of Komodo, this dive site is a real fish festival.
Tatawa Besar (“Big Tatawa”), some 30 km east of Komodo’s. Turtles seem to be everywhere and watch out for the blacktip reef sharks, giant trevallies, barracudas. Manta rays also seen occasionally.
Siera Besar – The macro paradise
Located near the dive site Manta Point, this dive site is an excellent spot for the macro dive. It is even probably the best that can be found in Komodo with its flamboyant, fish pegasus, frogfish and hornet ghospipe fish, stingray and stargazers.
3 sisters – The macro paradise
Located near Pulau Padar Island, this dive site has a magnificent topography including three pinnacles from 5 m to 40 m with a very gentle current. You will find benches of mobulas, white and black tips sharks and benches of blue surgeon.
Castle Rock, Komodo
One of the top sites in the Komodo National Park. Schools of fish as far as you can see. Giant and big eye trevallies hunt in big numbers, grey and white tip reef sharks in between. Also a spot where dolphins appear regularly!
It’s best to dive the west coast of this island to explore its vibrant shallow coral gardens full of anthias. Its caves and boulders are perfect harbors for larger groupers.
Submerged reef with often strong currents, which attracts a good number of fish such as schools of jacks, rainbow runners and thousands of anthias. Grey and white tip reef sharks patrol the deeper part of this magnificent reef.
It is located just in front of the old dragon feeding station in the eastern part of Komodo Island, directly across the bay from Komodo Village. Thousands of fish of every color and shape are here including yellow damsels, regal angelfish, checkerboard wrasse, masked unicorn fish and schooling reef fish such as striped fusiliers and Frogfish also hang around the wall, blending in colorfully with their host sponge and surrounds.
Torpedo Alley – The macro paradise
Near Cannibal Rock dive sites, this dive site is an excellent spot for macro diving. Black sand and reef patches are a perfect habitat for ghost pipefishes, frogfishes, nudibranchs and a huge variety of crustaceans and octopus.
Banta Wall, Komodo
Wall located on the north side of Gili Banta. it’s full of beautiful gorgonian fans and hard corals, lot of fish life in all varieties along the wall. Often Manta rays can be seen around.
Cannibal rock, Komodo
Named by famous Divemaster Larry Smith, this is a must to dive if we plan to dive around Rinca. Beautiful corals all around this submerged reef with plenty of cute nudibranchs, frogfish and pigmy seahorses. Also offers proper fish action, as this reef sits in the middle of a channel where plankton are present.