The North of the Komodo National Park holds some of the most famous dive sites of the park, such as The Cauldron aka ‘shotgun’, Castle, and Crystal Rock.
Generally, the North of Komodo is associated with more powerful currents, larger marine species, and outstanding schools of fish. The lesser-known sites such as Crystal Bay and the Chinese Shop have incredible macro and the chance to spot juvenile manta rays! The Golden passage is the place to spot whales drifting along a fantastic reef. The North of Komodo has exciting dives with various topographical characteristics.
Due to the two seasons that Komodo National parks have, it’s best to dive North of Komodo from April to November, with August & September having the best visibility.
*We require a minimum of 4 divers to head to the North of the park; if we have less, there is the option to pay a supplemental fee of 500,000 IDR split between the guests on the boat*
At Dragon Dive, when we are talking about the South of Komodo, we talk about Padar island, Nusa Kode ( South Rinca), and South Komodo. We are the only operator to offer the South daily with our new boat Smaug for a two-day trip or even three days.
The South of the National Park boasts great dive sites from Pillarsteen, Secret Garden, Canibal Rock, and Yellow Wall on South Rinca; Manta Alley, End of the World, and Tanjung Low Sera on Komodo.
Pinnacles, giant walls, a cave, oceanic manta rays, and a stunning coral reef are what you will spot while diving the South of Komodo with Dragon Dive. Trips to the South take longer, and departure will usually be around 5 am, but you will be fascinated by its stunning scenery and incredible sunrise.
*We require a minimum of 4 divers to head to the South of the park; if we have less, there is the option to pay a supplemental fee of 1,000,000 IDR split between the guests on the boat*
The largest and most diverse area in Komodo National park is the centre — this region offers incredible diving all year round. From dives surrounded by manta rays to rare and beautiful macro, diving in central Komodo is incredibly diverse and will keep you delighted!
With the hotel being right on the doorstep of the Komodo National Park, we can access these sites all year round, with the closest dive site being less than sixty minutes away!
Following the local regulation of the Komodo National Park, all scuba divers are required to own or purchase a diving insurance policy. We can manage for you as we are affiliated with DAN SHORT TERM that you can purchase directly at our reception. For all scuba divers who already have one, please bring your card with you.