Komodo Dive sites : Best & Beyond
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Komodo DIve Site
Komodo National Park offers you a unique underwater environment. The geographical position and the mix between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans make the diving conditions absolutely perfect, and spectacular. You will dive into a unique environment ultra-rich in biodiversity in the heart of the Coral Triangle.
Here you’ll find everything you ever wanted to see from giant pelagic life to unbelievable macro creatures in tropical, pristine water. You can see more than a hundred different species of fish, and go diving whilst accompanied by manta rays, sharks, dolphins and schools of tuna etc…
Below you will find the most popular dive sites in Komodo National Park. There are more than 40 dive sites between the North and South of the park, and Dragon Dive Komodo offers 25+ all year round.
This is the most wanted dive site for diving guests! This dive is the main location in Komodo to find manta rays – often as many as 10 or 20.
This world-famous dive site is a pinnacle that descends to more than 85 meters. Located in central Komodo between Tatawa Kecil island and Komodo island. This dive site is a real fish festival and one of the top 10 best dive sites in the world.
Tatawa Besar is 30 km east of Komodo and boasts one of the healthiest reefs. This is the home for many turtles, also watch out for the blacktip reef sharks, giant trevallies, and barracudas. Manta rays are also seen here occasionally.
Located near the dive site Batu Bolong, this dive site is turtle heaven. It is also an excellent spot for macro diving where you can spot some flamboyant cuttlefish, frogfish, hornet ghost pipe fish, sea moths, blue-spotted stingrays and stargazers.
Located in the midway between Flores and Komodo, Pengah Kecil is a small island that can be dive on the north or south side. It shelters a very rich marine life from the tiny pigmy seahorses to reef sharks and eagle rays and everything in-between. The shallow part of Pengah is one of the most beautiful coral gardens you will see in the Komodo National Park.
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.
South-east of Manta point lies the island of Mawan. It is the second manta spot in the Komodo national park and could be the highlight of your trip. Although shallow, the dive site is prone to very strong currents that attract dozens of mantas looking for cleaning stations. You are guaranteed to do a beautiful drift dive, flying above the bed of corals and the thousands of reef fishes.
At the southern tip of Siaba Besar, Police corner can only be dived when the tide is right. The underwater topography is magical and you can find three huge overhangs from 22 to 35m. Huge schools of fish live there as it provides a natural protection from the sharks patrolling the reef. On the top reef, it is common to see dugongs either from the boat or at the beginning of the dive.
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!
Crystal Rock is a pinnacle that just breaks the surface not far from Castle Rock. Due to strong currents guests are treated to large marine life such as napoleon fish, a variety of reef sharks, giant sweetlips, grey reef sharks and from time to time eagle rays.
The Shotgun aka Cauldron is one of the most exhilarating dives in Komodo National Park. Come and feel the power of Komodo’s currents with this roller coaster dive. Enjoy the covered Chinese Shop to relax after this amazing experience.
This is one of the best drift dives we have in Komodo National Park. Fly between two healthy reefs and try to spot passing reef sharks and manta rays.
Just next to Rinca Island, where you can observe the Komodo dragons, Waenilu is an easy and shallow dive site suitable for all divers. Protected from the currents, it is a gentle sandy slope, perfect for macro and night dives. You can find many bobtail squids and other critters hiding in the algae and in the sand.
On the eastern side of the Komodo National Park, Sebayur is one of the closest dive sites to Labuan Bajo. It is easy and suitable for all levels. The sloping reef is covered by corals, and you can find cuttlefish and ornate ghost pipefish hiding in the feather stars. Schools of mobula rays also like to swim on top of the reef.
This site is east of the pink beach, in the channel between the islands of Komodo and Padar. Only accessible with a mild current, Batu Tiga is only for experienced divers who are used to currents. Lots of sharks are usually seen during this dive from white and black tips to grey reef sharks and the giant trevallies will also join the show. Divers will find themselves swimming in a cloud of anthias.
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. Frogfish also hang around the wall, blending in colorfully with their host sponge and surroundings.
Near Cannibal Rock, 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.
This is a must see dive site for trips around South Rinca. Beautiful corals all around on this submerged reef with plenty of cute nudibranchs, frogfish, and pygmy seahorses. It also offers amazing fish action, as this reef sits in the middle of a channel where plankton is present.
North of Padar Bay lies a huge split rock. The shallow part of the Secret Garden is an amazing coral garden where all kind of nudibranchs live. The deeper part of this dive can be divided into two parts. First, the sandy slope will amaze the most avid critter hunters and huge schools of mobula rays will swim above you. Second, the wall is home to many fishes and giant frogfish are common there.
Located on the south side of Padar Kecil, this wall dive offers a lot of variety. The many swim-throughs and caves always bring something special. It is also the last southernmost dive site around Padar and pelagic fish can be spotted there. There is also a special wild atmosphere here because of the more secluded location compared to other areas of the park.
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 schools of mobula rays, white and black tip reef sharks and schools of blue surgeons.
This wall dive is located on the North side of Gili Banta. It’s full of beautiful gorgonian fans and hard corals, and a lot of fish life in all varieties along the wall. Often Manta rays can be seen around this dive site.
This submerged reef with strong currents 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.