Dive into the Heart of Komodo

Embark on a diving journey to the heart of Komodo National Park, where the vibrant pulse of the underwater world awaits.

What to see in Komodo

Padar Island

Known for its stunning panoramic views and hiking trails, Padar Island is a highlight for many visitors.

Healthy Coral Reefs

Admire the vibrant and diverse coral gardens that are a signature of Komodo’s underwater realm.

Komodo Dragons

The park is the natural habitat of the fascinating Komodo dragon, the largest living species of lizard.

Manta Rays

Encounter these majestic creatures at sites like Manta Point.

Batu Balong

This is a large sea mount with only a small rock above the surface. We always dive in the lee of the current, the shelter. If the current is strong, then the diving area gets smaller since the water presses in from the E & W. Therefore, we don’t dive this site during full moon & new moon periods. Just look up to the surface during the dive & you will see the disturbance of the current, whirls & eddies forming two bands like rivers to the right & left of the rock.

Manta Alley

If weather permits & recent intelligence is positive, this day we will visit the south of the National Park, where the water is colder. There are a few divesites down here. Langkoi Rocks, German Flag, The Twins, End of the World, Cape Bendera, Gaja Rock, Tanjung Loh Sera.. but the most famous is Manta Alley.

As many as 50 manta rays can be around Manta Alley on a good day. Manta rays visit for mating & cleaning purposes, where small wrasse & butterflyfish clean its expansive wingspan of parasites. There is a cleaning station here at about 20m, where the rocks meet a white sandy bottom. There are also reef sharks, schools of trevallies & large wrasses. The corals are beautiful & diverse also, making this dive site a spectacular backdrop for underwater photography.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock is one of the most exhilarating dive sites in Komodo National Park, often hailed as the best in the area. It’s a large underwater seamount located just off Gili Lawa Laut, at the north-northeast end of Komodo Island. The site is famous for its strong currents, which are not suitable for beginners but bring in a vast array of marine life, making it a paradise for experienced divers. The summit of Castle Rock is just a few meters from the surface, with the bottom around 30 meters deep. These currents, which vary with the tides, feed the marine ecosystem, attracting resident species and pelagic visitors alike.

Divers at Castle Rock can expect to see a spectacular display of soft corals and sea fans, which host pygmy seahorses. The top of the rock is a calm place to explore during safety stops, offering a good chance of seeing sharks, rays, and special macro species. Visibility is generally excellent, sometimes exceeding 30 meters, allowing divers to fully appreciate the vibrant underwater scenery.

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