KOMODO DIVE SITES:
Angel Steps, huge towers of stone, encrusted with hard and soft corals, covered in nudibranchs, small caves and overhangs make this a very interesting and beautiful site, Dusky sharks, humphead parrot fish are among the bigger creatures we see here. Cathedral Coral, a gentle slope covered with table corals of every colour and schooling fish, a towering spire of coral with a small cave at it's base is the home to some huge lobsters.
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*Sabolon kecil a slope on the east side of this tiny island, with two underwater mounds at the southern end with fields of garden eels and sea pens, schools of round bat fish are often seen coming quite close for some nice photography.
*Sabolon Besar steep slopes off the southern and western sides of the bigger island, fabulous coral coverage and a good chance of spotting Scorpion leaf fish.
*Sebayur kecil walls and slopes of every kind of coral you can imagine, wide variety of marine life to be seen at this site, mantas often seen.
*Tatawa Besar slope with soft coral garden changing to hard coral along the slope, lots of shoaling fish, rainbow runners, fuseliers and often turtles and black tip sharks.
*Tatawa Kecil (current city) as the name implies, this site is washed by very strong currents, which is why this site is among the many world class sites in the Komodo National Park, schools of pelagic fish patrol the waters, best dived at slack tide.
A little further west from current city a small rock outcrop with a hole through it is the surface mark of another world class site, only to be dived at slack tide or with a current not long from stopping or starting to run, these giant slabs of rock which disappear into the depths are an amazing sight to see, covered with every form of marine life and patrolled by giant trevally, Napoleon Wrasse, sharks and turtles with schools of barracuda sweeping in to check out the divers.
We often see Manta Rays at many of the sites, whale sharks also have their season here and whales and dolphins are often spotted from the boat.
Diving the Komodo National Park provides some fantastic conditions:
WATER TEMPERATURE : 20 - 28 Degrees Celsius (68-85 °F) , cooler water is experienced on the southern sites. Full 3mm wetsuit & hood is recommended. More active people will prefer a sports suit in northern sites.
VISIBILITY : 10 - 50M year round. Traditionally clearer water on northern sites.
CURRENT : Komodo experiences a strong tidal flow. Not all sites are affected by current. Drift diving is excellent, however during spring tides some sites are impossible to dive. Particular attention is placed on diving the correct sites at the most suitable time to ensure optimum conditions, in accordance with the preferences of the group.
NIGHT DIVING : The night diving in Komodo is breathtaking. The sheer beauty, color and diversity of life makes it a must see for all divers.
WALLS : There are numerous walls to choose from. Both drift and static wall dives are offered.
CANYONS : Huge chasms drop thousands of meters, fringed by extraordinary coral gardens.
CRITTERS : Found in all locations, however we do offer special sites for encountering unusual marine species.
OTHERS : Seamounts, fringing reefs, gutters, muck, and sandy locations are also found in the archipelago.
SNORKELING : Komodo has one of the world's most famous snorkel sites (Pink Beach). Also a number of other first class locations.
OTHER ACTIVITIES : Most of the archipelago is uninhabited. This means great fishing, dragon walks, nature walks, hiking, beach-combing, early morning excursions or day trips can be arranged from the vessel at your convenience.