Diving in Komodo Island is an experience not to be missed. The Komodo’s crystal clear and warm waters are an excellent place to see many fishes, manta rays, pelagic fishes, whale sharks, and an incredible abundance of colorful fish. Not surprisingly, swimming, diving, and snorkeling are among the top things to do on the island. Diving in the Komodo is possible all year round, but it is recommended to visit between April to November for the perfect conditions. Choosing where to go in the Komodo is the trickiest part of planning your dive holiday. Here are just 5 of the best Komodo Dive Sites to explore on your dive holiday!
The best Komodo dive sites on Central, Batu Bolong
Batu Bolong is one of the most beautiful and classic dive sites in the crown of Central. This dive site is the most famous Komodo Dive Sites. It’s a great Place to observe the diversity of marine life. On the area, you will see at first sight only a small rock from the surface, but underneath is a pinnacle with a south and north face. The little rock is covered with sponges, soft and hard colorful corals, and amazing gorgonians. You have the chance to see plenty of reef fish, napoleons, white tip sharks, and dogtooth tunas are also seen here. This dive site is not always suitable for inexperienced divers because of the strong currents.
Karang Makassar has a long gentle drift dive with more than 2,5 km long. You will have the opportunity to dive with several manta rays here. Besides manta rays, you also can see other marine creatures like eagle rays, sharks, shoaling small reef fish, and trevallies. It is possible to visit this dive site all year round because the annual water temperature around 77 – 82 F or 25-28C provides for comfortable diving conditions all year round. Do not miss this great spot!
The Best Komodo Dive Sites on North, Castle Rock
Castle Rock is one of the iconic diving destinations in Komodo. This dive site offers an unforgettable underwater experience for spotting the sharks. The Castle Rock consists of a vast pinnacle rising from a shelf around 20-24 meters deep and almost reaching the surface up to 4 meters. You also can see some great macro, nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, morays, and shrimps. The best time to visit is from April to November.
Tatawa Besar is one of the most colorful coral reefs in Central Komodo. Drifting along the Tatawa Besar site is a must for divers who love that aquarium feel. It is not necessary to go deep in Tatawa Besar because sea creatures are concentrated between 5m to 18m depth. There are so many orange soft corals. The reef life is excellent, and if the scuba gods are with you, sharks, mantas, and even the dolphins can be spotted here. You can dive on this site all year round.
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Siaba Besar dive site is worth a visit. The dive site is perfect for beginners and is known for its massive coral garden. You have the chance to see amazing turtles amongst the shallower coral reefs because this dive site is also famous with the other’s name “Turtle City.” You can find all sorts of amazing rare creatures here. Like Flamboyant Cuttlefish, dugongs, silvertip sharks, white tip sharks, blue-spotted stingrays, and cuttlefish. Almost everything is possible at this Siaba Besar site.