Komodo Island has never lost its fans. Before talking about when is the best time to visit Komodo Island, let’s be clear why you should visit there? The answer is very simple, where you can see rare reptiles that are under the supervision of the Komodo National Park. Not only seeing giant lizards, but Komodo Island is also the best place for diving. Komodo diving season is very important so that your dives are in accordance with expectations, seeing the spectacular underwater scenery.
Komodo Diving Season Manta Point
Komodo islands have more than 29 dive points ranging from Komodo Island to Rinca Island. A number of popular dive areas such as crystal rock, shotgun channel, pink beach, big Tatawa, small Tatawa, Padar, manta alley, and several others. Komodo diving sites in the waters of Komodo National Park have strong underwater currents and even have rotating undersea currents. Divers’ ignorance of the conditions and characteristics of the Komodo National Park waters puts divers in danger.
April – June is the best time to dive because the rainy season has ended. Good weather certainly supports diving with clear visibility. Despite the strong currents of the Komodo dragon, this makes the area water rich in nutrients. This condition provides an advantage in supporting adequate marine life, especially for 1000 species of fish, 260 species of coral reefs, as well as marine mammals such as whales and dolphins.
Komodo waters are also home to sharks, turtles, and manta rays. as well as, other creatures such as leaf fish, frogs, then sea apples, nudibranchs, and rhinoplasty. It is not an exaggeration if many communities consider the area a “storehouse of biota”. All these marine biotas can be found in the south of Rinca Island, around Nusa Kode and Cannibal Rock.
Before doing Komodo diving, you must pay attention to the diving certificate that you have. Given the waters of the Komodo National Park have many diving sites. Generally, to do Komodo diving, especially in the waters of the Komodo National Park, you must have an advanced diving certificate or even a master. Why do you have to be advanced or master certified? The divers are expected to have mastered the technique of escaping from strong underwater currents.
If there are divers with beginner certificates, don’t be discouraged because there are several dive spots that you can explore. The best way is to make sure your Komodo diving is done with an experienced guide. Make sure to stay under the supervision of a professional guide and pay attention to the directions given to avoid unwanted risks.