Diving Komodo, 5 Sites for Beginners to Advanced

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Diving Komodo

Congratulation, so you have already decided to visit Komodo National Park for your next dive holiday. Komodo Island might be one of the great places to dive on the earth. Diving in Komodo is like no other underwater adventure in the world. With more than 50 dive spots between, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable experience with Komodo’s unique collection of marine species. A great variety of beautiful fishes, colorful coral reefs, colorful coral reefs, big fishes hunting actions, and pelagic fishes at every dive site will make your dive trip unforgettable. Here are the five spots for beginners to advanced in Komodo.

Mawan, diving in komodo on the central sites

Mawan is a smallish island with a beautiful fringing reef and a white sandy slope. It is located in the central Komodo National Park, Indonesia. The dive sites hold many surprises for you as it offers some vast inhabitants and a perfect macro marine life that is a dream of underwater photographers. Here, you can encounter ree manta at the cleaning station, but sometimes they are often also discovered swimming back and forth along the reef. Bamboo sharks, white tip reef sharks, turtles, and large cuttlefish are often seen here too. This dive site is a perfect spot for less experienced divers.

Siaba Kecil

Siaba Kecil is located precisely in the Komodo National Park channel, where waters have to come through from North to South. This dive site offers one of the best drift dives in the park. You can spot reef face is filled with small caverns harboring gorgonian fans, sweetlips, and angelfish here. The canyons are mysterious and spectacular caves home to the big pelagic fish such as barracudas, sharks, and schools of trevallies and sweetlips.  Siaba Kecil is an excellent place for beginner level where you can find all the marine life this island has to offer!

Sabalong Kecil

Sabalong Kecil is an excellent diving komodo for beginners. You can find some white tip reef sharks, frogfish, snappers, and other species swimming by.

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Crystal Rock, diving in komodo on the north sites

Crystal Rock is a colorful dive site with excellent soft and hard coral coverage. This dive site offers marine bio-diversity like no other. You will see it all here, from the predators to the tiniest of marine creatures like the pygmy seahorses. You also can find thousands of anthias and schools of yellow-ribbon sweetlips, tuna, and mackerel frequently buzz this site. Napoleon wrasses, giant trevallies and sweetlips, grey reef, whitetip sharks, and fusilier schools will surround the divers. Due to its depth and powerful currents, the only experienced level should join the dive site’s dives.

Makassar Reef

Makassar Reef is also called Manta Point. It is one of the best meeting points for manta rays. Apart from the majestic manta rays, you can also spot eagle rays, sharks, turtles, humphead parrotfish , gobies, and flasher wrasses. Makassar sites are suitable for divers of any level.