Period: June to October
Located in the strait of the same name at the confluence of the Indian Ocean and the Banda Sea, The Komodo National Park features one of the worlds richest and most diverse marine environments—thanks to the overflowing currents in the area. Also renowned as the home of the famous Komodo Dragon, it is certainly one of the best scuba diving destination that you can find on the planet.
In the north, you can find a collection of the worlds most beautiful varieties of reefs, boasting a rich combination of hard and soft corals, shoals of antheas, wrasses, angelfishes, and also predators—reef sharks, tunas, and giant kingfishes. In the south you will see more soft corals with amazing profusion of colors, and even more macro (and manta rays too!). The water is rather cold and the temperature can drop down to 23 ° C in July and August.
Komodo offers a wide variety of dives: pelagic dives with sharks in strong currents, gentle drift dives, wall dives (colorful drop-offs, monumental boulders, seamounts, pinnacles and sandy slopes) and macro dives. You can also find manta rays, turtles and, if you are lucky enough, some whale sharks !
Bali is just 90 minutes away by plane... but 25 hours by boat!
To avoid wasting time in navigation, and to focus exclusively on the Komodo Park, we offer the best itinerary. 9-night scuba diving cruise liveaboards from Bima, arriving in Labuan Bajo and vice versa. Find out more on our itineraries by clicking on the links provided above "itinerary". For the schedule of our Komodo scuba diving liveaboard cruises, please click on "destination trips".
As the currents in Komodo can be intense, a good experience with current dives is highly recommended. To dive in this area you must be advanced level PADI/CMAS Level 2 or higher. Therefore less experienced divers can also participate with a specific supervision that has to be arranged before the cruise.