Declared a World Heritage Site in 1991 and one of the New Seven Wonders of World in 2011, Komodo National Park is located in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The park covers more than 1,800 km2 of which about a third is land area. The biggest islands are Komodo and Rinca, where the famous Komodo Dragons can be seen. Each of our 4 and 8 night trips will include a trek on one of these islands to see these almost prehistoric beast of legend. The Park is dotted with 27 other smaller islands, the park offers stunning white beaches and calm bays ideal for snorkelling and other water sports. These isolated areas are perfect for relaxing during the day and star gazing at night.
The middle of the strait drops to around 300 metres. The many islands and comparatively shallow seas between Flores and Komodo's west coast create very fast currents when the tides change. These bring cold water from surrounding seas full of nutrients and plankton to keep these waters rich and well nourished, which is what maintains the spectacular marine environment.
The diving is world class, offering an excess of exciting, challenging and rewarding dive sites, presenting a spectacle of underwater topography, teaming with marine life, which our experienced DM’s will lead you safely round, showing off the 260 species of coral, 70 species of sponges, over 1,000 species of fish, along with marine reptiles, dolphins, whales, turtles, manta and dugong.
Komodo National Park Island offers the diver a vast array of tropical diving, from warm, calm and iridescent shallow reefs thriving with hundreds of colourful reef fishes and jam-packed with invertebrates, to current-swept subterranean cool water sea mounts, walls and pinnacles patrolled by sharks, tuna and other pelagics. Not to be missed.