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Scuba Dving around Komodo National Park

Posted by Andy Sakung (andy) on Nov 09 2013
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1. SERAYA KECIL

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 10 km, Maximum Depth: 30 m, Description of the dive site: Seamount and Coral Garden, hard coral, fringing reef and sandy slope.

What you can see: Nudibranches, Scorpion fishes, Stone fishes and other macro., Suggestions: If there is not current it’s nice to go and visit a seamount where pelagic fishes can be spotted. If the current picks up in the channel ( between the wall and the seamount) it’s better to stay in shallow water.

 

2. SEBOLON BESAR

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 13 km, Maximum Depth: 26 m, Description of the dive site: Coral garden, hard coral, fringing reef and sandy slope. Perfect for beginners and refresh dives.

What you can see: Excellent macro, pigmy seahorse, shrimps and crabs, turtles. Suggestions: With falling tide, current runs east-west and reverses in rising tide. Begin the dive up current from the beach.

 

3. SEBOLON KECIL

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 15 km, Maximum Depth: 30 m, Description of the dive site: Seamount, coral garden. Perfect for beginners.

What you can see: School of fusiliers, giant trevally, hawksbill turtles, napoleon wrasses and barracuda. Suggestions: Two different dive options: the first is a drift dive from the north side of the island along the reef in slight current; in the second one you can head away from the reef at 22 m, cross a sandy bottom and find a seamount.

 

4. KANAWA

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 17 km, Maximum Depth: 30 m, Description of the dive site: Wall dive. Easy dive.

What you can see: Excellent hard corals, turtles, cuttlefishes and reef fishes. Suggestions: There are different entry points around the island, according to the current.

 

5. SEBAYOR KECIL

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 20 km, Maximum Depth: 30 m, Description of the dive site: Wall, coral garden. Easy dive.

What you can see:  Macro but also big staff, sting rays, snappers, groupers, barracuda and turtles. Suggestions: If you follow the reef further to the north west, you will see a submerged headland, becoming deeper and steeper.

 

6. TATAWA BESAR

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 25 km, Maximum Depth: 30 m, Description of the dive site: Drift dive, coral and fringing reef.

What you can see: Wonderful soft corals, black tip sharks, manta, turtles, angel fishes and sweetlip fishes. Suggestions: Most of the time the current runs southward, so the entry point is almost always in the north of the island.

 

7. BATU BOLONG

 Distance from Labuan Bajo: 30 km, Maximum Depth: 40 m, Description of the dive site: Wall dive. Only for experienced divers.

What you can see: Large groupers, sweetlips fishes, angel fishes, parrotfishes, eels, crabs, nudibranches in shallow water. In deeper water sharks, large napoleon wrasses, giant trevally, manta rays, dogtooth tunas, big school of rainbow runners, white tip sharks. Suggestions: Better to dive here in slack tide, when the conditions are easier.

 

8. MANTA POINT

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 30 km, Maximum Depth: 30 m, Description of the dive site: Drift dive on a huge reef shoal.

What you can see: Manta rays, reef fishes. Suggestions: Ideal place also for snorkelers.

 

9. CASTLE ROCK

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 35 km, Maximum Depth: 40 m, Description of the dive site: Hard coral seamount. Only for experienced divers.

What you can see: Pelagic fishes, grey reef sharks, white tips sharks, eagle rays, black tip reef sharks, giant trevally. Suggestions: The dive begins with a negative entry and quick descent. Prior experience of diving in current is recommended.

 

10.  CRISTAL ROCK

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 35 km, Maximum Depth: 30 m, Description of the dive site: Hard Coral seamount. Only for experienced divers.

What you can see: Pelagic fishes, eagle rays, crocodile fishes and bamboo sharks, very nice macro life. Suggestions: When there is strong current, negative entry is required and a quick descent. Prior experience of diving in current is recommended.

 

11.  PINK BEACH

Distance from Labuan Bajo: 40 km, Maximum Depth: 28 m, Description of the dive site: Hard and soft coral, encrusted rocky wall.

What you can see: Large schools of fusiliers, snappers, groupers, lion and scorpion fishes, frog fishes, nudibranches, crabs and shrimps. Suggestions: Excellent for snorkelers as well.

 

Last changed: Nov 14 2013 at 11:23 AM

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Reviewed April 18, 2013
I've wanted to go to Komodo for years and I'm so glad we made the trip. Alam organised it all really well, my only criticism is that we were not advised to down size our luggage - luckily we'd made that decision ourselves, and left most of our luggage in Bali. I'm glad we did, as there was very limited space on the boat for luggage! Other than that - the scenery was gorgeous, the komodo dragons impressive, the food on board the boat amazingly good - it was a fabulous trip!

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