Scuba diving in Komodo National Park

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From Shore, From Boat
Diver level
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 75 m
moderate to strong
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

The Komodo Park is one of the healthiest marine environments hosting more than 1000 fish species. Komodo National Park was established in 1980 in an effort to conserve the world's largest lizard - the unique Komodo dragon. Later conservation goals were expanded to protecting both terrestrial and marine environments. The National Park covers a vast area with three larger islands, including Komodo Island, and many small islands with numerous bays and coves. The surrounding waters are home to diverse marine life. Divers have a chance to swim with hundreds of thousands of reef fish. Big pelagic fish can also be seen in large numbers. The channels between the islands of the Komodo Park are famous for their strong currents as this is the area where Pacific and Indian oceans meet. This makes the diving at Komodo Park challenging and will only suit experienced divers.

When to go

Diving in Komodo National Park is possible all year round. The annual water temperature varies from 23C/73F to 28C/82F.

What to see

The surrounding waters of Komodo National Park are incredibly rich in marine life. Divers will be amazed with the variety and quantity of fish, starting from the tiniest reef fish species to impressively big pelagics. Pelagic fish species spotted in waters of Komodo Park include giant trevallies, barracudas, manta rays, dogtooth tuna and sharks, such as blacktip, whitetip sharks and hammerheads. Between the dives it is worth to see the Komodo dragon- the world largest lizard that made Komodo National Park so famous.

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