Manta Alley dive site is located close to the shore of the southern part of Komodo Island. As the name suggests, this dive site features a large concentration of manta rays. During the period from September to January manta rays are coming to this area for mating purposes and it is not unusual to spot up to 20 of them in one dive. The rest of the year may not present such good opportunities for swimming with numerous mantas, but the dive can still be very good with many reef sharks around. Wrasses and schools of trevallies can also be seen in local waters. The corals are very beautiful and diverse offering a spectacular background for marine life photography.
When To Go Diving
Diving is possible all year round as the average water temperature ranges slightly from 22C/71F to 24C/75F, however, only during the rainy season from September to January divers will have pretty good chances to swim with numerous manta rays.
What to see
Divers will see magnificent manta rays gliding peacefully in large numbers. Reef sharks, wrasses, giant trevallies and other big fish species can also be seen cruising in beautiful surroundings of pristine corals.