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Scuba Diving around the Komodo islands is just a dream come true! Great variety of  fishes, superb and untouched coral reefs, big fishes hunting actions, and pelagic fishes at every dive site will make your dives unforgettable.

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You will also see numerous whitetip and blacktip reef sharks. If you are lucky you can spot bigger sharks like the Grey Shark and even the Hammerhead Shark! Komodo Liveaboard diving is also terrific liveaboard destination. I usually use this website to book in advance my Liveaboards in Indonesia as they usually have the lowest rates I find. I like it because they have an easy booking system.

You can also visit my guide about Komodo Liveaboard Diving.

You might have the chance to dive with the magnificent peaceful Manta ray. You can spot them all year round but the best time to see them in ballet is during the rainy season when you can sometimes literally speak of schooling Manta rays ;-). You can watch this great video to see how it is underwater!

In this page you will find more detailed information about scuba diving in Komodo Island.

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Where to stay?

I usually use this website to book in advance my hotels in Komodo Island as they usually have the lowest rates I find. I like it because it's free to cancel and change the dates.

Best time to dive in Komodo Island

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Scuba Diving in the Komodo marine reserve is possible all year round.

  • Best diving conditions run from March to October (March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October).
  • Best season to see a lot of Manta rays is during the rainy season from December to February (December, January, February).  Enquire to dive clubs about availability as not all clubs go out at sea during the rainy season.
  • Visibility is best from November to January
  • From January to March the sea can be a bit choppy but nothing bad.
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Scuba Diving conditions

Currents are usually very strong on every dive site and diving in Komodo is mostly reserved to experienced divers with confidence in drift diving!

There are however some quieter dive spots for those beginners but you may miss the incredible action of big fishes swimming into the current.

The current can sometimes reach 8 knots in some places. It is driven by tides so choose your dive site carefully which you can plan depending on the conditions. This current is due to the Komodo and Rinca island acting like a bottleneck between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. This current is why Komodo waters are so full of fishes and so clear.

Never question the decision of your guide if they decide to cancel a trip for safety reasons; these waters can be a real roller coaster with the risk of being washed away in the open sea and these guys are professionals.

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Pristine Reefs around Komodo Islands National Park (Photo Credit)

One of the best things about diving Komodo is that you will often feel as you are the only ones underwater as there are just so many dive sites. Also the local dive centres agree on not diving the same site at the same time.
Average Price of a dive: 30 US Dollars or 20 euros.

Best dive centers in Labuan Bajo

You can pick from the following dive centers in Labuan bajo to dive around the Komodo Islands.

  • Reefseekers
  • Dive Komodo
  • Orca Dive Club
  • Wicked Diving Center

Fishes and Coral

Fishes

The Komodo waters are incredibly rich in marine life.

Pelagic fishes: Dogtooth Tuna, Giant trevally, Barracuda, Manta rays

Sharks: Blacktip, Whitetip, Grey, Hammerhead sharks

Macro: All kinds and rare nudibranchs, pygmy sea horse, frog fish

The best place for macro diving is Cannibal Rock located in the south of the marine reserve.

There is also a teeming reef life with myriads of fishes. Be careful not to lose your buddy because of the “walls of fishes” Best Diving sites in Komodo Island – Indonesia Scuba dive reviews by

Coral

The coral all around the park is just amazing, some of the best around the world. There are many shallow coral gardens offering wonderful snorkelling opportunities.

Diving Safety

If you are planning an upcoming dive trip or travelling to Komodo Island, it is a really good idea to invest in travel insurance for scuba diving, because you never know what could happen and when you might need it (because accidents do happen!). I recommend this diving insurance as they offer worldwide coverage and focus on providing scuba divers a quality insurance and medical assistance service.

Travel Guide

Now that you know all about the underwater world, you might want to start planning your scuba holiday! Check out our Komodo Island Travel Review for information about how to get there, activities and excursions, where to stay, and more.

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Dive spots reviews in Komodo Island

This is one of the best dive sites in Komodo national park. It is the best place to dive with manta rays. From September...

This is one of the best dive spot of Komodo Islands national park! Not to be missed! This seabanks is full of fish with ...

Batu bolong is a world class dive site! At the surface, we can just see a small rock with hole in it, but underwater it ...

This dive site is maybe the most extreme of the Komodo National Park! It is a submerged pinnacle located southeast of La...

Castle Rock is an amazing dive site in the Komodo Islands! It is a huge pinnacle underwater with a top at 4 m deep. As t...

Lighthouse is a great dive site! Located in the North of Komodo Island National Park not far from castle rock and crysta...

Tatawa Kecil is a small island and is a magical world class dive site for a drifting! Be careful the current there can b...

Tatawa Besar dive site is an easy drift in shallow waters. It can be very rewarding with many manta rays in the rainy se...

Pillaarsteen dive site is really interesting due to its unusual reefscape. However this dive site is actually affected b...

End of the World dive site in Komodo Islands is a big wall of rocks with small caves and overhangs. The wall is going de...

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