A World-Class Destination
This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a snorkeling experience like no other. Sprawling over 1,733 square kilometers, the Komodo National Park comprises three major islands – Komodo, Rinca, and Padar – along with 26 smaller islands. Established in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the park’s focus has expanded over time to include the conservation of its marine life. The park boasts over 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral, and 14 species of whales, dolphins, and turtles.
Komodo Snorkeling is truly a great experience!
There are a number of amazing snorkeling sites starting from the our resort house reef which is roughly about 1 kilometer long and always full of surprises.
Booking a several nights stay at Komodo Resort, will put you in the heart of the Komodo National Park, and all its wonders. Imagine swimming with the majestic Manta Rays in Manta Point or Mawan, or being amazed by tens of turtles casually swimming under you in the popular Turtle City.
Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, the park’s waters are brimming with life. The Coral Triangle is a global epicenter of marine biodiversity, containing 76% of the world’s known coral species and 37% of the world’s coral reef fish species. These numbers alone make Komodo National Park an unparalleled destination for Komodo snorkeling enthusiasts.
The Best Komodo Snorkeling Spots
There are numerous Komodo snorkeling spots to visit, enough to fulfill a one week stay at Komodo Resort. Together with our stunning house reef, here’s a list of the most popular snorkeling spots you absolutely must visit.
Pink Beach, named for its distinctive pink sands, is a must-visit spot in the park. The gentle currents and shallow waters make it a perfect location for snorkelers of all skill levels. The vibrant coral gardens, teeming with colorful fish, are sure to leave you mesmerized.
Manta Point is famous for one thing – manta rays. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to swim alongside these gentle giants as they glide gracefully through the waters. The visibility at Manta Point is exceptional, making it an ideal spot for underwater photography.
Siaba Besar is a haven for turtle lovers. This shallow and calm site is home to a large population of green and hawksbill turtles. Snorkelers can observe these magnificent creatures as they feed on seagrass or rest on the ocean floor.
Batu Bolong, also known as “Hollow Rock,” is a pinnacle teeming with marine life. The strong currents and deeper waters make it a more challenging site, suitable for experienced snorkelers. Expect to encounter large schools of fish, reef sharks, and vibrant coral formations.
Multiple other Komodo snorkeling sites are available throughout the park and we’ll mention now some of them:
- Tatawa Besar
- Tatawa Kecil
- Sebayur Kecil
Snorkelers are always accompanied by a motor boat, and upon request by a professional snorkeling guide.
Long 3mm wetsuits and life vests are available upon request for added comfort and safety.
The Daily Komodo Snorkeling Plan
Snorkeling in Komodo will take you some of the most incredible spots that words can’t describe. From Komodo Resort, we will be daily using one of our wooden boats or speedboats depending on the planning of the specific day.
Because we are placed right in the Komodo National Park, we are easily reaching any of the popular Komodo snorkeling spots. Planning is being secured the day before and communicated to all our Komodo Resort guests.
The Komodo snorkeling trips typically start in the morning at approximately 8AM with a planned return for lunch at the resort at approximately 1PM. During the snorkeling trips we visit 2 to maximum 3 spots.
Komodo Liveaboard Snorkeling
There is another way to explore the wonders of Komodo snorkeling, and that is with our Komodo liveaboard, Komodo Sea Dragon. Embark on our luxurious Komodo liveaboard for one of our multi-day diving or snorkeling trips.
Itineraries are pre-set as you will be living on a luxurious yacht for the duration of the trip.