Komodo Dive Center
KOMODO DIVE SITE MAP
Explore the Komodo National Park dive sites and where our Komodo dive center is going every day.
DIVING OPPORTUNITIES IN KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
Komodo National Park in Indonesia presents an amazing holiday with incredible diving opportunities at its dive centre for enthusiasts of all levels, prioritizing safety. With its diverse marine ecosystem, the park offers a wide range of diving experiences, from thrilling drift dives to peaceful coral gardens. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, there is something for everyone in Komodo’s underwater realm.
To enhance your diving adventure and ensure your safety, the park’s dive centre also provides rental gear, ensuring that you have all the necessary equipment for a safe and enjoyable experience. This makes Komodo National Park and its dive centre an unforgettable destination for an amazing and safety-focused holiday.
For beginners, safety is paramount when exploring numerous amazing underwater locations with calm waters and shallow depths, perfect for learning and building confidence. These spots, such as Pink Beach and Sabolan Kecil, boast vibrant coral gardens teeming with colorful reef fish, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Novice divers can explore mesmerizing coral formations, encounter turtles, and observe the fascinating behavior of smaller marine creatures, all while under the watchful eye of experienced instructors who prioritize safety.
Experienced divers will be interested and captivated by the fantastic challenging and exhilarating drift dives that Oceanic Sanctuary Marine Reserve offers. Sites like Batu Bolong and Current City are known for their strong currents, which bring nutrients and attract large schools of fish, reef sharks, and even manta rays. Drifting along these fantastic underwater highways is an adrenaline-filled adventure that allows you to witness the sheer power and dynamism of the marine ecosystem.
Komodo island is home to several unique and rare marine species, such as the famous Komodo dragon, pygmy seahorses, and the elusive dugong. Exploring the dive sites provides an opportunity to encounter these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat.
TOP DIVE SITES IN KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
Komodo National Park in Indonesia is famous for its mesmerizing underwater locations that capture the attention of interested tourists and divers, providing them with an unparalleled and varied adventure. Some notable dive spots include Batu Bolong, Manta Point, Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, and more.
1. Batu Bolong
A submerged pinnacle located in the channel between Komodo and Tatawa islands. This site is famous for its incredible biodiversity and vibrant coral reefs. You can explore the sheer walls covered in colorful soft corals and encounter a variety of aquatic creatures, including reef sharks, manta rays, and schools of fish. The strong currents at Batu Bolong make it an exhilarating drift dive, providing an opportunity to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the underwater ecosystem in action.
2. Manta Point
As the name suggests, this site is known for its frequent encounters with majestic manta rays and eagle rays. Located in the southern part, Manta Point features a cleaning station where mantas and eagle rays come to be rid of parasites. Divers can witness these graceful creatures gliding through the water, often in large numbers. The visibility at Manta Point is generally excellent, allowing for an awe-inspiring experience as these magnificent creatures, including mantas, glide effortlessly above the divers. Along with mantas, divers may also spot turtles, reef sharks, and a variety of colorful reef fish, making it a truly unforgettable dive.
3. Castle Rock
Located near Gili Lawa Laut is a dive site that promises an exhilarating and unforgettable underwater adventure. With its strong currents and thrilling drift dives, Castle Rock attracts experienced divers seeking an adrenaline-pumping experience. As divers descend into the depths, they are greeted by an awe-inspiring pinnacle covered in a tapestry of vibrant corals, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for their exploration. The currents at Castle Rock bring a wealth of marine life, making it a prime location for encountering large pelagic species. Divers can expect to cross paths with graceful shark effortlessly gliding through the currents, schools of barracudas patrolling the waters, and rays gracefully passing by.
4. Crystal Rock
Nestled near Gili Lawa Darat in the beautiful area is a dive site that epitomizes the beauty and diversity of the underwater world. As divers descend into the depths, they are greeted by a majestic pinnacle adorned with a kaleidoscope of colorful soft corals, creating a mesmerizing aquatic tapestry. The crystal-clear waters surrounding Crystal Rock offer exceptional visibility, allowing divers to appreciate the intricate details of the marine ecosystem fully.
This underwater wonderland reveals a bustling community of marine life, with schools of tropical fish darting around, Napoleon wrasse gliding gracefully, and trevallies swirling in unison. If you’re lucky, encounters with curious reef sharks and graceful rays may also grace your dive. The vibrant coral gardens and the sheer abundance of marine species make Crystal Rock a haven for both macro and wide-angle photography enthusiasts.
The top dive sites in Komodo National Park offer divers a unique opportunity to explore the rich marine biodiversity of this UNESCO World Heritage site. With vibrant coral reefs, thrilling drift dives, and encounters with iconic marine creatures like manta rays, it is a diver’s paradise that never fails to leave a lasting impression.
PADI CERTIFICATION AND DIVE TRAINING
Offers exceptional PADI courses, certification, and dive training programs at the dive center, including a wide selection of gear, for guests looking to arrange and enhance their diving skills or become certified divers. The center is equipped with experienced and knowledgeable PADI instructors who provide comprehensive courses designed to meet the needs of guests at every level. These instructors are dedicated to ensuring a safe and enriching learning environment at the dive center, complete with top-quality gear, including a well-stocked deck, for all guests.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is a great starting point for beginners, including tourists, who are interested in scuba diving. This comprehensive course program introduces individuals, including tourists, to the fundamentals of scuba diving, including scuba equipment usage, dive planning, and underwater communication. With expert instructor guidance, tourist and other participants gain the necessary knowledge and skills to scuba dive safely and confidently.
The course includes both classroom sessions and practical scuba dives in the pristine waters of Komodo National Park, where a renowned dive center offers an exceptional scuba learning experience for tourists. Led by experienced PADI divemaster, this course facilitates the application of what students, including tourists, have learned in a real-world scuba diving setting under the supervision and support of these experienced professionals. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills on a dedicated scuba deck aboard the dive center’s vessel.
For more experienced divers and guests, advanced certification courses such as professional diving training, such as the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Specialty Diver, and PADI Divemaster courses, are available on board. These programs focus on refining specific diving skills, such as underwater navigation, deep diving, and wreck diving, while also providing comprehensive training on leadership and supervisory roles in professional diving.
Participants and guests can explore the various dive sites of Komodo Island while honing their techniques on board under the guidance of experienced instructors and working closely with the PADI divemaster and instructors to enhance their professional diving knowledge, proficiency, and learn from the expertise of the divemaster.
Embarking on a liveaboard trip expedition in Komodo National Park is a dream come true for diving enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. These immersive trip expeditions offer a unique and thrilling experience, allowing divers to discover and explore the remote and untouched corners of the world park while enjoying the comfort and convenience of a dive resort liveaboard vessel.
The dive resort liveaboards serve as floating bases, providing a cozy and well-equipped haven for divers to relax, socialize, and recharge in between their exhilarating underwater adventures. Whether it’s discovering and observing majestic manta rays gliding through the crystal-clear waters or encountering vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, the dive resort liveaboard trip experience in Komodo National Park promises unforgettable moments and memories that will last a lifetime.
One of the main advantages of liveaboard expeditions is the opportunity to discover and dive in multiple locations within the park. Komodo National Park is home to a vast array of dive sites, each with unique features and marine life. From the iconic Batu Bolong with its vibrant coral walls to the mesmerizing Manta Point, where majestic mantas glide gracefully, liveaboard expeditions allow divers on liveaboards to access a wide range of sites that would be challenging to explore in a day trip. It ensures that liveaboard divers have a diverse and enriching experience, encountering various marine creatures, coral formations, and underwater landscapes throughout their trip.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far away is Komodo Resort from Labuan Bajo?
Komodo Resort is located conveniently on Sebayur Island, basically in the Komodo National Park. From Labuan Bajo here are our boat transfer durations:
– Speed boat: 30 minutes
– Wooden boat: 1 hour – 1 hour 20 minutes
How big are your dive groups?
Our dive groups are organized based on diver certification and total number of dives. The dive groups never exceed a 4 on 1 ratio with divers of equal experience.
Do you visit all of the Komodo National Park dive sites?
Yes, we visit all of the dive sites in the Komodo National Park. The trips however depends on weather and underwater conditions as some dive sites depending on the time of the year are not accessible. Ask us for more details about particular dive sites.
Do you offer private diving or snorkeling trips?
Yes, upon request we provide special private diving or snorkeling trips to dedicated dive sites based on weather and underwater conditions. Contact us for more details.