A surprisingly pristine reef covers these three submerged pinnacles around Padar Island.
As the name suggests, the three rock formations rise from a sandy bottom at 30m depth up to 3-5m below the surface. This is an ideal habitat for a perfect underwater eco system. The pinnacles themselves are close to each other and makes an interesting dive crossing from one to the other. While making your way down keep an eye in to the blue as the larger fish passing by. A good place to spot sharks, large schools of trevallies and jacks. While making your way up you will see these pinnacles are covered in all kinds of corals and marine life. With a rich variety of corals makes this perfect for looking for all the different types of invertebrates, nudibranchs and an ideal place for frogfish.
This site can be affected by strong currents and with experienced divers can be dived at most times. During the high season can make it difficult to get here due to the waves and visibility can drop compared to the central sites. Water temperatures here can be lower than the central sites too.
35’ from Komodo Resort (by boat), 1h 35’ from Labuan Bajo
Very strong to mild – Perfect for snorkelling
Very good to good