On a black sanded bay in the south of Rinca, makes this a macro lovers heaven.
Descending from the boat off the beach, where dragons can be seen, you arrive onto a sloping black sand bay. Here we are looking for the small stuff, we really never know what will turn up here. Looking into small coral patches and wooden branches it’s a critters paradise. On the sand we can find any number of nudibranchs and flatworms only local to this dive site. Be sure to check any objects on the sand as can hold a large quantity and various types of invertebrates. Frogfish, flying gurnards are not uncommon here.
While making your way over the black sand you find columns of small coral gardens which hide a large array of critters including the rare blue ringed octopus and wanderpus have been seen here. In the peak season can be difficult to reach due to rough sea conditions. Water temperatures can also be considerably lower than in the central sites.
1h from Komodo Resort (by speedboat), 2h 30’ from Labuan Bajo
Mild to nothing
Good to moderate