Makasser Reef (Manta Point)

(Central Komodo)

Considered by many experts in the field as well as marine biologists as one of the best sanctuaries, globally, for a close encounter with the magnificent manta rays.

Most of the time current and good visibility are what awaits us on our arrival at the dive site. After a quick ok on the surface, quickly descend to the bottom at a depth of 8-10m. The scenario that awaits us is comparable to a lunar landscape, with a fund composed mostly of skeletons of dead corals and small stones. Here, at almost regular intervals, there is a succession of dunes and small craters as well as rocky oasis thickly covered by hard and soft corals, gorgonians and sponges.

All these factors create the so-called cleaning stations, around which there is the greatest probability of meeting with these giant manta rays. But it’s not just the manta rays that frequent this long reef…sharks, giant trevallies, humphead parrotfish, turtles and eagle rays will be our buddy. After all this show it is certainly difficult to get back in the boat when the air in the cylinder starts to get lower.

Dive Information


45’ from Komodo Resort (by boat), 1h 45’ from Labuan Bajo


Very strong to mild - Perfect for snorkelling


Very good to good

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