Home to the Komodo dragons, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has rich marine biodiversity beneath its rugged uninhabited islands. As a scuba diving destinations, it offers two distinct dive areas: North Komodo and South Komodo. Even though they are geographically close to one another, but the two are often world apart in terms of conditions. The north is generally warn and sparkling blue, as you might expect in such tropical latitude. In the south, however, upwelling currents deliver chilly, nutrient-rich waters from great depths, creating perfect conditions for plankton growth. Visibility often is not great, but most divers agree that the trade-off is well worthwhile, as this living planktonic “soup” supports an incredibly diverse and healthy marine life community.
Despite considerable differences in temperature and visibility, underwater terrain is quite similar between north and south Komodo. It typically consists of drop-offs, pinnacles, fringing reefs, and shallow coral gardens. Divers returning from Komodo generally have great stories of mantas, lots of schooling fish, reef sharks, turtles and a cornucopia of macro subjects.
The easiest way is to fly to Labuan Bajo directly from Bali. Should you fly from Jakarta, you will need to make transit in Bali before flying to Labuan Bajo. Budget-wise, you can also get to Labuan Bajo by public Pelni ferry from Bali.
Best season for Komodo is generally split into two; North Komodo from March to October and South Komodo from November to December. It is usually rough during the Chinese New Year. However as there are many protective bays inside the Park, we still operate.