DIVE SITES : Komodo
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The mystical and inspiring Komodo Islands lie 490 km east of Bali, in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between Sumbawa and Flores Islands, and are best accessed by Komodo Liveaboard. An area of legend from the time of Dutch sailors in the 17th century to present day, the Komodo Islands National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1986. Initially, the main purpose of the park was to conserve the habitat of the imposing Komodo dragon, but efforts have now expanded to include the entire biosphere, marine and terrestrial. It is now understood that this area of Indonesia is one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet, both above and below the water. Komodo dive sites contain over 1,000 species of fish and 250 species of coral, and great efforts are being made to preserve them.
The spirit of early merchants and sailors continues as discerning divers have realized the importance of this biological paradise and continue exploration of one of the most pristine and natural dive destinations anywhere in the world. Under the water Komodo Island is unbelievably magnificent, offering a bounty of choices to even the most experienced of divers. Komodo dive sites offer an abundance of large pelagic’s, incredible macro opportunities, spectacular bio-diversity, massive open underwater pinnacles, crystal clear waters, incredible wall dives, and often raging currents. Macro to massive, there is no better place on the planet for sheer variety of marine life.
The Komodo liveaboard diving season in the Komodo Islands National Park is year round, with the best diving conditions from April thru December. It is during this time that the seas are most calm, the visibility is spectacular, and there are congregations of large pelagic’s. Diving Komodo is best accomplished on one of our world class Komodo Liveaboards from beautiful Bali or Flores Islands. Be one of only a few to experience this legendary and thrilling dive destination.