Komodo Dive Sites

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Komodo Dive Sites are varied from easy, medium to hard core current sites. They are pretty much doable for any level of dive experience, from beginners to advanced divers.

The difficult level of each dive sites are mainly because of current conditions. There are dive sites that are suggested for only advanced divers where currents can blow your reg away or your fins can come off from your leg. However, whether the dive sites are considered as hard sites they are mostly conquered. And to be honest, the fun part is actually when the currents are running wild where most of pelagic fish are actually around playing for food, such as manta rays, sharks, big tooth tuna, barracuda, and giant trevallies.

Areas to Dive

Komodo dive sites are mostly divided into two different areas. The division is generally based on what season or weather is on happening. The areas, we called the south and the central north of Komodo. The south includes dive sites called three sisters, pillar steene, manta alley, torpedo alley, cannibal rock and yellow wall.

Starting from December until March, these dive sites offer the very best conditions. The conditions includes the visibility up to 30 meters, the water temperature can be up to 29 degrees, and most importantly the sea normally calm and flat almost everyday.

Trip to this area is best done with the liveaboard boat due to the distance from Labuan Bajo can only be access with an overnight stay. Best program to dive in the south is minimum 3 days 2 nights.

The central-north Komodo is perhaps the greatest choice for those who only have limited schedule. They can be done in one day, back and forth from Labuan Bajo. The dive sites include sebayur kecil, tatawa besar and kecil, batu bolong, siaba, manta point, the couldron, crystal rock, and castle rock. Sebayur kecil, tatawa besar and manta point are the dive sites that are considered as easy dive sites and doable for beginner level divers. While the rests are best for advanced divers. Beginners are considered for those who have just passed the open water course or those who have at least 20 dive logs.

Conditions on these dive sites are mainly good in the whole year, though sometimes in January and February the visibility can go down to only 5 meters with the temperature to 24 degrees. Best of the year for this region is from April to September. Perhaps due to the climate changes, this area can be changed in vis condition no matter what month are you diving. They can be perfect in the rainy season (which is normally poor) and average in dry season.