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Flores Fantastic dive sites

The Komodo National Park and its surrounding areas are home to one of the richest and most varied marine environments in world. More than 50 unique dive sites have been surveyed and mapped for park visitors. The Komodo National Park is one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world, home to over 1,000 species of fish and 250 types of reef-building coral. The park has two distinct marine environments, one in the north and the other in the south of the park.

Northern marine environment of Komodo National Park:

1. Average water temperature: 27° - 28° Centigrade
(Divers are recommended to use a minimum 3 mm Short Suit.) 2. Average Visibility: +25-35 meters In the north the water is warm and very clear. The marine-life there is similar to that found in most tropical seas. The coral reefs in the north of the park are rich with colourful combinations of hard and soft corals. Be delighted by the ever present schools of Anthias, Wrasses, majestic angel fish, and larger predators - reef sharks and giant trevally.

Southern marine environment of the Komodo National Park: 3. Average water temperature: 23° -24° Centigrade
(Divers are recommended to use a minimum 3 mm full-length wet suit and hood.) 4.  Visibility: 7 – 18 meters To the south of Pantai Merah (Pink Beach) – knows for its unique red sand you’ll encounter the cool, plankton-rich waters upwelling from the depths of the Indian Ocean. These sub-ocean currents of cooler water, caused by ocean currents colliding with the continental shelf, bring an endless supply of plankton-based food to the area feeding a populous habitat of marine-life. The reefs in this area abound with soft coral, large branching corals, and fans. The invertebrate life in this area is amazing and loved by underwater photographers. See nudibranchs, holythurians, frog fish, pygmy sea horses together with larger filter feeders - such as Manta rays and the occasional whale shark.

 

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There are more then 50 established dive sites to visit encompassing a huge range of environments

For detailed information about:

1. dive sites
2. facilities
3. how to get to the dive sites
4. and more

Please contact a local dive operator

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Diving conditions

Komodo is an exiting and sometimes very challenging place to dive. The waters can prove dangerous due to the very strong currents found throughout this area. It is very important that you use a reputable dive operator and ensure that the dive sites visited are appropriate to your level of experience.

While enjoying Komodo’s diverse marine habitat, Komodo offers a wide range of diving experiences: high-voltage current dives; gentle drift dives; cliff dives along walls of colour; dives around monumental boulders; caves dives and swim-throughs; colorful reefs; seamounts and pinnacles; and sand slope dives composed of both black and white sand. Also awaiting discovery during a Komodo dive are large pelagic fish, mantas, 18 species of cetaceans, whale sharks, dugongs, green and hawksbill turtles and much more.

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What the experts have to say about diving in Komodo:


“Komodo reefs astounded me with their dense multi-layered, exuberantly colored marine- life, the richest I have ever seen.”

BOB HALSTEAD

Komodo “Has more potential for divers to discover unknown, weird and colorful marine creatures than any other tropical diving location I have visited.”

ROGER STEENE

I have never gathered such a fund of fine u/w footage on one trip in all my years.”

STAN WATERMAN

Diving Blue Flores Water

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