Rugged, wild and packed with the promise of adventure, Komodo is one of Indonesia’s most famous diving destinations. Manta rays, sharks and colorful reefs are just few of the stars of Komodo.
The area is well known for its strong currents and is often recommended for divers with experience. Komodo is relatively remote but if you want an adventure and incredible diving it should be at the top of your bucket list. Expect to find an array of dive sites perfectly suited for drift diving.
Komodo National Park has plenty to offer macro-lovers too. Sheltered dive sites boast a myriad of critters hiding among the slopes and walls of healthy hard and soft corals.
It is possible to dive year-round due to the dry weather. Water temperature can be on the low side, sometimes dipping below 77°F (25°C), so bring extra layers of neoprene or a hood on top of a basic 3 mm suit to stay comfortable.
The north area of Komodo National Park is a good place for shark spotting at underwater seamounts. Visibility is usually quite good at 66-100 ft (20-30 m) and if the current is strong enough, a reef hook will come in handy, allowing you to relax and take in the action.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Labuan Bajo is the nearest airport and is serviced by flights from Bali and Jakarta. Alternatively, there are several ferries and speedboats which depart from Sape and also tourist boats which travel from other islands in Indonesia like Lombok.
Liveaboards depart from Labuan Bajo harbour, where you'll also find accommodation and shore-based operators. Ask for an airport pick up for the quickest and easiest option.