Komodo National Park is located about 200 nautical miles east of Bali was established in 1980 to protect the endangered Komodo Dragon. The park includes 3 major Island: Komodo, Rinca and Padar and marine waters of about 130,000ha.
Komodo national park houses more then 1,000 species of fishes and 260 species of reef coral, with dugong, sharks, manta rays, whales, dolphins and sea turtle also making the list.
Diving in Komodo can be divided into North and South. The north experience warm water that’s flows from Banda Seas while the south has cooler water that flows from the Indian Ocean. Diving season in Komodo is year round but the best diving conditions are between April and October for most dive sites.
What to see
Komodo Marine Park is has of the richest marine enrivonment with over 250 coral reef species and over a 1000 species of fishes. Komodo dragon is also not to be missed when visiting Komodo
Visibility is generally better from December to April with a lower visibility in the dry season due to oceanic up-welling and plankton richness, which makes this area very rich in marine life, especially invertebrates. An underwater photographers dream. Highest temperatures in the south are during the rainy season.
Generally provide better visibility year round. Water temperature is usually higher. Fish are abundant everywhere but the rocks and reefs in 'current' areas provide the best chances for spotting the bigger fish, especially the sharks and pelagics.
Dry Season: April to December
Rainy Season: January to March
Diving Season: Year round
Best Diving Period: April to November (Dry Season)
North Komodo: 25ºC - 29ºC
Central Komodo: 24ºC - 28ºC
South Komodo: 22ºC - 28ºC
Visibility: 10-30m year round