Komodo on a Liveaboard Diving Trip

Unarguably, few places in the world can rival Indonesia’s richness. In fact, its incredible 70,000 islands mean no other nation on earth surpasses her. Situated right in the coral triangle, Indonesia has an unequaled diversity and is the home to an astonishing 10 to 15% of the world’s coral reefs and 25% of fish species. Indonesia is brimming with life and it’s easy to admit that some of the world’s first class dive sites are situated in this naturally blessed country.

Taking into account the size of the country it’s so easy to get lost in its regions. The most prominent area and perfect place for diving is Komodo National Park. Many diving enthusiasts choose Komodo Liveaboards to explore diverse and abundant marine life the park has to offer.

Northern part of Komodo National Park and its diving features

The water in the northern part of Komodo National Park is warm and clear, and its marine life is similar to the one that can be found in most tropical seas. The hard and soft coral reefs in this part of the park are incredibly beautiful, rich and provide an exceptional angle for photography opportunities. Without a doubt, you would be delighted by the ever-available scene of schools of Wrasses, Anthias, the magnificent Angel Fish as well as the larger predators such as Giant Trevally and Reef Shark. This exquisite part of the park with an average water temperature of 27-28-degree C is a haven for divers because it conditions support year-round diving. Meanwhile, April to December has been adjudged to be the best season for diving in the North.

Southern part of Komodo National Park and its diving features

Right from the Pink Beach (Pantai Merah) down to the south, one move into the cool rich water gushing out of the depths of Indian Ocean. The upsurge, which is as a result of the Ocean currents bumping into the continental shelf results in an explosion of marine life and force a limitless supply of planktonic food to the area.  In the south, the reefs are vibrant in soft coral life, fans, and large branching corals.

The marine life in this part of the park is astounding and loved by photographers and experienced divers throughout the year. Here, you can witness so much especially invertebrates. There is the pygmy seahorse, nudibranchs, frogfish, torpedo rays, holothurians, and needless to say, the larger filter feeders: Manta rays.

The best season to dive in the south is from October through to April as there is usually a warmer clearer water flooding the sites. At the same time the best season to encounter Manta Rays is December – February.

Check our special page dedicated to Liveaboard diving vacations in Komodo here

There are many liveboards offering diving vacations in the area. You may choose to go on a long trip that includes visiting other regions, or grab your space on a short trip that lasts up to 5 days. There are liveaboards for every pocket. Here is our tailor-made list of high rated liveaboards in each segment:

  1. The best in a budget segment Empress II

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  1. Great money-value option Cheng Ho

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  1. Outstanding Luxury experience Adeelar

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Courtesy of Divebooker “Best dive sites in Komodo North and South

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