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Flores, Indonesia

Komodo Dives

Why go: Manta Rays, Top dive site

Best time: January, August, November, December

  • Location Flores, Indonesia
  • Time 1 day to 3 days
  • Noun dumbbells enabled Average to Intermediate
  • Dollar From $55.42 USD to $411.40 USD
As the boat whisks you away onto the waters of Komodo National Park, the view of the surrounding green volcanic islands and deep blue waters is enchanting. If that's not mesmerizing enough, the underwater world will capture your heart. Komodo waters are the epicenter of marine biodiversity. Here, you will find sharks, dolphins, turtles, graceful manta rays and vibrantly-coloured schools of fish. As you enjoy the jewelled tones of coral, pinnacles and sea mounts, you can also experience drift and wall diving.

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Leisure Dives

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1 day Leisure Dives (3 Dives)

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Earliest available Aug 20, 2019
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1 day Leisure Dives & trek

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1 day Leisure Dives

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Earliest available Aug 28, 2019
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Manta Rhei

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1 day Leisure Dives & trek

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1 day Leisure Dives (3 Dives)

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Earliest available Aug 25, 2019
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Tasik Divers Komodo

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Open Water Certification

Open Water Certification

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Open water diving is an entry-level diving certification course that lets you dive in open waters independently. Divers gain basic knowledge of skills, equipment and theory for diving to a recommended depth of about 18 metres (60 ft). You can do this without any prior diving experience.

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3 day Open Water Cert

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3 day Open Water Cert

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Manta Rhei

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3 day Open Water Cert

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Advanced Open Water Certification

Advanced Open Water Certification

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The Advanced Open Water certification course is suitable for divers who already have their Open Water Certification. The course allows divers to explore a broader variety of diving to a maximum depth of 30 metres (100 ft).

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2 day Advanced Cert

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2 day Advanced Cert

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Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 2 days
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3 day Advanced Cert

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Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 3 days
Earliest available Aug 25, 2019
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This is for divers who are looking to see a greater variety of dive sites. By living on the boat, you get the opportunity to venture further afield!

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3 day Liveaboard Dives (Dorm)

Standard itinerary + Rinca Island Trek
Private trip Private 3 days 2 nights
Earliest available Aug 25, 2019
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1 day Leisure Dives (3 Dives)

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Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 1 day
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iDive

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1 day Leisure Dives & trek

Standard itinerary + Trek to Rinca Island
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 1 day
Earliest available Aug 20, 2019
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1 day Leisure Dives

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Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 1 day
Earliest available Aug 28, 2019
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Manta Rhei

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1 day Leisure Dives & trek

Standard itinerary + Trek to Rinca Island
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 1 day
Earliest available Aug 28, 2019
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Manta Rhei

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1 day Leisure Dives (3 Dives)

Standard itinerary
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 1 day
Earliest available Aug 25, 2019
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Tasik Divers Komodo

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Open Water Certification

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Open water diving is an entry-level diving certification course that lets you dive in open waters independently. Divers gain basic knowledge of skills, equipment and theory for diving to a recommended depth of about 18 metres (60 ft). You can do this without any prior diving experience.

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3 day Open Water Cert

Standard itinerary
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 3 days
Earliest available Aug 25, 2019
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iDive

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3 day Open Water Cert

Standard itinerary
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 3 days
Earliest available Aug 28, 2019
Guided By:

Manta Rhei

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5 years experience
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411.40 USD

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3 day Open Water Cert

Standard itinerary
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 3 days
Earliest available Aug 25, 2019
Guided By:

Tasik Divers Komodo

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4 years experience
Fluent English

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374 USD

Per person

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Advanced Open Water Certification

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  • Intermediate difficulty

The Advanced Open Water certification course is suitable for divers who already have their Open Water Certification. The course allows divers to explore a broader variety of diving to a maximum depth of 30 metres (100 ft).

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2 day Advanced Cert

Standard itinerary
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 2 days
Earliest available Aug 20, 2019
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iDive

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2 day Advanced Cert

Standard itinerary
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 2 days
Earliest available Aug 28, 2019
Guided By:

Manta Rhei

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5 years experience
Fluent English

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374 USD

Per person

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3 day Advanced Cert

Standard itinerary
Group trip Group (Group Size: 4) 3 days
Earliest available Aug 25, 2019
Guided By:

Tasik Divers Komodo

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4 years experience
Fluent English

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360.40 USD

Per person

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Liveaboard Dives

  • Noun dumbbells enabled
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  • Average difficulty

This is for divers who are looking to see a greater variety of dive sites. By living on the boat, you get the opportunity to venture further afield!

Compare and Book

3 day Liveaboard Dives (Dorm)

Standard itinerary + Rinca Island Trek
Private trip Private 3 days 2 nights
Earliest available Aug 25, 2019
Guided By:
DDK

Dragon Dive Komodo

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7 years experience
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55.42 USD

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What you should know

The diving takes place in Komodo National Park, and the nearest airport is Komodo Domestic Airport, better known as Labuan Bajo Airport (LBJ) on Flores Island. You'll need to make your way to Labuan Bajo town and our guides will provide return water transfers from the harbour to the dive sites in Komodo National Park.

If you're flying in from outside Indonesia, your best bet may be to fly into Bali, and then take a flight from Bali to LBJ (approximately 1-1.5 hours depending on airline). There are multiple daily flights from Bali to LBJ.

It's mandatory to dive with a divemaster in Komodo National Park to ensure the safety of all divers.

There's no need to train up, though you should be confident in the water.  Although Komodo waters are known for their currents, there are many spots with varying difficulty levels and something can be found for divers of all levels (even complete beginners who are looking to obtain their Open Water certificaton).

There is no bad time to dive in Komodo National Park, as the varied dive spots each have something to offer at different times of the year. That said, the best visibility is from November to January where you can dive down to 30 metres with great visibility. The best time for manta ray sightings is December to February and the best time for Mola Mola sightings is August.

Temperature here ranges from 20-28 degrees celsius, with southern dive sites tending to be cooler and northern dive sites tending to be warmer.

It depends on which option you pick: leisure dives will take a day, Advanced Open Water certification will take between two and three days, and Open Water certification will take three days.

Open Water certification is for complete beginners who have previously not tried diving before. Advanced certification is for divers who are looking to advance their diving skills. leisure dives are for divers who have already obtained their Open Water certification (i.e. those holding a PADI, SSI (or equivalent) diving license.) You will be going to different dive sites in Komodo National Park depending on your dive level and which option you pick.

While you are staying in Labuan Bajo, you should make sure to go to the night market for amazingly fresh seafood. You can pick out your fish to be grilled or fried right there on the spot. Also stop by Catur'z Kopi Club for some good local coffee and Indonesian food. The staff here is incredibly helpful and sweet.

Here's a summary of some of the dive sites you may find in Komodo National Park. Where you end up diving will depend on the weather on the day and your dive level - though if you have any specific preference, please do speak to us or your divemaster!

Manta Alley: one of the most famous sites in the south of Komodo Island. Ranging in depth from 10 to 30 metres below, there's a rock outcrop on the surface with an alley where mantas are almost guaranteed to be seen.  

Manta Point (Makassar Reef): another well known spot that is epic for seeing manta rays. In this flat channel, mantas come to get cleaned so it’s a waiting game before a group of 10 or 15 comes by. If timed correctly, the current here can be quite mild.

Batu Bolong: this rocky reef drops to 70 metres and has some of the healthiest coral around, with incredibly dense fish life. This site has pretty strong currents, and is not recommended for beginners.

End of the world: is all about wall diving with caves and overhangs, while the coral is untouched. This is another one with strong currents so should be approached with caution. It goes down to 40 metres.

Crystal Rock: is another pinnacle dive, where the reef features golden and orange sponges. Octopus, hawksbill turtles and even dolphins can be found here. Try to time a dive here when the currents are weak.

Yellow Wall (of Texas): is indeed yellow due to sea cucumbers and feather stars. This is a stellar place for macro photos and is best when there's some good sunlight.

Sebayur Kecil: is a good spot for beginners with not very strong currents but amazing coral formations and pristine white sand bottom where you will spot garden eels, goat fish as well as a random pelagic.

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