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Manta Rhei
40 reviews
This shop is run by a friendly Belgian family that loves to share their passion for diving. Join them at their newfound home of Komodo and let them show you why they love Komodo. They also cook awesome food (including yummy Belgian waffles!), so that you're kept well-fed in between dives!

What Guests Say

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1501 reviews

We were told it was not possible to visit Komodo as a day trip from Bali, Seek Sophie and Alexandria Cruise really made it happened for us. Alexandria Cruise gave us personal and super helpful tips in prepping f...

Cheung Grace

This trip ticked all the boxes: Great view from Padar - several Komodo lizzards - lots of snorkling with nice corals, fish, turtles and manta's. All staff was very friendly and helpful. An extra 'dank je wel' fo...

Hans & Hans

The person running this trip was very friendly and helpfull

Rick

One of the best tours we have done. You don’t spend all day on the boat, the viewpoints are spectacular and they get there first to most places. I don’t like how they did the snorkel at manta point, it seemed li...

Sean matthews

Was the perfect day! Very friendly guide and crew! We saw so much more than we expected and loved every second of it. Thank you so much

Hannah

The trip was amazing. We did so many cool things, and i loved seeing the comodo dragons, the Mantas and the turtles. The service was excellent as well. Thanks so much!

Maja Pätzold

The was very well organized and so good to start very early. Therefore we got to visit every spot earlier than other tourists so it was calm and chilled.
The guys were so friendly and spoke English well. ...

Lena

My husband and I are now 11 weeks into a 12 week holiday and we have taken lots of tours. However, this cruise has to be one of the best trips I have been on. From pick up to drop off was perfect. They really lo...

Donna W

Helpful Questions

How do you get to Komodo National Park?

The easiest way to get to Komodo Island is by flying to the nearby Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, Flores. From there, you can take a boat ride to Komodo National Park. Komodo National Park is approximately a 1-2 hour boat ride from Labuan Bajo (depending on whether you take a speedboat or a slowboat).

How can I safely encounter Komodo dragons in their natural habitat?

To safely encounter Komodo dragons in their natural habitat, it is essential to visit the Komodo National Park with an experienced guide. These local guides are knowledgeable about the dragons' behavior and will ensure your safety while maintaining a respectful distance from the animals. Additionally, it is important to follow the guidelines provided by the park and your guide, such as not feeding the dragons, wearing appropriate footwear, and staying on designated paths.

What are some of the top diving spots in Komodo National Park?
  • Manta Point - Known for its large population of manta rays, this site is perfect for observing these majestic creatures up close.
  • Castle Rock - An underwater pinnacle teeming with fish, sharks, and other marine life, Castle Rock is ideal for experienced divers seeking a thrilling adventure.
  • Batu Bolong - A coral-covered rock formation that attracts an abundance of marine life, including turtles, reef sharks, and schools of colorful fish.
  • Cannibal Rock - This dive site features stunning soft corals, sea fans, and a variety of macro creatures, making it a favorite among underwater photographers.
  • Tatawa Besar - With its gentle currents, Tatawa Besar offers a relaxing drift dive along a vibrant coral reef, perfect for divers of all levels.
What is the best time of year to visit Komodo National Park

We would highly recommend not visiting Komodo National Park during January to March as this is monsoon season and most boats don't run during this time, other than the one day speedboats. Even the one day speedboat trips may sometimes be cancelled if the weather is so bad that it's deemed unsafe to go out on the day. So if you visit Komodo National Park during this period, include more buffer time just in case your initially booked trip gets cancelled because of the weather.


Other than that, the other months are fine to visit Komodo National Park. The timing that you visit will determine what you'll get to see as some months are better for Komodo dragon sightings and other months are better for Manta Ray sightings.


For Komodo dragon sightings, the ideal time to visit is during the dry season, which typically occurs between April and November. However, it is essential to avoid the mating season (July and August) when the dragons are less active. During mating season, the large dragons would be much more difficult to spot and you'll likely only see small, monitor-lizard sized dragons.


Manta rays on the other hand love the rainy season. So if you only care about seeing them, the rainy season from December to February can be an excellent time to visit. Although the weather is wetter, manta rays are more likely to be spotted during this period as they tend to aggregate near the surface to feed on plankton.


To maximize your chances of seeing both Komodo dragons and manta rays, consider visiting during the shoulder months of April, May, October, and November. These months generally offer favorable weather conditions and fewer crowds, increasing your chances of memorable wildlife encounters.

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