Dive Sites in Komodo


If you have a bucket list of dive sites you need to visit, Komodo Islands should be one of them. Colourful reefs, sharks, manta rays and plenty surprises is what you’ll find. Although you can jump into the water anywhere in and around the Komodo National Park, a lot of these dive sites are seasonal as they are affected by currents. Pick from this list of dive spots in Komodo Islands based on their speciality;


Darat Passage North

Drift drive + Snorkelling


These shallow reefs are extremely rich in marine life. The dive is done from West to East as the channel becomes shallower and the current increases. The current gradually gets milder and drops you off closer to the island as the dive ends.

Castle Rock

Bat Fish + Barracuda


This site has excellent visibility and the sight of 3-4 friendly bat fishes and Barracudas is guaranteed.

Crystal Bomie

Yellow Ribbon Sweetlips


This site also has very clear visibility and different species of fishes are seen seasonally.

Gill Lawa Laut

Pretty Coral Reef


Gill Lawa Laut is the north-eastern tip of the Komodo National Park and has several dive spots. This is also good for night diving.

Darat Passage South

Drift drive + Golden Passage


The Golden Passage is one of the top drift sites, where the current brings you closer to the corner as the dive ends.

Batu Bolong

Rocky Islands + Colourful Coral and fish


Batu Bolong is a tiny rocky island and one can only dive when there is not too much current.

Batu Tiga

Big fish dive + Groupers


Recommended for experienced divers, this dive site is accessible by boats.

Pink Sand Beach

Pink Sand + Night Dive


Aptly named, the Pink Beach is one of the 7 beaches in the world and is a natural wonder. It is a famous tourist site and and the water has striking colours.


Large Napoleon Wrasse


This is a small island with steep dropping walls. Many big fishes can be seen along the steep walls.

Loh Namu

Large Coral Trout + Malabar Groupers


Some of the largest Grouper schools can be seen here and you can find interesting marine lives in hidden caves.

Loh Sera

Underwater Pinnacles + Dogtooth Tuna


Dogtooth Tuna can be seen near the pinnacles, which is recommended only for experienced divers. Beginners should stay near the walls where one can spot turtles and other marine life.


Steep Rocky Walls + Schools of Surgeon Fish


This southern tip of the island is a must visit dive side. There are huge schools of tiny fishes in shallow waters and larger fishes as you go deeper.

German Flag

Shallow Water + Manta Rays


The high density planktons attract Manta Rays that can be seen swimming near the surface.

TNC Rock

Deep Water + Sharks


The corals are not very impressive but this is one of the most adventurous dives recommended for experienced divers. Best way to dive is to go straight down up current and witness the sharks.

Manta Alley

Rocky Island + Manta Rays


As the name suggests, this tiny island has a lot of Manta Rays. Even when there are no Manta Rays, it is an excellent dive site as the corals have minimal damage.

References: Divescover, Divekomodo

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