Div­ing & Snorke­l­ing in Ko­modo

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It has been said time and time again that the Ko­modo Na­tional Park has the po­ten­tial to be­come one of the world’s best div­ing des­ti­na­tions. There are over 1,000 species of fish and more than 350 reef build­ing corals. Any diver would be en­thralled with the ex­plo­sion of colours in the va­ri­ety of dive sites that can be found around Ko­modo.

Ex­pect many dif­fer­ent types of dive sites where you can search out the unique and won­der­ful, swim into caves or through boul­ders, dive-drop from pin­na­cles or un­der­wa­ter cliffs, or sim­ply just drift in the bril­liant, clear water with the abun­dance of ma­rine life in the rich­est and most colour­ful reef ar­eas you would ever en­counter.

As Ko­modo lies in the heart of the Coral Tri­an­gle, an area that sci­en­tists have de­scribed as the most di­verse ma­rine habi­tat on Earth, divers and snorkel­ers will be able to ob­serve a plethora of ma­rine life un­like any other as well as un­der­wa­ter flora and fauna.

Each dive site has its own unique char­ac­ter­is­tics, and is af­fected by the tide at dif­fer­ent times and in dif­fer­ent ways. A good knowl­edge of the local con­di­tions is es­sen­tial to avoid any un­com­fort­able and po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous ex­pe­ri­ences.

If you’re not into div­ing but love snorke­l­ing, do con­sider ac­com­pa­ny­ing a dive boat out to the open waters as th­ese would usu­ally head out to some of the best reefs within the Park. While the divers are un­der­wa­ter, try ex­plor­ing the sites with a snorkel. How­ever do bear in mind that not all dive sites are suit­able for snorkel­ers but you can al­ways dis­cuss pos­si­bil­i­ties of trips with dive oper­a­tors be­fore you make a book­ing. There are plenty of cer­ti­fied dive and snorkel cen­tres in Ko­modo with many op­tions and pack­ages avail­able based on your pref­er­ence.

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