Frequently asked questions
Marine life in komodo
Komodo diving is some of the most prolific, in term of species count, in all of Indonesia. So far, over 260 species of reef building corals have been identified, 70 species of sponges, and over a staggering 1000 fish species .
Just naming a few, you are likely to see manta rays, ocean sunfish, pigmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, the hifhly venomous blue ringed octopus, eagle rays and even dolphins.
All this life is supported by prominent tidal changes and very fast currents that originate from deeper, cooler waters.
They hold in suspesion an incredible amount of nutrients and planktonic organisms that essensial ly act like fertilisers for reefs this huge injection of nutrients and biomass is reponsible for sustaining the abudant number of species in Komodo and mantaining a very healthy ecosystem
Best Dive sites in KOMODO
Batu Bolong is a huge pinnacle just to the west of Komodo Island, it's base reaches a depth of 250 feet (75m), and is therefore primarily a well dive.
Fisherman have gerally avoided this area due to the rocky terrain and exceptionally strong current, leaving Batu Bolong in absolutely pristine condition.
Manta Alley consists mainly of several channels that attract manta rays , the rock are lined with bright orange soft corals, which are now home to a wide variety of invertebrates including harlequin shrimp. The chanels lie in a depth of 60 feet (18m) where you can spot giant trevallies, baracuda and if you were lucky , the black spotted ribon tail ray.
Canibal Rock is perhaps one of the best dive sites in Komodo, it is an all around beautiful site to go scuba diving in, and holds green turtles ( the most endangered of all the sea turtles), pigmy seahorese sat upon purple gorgonian fans, blue anemones and incredible shoals of fusiliers.
and so much more dive sites in Labuan Bajo Komodo that you can explore
Best time to dive in komodo
It's possible to go on a Komodo diving cruise all year arround, in part thanks to the glorious tropical climate.
Dry season last from April until November, whilst the busiest period is from April to August, the best weather is during dry season, the seas are relatively flat and there is virtually no rain.
Rainy seasson is from November until March, and when winds pick up slightly and the area receives the majority of it's annual rainfall.
Average water temperatures depend on wether you are diving towards to the north or south. north are warmer reaching a high of 82 Fahrenheit (28c) while the south can be as low as 68 F (20c).
Visibility is as its best between November and March
Experience Level for Diving Komodo
Scuba Diving in komodo , it is recomended that one holds an intermediate or advances certification or at least 50 logs for open water
How do i get to Komodo
Anthias Cruise taking you to the Komodo National set sail from Labuan Bajo harbour
as we are based in Flores , the easist way to get here is to grab a flight from Denpasar (DPS) Bali to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) or direct flight from Jakarta (CGK) using Garuda, Batik or City Link will be the most straigh forward option
National Park Fee's
Monday To Saturday - per day IDR 275.000
the standart Monday to Saturday entry price to dive in Komodo National Park is as follows
= 275 IDR per person, per day
Sunday + Public Holidays - per day IDR 350.000
The standart Sunday and public holiday entry price to Dive in Komodo National Park is as follows :
100.000 IDR in local Government Tourism Tax (introduced September 2018)
+ 150.000 IDR per person for National Park harbour clearance
+25.000 add on for scuba diving
= 350 IDR per person, per day
100.000 IDR in local Government Tourism Tax ( introduced September 2018)
+225.000 IDR per person for National Park harbour Clearance
+25.000 add on for scuba diving