Komodo National Park was officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and is one of the largest protected zones on the planet.
The park consists of three major islands; Komodo, Rinca and Padar as well as a number of smaller ones. Only on these legendary islands do Komodo dragons, survivors of the prehistoric carnivores that thrived in tropical Asia some 100 million years ago, still live and roam freely. The best way to experience diving in this area is on a liveaboard during the peak diving season from mid-April until the end of October.
The waters offer an incredible diversity or marine life including critters, sharks, manta rays, dolphin, napoleon wrasse, whales and turtles. There are over 50 dive sites to explore, varying from colourful shallow coral gardens to fast flowing drift dives along the walls, pinnacles rising from the deep and calm conditions in the bays where macro life is prolific in the volcanic sands. A full 5mm wetsuit is recommended for some of the colder dive sites on these itineraries.
Whilst each liveaboard itinerary may be different, all boats will visit the top dive sites in the park as well as Moyo Island (massive elephant and barrel sponges) and Sangeang (famous for its critters).
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