Indonesia has some of the greatest diving in the world, and Komodo Marine Park is its climax. Komodo Island is situated 200 nautical miles east of Bali, between the islands of Flores and Sumbawa.
The diversity of the environment, quantity of life, and variety of species, combined with favourable weather, make it second to none. Komodo’s symbol of international fame is it’s dragons, the world’s largest living reptiles, which are unique to the area.
Komodo National Park contains 132,000 hectares of marine waters. The number and variety of islands, coupled with a range of physical conditions, such as wind exposure, current and wave action, result in a high diversity of coastal and marine habitats, including coral reefs, rocky shores, sea grass beds and sandy bays and mangroves.
The waters that surround the island are turbulent and teeming with unparalleled marine life. A marine reserve has recently been established, which is largely undocumented and unexplored.
In the north you’ll experience the warm clear waters that flow from the Flores and Banda seas. The environment is typical of most tropical locations throughout the world, and the hard coral reefs are extensive and in pristine condition. To the south, are cooler water that flows from the Indian Ocean. It is not unusual to encounter whales, whale sharks, mantas, sunfish and other planktonic feeders during dives on the southern sites.
Upwelling caused by deep ocean currents colliding with the continental shelf force an endless supply of food toward the surface, resulting in rich coral gardens and a frenzy of marine life.
When you are not exploring the fabulous underwater environment, you’ll have the opportunity to head for dry land. Visit the local villagers and hear stories of their neighbour, the fearsome Komodo Dragon, who grows to 2.5 metres in length and around 125 kilos. If you’re game, you might even like to go trekking to see one for yourself. Bear in mind though that the Komodo Dragon is an alert and agile predator, and worthy of respect.
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