The Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores.
It was stablished in 1980 to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. Over the years the goals for the Park have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. In 1991 the Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, both indications of the Park's biological importance.
On 11.11.2011 Komodo was voted as one of the "New7Wonders of Nature"!
Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands creating a total surface area (marine and land) of 1817km (proposed extensions would bring the total surface area up to 2,321km2). As well as being home to the Komodo dragon, the Park provides refuge for many other notable terrestrial species. Moreover, the Park includes one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays. These habitats harbor more than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles also make Komodo National Park their home.
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Taste the adventure of diving in the World Heritage site of Komodo National Park.
MOANA's experienced Padi guide and Instructor dive these waters nearly every day, all year long. We know the dive sites, the currents and the marine life. Our passion and knowledge of the area will keep you amazed through the whole of your safari with us.
Around Komodo we have over 50 sites to choose from and have areas to suit every level of experience.
What to expect underwater?
The corals in Komodo National park are pristine, with mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugong. Lots of pelagics, to the tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, frog fish. The sites vary from gentle easy coral slopes to rides, from the warm waters of the Flores Sea in the north to the chillier waters down south in the Indian Ocean. The underwater terrain is so varied with sheer cliff walls, pinnacles, channels, sandy flat bottoms, underwater plateaus, slopes etc, all with varying colours, sizes and types of coral both hard and soft.