We are headed back to beautiful Indonesia, and this time to a new destination for us, Komodo National Park! Indonesia has some of the world’s best diving! This is an actively protected marine park! You have heard of the famous Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard? Originally the park was founded in 1980 to protect this amazing lizard. Later it was dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species. In 1991 the national park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and recently, one of the new “New 7 Wonders of Nature!” If you are looking for an excellent and affordable live aboard with INCREDIBLE diving in a safe area, you found it!
So what else will you expect to see the this Komodo Island area with over a 900 square miles of protected national park? The park falls within the Coral Triangle, stretching from the Philippines to the Solomons to Java, and is considered the most biodiverse marine area on Earth. In the park there are over 1,000 fish species, almost 300 types of coral, 70 sponges, 14 species of whales, six turtle species, and even dugongs in this protected area. Marine ecosystems, including fringing and patch coral reefs, mangrove forests, seagrass beds, sand, and seamounts. Highlights of the itinerary: Manta rays and occasional Molas in Langkoi, excellent macro life, schooling fishes such as jacks, bumphead wrasses, excellent soft coral growth, torpedo rays, and sea apples in Mota Island. Yes, we are going during manta season, so we hope to see these beautiful creatures, as well! Temps on the “Komodo Deep South Itinerary” range from 75 – 84 degrees F. Currents bring in the nutrients, so we’ll be in for some fun drift diving. An advanced certification OR experience diving in stronger currents is needed. The diversity and abundance of marine life is stunning from large to small, we enjoy it all! There will be the walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons, too! Come join us, and experience it for this experience of a lifetime!
You Tube Video: Komodo!