Komodo Island Scuba Diving
The underwater landscape of eastern Indonesia is indeed known for being clean and not polluted yet. Therefore, the corals, fishes, and the entire biodiversity are still living naturally in the native habitats. One of the areas is around Komodo Island and Labuan Bajo. It is reasonable if some spots in the waters of Komodo Island are good for activities like Scuba Diving and snorkeling. So, what are the best spots of Komodo Island Scuba Diving? Here they are.
Bidadari Island is a small island located not far from Labuan Bajo and Komodo Island. In general, it is in the middle of the cluster of the Komodo Islands. In the beginning, this island is only famous for its beaches and the landscapes above the water. Then, along with the increase of Labuan Bajo and Komodo Island’s popularity for diving and snorkeling, the waters around Bidadari Island are also highly recommended for such activities. Undeniably, the clear water and various underwater creatures make many tourists interested to see them. So, if you have a chance to visit Komodo Island, this small island should not be missed out for the next destination.
Compared to any other underwater spots in Labuan Bajo, this island and waters around are indeed still not really famous. But it should be good for you who want to dive in peace. Yes, there are not many people who come here so that the island, beaches, and waters are still relatively quiet.
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However, although the spot is not really popular, the underwater scenery offered is really beautiful and unforgettable. You can see colorful corals and fishes as well as being closer and interacting with them. After that, just spend your time a little bit more to enjoy the beach or climb up to the top of the hill to see the scenery around.
This island is also located too far from Labuan Bajo; it is even only 10 km from the coastal area of this town. Similar to Kambing Island, this island is indeed not as popular as Labuan Bajo or Komodo Island for the tourist spot. But this is an advantage for you since this location tends to be cleaner and quieter. Aside from enjoying the beaches and hills, make sure to spend your time here more for scuba diving. The colorful corals are living naturally while the decorative islands are swimming around. So, it is not exaggerating to say that Seraya Island is such a hidden paradise.
If you don’t want to go too far from Labuan Bajo, Crystal Rock is indeed a good idea for scuba diving. This spot has been really famous all around the world for the underwater scenery. It is not exaggerating if numerous worldwide divers just love to come here to enjoy seeing the stunning corals and fishes swimming around them. Meanwhile, the depth and temperature of this spot are ideal for diving. So, Crystal Rock is highly recommended for underwater sports.
Do you want to see Manta Ray closer? So, you should go here; Manta Point. Not far from Labuan Bajo, this popular diving spot offers you the biodiversity you may never see in any other places. Manta Ray is a species of stingray that has been rare currently but famous for its size that is bigger than the averages. Unfortunately, the groups of this species cannot be seen anytime. You should dive from March to April and from September to November to see the animals swimming around. Sure, Manta Ray is not the only species to see in this Komodo Island Scuba Diving spot. You can see the corals and schools of colorful fishes around also.
Komodo Island Phinisi
Recent years, Komodo Island has become a dream destination for many people. Not only for domestic tourists but also foreign tourists as well. In Komodo National Park area, there are many islands that can be visited here. In addition, the clear water sea also suitable for some activities, such as snorkeling, diving, and swimming. Of course, you have to meet dragons as a must-visit list. However, there are many ways to explore Komodo National Park, one of them is taking a pinisi ship. There are many pinisi ships operating in Komodo National Park. Some of those ships offer you with luxury and impressive Komodo Island Phinisi. Usually, the ship departs from the Labuan Bajo Port and will end in the same port as well.
Types of ships in Komodo Island
Komodo sailing will bring you to sail in Komodo National Park which contains beautiful islands and was bordered by the blue sea water of Komodo Island. To visit beautiful islands here, not only one, then you can sail using a boat available in Labuan Bajo. There are several ship options for you who want to do sailing on Komodo Island. Your choice will affect your expenses during your vacation on Komodo Island.
Fan Boat is a ship that has a length around 15 to 23 meters with a width of 4 meters and a maximum capacity for 8 passengers. This boat offers you with affordable price with rooms available in 2 to 3 rooms inside.
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This is also based on the type of ship and many of them offer you with sufficient facilities in each room during your sailing in Komodo Island.
This is the most best-selling boat used from many activities in Komodo sailing. Ac Boat generally has a length of 18 to 25 meters with an area around 3 to 4 meters. This boat can be filled up by 8 to 12 passengers during your trip. These boats have an air conditioner in each room and one of the most desirable boats during Komodo exploration. This boat also accommodates you with clean water that you can use for bathing and other purposes while on a board. Therefore, this ship is highly recommended for your 3 days 2 nights based on its capacity.
Phinisi Boat is a type of luxury ship like a cruise ship for your travel on Komodo Island. A phinisi ship offers you with different lengths and has spacious room for you. Phinisi usually has 3 to 5 rooms with a total capacity for 12 people. Phinisi ships are very comfortable along with many facilities will make you as you stay in 5-star hotels but you are floating on the sea actually. Phinisi can accommodate so much clean water. This ship is highly recommended for your 4 days and 3 nights tours with a very comfortable place. However, to rent this boat, you need to pay more or even much expensive than other ships or boats. But, you will get 5-star facilities and worth with the price that you pay.
Open Deck Boat
This is a boat with a length around 20 meters and width of around 3 meters. The open deck is a boat that has no rooms but still offers up with the open rest and a capacity for 12 passengers. This ship is highly recommended for those who want to sail just in 1 day and more affordable price. This ship also helps you to feel enjoy and relax while you admiring the beautiful scenery in front of you. If you have more budget, then Komodo Island Phinisi is your best choice.