Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Known for the wide variety of land animals and birds living in the region. Komodo has also made a name for itself underwater and is a hot-spot on many a scuba divers bucket list.
Background to Komodo
The park was established in 1980 with the aim of protecting the Komodo Dragon and its habitat. As the years passed and the interest in the area grew the goals for the park also grew. In recognition of the Parks importance in 1986 it was designated a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Location and scuba diving
Komodo national park has three main islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar. Additionally the park has numerous smaller islands all within a total area of 1817km² and planned extensions to 2321km². The park has one of the richest bio-diverse marine environments on earth. Many coral reefs, mangroves, seamounts and seagrass beds create the perfect sanctuary for more than 1,000 species of fish. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and a large array of whales all reside within the national park waters. Our diving week will comprise of daily boat dives with a short commute to the dive sites aboard the resorts comfortable dive boat. You can find more details in the itinerary below.
Getting there and our top tip
To transit in and out of Komodo we have to use the airport at Labuan Bajo, from there it is a short boat ride to the Komodo Resort Diving Club. Simple. Although the savvy traveler would be wise to avoid domestic flights in the afternoon; let me explain… With so many domestic flights in Indonesia you would not be surprised to hear that delays do occur on a regular basis. From our experience it is wise to book flights as early as possible in the morning and therefore avoid unwanted delays later in the day. Our top tip is to night stop in Bali near Denpasar airport and book your flights for the following morning. Not only will this avoid the delays but it will also have you arriving in good time for the transfer boat to Sebayur islands and our resort home for the week.
If one week away isn’t enough for you, let us know and we will take you through options available. Fancy a few nights in Nusa Penida or maybe Alor? We can assist in tagging these onto your trip.
Reservations and availability
We are limiting the number of guests accompanying us on this expedition to 10 in total. So far we have 8 guests and the last 2 places are up for grabs. If you have more questions please check our FAQ’s further down the page or get in touch. Making a reservation is also simple, just get in touch and we’ll do the rest.
Komodo Resort & Dive Club
As the only resort within Komodo National Park, we will reach the best dive sites in a third of the time it takes others travelling from other resorts. This unique biosphere contains almost 6000 Komodo dragons, deer, monkeys, lizards and birds surrounded by turquoise waters.
In your traditionally designed lodge, you’ll find a large comfortable bed, enclosed bathroom and a private veranda with seating and sunset views.
Each lodge comes with a path from your room to the beach and a partially shaded wooden beach deck with a pair of sun loungers.