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Wicked Diving

Kampung Tenga, Jalan Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores,NTT 86554 , East Nusa Tenggara, 86554, Komodo, Indonesia
Komodo Dragons, just the idea of seeing the largest living lizards can instill a sense of awe in most of us. However, thinking of Komodo National park as nothing more than the dragons vastly underestimates the beauty of the region. Featuring some of the most exotic and diverse marine environments on earth as well as thrilling dive sites – Komodo Diving is unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. Manta Rays drift by while we stare at pygmy seahorses. Sharks and Dolphins predate on the vast schools of fish that thrive in these rich waters where the Pacific and Indian oceans meet. Or step in for a drift dive faster than any you’ve ever experienced Our Komodo Dive Center The park is vast, and blessed with many small islands, the large islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar also have dozens of small bays and coves which mean there are literally hundreds of dive sites. Some of these coves plunge down into the depths with steep walls of coral, some feature rivers mouths and low-viz muck diving, others are home to huge fields of seagrass where we encounter Dugongs grazing, while some are little underwater valleys straight out of diving heaven. Then come all the small islands – some no more than simple seamounts surrounded by schools of fish numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Here we often find the apex predators like the 6 commonly seen species of sharks – but don’t fear these are all non-threatening to humans and view us with nothing more than passing curiosity as there is sooooo much other marine life for them to feast on! The channels between the islands (the Lintah Strait) is famous for it’s currents. where the Indian and Pacific meet, the entire tidal flow of an ocean pass through each day. This also means the most convenient place for migratory species to move between the seas. A large number of Whales have been seen here (not underwater…not yet), 5 of the 6 species of sea turtles pass through, plus hundreds more. These currents also mean the freshest waters and rich plankton from the depths of the cool Indian ocean keep the corals and reef fish very well fed and healthy! Komodo diving trips offer some of the strangest mix of species found in one place and an almost never ending variety of things to see. Over the course of a season (March-December) we move our dive sites due to changes in currents and water temperatures. October-December finds us diving mostly in the south of the park where cooler waters prevail and the reefs are markedly different. From Mach – October we tend to stay in the Northern part of the park. Our Komodo diving day trips are much shorter – meaning you can enjoythe famous Labuan Bajo sunsets. With the changes in seas, currents and conditions – we can’t emphasize how important safety and standards are. All diving should be safe, but extra caution and attention needs to be paid to your own well-being here. The Komodo diving community has rapidly changed over the past few years and there are still “cowboy” operators who lack even the most basic safety items. It is uncommon for dive boats to even have oxygen!!! Please, please, please…be very cautious with whom you book and how. It can’t be stressed enough that the whole park can be dived safely, but it takes experience, wisdom and eye to safety to do so – a single poor decision here can be fatal. From the giant lizards roaming the beaches to the vast reefs underwater, our Komodo diving liveaboard brings a whole new ethos to a region populated with super-luxury boats and decrepit backpacking “boats”. We operate with a constant emphasis on low-impact and safety-focused dive operations. Leading this is our internship program – starting with the villagers from Komodo Island. Turning from the extractive fishing practices of the past, we have taken several young fishermen and trained then as dive guides. They are not only earning a steady income (one much larger than fishing ever offered) but inspiring others from the village in finding ways to sustainably support themselves and their families. In addition, we offer several Daytrip options from our Komodo Dive center for those wanting to sleep in Labuan Bajo Hotels and explore the park during the day for diving, snorkeling or dragon trekking. Short on time? Not sure if you want to stay for long? Try our unique Flexible Liveaboard…where you can stay for one night or one week Best Time to Visit June and July are the most common months to visit our Komodo dive center. While the skies and water may be more calm, the winds are present, but not very strong, making the days very pleasant and the nights slightly cool. We are open year round and even if diving is affected by weather in one section of the park, we are usually able to visit other parts.
Phone:
+62 812 396 411 43
Email: dps1@wickeddiving.com
Website: wickeddiving.com/wd-locations/komodo-dive-center/

SPECIAL OFFERS:

    FACILITIES:

    • Camera Hire
    • Equipment Servicing
    • Instructor Training Centre
    • Nitrox fills
    • Resort/Intro Dives

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    Komodo Dive Center – Diving These are typically 3 dive days visiting many different sites throughout the park and a great option for those short on time or prefer sleeping on land.