Komodo National & Marine Park!
Komodo(Indonesian:Pulau Komodo) is one of the 17,508 islands that comprise the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. Komodo Island has a surface area of 390 square kilometers and a human population of over two thousand. The people of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and who have mixed with Bugis from Sulawesi. The people are primarily adherents of Islam but there are also Christian and Hindu congregations.
Komodo is part of the Lesser Sunda chain and forms part of the Komodo National Park. It lies between the substantially larger neighboring islands; Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east. The island's surface area covers 390 square kilometers. Komodo Island is home to the Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on earth.
Liveaboard dive & exploration cruises depart by most operators from Labuan Bajo or Maumere / Flores. The Komodo National Park is definitely one of the highlights to dive and cruise in the Indonesian Archipelago and because of its relative easy accessibility one of the most demanded dive and cruise destinations in Indonesia also because of the world famous Komodo Dragon lizard which can be observed in the National Park areas by visitors.
The Komodo Marina Park offers a great variety of fishes, superb and untouched coral reefs, big fishes hunting actions, and pelagic fishes at every dive site will make your dives unforgettable.
Komodo is also known for its population of manta rays, it earns its reputation not only for the majestic rays, but also of its abundance of marine life and huge populations of corals. The best way to hit all of these top dive spots in Komodo is to go on a liveaboard for at least 3 days (but preferably 7) so you can reach the further out dive spots that aren’t accessible on the main land.