The Komodo National Park basically consists of three main islands, two of which are accessible to tourists and two not. The most important is located on the Komodo Rinca, where there are more than 1,000 bird species, reptiles and amphibians. The park includes more than 1,000 islands and even 26 smaller ones that can be visited on boat trips, as well as a number of small islands in the area. The three main islands surround the islands of Komodo, home to the largest and most diverse collection of tropical rainforests in the world. Ideal for adventure travellers, it is home to the famous Komodo dragon and a popular tourist destination. The Komodo dragons are the main attraction of the national park, but Komodo snorkeling and diving has shortly become the second star from this exotic destination. It’s hard to resist the temptation of Komodo’s crystal clear, turquoise water and the peeking reefs underneath. And this is an inspiring guide to help you plan your dream snorkeling trip to Komodo National Park and enjoy nature in all its glory.
First Thing to Check for Komodo Snorkeling Trip
Some places in Komodo is ideal for snorkeling thanks to its super translucent waters, warm temperature, and high visibility. However, Komodo is famous for its strong currents, rich with planktons which create the incredible marine life. This is why site selection is very important for Komodo snorkeling trip. Make sure you pick up easy sites like Kanawa, Manta Point, or Pink Beach. Also, you’ll want to have the best weather condition for the day. It’s best to visit the Komodo National Park during the dry season; May to early October. The sky is bright and the sea is calm, a perfect duo for snorkeling holiday.
Go with Liveaboard
No trip in Komodo is complete without sailing around it for few days in a liveaboard. Not only that you will experience living in Indonesian Phinisi ship, but you will also get transported to best islands and Komodo snorkeling sites around the national park. You can alos join liveaboard’s “snorkel experience” tour that will take you to amazing coral reefs.
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Travelling with a Non-Snorkeler
If you have a non-diver with you, look for a diving safari that offers activities in Komodo National Park. People who don’t dive nor snorkel will enjoy trekking, beach lunch, sunset watching, bird watching, and other land-base activities. This also allows you to get closer to nature and immerse in the beauty of Komodo’s wild nature.
It’s Time for Some Snorkeling in Komodo!
Depending on the time of departure from your port, you can snorkel in one of the numerous colorful reefs in Komodo National Park, such as Manta Point and Sumbawa Reefs. These liveaboard tours offer you the opportunity to visit pristine dive sites off the coast before setting off for Komodo National Park. The Manta Point in Komodo National Park has a high probability of seeing manta rays due to its proximity to the coast.