Diving in the Komodo National Park is widely considered to be some of the best in the world. The park itself was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and a marine protected area in 2000. Famous for its strong currents which bring nutrient laden water up from the depths of the Indian Ocean nourishing an enormous array of coral and fish species, the diving is recommended for more experienced divers and for those just starting their diving life, a definite place to visit after around 50 dives. With over 40 dive sites ranging from pelagic dives to macro, stunning coral reefs and mind bending drift dives, Komodo is a firm Infinite Blue favourite. If you have a couple of weeks take a 10 night trip and see the best of Komodo.
The Indonesian Siren, and your home during your dive trip, was built and is managed by Worldwide Dive and Sail. Designed to take into account everything that a diver and underwater photographer could wish for, she offers flexible cabin arrangements, a generous outdoor diving area and one of the most spacious dive decks around. Safety is a preeminent issue onboard, and the vessel is equipped with all necessary safety features. Personal GPS devices for divers are available, and all the crew are regularly updated with the latest emergency procedures. There are work stations inside and out for your equipment, and the diving is done from one of two comfortable tenders.
Your trip leaves from and returns to Labuan Bajo, which can be conveniently reached from many domestic airports. Right from the get go you will be doing some incredible diving, even the dive sites just out of the harbour are world class. The dive sites around Gili Lawa Laut are warm water dives, usually with great visibility, cranking currents, vibrant coral, and pelagic life. Castle rock is one of the few places we have dived with dolphins, and the last time we dived there were lucky enough to witness reef sharks mating. There is always the chance of Manta ray, Crystal Rock and the adrenalin pumping Shotgun are no exceptions. Current City, Besar and Kecil are dive sites of world renown and Batu Bolong is a top site in many divers lists, rich in fish life and in current. Further down south the water gets colder, so make sure you come prepared. At Manta Alley you have a very good chance of fleets of Manta, hook in and enjoy. On longer trips you will get over to the south east where Yellow Wall and Cannibal Rock are outstanding sites. Komodo has numerous, excellent macro dive spots, be sure to visit Wainilu and Tiga Dara. For more information on diving with the Indo Siren team in Komodo, just message us.