Discover the Wonders of Komodo National Park with Komodo Resort
Your Ultimate Guide to an Unforgettable Adventure
Welcome to Komodo Resort, the best place for your exploration of the extraordinary Komodo National Park.
From the majestic Komodo Dragons to the panoramic vistas of Padar Island and the captivating Pink Beach, let us guide you through the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Contact us for hotel reservations and to find out more about scuba diving in Komodo as well as the tours available in the Komodo National Park.
Komodo National Park is located within the Indonesian archipelago and was established in 1980 to protect the native Komodo Dragon population, although it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site only in 1991.
The park covers over 1,700 square kilometers, encompassing three main islands – Komodo, Rinca, and Padar – as well as several smaller islands. The Komodo National Park is world known for its rich biodiversity and stunning marine ecosystem, which makes it a true haven for nature enthusiasts, divers, and snorkelers.
Flora and Fauna
The Komodo National Park can largely be seen as a dry savannah with lush tropical rainforests, and vibrant coral reefs. The most iconic inhabitant of the park is the Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard, which can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and weigh up to 70 kilograms (154 pounds).
The park is home to more than 5,700 individual Komodo Dragons, found primarily on the islands of Komodo and Rinca.
In addition to the Komodo Dragons, there are other animals such as the Timor deer, Wild Buffalo, Wild Boar, and various species of monkeys, birds, and reptiles. Bird watching is actually a popular activity in the Komodo National Park.
The marine ecosystem within the park is among the richest in the world, with over 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral, 14 species of whales and dolphins.
Scuba Diving in the Komodo National Park
It is without a doubt that the most popular activity in Komodo is scuba diving and that is for a very good reason. Blessed by the significant biodiversity that Komodo provides, there are now more than 50 dive sites available for divers of all experiences.
Because of the ideal location of our Komodo Resort and Neptune Scuba Diving Komodo, we are able to visit all of these dive sites in record time as we are conveniently placed at the entrance into the national park, on Sebayur island.
Most popular dive sites are of course: Batu Bolong, Manta Point, Turtle City, Tatawa Besar, Manta Alley, Crystal Rock and Castle Rock. But in the right season, with our speedboat we are able to visit the furthest dive sites in the south of the Komodo National Park such as the famous Manta Alley and Cannibal Rock.
When Is The Best Time For Scuba Diving in Komodo
The Komodo National Park is open all year round but scuba diving is the best during the dry season of March to November extending up until December. These are the months when visibility is best and the water conditions are proper, for example no big waves.
During the rainy season of December to late February, occasionally the weather can bring heavy rain and strong winds which makes diving quite difficult or even impossible for several days.
Ironically, the rainy season is also the time when divers can see the migration of the Manta Rays in the dive sites Manta Point and Mawan.
Scuba diving in Komodo from our Komodo Resort is one of the best ways to enjoy the Komodo National Park at it’s best. But it’s not the only way of diving in Komodo.
Liveaboard is the second popular style of diving here as the liveaboard vessels are able to reach the furthest dive sites otherwise impossible to access by the land based dive centers in Labuan Bajo.
Frequently Asked Questions
Komodo National Park is located in Indonesia, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the Lesser Sunda Islands.
Komodo National Park is famous for being home to the Komodo dragon, the world's largest living lizard. It is also renowned for its diverse marine life, crystal-clear waters, and stunning landscapes.
The primary entry points to Komodo National Park are Labuan Bajo on Flores Island and Bima on Sumbawa Island. Both cities have airports with domestic and limited international flights. From there, you can take a boat or liveaboard cruise to reach the park's various islands.
There are various activities you can enjoy in the park, including trekking to see the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat, snorkeling or diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs, hiking to enjoy breathtaking viewpoints, and visiting picturesque beaches.
While Komodo dragons are formidable predators, guided tours within the park are generally safe as long as you follow the instructions of experienced park rangers. It's essential not to approach the dragons too closely, as they can be aggressive when threatened. Tour guides prioritize visitor safety and ensure enjoyable experiences while respecting the wildlife's natural behavior.