Komodo Diving Holidays
National Park Tourist Information
Sandwiched between Flores and Sumbawa, the hilly and desolate Komodo National Park is made up of the islands of Rinca, Padar and Komodo.
The only village is Kampung Komodo, a tiny fishing village. Half an hour walk north of here is Loh Liang, the tourist accommodation camp where you can stay in basic wooden cabins, buy food and arrange guided walks. There's a camp at Loh Buaya on Rinca too, but there is no food for sale here.
Apart from dragon spotting, there are some good walks, viewpoints and game viewing with buffaloes, deer, wild pigs and birds. You can also board a glass bottom boat cruising the local waters, and there's a good chance to see large sea mammals, such as whales and dolphins.
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How to Get There
The island of Komodo is quite isolated, being some 400 km from Bali. We offer liveaboards which run from and return to Bali, so you do not need to be concerned with getting to Komodo.
If you choose to visit the area independently, the easiest way to reach Komodo is via Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores and Bima on Sumbawa - there are flights almost every day from Bali. For information on how to get to Bali, please visit our Bali travel information section.
Domestic airlines include: Lion Air/Wings Air, Batavia Air and Merpati. You should be able to book direct online with them and pay with your debit/credit card. If you experience problems, please ask us for help.
The very dry season is between April and December with the coolest months of July and August having an average temperature of 30°C. Rainy season is between January and March, but Komodo does not have torrential rain as in the rest of Indonesia, and is relatively dry and sunny all year round. The weather affects liveaboard dive charters only in certain areas at specific times of the year. You can dive in Komodo all year round. Please check our dive sites descriptions for more detailed information on diving seasons.
We recommend a visit during high season which is between April and December.
Sightseeing and Adventure
The largest member of the monitor lizard family, Komodo dragons grow over 50 years to 100 kg and almost 3m from head to tail tip. They use burrows to maintain their body temperature during the night, and bask in the sunlight to raise their temperature at dawn. They live off wild dear, pigs, buffalo and even horses, lying in wait and employing camouflage and ambush tactics.
There are now only approximately 1,100 dragons left in the park on Komodo Island, Rinca and Gili Motang, and outside the park area in eastern Flores.
In the 1990s they numbered only 3,300 so if you want to see the dragons before they fall the way of the dinosaurs, now is a good time to come.
Park entrance fee is a minimally small amount.
If you're keen to dive some of the most awe-inspiring reefs in the world and catch a glimpse of the magnificent pre-historic dragons of Komodo before they walk this earth for the final time, then click below to check your options now for:
Be sure to book in plenty of time to avoid limited choice! The best scuba diving opportunities are booked by repeat customers who book well in advance to ensure their reservation!
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