The Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Indonesia, located between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. It is made up of three larger islands - Komodo itself, Rinca and Padar. There are then a collection of small islands, seamounts and pinnacles that form the rest the park.
The park is 1733 km2, with 603 km2 of that being land. It was originally a terrestrial park, protected because of the famous Komodo Dragons. Later all species became protected, making it a massive marine park. It was in 1991 that it was declared a UNESCO World heritage site.
There is an incredible amount of diversity in the marine flora and fauna within the Komodo National Park. The many islands, volcanic in origin, sit between two huge bodies of water. In the north of the park sits the Flores sea, fed by the Pacific Ocean, and in the South is the Sumba sea which is fed by the Indian Ocean. These two huge bodies of water move through the park, spreading nutrients and creating a rich and wonderful marine world.
The location of the Komodo National Park is key - sitting between two oceans whose temperatures compliment each other. For 6 months the Pacific Ocean feeds the Flores sea with warm clear water, whist the Indian Ocean feeds the Sumva sea with cold, nutrient rich water. These differences in conditions means that the Mantas get their fill of nutrients, whilst the water temperature is maintained at a healthy level for corals to flourish. These conditions then swap - the South of the park will have warm clear water and the North will be cooler.
day trips to give you guys the best experience possible. We will not take you to a dive site that we do not feel you are capable of diving, or that will put anyone on the boat in any danger.
|Diving & Snorkelling||Price [IDR]||Notes|
|Komodo Park Fee (Mon-Sat)||275,000||Per person per day|
|Komodo Park Fee (Sun and Public Holidays)||350,000||Per person per day|
|Dragon Tour on Rinca Island|
|Rinca Park Fee (Mon-Sat)||265,000||Per person per day|
|Rinca Park Fee (Sun and Public Holidays)||340,000||Per person per day|
|Additional charge for camera use on land||50,000||Per person per day|
|Ranger guide fee (group of max 4)||80,000||Up to 4 people|