Our final days diving was spent in North Komodo. First up was Castle Rock, a pinnacle which descends to 30 + meters which is known to attract sharks, mantas and dolphins. We dropped to 25 meters and watched grey reef sharks, white tip sharks and napoleon wrasse pass back and forth in front of us, huge schools of fusiliers darted around and were chased by some big giant trevally. It was an exhilarating dive and Castle Rock certainly earned it’s right as one of the finest in Indonesia. The following dive was made at the pinnacle just 50 meters or so away at Crystal Rock, the current had dropped somewhat and the dive was very relaxing with the top of the pinnacle covered in healthy soft coral. The final dive of the trip was at the Cauldron, a drift dive with amazing changes of topography in between Gili Lawa Laut and Gili Lawa Darat. It is named cauldron because of the bowl shaped drop off along the eastern end of the site, which resembles the Spanish cauldron, or large bowl. This can be a very intense dive but our timing was good at we managed to reach at low slack, even during this time we were spat through the bowel but managed to hang a right and relax in the protected area of Gili Lawa.
Our final day in Komodo was spent land touring and relaxing around the resort. An hour boat ride from Sebayur Island is Rinca Island which is home to the legendary Komodo Dragons, they are also found on Komodo itself but the travel time is significantly further. We spent the morning on Rinca, taking in the views and seeing the lazy Dragons which were hiding from the hot sun, our guide said they had recently fed on a water buffalo and weren’t that interesting in hunting for food. The final evening a small group of us climbed to the top of Sebayur Island with some beers and toasted an amazing end to the trip with stunning views our across the Komodo National Park.