Komodo National Park arguably has it all – whether you like big fish encounters, photographing tiny critters or picturesque reefs you’ll find it here. The vast number of islands, islets and outcrops that make up the park are home to a heady mix of marine life from oceanic manta rays to dolphins, schooling pelagic’s and pygmy seahorses. The reefs are rich and colorful, back dropped by craggy island walls and pinnacles there are times when the currents that channel nutrient rich waters can be challenging to the newly experienced diver, however this is often where the action can be found and where the region shows it’s true nature below the surface.
Komodo Resort is an excellent location from where to reach a number of the regions highlights both above and below the surface. The recently opened resort blends natural materials to create something easy on the eye in what is otherwise a pristine landscape, the owners have clearly considered this is the design. There’s no need for footwear here, step out from your bungalow onto a white sand beach and just a few more paces away you’ll find the waters edge and all in all a pretty decent house reef which acts as a nursery for invertebrates and critters. Further afield dive sites like Manta Point truly live up to their name, at times it’s possible to see in excess of 20 manta here whilst Batu Bolong offers white tip sharks and stunning reefscapes. Follow the link for more on the diving, the resort and the holiday you can expect from Komodo Resort.