Slowly but surely our Komodo season is coming to an end which comes with one of the biggest advantages as in less boats and divers in the National Park! Even the most popular spots like “Shotgun”, “Castle Rock”, “Batu Bolong” and “Manta Point”, we are able to dive without anybody else around us- what a treat.
The diving however stays hot with lots of manta action in the Lintah Strait and in the North of Komodo. We are lucky enough to have very mild currents but still lots of ﬁsh during this trip, which makes reef dives like “Tatawa Besar” and “Siaba Kecil” most enjoyable. When the polyps of the soft corals open up to feed is when you are able to get the most beautiful pictures of the reefs.
On top of the many manta sightings during this trip, we encounter many diﬀerent species of sharks, White and Black Tip and Grey Reef Sharks mainly, patrolling the reefs. The island of “Siaba Besar” is probably the best spot of you want to dive with turtles, at some point we stopped counting them.
The last full diving day of the trip brings us to the still active volcano named “Sangeang”. A very special highlight is the dive spot “Hot Rocks’ there which we are lucky to catch on a perfect day!
With around 30m visibility, no clouds but beautiful sun rays breaking the surface, bubbles, black sand and colorful corals, this is just a diver’s dream. Not to forget the many little critters like Ambon Scorpionﬁsh, Clown Frogﬁsh, Coconut Octopus and diﬀerent species of Nudibranchs which put a big smile on every muck dive fan’s face!