Komodo National Park
Komodo National Park is located within the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca, and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km2 (603 km2 of it land). The area was made a national park in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. Later it was dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species and in 1991 the park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Komodo National Park has been selected as one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”, and is part of the Coral Triangle, which contains some of the richest marine biodiversity on Earth. There are over 100 different dive sites, more than 1000 species of fish, 350 different types of coral and over 1000 individual mantas have been identified.
To get here you can fly direct to Labuan Bajo airport from either Bali or Jakarta. Mikumba Diving offers day trips and liveaboards in Komodo.
In 2018 we opened up a dive centre in Komodo, located on the main street in the town of Labuan Bajo, a small, cosy shop with a roof terrace excellent for watching the sun go down. This is our base to offer Daytrips in Komodo
We’re constantly looking for ways to improve and add things to the dive centre, our main goal is to create a friendly atmosphere where people can meet and hang out before or after our trips.
Drop in to the dive centre for information, tea, coffee or popcorn and enjoy the aircon or you can relax on a beanbag on our rooftop where we’ll help you plan your perfect dive trip with us in Komodo National Park.
We can’t talk about the diving in Komodo without mentioning manta rays. There’s a few dive sites where mantas are seen almost every day and we regularly watch these majestic creatures at cleaning stations, doing barrel rolls and swimming just metres away.
Almost every dive in Komodo is going to sport some amazing examples of how a reef should look. From every type of hard coral imaginable, to nearly transparent yet neon coloured soft corals, together with numerous reef fish,its like diving in an aquarium.