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Komodo, Indonesia, Far East & Australia

Komodo National Park is located in Indonesia to the east of Bali between Java in the west and Lombok and the other Lesser Sunda Islands to East. The Komodo Nationa Park comprises Banta, Komodo, Pandar, Rinca, Gili islands, the Flores sea to the north, Suva sea to the south and straits around the islands. The National park was declared a World Heritage site in 1980 and also a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in 1986. Initially designed to conserve the unique species - the flesh eating Komodo dragon, it now offers protection to a wide variety of life in the water as well as on land.

Covering 1,817 square kilometers, the Komodo National Park one of the best ways to visit and dive the islands is by liveaboard. Choose from diving itinearies that including diving whole of Komodo National Park including Banta Island including the Sape Straits (The straits separating Komodo and Rinca Island), Bima Bay and Sangeang Volcano in East Sumbawa also available at certain times. Land based excursions includnig hiking in Gili Lawa Darat and also the walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons. Diving highlights inlcuding Manta rays in Makassar Reef and Manta Alley, variety of beautiful soft corals, schooling fishes such as Jacks, fusiliers, Eagle ray, Napoleon and Bumphead wrasse, Oriental Sweet Lips, Black Tip sharks, Nurse sharks, Oceanic White Tip shark, dolphins, good macro life and of course the must do Dragon Walk!

Our selected itineraries offer choices to include land based extensions to Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa, Alor Archipelago and East Flores.

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

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Best Time: Year round.

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 22-29°C

Visibility: 10-30m

Top Dive Sites: Komodo National Park, Sape Straits (between Komodo and Rinca Island), Banta Island Makassa Reef, Manta Alley, 

Great Reasons to Dive in Komodo National Park

  • Excellent walls, colourful coral reefs & abundant marine life.
  • Variety of dive sites.
  • Komodo dragons
  • Big fish - Mantas, Napeoleon & Bumphead wrasse & sometimes Molas.
  • Good macro sites.
  • Bubbling reef in Sangeang Volcano
  • Shark - Black tip, Nurse and Oceanic White Tip
  • Komodo dragons on Rinca Island!


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.

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