Destination Fact File
A land of excitement, adventure and dragons!
The Komodo, Padar and Rinca Islands as well as many other smaller islands make up the stunning landscape of the national park.
The Komodo National Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986 with the main aim of conserving the dragons but it has now been extended to protect its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial.
Komodo is home to over 260 species of reef building coral, 70 species of sponge and over 1000 species of fish, marine reptiles and marine mammals. The waters around the Sunda Sea are teeming with marine life including reef sharks, eagle and manta rays, trevally jack and groupers, Napolean wrasse, bobtail squid, pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and frogfish.
Your diving experiences here will vary from shallow muck dives to sloping reefs, submerged pinnacles and steep reef walls.