Diving with Hammerheads

    Nisaleme Island Komodo, Indonesia

    An excellent site for Rainbow Runners, giant Trevallies, dogtooth Tunas, and Sharks. Nisaleme is a very exposed, small, rocky island that can be difficult to dive. The entry point is usually at the Northern or the Southern tip of the island depending on current direction. The rock itself plummets…

    Batu Saloka Komodo, Indonesia

    The terrain is very dramatic and the fish life is prolific. Napoleon Wrasses, big Groupers, schooling Snapper, Turtles, big Sharks, and giant Trevallies are examples of the fish life that can be encountered here. This site is part of a cluster of uncharted rocky islets and reefs off the point of…

    Banana Split Komodo, Indonesia

    A variety of Sweetlip species live on this site and sometimes school together. Groupers, Sharks and big fishes can also be found. There is a lot of activity amongst the smaller reef fish around the top of the reef. Thousands of Anthias and Wrasses can often be seen spawning. The top of the reef is…

    Tukoh-Lehokgebah Komodo, Indonesia

    This site has good Coral coverage and plenty of small fish and Sharks. There is good diving on the Northern and Southern points of the island. The diving environment is very similar to Tukoh-Serikaya. On the Southern side of the island there are some big boulders that form an interesting terrain.…

    Tukoh-Serikaya Komodo, Indonesia

    The Corals are in very good condition and fish life is also very good. Lots of a White tip reef Sharks patrol the area, which is surrounded in clouds of Anthias. This site is one of the better small island dives in western Komodo. On the Eastern side of Tukohserikaya there is a rocky reef that break…

    Lohwenci Komodo, Indonesia

    A good variety of hard and soft Corals, plenty of fish life and other marine creatures can be found at this site. This site is a pleasant, relatively current-free dive just north of the ranger station where there is a small white sandy beach and a group of low, black rocks sitting on the reef. The…

    Tanjung Rasa Komodo, Indonesia

    A variety of small invertebrates and fish, including Sharks and giant Trevallies, are visible while snorkeling the rocky slopes. Deeper diving to 40m reveals many Coral Groupers and massive dogtooth Tuna. Fantastic diving and snorkeling. Ideal entry is approximately 100m south of the bay┬┤s western…

    Tondok Rasa Komodo, Indonesia

    Because of its sheltered location away from the fierce currents perfect opportunity for a night dive. Lots of little critters and Nudibranchs; enough to make you want to go for another dive!

    Toro Oi Komodo, Indonesia

    Excellent hard Coral garden. Frogfishes can be found on Sponges on the reef slope. Nudibranchs and other unusual creatures are often found in this area. Entry point is at the Northern tip of the headland. Swim along the reef heading into the bay with the reef to the left.

    GPS Point Komodo, Indonesia

    Abundant fish life still exists in current-prone areas including large, missile-like Spanish Mackerel. On the North Western corner of this seamount Grey reef Sharks swim at 30m depth. Dogtooth Tunas can sometimes be seen along the deeper slopes. This seamount was once rated amongst the best dive…

    Galley Rock Komodo, Indonesia

    This dive site can be difficult to enter because of the occurrence of whirls and currents. Again a great site with reef Sharks, large Tunas, Barracudas. Depending on the currents you enter either at the North or the South side of this rocky outcrop. It starts with a gentle slope, then a wall and at…

    Batu Boso Komodo, Indonesia

    Again a challenging dive with fierce currents. Lots of different sorts and sizes of Sharks, Mackerels, Tunas and so on. Best to dive here right at the change of tides. Although not for the fainthearted a highly recommended dive site...

    Payung Island Komodo, Indonesia

    Very interesting underwater landscape with huge rocks that give the illusion of a wreck dive. There are many canyons and crevices to explore. Fish and invertebrate life is diverse and abundant. There are big schools of Surgeon fish and smaller Yellow Snapper. Rocky reefs are covered with soft Coral,…

    Three Sisters / Tiga Dara Komodo, Indonesia

    A pristine reef with excellent Coral coverage and rich fish life. Located north of Pillaarsteen, there are three very large submerged rocks about 10m apart and within easy swimming distance of each other. The rocks run in a line about 100 metres east of a small reef that juts out on the Eastern side…

    Pillaarsteen Komodo, Indonesia

    ery interesting reefscape. Large schools of Fusilier can be found here along the reef slope, which is covered in an interesting variety of soft Corals. Sharks and the odd Turtle are often encountered. Pillaarsteen is a rock pinnacle located on the shore of a small island east of Padar Besar. Best…

    Torpedo Point Komodo, Indonesia

    An excellent place to find unusual critters such as Torpedo Rays (Torpediniformis, electic ray), Bobbit Worms, Frogfishes, and Ghost Pipefishes. Located north of Cannibal Rock, critters can be found on a patchy rocky reef at a depth of 15m. A great low environmental-impact dive for photographers as…

    Cannibal Rock / Batu Buas Komodo, Indonesia

    This site is famous for its varied and colourful invertebrate life. Rich soft Corals abound as well as sea Apples and other sea Cucumber species. Amongst many surprises are flamboyantly colored Nudibranchs, and fire Urchins with Coleman Shrimps. The fish life can also be quite good at times with an…

    Nusa Kode Komodo, Indonesia

    The South Western tip of Kode island is characterized by large, Coral-encrusted boulders and huge Groupers. Amongst the boulders are some of the largest reef fishes residing in the Park such as gigantic Potato Cods and Malabar Groupers. Schools of large Red Snapper are normally prevalent. Diving…

    Boulders Komodo, Indonesia

    The dive begins with forests of soft Coral at 30-35m depth. Along the way to the boulders is the best place in Loh Dasami to find fire Urchins with Coleman Shrimps. The boulders themselves have good Coral, invertebrate and fish life. Quite often Manta Rays can be seen in this area as well. This site…

    Crinoid Canyon Komodo, Indonesia

    Many kinds of small invertebrate life can be found here on very colourful walls carpeted in Feather Stars. This site is located in a small cove just outside the Southern entrance of Loh Dasami on the island of Nusa Kode, almost directly opposite Yellow Wall. The diving entry point is just south of…

    Yellow Wall Komodo, Indonesia

    A very good place to see an amazing amount of invertebrate diversity, especially during a night dive. Walls are packed with a mind-boggling array of marine life and colours including colourful sea Urchins, bright Red sea Apples, beautiful soft Corals, Spanish Dancers, Nudibranchs and a great variety…

    Apple Orchard Komodo, Indonesia

    This site is special for the filter-feeding sea Cucumbers called sea Apples (Pseudocolochirus violaceus. This sea Cucumber is round and of a bright red and purple color with white or yellow stripes. They feed on plankton which they catch with their tentacles. That these Echinoderms are referred as…

    Kerita Tol Komodo, Indonesia

    There is a chance to see Manta Rays and even a Whaleshark. Visibility is supposedly poor and the water very cold!

    Toro Sie Komodo, Indonesia

    In the South West coast of Rinca you will find a point marked Toro Sie. Adjacent to the point is a rock awash. This rock has a ridge that extends to the West that is covered in Crynoids and soft Corals. On the seabed around the rock lots of interesting critters can be found. If you swim out over the…
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    Wainilu Mangrove Komodo, Indonesia

    Wainilu mangrove goes along the cost of the island, covered by amazing mangroves. There are several dive sites such as north, west and south wainilu, but if there is current you can dive two of them drifting.The place is great for macro photography. Lots of small stuff, nudibranches, ghost…
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    Wainilu Mangrove Komodo, Indonesia

    Wainilu mangrove goes along the cost of the island, covered by amazing mangroves. There are several dive sites such as north, west and south wainilu, but if there is current you can dive two of them drifting.The place is great for macro photography. Lots of small stuff, nudibranches, ghost…

    Wainilu Mangrove Komodo, Indonesia

    Wainilu mangrove goes along the cost of the island, covered by amazing mangroves. There are several dive sites such as north, west and south wainilu, but if there is current you can dive two of them drifting.The place is great for macro photography. Lots of small stuff, nudibranches, ghost…

    Vilamendhoo Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Outside of Vilamendhoo, on the outer part of the atoll there is this narrow thila that goes from 25 to 5m. The west si a drop off while the other points step down slower. Many huge seafans can be found. On the north part there is a very big rock with a cave at 25m. Mantas can be seen here maybe.

    Dhigurah Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Dhigurashu Kandu is the top south-east kandu of south ari. In the middle of the kandu there are several dive sites, such as Dhangethi thila, broken rock or Thinfushi Ethere thila. Dhigurah Thila is the southern dive site of the channel and also the biggest thila. It has a long and narrow shape of…

    Broken Rock South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    In the Dhigurashu kandu, between dhangethi thila and thinfushi ethere thila there is this peculiar and must-see thila. Is the most eastern one of the kandu and sometimes hitted by very strong currents. Is a normal 80m thila with the top at 14 to 16m. But the most interesting part is that across the…

    Dhangethi Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    The northern thila of the Dhigurashu Kandu is this thila. The formation is curious, as is based in several pinnacles raising from 25 to 16-12m, creating small walls and mini dropoffs. The currents can be really strong and weird in the maze of thilas. A compass is usefull and a safety balloon, as the…

    Pineapple Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Small thila 100m north of Hurasdhoo. Easy dive with not much interest, but convenient because is close and some day trippers use it with picnics and snorkelling

    Bulhaa Lhohi Caves South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    South west of Bulhaa Lhohi there is a reef in very good state with lots of hard coral and perfect for snorkelling. There are many caves between 10 and 20m, with the main one at 16m with a very big windown and a swim through. Bulhaa Lhohi is uninhabited, and may boats use it and the dive site for…

    Panettone South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    On the north side of Kalhahandhi Huraa there is this excellent reef with italian name. Many trevally can be found here (The name of thi island, Kalhahandhi, means Trevally), but also white tips, grey reef sharks, and barracuda can be found in the many overhangs starting at 20m.Between 10 and 20m…

    Thundufushi Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Great and big thila of 1km diameter, but with the best diving on the north part. It lies in the mniddle of Kalhahandhi Kandu, at the north of Panettone. It drops very steep in steps to more than 30m. In the shallow parts are small caves with squirrelfish and some seafans. Inside the channel is…

    Dega Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Also known as Gondodi Thila, 2km north of Eboodhoo lies this Thila, from 6 to more than 40m. Is a very interesting formation, with a wall of seafans on the outside of the main peak, and some pinncacles on the western side. There is a tunner to swimthrough cutting the reef at 16m where yellow…

    Emas Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    In the Himendhoo Dhekunu Kandu there is this very big thila, of about 1km long, goint from 10m to more than 30. During north-east monsoon is a good manta gathering point. Out of this season it can be a very nice drift dive with great outcrops and nice reef fishes. On the more southern part, the…

    Moofushi Faru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Probably the place with the most beautiful sea fans in Ari Atoll. It's a reef around 2 km long, with caves and overhangs breathing with life. Here you can admire the sea fans, whip corals, and it's marine life, like sting rays, manta rays, napoleon wrasse andsharks.

    Hangngnaameedhoo Thila South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Hangngnaameedhoo Thila is 150 m long with high concentration of marinespecies, deppending on the currents. Nice reef on top of the Thila.

    Hukuruelhi Faru South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Hukuruelhi Faru is an amazing manta cleaning station. The dive site iseasily access by boat in 10 minutes from Rangali and 35 minutes fromMirihi, and there you can see mantas queuing to be cleaned.