Komodo National Park is famous for its dragons, but it also attracts divers from all over the world for its marine life. When I heard I could see oceanic manta rays, I didn’t think and just signed up.
Because of the strong currents, we did drift dives which means we jump out of the boat at one spot, drift along with the current, and then have the boat come pick us back up.
During the first dive, I saw a sea turtle, giant stingray, a couple sharks and a manta ray, but it was too far to get a clear view.
Fortunately, in the second dive at Manta Point, I saw THREE enormous manta rays that were at least 15 feet wide! Though this was not by accident. This location is where oceanic mantas come to scratch their bodies on the coral.
Thanks Elena for the pictures!
|What We Paid:||IDR||USD||Euro|
|– Two dives with Dive Komodo Diving Company||800,000/pp||91.20||65.60|
|– Komodo National Park entrance fee
[required one-time fee to enter the park]
|– Komodo National Park diving permit||70,000/pp||8||5.70|