Castle Rock

Castle Rock is an action-packed pinnacle located in the north of Komodo National Park. The pinnacle is positioned in an open body of water and the castle-like peak is submerged a few meters below the water’s surface. You will jump into the blue and quickly descend to get into position within the split.

At Castle Rock you will mostly see white tip, black tip and/or huge grey reef sharks hunting in the current. Also giant & blue fin trevallies hunting massive schools of fusiliers.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 19 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Lighthouse is located in the north area of Komodo National Park. This is na advanced level dive site the current is usually strong. Highlights of the dive include schools of fish and shark point. Maximum depth is 40 m .

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Crystal Rock is a beautiful sea mount positioned in the northern area of Komodo National Park. Its peak is exposed at low tide. Covered in mostly soft corals, Crystal Rock is home a wide variety of marine life. The currents can be challenging at this dive site, but the visibility is usually great at around 20 meters.

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China shop is located at northern area of Komodo National Park. The topography is a gentle slope, making this an easy dive site. All levels of divers are welcome as current condition are mild. Maximum depth is 20 meters.

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The Cauldron, aka Shotgun, is one of Komodo’s most popular dive sites and is located at the north end of the park. Famous for its ripping currents, this dive shoots you (like a shotgun) into China Shop, a beautiful protected coral garden. The Cauldron is a great dive for the thrill-seekers!

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Golden Passage is located in the north area of Komodo National Park. It is a sloping site with a max depth of 25 meters. A suitable site for experienced divers as current conditions are generally strong.

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Tatawa Besar is sometimes classified as a drift dive site, yet it offers an easy drift in shallow waters. The current can be mild to moderate. The dive spot offers a colorful reef with excellent life and many corals. Maximum depth is 30 meters.

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Manta Point / Makassar Reef

Makassar Reef, aka Manta Point, is located in the central area of Komodo National Park. It has a rubble bottom and is a beginner friendly dive site. Max depth is 18 m. This site is considered a drift dive.

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One of the world class dive sites. Suitable for advanced and/or experienced divers, due to its strong currents Batu Bolong offers some huge schools of fish, many pelagic fish and different kinds of sharks in the depth.

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Tatawa Kecil is located in the center of Komodo National Park. The highlight of this dive site is the coral garden of soft and hard coral. Maximum depth us 30 meters. This site is suitable for experienced divers as current conditions can be strong.

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At Mawan (“beautiful“ in the local language) there are manta cleaning stations. This site is located at the central part of Komodo National Park. The topography consists of a white sandy slope with coral garden and fringing reef. This is a beginner friendly dive site. Max depth is 30 m.

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