Secret Garden

Secret Garden offers great scenery for both macro enthusiasts and those looking for larger species. With a gentle sloping reef, in the shallows this site boasts a rich variety of coral bommies, plus soft corals serve as host for huge schools of reef fish.

Ghost pipefish, cuttlefish, and nudibranchs are common here, in addition to rare species such as rhinopia, mobula rays, and blue ring octopus.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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The Three Sisters are three large rocks all connected to each other, all covered with corals, blue sponges, and are teeming with life. You will dive in the shade of the current and finish the dive on the peaks which top at 6, 7 and 8 meters respectively. You may be lucky enough to spot rays crossing on the top of the pinnacles.

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Pillarsteen boasts dramatic walls, stunning swim throughs, and huge whip corals. This dive site has no shelter from the swell of the Indian Ocean, therefore, expect there to be surge. When the swell is calm, you can spot fantastic macro critters from sea apples to whip coral partner-shrimp.

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Batu Tiga is located in the central area of Komodo National Park. This is an advanced level dive site as there is usually a strong current. Highlights of the dive include excellent habitat for big fish like napoleon wrasse, grouper, giant trevally, and barracuda . Maximum depth is 35 meters.

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Pink Beach / Pantai Merah is located in the central area of Komodo National Park. The bottom contour is sloped and composed of a mix of coral reef, rubble, and vegetation. The dive site is suitable for all levels of divers. Types of coral reefs are patchy and submerged. There is a max depth of 30 m.

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Karang Makassar, or Manta Point as it’s more famously known, is Komodo National Park’s biggest dive site at approximately 3km long by 400-500m wide. It is a shallow drift dive site with a beautiful coral reef to the south, dunes to the north, and a rubble coral bottom in between, scattered with manta cleaning stations.

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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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Police Corner is located in the central area of Komodo National Park. Topography here include huge overhangs. This is an advanced dive site with a medium to strong current. Highlights include the beautiful soft and hard coral. Maximum depth is 30 m.

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Wainilu is located in a central area of Komodo National Park. The topography consists of a sandy slope. This is more a muck dive type of site, great for searching for little critters and suitable for all levels of divers.

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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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