Pillarsteen

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.

You can see sea apples, whip coral shrimp, devil rays, snapper, stingrays, manta rays, barracuda, and scorpionfish.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 20 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

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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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.

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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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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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Torpedo Alley is located in the southern area of Komodo National Park. The bottom contour is a flat slope. Bottom composition consists of patchy coral reef, vegetation, and rock. This dive site is suitable for all level of divers. Maximum depth is 20 m.

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Canibal Rock is located in the southern area of Komodo National Park. The topography is a gradual slope. This dive site is suitable for all levels of divers. There can be a longshore and/or down current present. The highlight of this dive site is the colorful soft coral & hard coral, with lots of macro life. Maximum depth is 40 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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Yellow wall is located in the south area of Komodo National Park. Bottom contour consists of a drop off and steep slope mix. Bottom composition is coral reef and rubble. This is an advanced level dive site with medium to strong currents. Maximum depth is 40 m.

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Manta Alley is located at the southern area of Komodo National Park. The topography is sloped with a bottom composition of coral reef, vegetation, and rock. This dive site is suitable for all levels of divers. There is a high possibility of big wave conditions. Maximum depth is 40 meters.

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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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