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The Cauldron

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!

Similar to the rest of Komodo, you can see a wide variety of marine life, namely the big pelagics that love the currents such as sharks and mantas.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive
  • Cleaning Station

Level

  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium
  • heavy

Maximum Depth

  • 20m

Visibility

  • 18m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Tuna
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Emperors
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Tuna
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Emperors
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Crab

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