Reopening of the Komodo National Park

Reopening Komodo

The Reopening of the Komodo National Park is here! 

Come and visit these beautiful landscapes. The wild life and the nature is such unique. With Samara Liveaboard, you can visit many of the islands located here. You can climb to the top of Padar Island, Gili Lawa or many other islands and watch the view you will not see anywhere else.You will see incredible animals like the Komodo Dragon or the Mantas. You can also see the stunning nature of the Komodo National Park. Here are Pink Beaches, cristal clear water and unique sunsets. Watch the Flying Foxes flying through the sunset by chilling on one of our boats and enjoy life at its fullest. Our ships are the best maintained boats you can find in Komodo and our crew is such amazing, too! They will serve you with everything you want and make your time on our boat to an experience you will never forget. 

You can charter a Private Trip with your friends and family, but you can also travel here with a shared trip. There you will meet new people and make friends lasting forever. If you want to have an unique celebration, we will organize it for you. Honeymoon, birthday, Christmas or something else? Just contact us and we help you to make your dreams come true!

How it went

The reopening officially was planed on the 15th of June 2020 at first, but was then canceled in the last minute. Then the National Park says the Park will open for Local People on 9th of July 2020. The Local Government agrees so far but had add some limitations. Only People from Flores itself should be allowed to come here. This was the first Phase. Then, in a second Phase they will allow all Local Indonesians to visit the Park again. How long it takes until foreign tourist will come back remained unclear. 

But now the reopening of the Komodo National Park is here and we are happy to welcome you soon!



Reopening Komodo

Swimming with manta rays in Komodo!

Group of Manta Rays in Komodo

Swimming with Manta Rays in Komodo

Everything you need to know about them

There are two species of manta rays: the reef manta ray (mobula alfredi) and the oceanic manta ray (mobula birostris). Oceanic manta rays are huge, reaching up to seven metres in width and weighing up to two tonnes.
Manta Rays are not dangerous. They are even harmless and can’t hurt any diver or swimmer.
Manta Ray just like their sting ray cousins have a long whip like tail, but there’s nothing to worry about. They DON’T HAVE a poisonous tail stinger that many of their relatives have. Manta rays do NOT hurt you. 

When going out to swim or dive with the majestic Manta Rays, usually there is guide who shows you how to act. We do not want them to swim away, right?

Group of Manta Rays in Komodo
Pictures by Harival Zayuka

It is a truly exeptional Experience to swim with these majestic animals. Elegant, powerful and gentle giants!


The Marine Life in Komodo

Colourful underwater life

Komodo`s Underwater World

The underwater life in Komodo is just amazing. Over the years, more and more tourists wanted to experience this spectacle. Therefore, many divers use a Liveaboard to enjoy the Komodo Nationla Park. You can also explore the park snorkeling and swimming. The Manta Rays are one of many animals in Komodos underwater life. They are an absolut highlight and thus  you should not miss them. The diversity given in the Komodo National-Park is just stunning.

The Coral Reefs

The corals have just an decisive impact on everything, you cannot imagine. They give the Pink Beach its colour, the underwater world its colur and of course they lead to this underwater diversity. Corals also take CO2 and have therefore an big impact on our climate. But because of the climate change, they die. Therfore, Komodo has more and more safety zones for coral-reefs, where corals are planted, too. Having a look at them will amaze and also impact you, to have a different understanding of how important corals are for our climate.

The Batfish

Did you know, that the beautiful batfish can grow up to 50 cm?  The Orbicular batfish does play an important role in his environment. Thus he eats a lot of seaweed, he stops the weeds from taking over the reefs where he lives. Smaller fish and crustaceans are also on his menue. The Batfish often follows sea turtles, because he waits for them to go to the toilet. He likes to eat the turtles pooh. The young batfishes are very well camouflaged and therefore they can hide in mangroves and lagoons. Adults Batfish have very few enemies, so they swim more in the open water. The Komodo National Park is full of diversit and plenty different fish species. One of the best places to dive in this colourful underwater world.


Underwater life Komodo
The Batfish Komodo