Reopening of the Komodo National Park

As for now it is unclear when the Komodo National Park will reopen. First it was officially planed on the 15th of June 2020 but was then canceled in the last minute. At the moment the National Park says the Park will open for Local People on 9th of July 2020. The Local Government agrees so far but has ads some limitations. Only People from Flores itself should be allowed to come they say in a 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 remains unclear. We will keep you informed about the reopening of the Komodo National Park. All the Islands in the Park.l like Rinca, Padar, Gili Lawa and Kalong remain closed also.

Swimming with manta rays in Komodo!

Everything you need to know about

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.
Pictures by Harival Zayuka

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

The Marine Live in Komodo

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. He eats a lot of seaweed, and does stop 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, and waits for them to go to the toilet 🐟 . He likes eat the turtles Po. The young batfish are very well camouflaged and they hide in mangroves and lagoons. Adults Batfish have very few Enemies, so they swim in more in the open water. The Komodo National Part is full of plenty of different fish speicies. One of the best places to dive in the World.

Many Divers use a Liveaboard to enjoy the Komodo Nationla Park. You can also explore the park snorkeling and swimming. The Manta Rays are an absolut highlight and you schuld not miss them.