Marine Wildlife to See When Snorkeling in Komodo National Park

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The Komodo National Park boasts over one thousand species of colorful tropical fishes and a staggering amount of healthy corals all within one area. Despite the relatively untouched region, diving in Komodo is no longer a secret, nor does komodo national park snorkeling that has proven to be an absolute delight. Numerous marine mammals both rare and common lived in harmony in the area. What are some of the most popular species people come to see when they snorkel or dive? 

Komodo national park snorkeling 

The tropical waters of Komodo is known to possess strong currents and many diving spots just aren’t meant for beginner divers. But don’t let that discourage you. The seas of Komodo is highly diverse and you can find mild currents that are perfect for snorkelers and beginner divers. 

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Some of the notable sites for Komodo snorkeling are the Kanawa Island and Siaba Besar, both of which have mild currents and protected. These snorkeling spots are also great for those who have just started out diving. Other amazing dive site is Pengah Reef, despite its strong currents and waves, so make sure you swim close to the reefs. Impressive number of fishes and colorful corals are ready to greet you in a single snorkel. 

Manta point Komodo snorkeling 

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The majestic manta rays that’s always the star during Komodo national park snorkeling is not to be missed. You can find them in the Manta Alleys where they go for cleaning and mating. These intelligent marine creature loves the area for the fact that it’s rich in nutrient. The manta rays in Indonesia are protected and hunting is an illegal act, unlike in many parts of Asia where manta rays hunting are still rampant. Don’t miss out to swim with these majestic creatures in your Komodo national park snorkeling trip. 

Ocean sunfishes mola mola

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The ocean sunfishes are pelagics next to the manta rays that have attracted numerous divers. Similar to the mantas, the Mola Mola fishes are harmless to humans. They’re curious creatures, and lucky divers would be able to see them float near the surface. It’s said that they like to feel the sun. There are only a few dive sites in the world that these Mola Mola graced with their presence. Unfortunately, they always made a stop in the Flores seas at certain time of year. Make sure not to miss them during your komodo snorkeling tours. 

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Sea turtles 

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These endangered animals live happily in the Coral Triangle. There are several species of these turtles, namely the hawksbill sea turtle, green sea turtle, flatback sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, and more. These amazing creatures help maintain the health of the ecosystem. And they’re inhabitants of the waters of Komodo national park. While sightings are never guaranteed, if you’re patient (and lucky) you might just be able to spot them during komodo snorkeling and it’ll be an experience no less amazing.