Diving and Flores Attractions

Flores ©JEFF.ARNOLD/flickr

Flores ©JEFF.ARNOLD/flickr

A three day park pass or for dive in the park at Rinca or Komodo islands is about US$15. There are other dive spot and island attraction near Lombok and Gili Islands. One of which is Labuan Bajo which is at the far west of the coastal areas of West Manggarai. As it is the biggest regency, you can see many astonishing sights. You can also take part in lots of adventurous activities here. The possibilities are endless. The Komodo National Park encompasses a lot of water and islands west of Labuanbajo.

Komodo Island

This park is special in that it includes three larger islands: Komodo, Padar and Rinca, as well as twenty-six smaller ones.  Komodo is the world’s largest lizard (about 3 meters in length and weigh more than 70 kg) which survives best in a hot and dry climate.

Rinca Island

It is also known as Rinca Kecil or Pulau Rinca. You can see Komodo dragons more conveniently too. You can choose to have a day diving here. Check out those big dragons which are right in front of the pier when people arrive. One of the best in the world is scuba diving within the park as it has more biodiversity than any other parts of the world. You can check about day diving aboard with Bajo Dive Club, Dive Komodo or Reef Seekers.

Seraya Island

Seraya island is an idyllic island where you can get away from civilization. It is a great place for snorkeling and diving. The island’s cove is protected from the sea providing calm and clear water for snorkeling. You can see the local fishermen walking on the reef in search of prey during the low tide. Coral is exposed during the low tide too. One other activity is to rent row boats to nearby islands for snorkeling and diving. Then run up tot the top of the hill behind the resorts to see the beautiful sunset. The thing to note about showering: running water is available only for a few hours a day, even there are lodges on the island that is equipped with showers.

Pulau Kalong

Bats ©justin_v_z/flickr

Bats ©justin_v_z/flickr

The small Bat Island has a huge hill in Komodo National Park. It is planted by the mangrove forest with only a small land and the mangrove trees surrounding the island makes it an ideal habitat for bat animals. Fruit bats are living in this mangrove forests in thousands of numbers of them. Thus its name.

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