Komodo Island - "New 7 Wonders of The World"

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 Komodo Island is located in the westernmost province of East Nusa Tenggara, which borders West Nusa Tenggara Province. Exactly at Komodo district, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Since 1980, the island has an area of ​​1817 km2, it has been used as a National Park by the Government of Indonesia, then recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986. Together with two other large islands, namely Pulau Rinca and Padar, Komodo Island and several small islands around it continued to be maintained as natural habitat of Komodo Dragon.
Komodo is one of the 17,000 islands in Indonesia. The island has a surface area of 390 km² and over 1000 inhabitants. The inhabitants of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and
who have mixed themselves with the Bugis from Sulawesi. Komodo is part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands and forms part of the Komodo National Park. Particularly notable here is the native Komodo dragon. In addition, the island is a popular destination for diving. Administratively, it is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province.

Tourists can see up close the life of these ancient reptiles. With a body length of 2-3 meters, Komodo dragons can weigh up to 70-100 pounds. This animal likes hot and dry and live in tropical forest or savanna habitat at low altitude. When night fell, dragons nest in the hole with the 1-3 meter to maintain body heat at night. As a carnivore at the top of the food chain, In certain conditions, Komodo can behave cannibals. sense of smell is located on the tongue dragons, the Komodo dragon can smell carrion prey as far as 9 kilometers. Bites which can contain bacteria and deadly, plus a sharp front claws are weapons. In addition, the dragons were able to run 20 kilometers per hour in short distances, climbing trees, swimming and even diving.
Government of Indonesia share this amazing iskand with those who love adventurous travel. Started about more than 13 years ago, Komodo island have become one of the most favourite tourist attractions. Komodo or Rinca Island has created a distinctive experience of Indonesian tour and adventure. As this rare and protected animal is believed as one of the animal survive from the age of the dinosaur.

You will stroll along the island filled by the savannas. While in the middle of your journey, you will meet giant lizard, “The Komodo Dragon” lived as they are never disturbed by the existence of people. Even more amazing, when you stay at the ranger lodge, you will be amazed by the presence of the Komodo dragons around the lodge. In order to provide more security, people of Rinca constructed their house uniquely. Their houses are high and leave a spacious area below thus Komodo dragon cannot enter their house. The Komodos usually rest under the house while in the upstairs people keep doing their daily activity. However, after finishing their eating time, by digesting animals such as deer or buffalo, they will crawl and lay their body under the sun to accelerate the metabolism. As they have slow metabolism, the Komodos can eat once in a month or 12 times in a year. It must be challenging yet astonishing experience and great adventure for being close with this komodo dragon in the wild life.

Komodo Diving

The Komodo Marine park lies between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. These islands run east west and each are over 300 km wide. As a result the 80 Km wide passage and island between them experience a huge tidal flow.
There are over 50 dive sites that we like to visit encompassing a huge range of environments. Fringing reefs, rock pinnacles, walls, canyons, sea mount, channels, sea grass beds, to extraordinary critters in muck. We have comprehensive knowledge of the dive sites, conditions, and the ecology of komodo's marine environments.

Water temperatures range from 18- 28 Degrees Celcius. 
Usually 21 to 24 degrees C in the south and 24-28 Degrees Celcius in the north. We reccomend a full length 3mm Suit for most sites but for liveaboards visiting the south a 5mm and Hood are sometimes required.

Visibility extends from 15 to 40 metres. Usually clearer in the warmer northern waters.

Sea Conditions are usually very favourable. The Archipelago offers great protection from open ocean swells and many safe calm anchorages.

Weather is also very favourable for most of the year. Jan February do experience the north western monsoon. With wind and Rain. But we also have some of the clearest and warmest water on the southern sites at this time of the year.

Transportation to Komodo island :

  • From Jakarta to Denpasar
  • Flight Jakarta - Denpasar  by Local Airlines 
  • Flight Denpasar - Labuan Bajo by Local Airlines 
  • Boat from Labuan Bajo to Rinca Island
  • Boat from Rinca Island to Komodo island

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