The national park of Komodo is part of small Sunda Islands, situated between Sumbawa and Flores. The island of Komodo measures around thirty kilometers for 16 km in width. It is well known for its unique fauna, its exceptional underwater reefs and its famous dragons.
The national park was created in 1980, with for objective the protection of the Komodo dragons, then that this was widened towards the fauna and the flora of the region, including the coastal area. The park was registered on the UNESCO world heritage list in 1991.
Dragons on earth, paradise underwater, these words define best Komodo and Rinca Islands. There are 50 dive sites to explore and the complete marine food chain is in these waters. Whilst not all sites are the same, some of the coral reefs are so dense with life there is not a square centimeter does that does not have corals growing on top of each other. On others, the fish life is so dense, you have trouble seeing the reef. And yet on others, you find some of the most amazing and unusual animals in the marine kingdom, and has developed some of the most beautiful, and rich coral reefs, to be found anywhere in the world.
The pelagic, as the manta rays, the oceanic and whales sharks are frequent in these waters. The currents can be very strong and the temperature varies between 18 °/24 ° in the South and 24 °/28 ° in the North. A good mastery of drift dives is advised. You can dive into the national park all year long, but the best period is between May and October, months not affected by rains and wind of the monsoon of the northwest which last from December till March.