Diving is one of the most exciting activities that you can do on the ocean, especially from Komodo Diving Liveaboard. If this is your first time, do you ever wonder what is the best location to dive while on a Komodo trip? The guide might tell you in the way, but let me inform you first beforehand so you can know what to expect.
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Actually, you don’t have to be able to dive first when you are signing up for Komodo diving liveaboard trip. A complete beginner can join because the liveaboard hired a professional diving instructor to accompany the guests. But for those who had experience and wanted to try something more challenging, you should check out some of these places.
Batu Bolong is a dive site located under what seems to be like a half submerged hollow rock between the Komodo Island and Tatawa Island. The beach is also known for its great surfing area, also known for the beautiful diving spot. Keep in mind that even if the waves on Batu Bolong are suitable for beginner surfers, the current underwater is certainly not beginner-friendly for divers. There are several spots that have a really strong current that you should avoid.
The trick of diving in Batu Bolong is to dive in the middle of the current and just go straight down to the depth. The middle of the current is a safe area, and from there you can observe sharks and turtles swimming and play around the current as well as the beautiful coral reefs.
Not to be confused with Castle Rock, Crystal Rock is another diving spot located close by. This spot is often famous for its difficulty and only an advanced diver may have a chance to dive into the area. Unlike Batu Bolong, the strong currents in Crystal Rock don’t follow a pattern and can flow randomly. Meaning there’s no true safe spot that you can dive into to completely avoid the currents.
So in order to be able to dive in, you need to carefully take shelter in the rocks. For some who are already familiar with the area, they usually just dive into the current and head down. Once you finish the ordeal, you will finally get your reward. Gorgeous and colorful corals with numerous exotic fishes swimming around it can be seen clearly like a crystal, hence the name.
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Located in the channel between Gili Lawa Darat and Laut, The Cauldron is also sometimes called The Shotgun. The name comes from how strong the currents around the area are, and some even say that The Cauldron has the strongest current out of every spot in Komodo.
Now, the fun part is how you dive into it. You start as you jump into the northern slope, then the current will take you to the center of the channel. From there you must carefully pass the channel by riding the current to the bottom. Once you reach the bottom, your effort will be rewarded with an amazing view of coral reefs and unique fishes such as manta rays, sharks and seahorses.
Komodo Diving Liveaboard is very welcoming for both beginner and expert divers. For beginners, you can start with easy diving spots and as for experts, you can try diving in the area mentioned above. Good luck!