Komodo Island is one of the beautiful and unique islands that you can use as your main destination if you visit Indonesia. The island will offer a panorama of nature that you will not find in any other places in the world, the charm of the island reptiles that may only exist in our minds or prehistory movie-theme. The island is located in the Komodo district, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. To be able to reach this island available there are a wide range of accommodation ranging from hostel accommodation to the local communities to set up an international resort.
Komodo Island is not only the pride of Indonesia but also will become part of the world pride. Because, these islands are known to be the finalists in the list of Seven Wonders of the World, Komodo Island is located at the westernmost tip of Nusa Tenggara Timur province which borders the province of West Nusa Tenggara. The park is located on the volcanic island of Indonesia Wallace region is home to more than 5700 komodo or the giant dragon lizards. In this place also lived 4000 people.
If you want to see wild nature with an ancient reptile you would not find in other place, you can simply go to Komodo National Park, Indonesia. It consists of three main islands namely Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Padar Island along with other 26 other islands. You can find 11 mountains/hills and wide beautiful savanna. Here is the only place you could find an ancient species of reptile, Komodo.
You will not find any solitaire world like this national park in other place. The dry and hot condition of the nature as well as the wide savanna is perfect condition for Komodo Varanus komodoensis. This is the biggest lizard species in the world with the average length 2-3 meters and weight 70 kilograms. The biggest wild species of komodo has 3.13 meters length and 166 kilograms weight. Its tail has the same length with its body, and it has for about 60 sharp teeth since it belongs to carnivore.
Komodo National Park comprises the seas around the islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and some smaller islands. It’s a two-wetsuit trip: on the northern side of the islands, the water is warm, and most people dive comfortably with the thinnest of skins. Cool, nutrient-rich upwelling prevail on the southern side, where 5mm suits, hoods and gloves are the order of the day.
These islands act like a dam, holding back the warmer Pacific waters, which are then forced through various straits, creating a pressure void along the park’s southern side. This allows cold water from the Sumba Sea to rise up, effectively replacing the water removed by the currents at the surface. With the cold water comes a bloom in phytoplankton, forming the basis of Komodo’s super-charged food chain. It is a very, very special place indeed.
Besides komodo, you can also find deer Cervus Timorensis Floresiensis in the wild savanna. Besides, Komodo National Park also provides you a very beautiful sea with its great living. You can find 10 types of dolphin, 6 types of whale and cow fish. Not to mention 259 types of coral and 1,000 types of fishes such as barracuda, marlin, and many others.
It will be very difficult to explain all the exoticism of Komodo National Park. If you are really a traveler, come and visit this National Park to find an amazing beauty of wild nature. Since 1980, area of 1817 km2 National Park was made by the Government of Indonesia, which is then recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. In addition it is also the only natural habitat Komodo dragons in the world, and recognized by the World Wildlife Federation and the International Conservation as a global conservation priority.
On this island you can enjoy tours Komodo National Park to observe the life of Komodo dragon up close. In addition you can also enjoy various water sports here. You can try to dive in the waters north and south islands. The water around the island of Komodo is special water because the water is warm. By all those information above, the author thinks that Komodo Island will be your best destination and give you a great experience.
With extensive experience in the tourism and diving industry let us show you why you should experience Komodo with Sea Safari Cruises. You will sailing with luxury Pinisi cruise, Indonesia original ship. Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site encompassing spectacular land and marine wilderness. An encounter with the famous Komodo ‘dragon’ (a giant lizard that can grow up to 3 meters and can weigh up to 70 kilos) may be reason enough to visit Komodo, but there is much more to see. Nowhere else will you find such diversity of fish and coral species. It feels like entering a fairyland of life and beauty – a true Garden of Eden.
The live-aboard give us an incredible degree of flexibility. Fast and multiple speedboats for both divers and non-divers allow us to do very fast transfers between sites, the boats and Labuan Bajo. Most diving sites are also available for fantastic snorkeling. We very enjoy private excursions on white sand beaches, fishing and trekking escorted by park rangers to discover the wildlife on the islands. Traveling to Komodo National Park with Sea Safari Cruises gives the possibility to extend your trip to see other islands along the Lesser Sunda include Lombok, Satonda, Sumbawa, and Moyo Island.
Night dives were even more atmospheric. The currents sweeping over Cannibal Rock were too much to cope with after dark, so you must searched for night creatures in the shallows. At first glance, the sandy expanses were devoid of life, but a closer inspection revealed a wealth of nocturnal drama. Octopus each the size of a child’s fist moved over the sand, extending their tentacles into tiny holes as they hunted for suitably small prey. Every now and then, they would retract their foraging limbs in pain, having received a nip from some hidden sand-dweller.