Diving Around Komodo National Park
There’s no doubt about it, if you’ve looked into diving in the Komodo National Park then you will have heard about it’s currents. We love the currents, and not just because they provide a fun ride for when we are diving. The currents are part of the reason that the marine life here is so incredible. The currents keep the water nutrient rich, which is part of the reason we have such a healthy Manta Ray population. The constant water movement also means that the coral reefs here are some of the healthiest in the world!
The location of the Komodo National Park is key – sitting between two oceans whose temperatures compliment each other. For 6 months the Pacific Ocean feeds the Flores sea with warm clear water, whist the Indian Ocean feeds the Sumva sea with cold, nutrient rich water. These differences in conditions means that the Mantas get their fill of nutrients, whilst the water temperature is maintained at a healthy level for corals to flourish. These conditions then swap – the South of the park will have warm clear water and the North will be cooler.