Wicked Diving’s Komodo Liveaboard offers everything a diver could wish for!! The Komodo area includes one of the world’s richest marine environments, consisting of hundreds of species of reef building coral, large and small fish and over 1000 species of bony fishes. Not to mention the marine reptiles and marine mammals, including dolphins, whales, and dugongs.
The Komodo region is unique due to its distinct geographical location between two different marine environments. Its Komodo National Park is situated between the island of Sumbawa and Flores where warmer Northern water from Flores and Banda Sea converge with the colder Southern water from the Indian Ocean. The weather conditions are very diverse over the Komodo National Park such as wind exposure,current and wave action which all contribute to this rich marine environment. Experienced and sensible Komodo Liveaboard operators must pay attention to these conditions! In addition, the upwelling caused by the deep ocean currents colliding with the Continental shelf provides an endless supply of plankton food toward the surface, producing exceptional coral gardens and attracting abundant marine life that make a Komodo Liveaboard trip so incredible.
The Komodo National Park consists of around 80 islands and over 700 square miles between the islands of Sumbawa to the west and Flores in the east Komodo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. The park was initially established in 1980 to conserve the unique Komodo dragon, but since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. Komodo Liveaboards trips are the best way to experience as much of this amazing park as possible.