Reef species in Komodo

Check the amazing reef species you can find in Komodo

Komodo Reef Species
  • More than 1000 species of tropical fishes & 260 species of coral

    Komodo National Park is a must for divers who want to experience the most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet. There are more than 1,000 species of tropical fish, 260 species of coral, rare marine species and many more. The strong daily tidal flows combine with nutrient-rich water upwelling from the depths of the Indian Ocean to create ideal conditions for thousands of species of corals and fish to flourish.

    Colorful Reef and Fishes in Komodo

    A brief exploration of Komodo National Park

    Diving Cruise KOMODO

    | 5 Days / 4 Nights | 2662 € Full Board

    Cruise in Komodo National Park,
    Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

    Next Departure:

    2024 July 11th to 15th

    532 per day

    Up to 3 dives/day

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    The best reefs dive sites in Komodo:

    Komodo National Park has some of the best coral reefs in the world. There are over 50 spectacular dive sites in the park, some of them with their own features. When it comes to the most pristine coral reefs, the following sites will give you an example of the breathtaking sceneries you can find:

    Batu Bolong: it is known for being one of the most spectacular dive sites in Komodo National Park. The reef is in great conditions, you can observe the healthy and genuine underwater scenery, with some vibrant corals.

    Castle Rock: another site to find a great life, with healthy and colorful corals.

    Tatawa Besar: it is one of the most amazing, colorful coral gardens of the Komodo archipelago. It has stunning coral reefs in the shallows.

    Healthy Corals on Komodo Reef

    What are the reef species you can find in Komodo?

    Coral reef fish are an important part in the tremendous biodiversity that Komodo National Park has. Coral reef fish are fish which live among or in close relation to coral reefs. Tons of species can live in a small area of healthy reef, and this is exactly what you find in the park. They hide sometimes or even camouflage, finding the way to survive on the reefs. Coral reefs provide home for 25 percent of all marine fish species.

    Some of the reef species you will find in Komodo are:

    Clown Fish: also known as anemone fish, are a type of damselfish that live only in anemones. They are one of the most beloved fish of the reef.

    Angelfishes: are colorful reef fish that are closely related and look like butterfly fishes, but are usually larger.

    Needlefish: are long, slim, silvery fishes with a thin, pointed jaw that resembles a large needle. They swim very close to the surface, even sometimes above the reef making it easy for snorkelers to spot them.

    Parrotfish: are reef fish with bright colors, with medium to large sizes, that look similar to wrasses.

    Triggerfish: are brightly coloured with a large head, leathery skin and marked with lines and spots. Some of them can be very territorial. They most are found in shallow, coastal habitats, especially at coral reefs.

    Barracudas: are very long, slim, predatory fish. You will often see them in big schools, although the largest barracudas are loners. Some species are mostly seen by divers on the reefs.

    Napoleon Humphead wrasse: is a large species of wrasse mainly found on coral reefs.

    Frogfish: are small, short, often brightly colored, and stocky fish, frequently covered with bumpy, bifurcated spicules to help them camouflage. Lionfish Lionfish is a beautiful and venomous marine fish. The sting is not fatal to humans; however, can be painful and can last for a couple of days

    Moray eel: is a large species of eel. Although they may look like snakes, they are actually fish and not reptiles.

    Anemonefish Spinecheeks

    Rays & Sharks

    Marble Ray: are rounder and more disc-shaped compared to other stingrays. They are usually offshore on sandy bottoms, most of the time buried under the sand

    The Reef Manta Rays: are one the largest rays in the world. Most of the Mantas you see in Komodo are reef Mantas.

    White tip reef sharks: live close to the reef. These are some of the more common sharks of Komodo Black tip reef sharks Black tip reef sharks have bulkier bodies and you see them cruising by close to the reef slopes and sandy bottoms.

    Grey reef sharks: are usually the most exciting sharks to encounter in Komodo as you will see less of them and they dominate the other smaller species of reef sharks. They tend to dwell in areas with current and on deeper slopes.

    Like if this was not enough, there is also a vast variety of wonderful macro life, just look for the tiny things on the reef and then the true beauty will begin.

    Reef Manta Ray Komodo


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