Tatawa Besar is in addition a famous spot for macro-photography. When diving with no current, you will do it among boulders, tube sponges and sea fans, the perfect places to find all manner of macro delights, such as nudibranchs, leafy scorpionfish, shrimps, orangutan crabs, frogfish, candy crabs, hairy shrimps.
As other sites that have these two types of diving, it is really worth it to do more than one dive here. As we said, Tatawa Besar, under perfect currents, can be an excellent drift dive, over extraordinary underwater landscape, surrounded by vibrant fringing reef. It can be an excellent alternative if currents are too strong in other sites of Komodo National Park, like Tata Kecil or Batu Bolong. And at the same time, if you like looking for tiny critters, this will be a perfect fit as well. One way or the other, missing out on Tatawa Besar’s colorful landscapes would be a big mistake.
You can dive Tatawa Besar all year long, being the best time of the year to do it, from April to November.