Tatawa Kecil

The little sister of Tatawa Besar

Dive Site Komodo Tatawa Kecil
  • Enjoy the currents of the Linta strait

    Tatawa Kecil is a small island located in the South of Tatawa Besar, in the North Central part of Komodo National Park. Unlike its sister island, but like many other sites in the park, Tatawa Kecil is known for having strong current, as it is in the middle of the Linta strait, the strait between Komodo Island and Rinca Island. It isn’t the easiest dive site, so it is recommended only for experienced divers, however, the challenge is totally worth it. Due to these currents, Tatawa Kecil is not the best place for snorkeling, however this is not an issue, since in its sister island, Tatawa Besar, conditions are remarkable for snorkeling.

    Tatawa Kecil is a popular and stunning dive site, offering intriguing rock formations, caves, swim throughs, boulders, drop offs, and a massive field with huge and vibrant coral gardens. The topography of the site differs greatly from other ones, it is one of the most fascinating and unique in the park. It has almost anything a diver can hope to see, both big and small, an enjoyable dive is guaranteed. Tatawa Kecil is the right spot to do some cave diving, but first make sure you have all the necessary certifications.

    Trevallies in Tatawa Kecil

    A brief exploration of Komodo National Park

    Diving Cruise KOMODO

    | 5 Days / 4 Nights | 1280 € Full Board

    Cruise in Komodo National Park,
    Labuan Bajo to Labuan Bajo

    Next Departure:

    2022 July 21th to 25th

    256 per day

    Up to 3 dives/day

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    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.6
    Life Onboard
    9.8
    Activities
    9.9

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    World-class drift dive

    In this world class drift dive site, you will encounter numerous pelagic fish species. When going down in the south west corner of this small island, you will encounter many eagle rays, giant trevallies, and sharks. If you continue northwards, you can see in the walls small invertebrates and nudibranchs that will catch your attention, as well as numerous cleaning stations for the always present oriental sweetlips. Some other fishes that are part of this terrific dive site are bumphead parrotfish swimming in groups hunting for food, motionless batfish hanging around the blue, some bamboo sharks relaxing in the rock formations, as well as snappers, large groupers, sea snakes, blue fin trevallies, fusiliers, hawksbill turtles, dogtooth tuna, giant tuna, barracudas, moray eels and napoleon wrasse. You may even see Manta Rays, and if luck is on your side, even Dugongs can be seen. And don’t forget the good number of big rocks and caves, with beautiful coral gardens just under the surface, the colorful soft and hard coral and anemones, and the crystal clear reef that will allow you to witness all this natural underwater environment.

    Moray Eel in a small cave

    Conditions and best season to visit this site?

    Tatawa Kecil is another dive site that must be seen on a Komodo diving trip.

    The maximum depth of Tatawa Kecil is 30 meters, although it is not necessary to dive that deep. The water is usually between 27-28°C.

    You can dive Tatawa Kecil all year long, but if there is a best time of the year to do it, from April to November.

    Tambja Morosa Nudibranch

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