Komodo Snorkeling: 5 Best Place to Snorkeling in Komodo

A Nemo spotted on the Sebayur Island

Snorkeling on Komodo Island is a famous activity to spend your vacation in Indonesia. As a part of Komodo National Park, located in the East Nusa Tenggara, Komodo Island is famous for its majestic Komodo dragons. Besides that, this park is home to a mesmerizing marine biodiversity.

With its lush coral reefs bustling with an abundance of marine creatures, Komodo National Park stands out as the top tropical snorkeling in the world. Snorkeling in Komodo gives you a chance to float with Manta rays and many other beauties.     

The Best Komodo Snorkeling Spots 

The best attraction in Komodo snorkeling is coral life, which looks different from one spot to another. Snorkeling here will give you some different experiences that you won’t regret. Here are the best Komodo Island snorkeling spots you must try! 

1. Snorkeling in Kanawa Island 

Kanawa Island is one of the most famous islands of Komodo National Park, often described as a paradise island for its breathtaking views and marine life. This island is known for its white sand beaches and coral reefs. 

To reach this island, you must take a boat trip Komodo Island, it will take about 35 minutes away from Labuan Bajo harbor. If you are snorkeling here, you will surrounded by turquoise waters and a vibrant coral reef that supports a diversity of marine life, such as colorful fish, sea turtles, and even reef sharks.    

Read More Everything You Need to Know About Kanawa Island

2. Siaba Besar (Turtle City)

A snorkel on Siaba Island

The next spot for snorkeling is Siaba Besar, a beautiful island in the central part of the Komodo National Park. There are two Siaba Islands next to each other, and the Siaba Besar is the big one of the two Siaba Islands. 

This island is also known as “Turtle City” because you can encounter turtles while snorkeling here. This snorkeling site is known for its mild currents, so it makes it effortless to snorkel here which means this site is beginner-friendly. 

Read More How to Travel to Siaba Island, Labuan Bajo | Travel Guide      

3. Tatawa Besar

Located in the central part of Labuan Bajo, Tatawa Besar is a shallow snorkeling site that offers beautiful sloping coral reefs. You will see beautiful Marine life, such as Hawksbill Turtles, batfish, White Fin, and Black Fin Reef Sharks, Manta rays, and others. 

Besides that, there are macro life such as Nudibranchs, Candy Crabs, Frogs, and others. If you are interested in marine life, don’t forget to bring your camera and take pictures of the underwater beauty of Tatawa Besar. 

4. Batu Bolong

Batu Bolong is the most favorite site for diving or snorkeling in Komodo. This site offers a fascinating marine ecosystem encompassing diverse species of reefs and bountiful fishes. 

This site, also known as “Hollow Rock”, is a pinnacle teeming with marine life. Note that Batu Bolong has strong currents and deeper waters that make it more challenging, and suitable for experienced snorkelers only.  

Read More Batu Bolong Komodo, Discover the Best Dive Spot in Komodo Island

5. Manta Point


Also known as Makassar Reefs, Manta Point is a place for snorkeling with the majestic Manta rays. You will see beautiful marine life such as Reef Manta, Marble Ray, Eagle Ray, Unicornfish, Hawksbill Turtle, Reef Shark, Octopus, and others.

Manta Rays is one of the most intelligent life forms in the ocean. With a bit of luck, one or two curious mantas would swim close to snorkelers as if in greeting.  

The Best Time for Snorkel on Komodo Island

Snorkeling in Komodo is an outstanding experience throughout the year. However, the best time for snorkeling there is during the dry season, from April to June and from September to November. 

During this season, the weather is good, the seas are calm, and the underwater visibility is at its peak. Thus, this period is the ideal time to explore the coral gardens and encounter the diverse marine life.  

Travel Tips to Snorkel on Komodo Island

We have compiled important information that you need to know before getting Komodo Island snorkeling. 

1. Plan Your Trip in Advance

Due to Komodo Island being a favorite destination, you have to book your trip well in advance. First, decide where you will snorkel because not all sites are suitable for all snorkels. Then, choose the best time to visit so you will have a remarkable experience there.  

2. Snorkeling Tour on Komodo Island

For hassle-free travel, you can join a guided Komodo Island boat tour by a reputable tour agency. Ensure you choose the official registered boat trip Komodo Island, KomodoLuxury, to avoid unwanted things.

KomodoLuxury provides two options; private and open trips including snorkeling. Take advantage of the chance to snorkel on the beautiful beaches while sailing on a luxurious Phinisi boat with us! Contact us and start your snorkeling trips with us!

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2 Responses

  1. Hello,
    could i booking a tour for 17-19august?

    Is it possibile to have price e tour info?thank you

    my number phone +393513907300

    1. Hello Davide,
      Thank you for your inquiry, our team will sent you message via Whats app to find the best option for your trip.

      Our contact details,
      e-mail: sales@komodoluxury.com
      phone or WhatsApp: +62 811 3823 875

      Do not hesitate to contact us so we can help you create the most memorable experience in Komodo National Park. 😊🙏🏻

      Best regards,

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