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Posted On:
14 December 2012

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Eunice Khong

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Adventure - Sightseeing - Diving and Snorkeling

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Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Posted on : 14 December 2012
Categories : Adventure - Sightseeing - Diving and Snorkeling

By far, this is the best snorkeling experience in my life! Komodo National Park is not only notable as the natural habitat for the endangered Komodo dragons, it has an amazing underwater scenery so awe-inspiring that, in my opinion, no world-class oceanarium can rival. It's a bliss that we are living in the tropics of pristine coral reefs and beautiful islands of crystal clear waters.

Komodo island isn't all about the mean, ferocious dragons that spurt no fire, on the other side of the island where we followed the Loh Liang Walking Trails to see komodos, lies the Pink Beach.

"Are you sure the komodos never come to this side of the island??" Yes, they say so! The Pink Beach is so famous it's a must-visit for Komodo National Park visitors. Even my Indonesian friends who dive all over Indonesia agree that their best snorkelling experience is at the Pink Beach.

A rich diversity of healthy-looking, colourful corals and fish are found so close to the shore of the Pink Beach, we can snorkel near the beach to explore the stunning underwater world. Just be careful not to step on the corals!

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

In less than 50 metres from the Pink Beach, it's a dive site. Komodo National Park is home to 38 dive sites, some of the top dive sites in the world. The marine environment is home to manta rays, whale sharks, different species of dolphins, dugongs, sea turtles, some 260 species of reef-building coral and over 1,000 species of fish.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

The Pink Beach got its name from broken fragments of red corals that are washed ashore on the white powdery beach, thus, the soft pink colour. Sounds romantic, doesn't it?

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

I don't have a camera for underwater photography so I tried to capture the beauty of the colourful corals from the boat with my iPhone! There are many species of fish in the water that are not shown in the photos.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

A rich diversity of strikingly beautiful corals.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Thanks to the organiser of the trip, Bule took these underwater shots of me at the Pink Beach.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

The Pink Beach on Komodo island, the other side without the Komodo Dragons!

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Can you see that the coral reefs are so close to the Pink Beach?

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Glistening clear waters so calm like your own private pool.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

There is not jetty at the Pink Beach and we have to take a small boat back to the larger boat.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Kanawa island is one of the diving and snorkelling sites that we visited on our first day at Komodo National Park.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

The island is small but picturesque and the photos�remind�me of Eilat and the Red Sea in Israel.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Beautiful sunset at Komodo National Park.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

For two nights, we stayed at Laprima Hotel located on the idyllic beachfront of Labuan Bajo. My room balcony overlooks the mesmerizing surroundings of Flores and it's a great spot to watch the sunset.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

View of the beautiful Flores Sea from the balcony.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Sunset at Flores.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Another view of sunset from my room balcony at Laprima Hotel.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

We spent two days (too short!) at Komodo National Park. Now it's one of my top favourites and I want to go back again soon to trek, snorkel and relax on the islands with only few tourists around.

An aerial photo of Komodo National Park.

Komodo National Park: World's Best Diving & Snorkeling Sites

Our last leg of the 14-day International Travel Blogger Trip with Tourism Indonesia ended in Bali. We departed from Labuan Bajo airport via Transnusa to Bali.

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