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Banta Island, Komodo

Banta Island in Komodo National Park

Discover Pristine Reefs and Abundant Marine Life

What you need to know about Banta

Banta Island, located between Komodo and Sumbawa, is a hidden gem for divers seeking untouched beauty and vibrant marine life. As part of the Komodo National Park, Banta Island offers some of the most pristine waters and stunning underwater landscapes in Indonesia. The island's remote location ensures fewer crowds, providing an exclusive diving experience.

Diving at Banta Island, you'll encounter stunning coral reefs, large pelagic species, and vibrant macro life. The dive sites around Banta Island feature diverse topographies, including steep walls, slopes, and underwater pinnacles. Notable dive sites such as GPS Point and Star Wars are renowned for their colorful coral gardens and encounters with manta rays, sharks, and schools of fish.

Above water, Banta Island's rugged landscape and secluded beaches invite exploration and relaxation. Non-divers can enjoy snorkeling, beachcombing, and hiking, making it an ideal destination for a well-rounded adventure. Immerse yourself in one of Indonesia's best-kept secrets.

Interesting facts about Banta Island

Getting there: The best way to reach Banta Island is by liveaboard, offering direct access to its remote dive sites. You can also fly into Labuan Bajo and embark on a liveaboard from there.

Best time to visit: The optimal time to dive at Banta Island is from April to November when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and visibility is at its best.

Diving Conditions: Expect water depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) with moderate to strong currents. The excellent visibility often exceeds 30 meters (98 feet), making it ideal for underwater photography.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard vessels frequently visit Banta Island as part of longer itineraries through Komodo National Park. Trips typically last 7-10 days, also exploring other renowned sites such as Komodo Island and Rinca Island.

A little known fact: Banta Island is home to a rare phenomenon known as "fireworks anemones," which display bioluminescence, creating a spectacular underwater light show.

Pictures of Banta

Banta Island, Komodo
Banta Island, Komodo
K2, Banta Island, Komodo

Highlights and Visitorpoints on Banta

Our trips to Banta


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