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Rinca Island, Komodo

Rinca Island in Komodo National Park

Encounter Komodo Dragons and Pristine Reefs

What you need to know about Rinca

Rinca Island, part of the world-renowned Komodo National Park, offers a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes and exceptional diving experiences. Nestled between the islands of Komodo and Flores, Rinca is famous for its population of Komodo dragons, which can often be seen basking on the island's shores. The underwater realm around Rinca is equally mesmerizing, with crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and a plethora of marine life.

Diving around Rinca Island is a delight for both novice and experienced divers. The island's dive sites feature steep slopes and healthy coral walls teeming with diverse fish species, nudibranchs, and occasional manta rays and sharks. When you're not diving, embark on a guided trek to spot Komodo dragons and enjoy panoramic views of the island's rugged terrain.

Non-divers can explore Rinca's natural beauty through hiking trails, bird watching, and beach excursions. The island's tranquil environment and rich biodiversity make it a perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Interesting facts about Rinca Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Rinca Island is by liveaboard, offering easy access to its remote and pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Labuan Bajo and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit Rinca Island: The optimal time for diving is from April to December when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), ensuring excellent visibility and calm conditions.

Diving Conditions: Dive sites around Rinca Island feature depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet), with generally mild currents. However, some sites may have stronger currents, suitable for more experienced divers.

Our liveaboard trips: Numerous liveaboard vessels visit Rinca Island, with trips typically lasting 7-10 days. These trips often include other top Komodo National Park sites such as Batu Bolong and Manta Point.

A little known fact: Rinca Island is one of the few places in the world where you can see the iconic Komodo dragons in their natural habitat, making it a truly unique diving destination.

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Rinca Island, Komodo
Rinca Island, Komodo
Rinca Island, Komodo

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