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Siaba Besar Island, Komodo

Siaba Besar in Komodo National Park

Encounter the gentlest currents and vibrant marine life

What you need to know about Siaba Besar

Siaba Besar, located in the heart of Komodo National Park, is a haven for divers of all levels. Renowned for its gentle currents and excellent visibility, this dive site is perfect for both novice and experienced divers seeking a relaxed underwater experience. The site features a stunning array of hard and soft corals, creating a vibrant underwater garden teeming with life.

What sets Siaba Besar apart is its rich biodiversity. Divers can expect to see a variety of marine species including turtles, reef sharks, and schools of colorful fish. Macro enthusiasts will delight in spotting nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, and other critters nestled among the corals. The shallow depth and clear waters also make it an ideal spot for underwater photography.

For non-divers, the surrounding area offers excellent snorkeling opportunities with equally impressive marine life. The tranquil waters of Siaba Besar ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Whether you're diving or snorkeling, Siaba Besar promises a memorable encounter with the vibrant marine ecosystem of Komodo National Park.

Interesting facts about Siaba Besar Island

Getting there: The best way to reach Siaba Besar is by liveaboard, providing easy access to the dive site and the surrounding wonders of Komodo National Park.

Best time to visit Siaba Besar: Dive here year-round, with water temperatures ranging from 26°C to 29°C (79°F to 84°F). The visibility is typically excellent, making it a great spot for underwater photography.

Diving Conditions: Expect depths ranging from 5 to 20 meters (16 to 66 feet) with gentle currents, making it suitable for divers of all levels. The site offers a mix of sandy bottoms and vibrant coral reefs.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels operate in this region, with trips lasting from 7 to 10 days. These trips often include visits to other iconic dive sites in Komodo National Park, such as Batu Bolong and Manta Point.

A little known fact: Siaba Besar is often referred to as "Turtle City" due to the high number of sea turtles that can be spotted here, making it a favorite among underwater photographers.

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Siaba Besar Island, Komodo
Turtle City, Komodo
Turtle City, Komodo

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