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Tatawa Island

Tatawa Island in Komodo National Park

Vibrant Reefs and Stunning Marine Life Await

What you need to know about Tatawa

Tatawa Island, nestled within the renowned Komodo National Park, is a haven for divers and nature enthusiasts alike. Known for its stunning coral reefs and vibrant marine life, Tatawa Island offers an underwater paradise that's hard to match. The island's dive sites, such as Tatawa Besar and Tatawa Kecil, boast an impressive array of coral gardens, reef fish, and larger pelagics, making it a must-visit destination for any diving itinerary.

What makes Tatawa Island truly special is its year-round accessibility and diverse diving conditions. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, you will find something to marvel at here. The island's waters are home to a plethora of marine species, including manta rays, turtles, and even the occasional reef shark. The clarity of the water, often exceeding 20 meters (66 feet), allows for spectacular visibility, ensuring you won't miss a single detail of the vibrant underwater life.

For those who prefer to stay above water, Tatawa Island offers pristine beaches and excellent snorkeling opportunities. The surrounding landscapes, with their dramatic hills and lush greenery, provide a picturesque backdrop for relaxation and exploration. Our liveaboard trips offer the perfect way to experience all that Tatawa Island has to offer, providing a seamless blend of adventure and comfort.

Interesting facts about Tatawa Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Tatawa Island is by liveaboard, which provides easy access to its diverse dive sites. You can also take a day trip by boat from Labuan Bajo.

Best time to visit: The ideal time to visit Tatawa Island is from April to November, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and optimal diving conditions.

Diving Conditions: Tatawa Island offers a variety of dive sites with depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet). Visibility is excellent, often exceeding 20 meters (66 feet), and currents can vary from mild to strong.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels operate in this region, offering trips that typically last 7-10 days. These trips often include visits to other iconic Komodo National Park dive sites, such as Batu Bolong and Manta Alley.

A little known fact: Tatawa Island is home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in Komodo National Park, thanks to its location in a protected marine area, ensuring an abundance of marine life and pristine underwater landscapes.

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Tatawa Island
Napoleon Wrasse, Komodo, Indonesia
Komodo, Indonesia

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