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Batu Bolong, Komodo

Batu Bolong Dive Site in Komodo

Experience a Kaleidoscope of Marine Life in Komodo's Iconic Dive Site

Information about Batu Bolong

Batu Bolong, located in the heart of Komodo National Park, is one of Indonesia’s premier dive sites. This small rock island, rising from the deep blue, offers an underwater spectacle that captivates divers of all experience levels. Known for its thriving reef ecosystem and abundant marine life, Batu Bolong is a must-visit for anyone diving in the Komodo region.

Diving at Batu Bolong is like exploring a bustling underwater city. The site's vibrant coral walls are teeming with life, from colorful anthias and butterflyfish to majestic pelagics like giant trevallies and reef sharks. The strong currents that sweep past Batu Bolong bring nutrient-rich waters, supporting a diverse array of species and ensuring healthy, vibrant corals. Photographers will find endless opportunities to capture the site's dynamic beauty, from macro critters hiding among the corals to schools of fish swirling in the currents.

Beyond its rich marine life, Batu Bolong is known for its dramatic underwater topography. The site features steep walls, overhangs, and deep drop-offs, creating an exhilarating dive experience. The clear waters provide excellent visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet), allowing divers to fully appreciate the stunning underwater scenery. Whether you’re an experienced diver or new to the sport, Batu Bolong offers an unforgettable adventure.

Interesting facts about Batu Bolong

Getting there: The best way to explore Batu Bolong is by liveaboard, which provides direct access to this and other top sites in Komodo National Park. Alternatively, you can take a day trip from Labuan Bajo.

Best time to visit Batu Bolong: The optimal time for diving is from April to November when the sea conditions are calm, and visibility is at its best. Water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F).

Diving Conditions: Batu Bolong features depths from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) with strong currents, making it suitable for advanced divers. Excellent visibility allows for spectacular views of the reef and marine life.

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboard vessels include Batu Bolong in their itineraries, typically lasting 7-10 days. These trips often combine visits to other famous Komodo dive sites, such as Manta Point and Castle Rock.

A little known fact: Batu Bolong means "Hollow Rock" in Indonesian, named after a unique hole in the rock that extends above and below the waterline. This natural feature creates fascinating currents and attracts a variety of marine species, adding to the site's allure.

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Batu Bolong, Komodo
Batu Bolong, Komodo

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