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Cannibal Rock, Komodo

Cannibal Rock Dive Site in Komodo National Park

Unveil the colorful and diverse underwater world

Information about Cannibal Rock

Cannibal Rock is one of Komodo's most biodiverse dive sites, famous for its stunning array of marine life and colorful coral formations. Located in the southern part of Komodo National Park, this site is a submerged pinnacle rising from the sea floor, offering a rich tapestry of underwater flora and fauna.

Diving at Cannibal Rock, you'll be greeted by a spectacular variety of marine life, from vibrant nudibranchs and pygmy seahorses to larger creatures like frogfish and octopuses. The reef is a kaleidoscope of colors with both hard and soft corals, sponges, and sea fans. The unique topography, featuring steep walls and gentle slopes, provides habitats for a myriad of species, making every dive here a unique experience.

Cannibal Rock is not just for divers; snorkelers can also enjoy the shallow reefs teeming with life. For non-divers, the surrounding islands offer beautiful beaches and trekking opportunities to see the famous Komodo dragons. The diverse marine life, coupled with the unique topography, makes Cannibal Rock a standout destination in Indonesia's diving scene.

Interesting facts about Cannibal Rock

Getting there: The best way to reach Cannibal Rock is by liveaboard, providing easy access to this remote site. Alternatively, day trips from Labuan Bajo are also available.

Best time to visit: The ideal time to dive Cannibal Rock is during the dry season, from April to November, when visibility ranges from 15 to 30 meters and water temperatures are between 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F).

Diving conditions: The site features depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters, with occasional strong currents that attract larger pelagic species. Suitable for advanced divers due to variable conditions.

Our liveaboard trips: Many liveaboards visit Cannibal Rock as part of their Komodo itineraries, often including other top sites like Batu Bolong and Castle Rock. Trips typically last 7-10 days, providing a comprehensive Komodo diving experience.

A little known fact: Cannibal Rock gets its name from the vast variety of marine life found here, including some unique predatory behaviors observed among the resident fish and invertebrates.

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Cannibal Rock, Komodo

Possible Activities in Cannibal Rock

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