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Castle Rock, Komodo

Castle Rock Dive Site in Komodo

A diver's paradise teeming with sharks and vibrant marine life

Information about Castle Rock

Castle Rock, located in Komodo National Park, is a diver's paradise renowned for its stunning underwater topography and vibrant marine life. This submerged seamount is famed for its thrilling currents and frequent sightings of sharks and pelagics, making it a must-visit for experienced divers.

What sets Castle Rock apart is its incredible biodiversity and the dramatic scenery it offers. Divers can expect to see white tip reef sharks patrolling the deeper sections, while giant trevallies, tunas, and Napoleons glide through the blue. The reef is a colorful mix of hard corals, sponges, and sea squirts, providing shelter for a myriad of smaller reef fish and invertebrates. The shallow areas are perfect for spotting cleaner shrimp, glassfish, and other critters hiding in the crevices and overhangs of the reef.

For non-divers, the surrounding Komodo National Park offers stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and opportunities for snorkeling, hiking, and observing the famous Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Whether you are exploring the underwater world or the rugged terrain above, Castle Rock and its surroundings promise an unforgettable adventure.

Interesting facts about Castle Rock

Getting there: The best way to explore Castle Rock is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to the most pristine dive sites. Speedboat trips from Labuan Bajo are also available, taking around 50 minutes.

Best time to visit Castle Rock: The best time to dive Castle Rock is from May to October when the southern winds favor diving in the central and northern parts of Komodo. Water temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 28°C (82°F).

Diving Conditions: Castle Rock is known for its strong currents, making it ideal for advanced divers. The seamount extends from 4 to 30 meters deep, with both up and down currents adding to the thrill.

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

A little known fact: Castle Rock is not only a hotspot for large predators but also a fantastic location for macro photography, with numerous hidden critters like nudibranchs and hairy squat lobsters found in the coral rubble.

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Castle Rock, Komodo
Castle Rock, Komodo

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