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Crystal Rock, Komodo

Crystal Rock Dive Site in Komodo

Dive into vibrant marine life and crystal clear water

Information about Crystal Rock

Crystal Rock is a standout dive site in Komodo National Park, celebrated for its stunning underwater topography and vibrant marine life. This submerged pinnacle, located in the northern region of the park, offers divers an exhilarating experience with a chance to see an array of pelagic species. The site is named for its clear, crystalline waters that provide exceptional visibility, often exceeding 30 meters.

Diving at Crystal Rock, you'll encounter a bustling underwater ecosystem. The site is frequented by white tip reef sharks, Napoleon wrasse, and schools of jacks and trevally. The coral gardens here are rich with both hard and soft corals, creating a colorful backdrop teeming with life. Nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, and frogfish are some of the macro delights awaiting keen-eyed divers. The currents can be strong, adding to the thrill and making this site best suited for experienced divers.

The dive typically starts with a negative entry, descending quickly to avoid being swept away by the currents. As you navigate the reef, you'll witness a symphony of marine life, from the vivid coral formations to the schools of fish darting through the water. The pinnacle rises to within a few meters of the surface, making the safety stop equally mesmerizing with the shallow coral gardens.

Interesting facts about Crystal Rock

Getting there: The best way to reach Crystal Rock is by liveaboard, which provides direct access to this remote dive site. Alternatively, day trips from Labuan Bajo are also available.

Best time to visit Crystal Rock: The ideal time to dive here is from April to November when conditions are calmest, and water temperatures range from 26°C to 29°C (79°F to 84°F).

Diving Conditions: Expect strong currents, which make Crystal Rock suitable for experienced divers. The dive site ranges from 5 to 30 meters in depth, with excellent visibility and a rich array of marine life.

Our liveaboard trips: Numerous liveaboards visit Crystal Rock, offering 7-10 day trips that include other top sites like Castle Rock and Batu Bolong. These trips provide an immersive diving experience in Komodo National Park.

A little known fact: Despite its fame for large pelagics, Crystal Rock is also home to a unique cleaning station at 15 meters where cleaner wrasses service larger fish, making for an intriguing spectacle.

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Crystal Rock, Komodo
Crystal Rock, Komodo
Crystal Rock, Komodo

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