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K2, Banta Island, Komodo

K2 Dive Site in Banta Island

Thrilling dives with breathtaking coral reefs and abundant marine life

Information about K2

Banta Island’s K2 dive site is a hidden gem in the Komodo National Park, offering thrilling underwater adventures for divers of all levels. Located between Komodo and Sumbawa, K2 is known for its dramatic topography, featuring vibrant coral reefs, steep walls, and sandy slopes. The site provides an exhilarating experience with its diverse marine life and excellent visibility, making it a must-visit destination for any diving enthusiast.

The underwater scenery at K2 is truly spectacular. Divers can expect to encounter a wide variety of marine species, including schools of barracudas, trevally, and fusiliers. The coral gardens are teeming with colorful soft and hard corals, home to an array of reef fish such as angelfish, butterflyfish, and parrotfish. For those with a keen eye, the site also offers sightings of macro life, including nudibranchs, shrimp, and pygmy seahorses.

One of the highlights of diving at K2 is the chance to see larger pelagics. Reef sharks are commonly spotted patrolling the deeper waters, while manta rays and eagle rays often glide gracefully through the currents. The combination of rich biodiversity and stunning coral formations makes K2 an unforgettable diving experience. Non-divers can enjoy the beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters of Banta Island, perfect for snorkeling and relaxation.

Interesting facts about K2

Getting there: The best way to reach K2 is by liveaboard, allowing you to fully explore the dive site and surrounding areas. Alternatively, you can fly to Labuan Bajo and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit K2: The ideal time for diving K2 is from April to November, when 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: K2 offers a range of depths from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) with moderate to strong currents, making it suitable for intermediate to advanced divers.

Our liveaboard trips: We offer liveaboard trips to K2 that typically last 7-10 days, often including other top dive sites in the Komodo National Park, such as Batu Bolong and Castle Rock.

A little known fact: K2 is renowned for its exhilarating drift dives, where divers can ride the currents along the reef while witnessing the incredible marine life that thrives in these nutrient-rich waters.

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K2, Banta Island, Komodo
K2, Banta Island, Komodo
K2, Banta Island, Komodo

Possible Activities in K2

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