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Kelor Reef, Kelor Island, Komodo

Kelor Reef Dive Site in Komodo National Park

Discover vibrant marine life and stunning coral formations

Information about Kelor Reef

Kelor Reef, located in the Komodo National Park, is a captivating dive site renowned for its vibrant coral formations and diverse marine life. This dive site offers an underwater paradise for divers of all levels, featuring stunning coral gardens, abundant marine species, and excellent visibility. The shallow depths and calm waters make it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced divers looking to explore the rich biodiversity of the region.

The reef is adorned with a variety of hard and soft corals, creating a colorful underwater landscape. Divers can encounter a multitude of reef fish, such as parrotfish, butterflyfish, and clownfish darting through the corals. Kelor Reef is also home to macro life enthusiasts, offering sightings of nudibranchs, shrimp, and the elusive pygmy seahorses. The sandy patches between the corals often harbor stingrays and turtles, adding to the site’s appeal.

Aside from its underwater beauty, Kelor Reef offers breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and pristine beaches. Non-divers can enjoy snorkeling in the clear, shallow waters or relax on the sandy shores of nearby Kelor Island. Whether you’re diving or snorkeling, Kelor Reef promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Komodo National Park.

Interesting facts about Kelor Reef

Getting there: The best way to reach Kelor Reef is by joining a liveaboard tour, which provides direct access to this and other dive sites in the Komodo National Park. Alternatively, you can take a boat trip from Labuan Bajo.

Best time to visit Kelor Reef: The ideal time for diving Kelor Reef is from April to November, when the weather is dry and the water conditions are calm, offering optimal visibility. Water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F).

Diving Conditions: Kelor Reef offers depths ranging from 5 to 20 meters (16 to 65 feet), making it suitable for divers of all experience levels. The site is known for its calm waters and excellent visibility, perfect for both diving and snorkeling.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard tours to Kelor Reef typically last 7-10 days, including visits to other renowned dive sites in the Komodo National Park, such as Batu Bolong and Castle Rock.

A little known fact: Kelor Island, near the reef, is a fantastic spot for hiking. A short trek to the top of the island offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands and turquoise waters, making it a perfect addition to your diving adventure.

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Kelor Reef, Kelor Island, Komodo

Possible Activities in Kelor Reef

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