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Tatawa Besar, Komodo

Tatawa Besar Dive Site in Komodo National Park

Experience vibrant coral reefs and thrilling drift dives in this biodiverse paradise

Information about Tatawa Besar

Tatawa Besar, situated in the iconic Komodo National Park, is a diver’s dream, renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and exhilarating drift dives. This site is perfect for those who love to glide effortlessly with the current while soaking in the underwater beauty of one of Indonesia’s premier dive destinations.

Tatawa Besar’s coral gardens are teeming with life, from colorful reef fish and majestic manta rays to the occasional reef shark. The site’s topography includes gentle slopes adorned with soft and hard corals, offering spectacular views as you drift along. The diversity of marine species here is astounding, making every dive a unique adventure.

For non-divers, Tatawa Besar is equally enchanting for snorkeling. The shallow reefs are alive with marine life, providing a fantastic opportunity to witness the underwater world up close. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a snorkeling enthusiast, Tatawa Besar promises an unforgettable experience.

Interesting facts about Tatawa Besar

Getting there: The best way to reach Tatawa Besar is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to the site at optimal times. Alternatively, you can fly into Labuan Bajo and join a day trip.

Best time to visit Tatawa Besar: The ideal time to visit is during the dry season from April to December, with water temperatures ranging from 26°C to 29°C (79°F to 84°F) and excellent visibility.

Diving Conditions: Tatawa Besar offers depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) with moderate to strong currents, perfect for thrilling drift dives suitable for intermediate to advanced divers.

Our liveaboard trips: Many of our liveaboards feature Tatawa Besar in their itineraries, often combined with other top sites in Komodo National Park like Batu Bolong and Manta Point. Trips typically last 7-10 days, providing a comprehensive diving experience.

A little known fact: Tatawa Besar is known for its spectacular coral formations and is home to one of the healthiest coral reefs in Komodo National Park, providing habitat for a vast array of marine life.

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Tatawa Besar, Komodo
Tatawa Besar, Komodo
Tatawa Besar, Komodo

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