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Tatawa Kecil, Komodo

Tatawa Kecil Dive Site in Komodo National Park

Discover vibrant reefs and abundant marine life

Information about Tatawa Kecil

Tatawa Kecil, nestled in the breathtaking Komodo National Park, offers an exhilarating dive experience renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and dynamic marine life. This site is particularly famous for its exhilarating drift dives, making it a favorite among experienced divers seeking adventure.

The underwater landscape of Tatawa Kecil is a spectacle of color and life. Divers can expect to encounter schools of vibrant reef fish, elegant manta rays, and even reef sharks. The site's dramatic topography, featuring coral-covered slopes and rocky outcrops, creates a stunning backdrop for underwater exploration. The diverse marine ecosystem, from macro critters to pelagics, ensures every dive is unique and exciting.

Non-divers can enjoy snorkeling in the shallower areas, where the reefs are equally alive with marine activity. The clear waters and abundant sea life make Tatawa Kecil a fantastic spot for snorkelers to experience the wonders of Komodo’s underwater world. Whether diving or snorkeling, Tatawa Kecil promises an unforgettable aquatic adventure.

Interesting facts about Tatawa Kecil

Getting there: The best way to visit Tatawa Kecil is by liveaboard, providing easy access to the site during optimal diving times. You can also fly into Labuan Bajo and take a day trip to the site.

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

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

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboards often include Tatawa Kecil in their itineraries, along with other renowned sites in Komodo National Park such as Batu Bolong and Manta Point. These trips typically last 7-10 days, ensuring a comprehensive diving experience.

A little known fact: Tatawa Kecil is known for its vibrant orange soft corals, which create a stunning contrast against the blue waters and attract a wide variety of marine species, making it a favorite spot for underwater photographers.

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Tatawa Kecil, Komodo
Tatawa Kecil, Komodo

Possible Activities in Tatawa Kecil

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