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The Golden Passage, Komodo

The Golden Passage Dive Site in Komodo

Experience the rush of Komodo’s vibrant underwater highway

Information about The Golden Passage

The Golden Passage, nestled between the islands of Gili Lawa Darat and Komodo, is an exhilarating dive site famed for its powerful currents and rich marine biodiversity. Known as an underwater highway, The Golden Passage offers divers a thrilling ride through channels bustling with vibrant coral gardens and abundant sea life. The site’s depth ranges from 5 to 30 meters, making it suitable for intermediate to advanced divers.

Divers can expect encounters with a diverse array of marine species including reef sharks, eagle rays, and large schools of trevally and fusiliers. The currents that sweep through the passage bring in nutrients, attracting big pelagics and creating a dynamic underwater environment. For underwater photographers, the site provides stunning opportunities to capture the vivid colors and bustling activity of Komodo’s marine life.

Non-divers can enjoy the picturesque surroundings, with opportunities for snorkeling, hiking to scenic viewpoints, and relaxing on pristine beaches. The Golden Passage is not only a paradise for divers but also a fantastic spot for nature enthusiasts seeking adventure and tranquility.

Interesting facts about The Golden Passage

Getting there: The best way to reach The Golden Passage is by liveaboard, offering convenient access to this thrilling dive site. You can also fly into Komodo Airport and take a boat from Labuan Bajo.

Best time to visit The Golden Passage: The ideal time to visit is from April to November, during the dry season. Water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), providing optimal conditions for diving.

Diving Conditions: The site features depths from 5 to 30 meters with strong currents that vary with the tide, making it suitable for intermediate to advanced divers. The nutrient-rich waters attract a wide range of marine life.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels operate in this area, offering trips that typically last 7-10 days and include visits to other renowned Komodo dive sites such as Batu Bolong and Manta Point.

A little known fact: The Golden Passage earned its name from the golden hue of the water at sunrise and sunset, creating a magical and unforgettable diving experience.

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The Golden Passage, Komodo
The Golden Passage, Komodo
The Golden Passage, Komodo

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