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Turtle City, Komodo

Turtle City Dive Site in Komodo National Park

Swim with the majestic sea turtles in this underwater paradise

Information about Turtle City

Turtle City, situated off Siaba Besar Island in Indonesia, is a premier dive site renowned for its high population of sea turtles. This site offers an extraordinary experience where divers can encounter green and hawksbill turtles in their natural habitat, often swimming gracefully among the vibrant coral reefs. The shallow and calm waters make Turtle City an ideal spot for divers of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

Beyond the abundant turtles, the dive site boasts a rich array of marine life, including schools of reef fish, colorful nudibranchs, and occasional sightings of reef sharks. The coral formations here are healthy and thriving, providing a stunning backdrop for underwater photography and exploration. For non-divers, Siaba Besar Island offers excellent snorkeling opportunities and beautiful beaches to relax and enjoy the serene surroundings.

Turtle City is a must-visit destination for anyone passionate about marine life and conservation. The chance to swim alongside these gentle giants in the clear, warm waters of Siaba Besar is an experience that will stay with you long after your dive.

Interesting facts about Turtle City

Getting there: The best way to reach Turtle City is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to the dive site. Alternatively, you can fly to Labuan Bajo and take a boat from there to Siaba Besar Island.

Best time to visit Turtle City: The ideal time for diving here is between April and November, when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), ensuring pleasant diving conditions.

Diving Conditions: Expect excellent visibility, ranging from 15 to 30 meters (50 to 100 feet), and mild currents. The dive site features a range of depths from 5 to 25 meters (16 to 82 feet), suitable for divers of all experience levels.

Our liveaboard trips: We offer several liveaboard options that visit Turtle City, with trips typically lasting 7-10 days. These trips often include other renowned dive sites in the Komodo National Park area, ensuring a comprehensive diving experience.

A little known fact: Turtle City got its name due to the unusually high number of resident turtles, making it one of the best places in Indonesia to observe these magnificent creatures up close.

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Turtle City, Komodo
Turtle City, Komodo

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