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Wainilu, Komodo

Wainilu Dive Site at Rinca Island

Unveil the hidden treasures of Rinca Island's rich marine life

Information about Wainilu

Wainilu, located off the coast of Rinca Island in Indonesia, is a dive site renowned for its incredible biodiversity and macro life. This site is a true paradise for muck diving enthusiasts, offering a fascinating array of small and unusual marine creatures. From vibrant nudibranchs to elusive frogfish and flamboyant cuttlefish, Wainilu is a hotspot for underwater photographers and critter hunters.

Diving at Wainilu provides an extraordinary experience with its sandy bottoms and scattered coral bommies, which create perfect habitats for a variety of marine life. The calm and shallow waters make it accessible for divers of all levels, including beginners. Besides the remarkable macro life, divers can also encounter schools of reef fish and occasional sightings of octopuses hiding among the rocks and corals.

Rinca Island’s Wainilu dive site stands out not only for its rich marine biodiversity but also for its tranquil diving conditions. Whether you're an avid macro photographer or simply love exploring unique underwater environments, Wainilu offers an unparalleled diving experience in the heart of Indonesia’s Komodo National Park.

Interesting facts about Wainilu

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

Best time to visit Wainilu: The prime diving season is from April to November when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), providing ideal diving conditions.

Diving Conditions: Wainilu features calm, shallow waters with depths ranging from 5 to 20 meters (16 to 65 feet) and excellent visibility, often exceeding 15 meters (50 feet). The mild currents make it suitable for divers of all experience levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels frequent Wainilu, with trips typically lasting 7-10 days. These excursions often include other premier dive sites in the Komodo National Park, offering a comprehensive diving experience.

A little known fact: Wainilu is known as a "muck diving" paradise due to its sandy seabed, which is home to a plethora of rare and unusual marine creatures, making it a must-visit for underwater macro photographers.

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Wainilu, Komodo
Wainilu, Komodo

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