MANTA POINT KOMODO
A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH GIANT MANTA RAYS AT KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
You don't need to be a professional diver to experience this. Manta rays come in groups, usually every morning, at a location in the Komodo National Park called Manta Point or Makassar Reef. This location is actually a shallow water surface, about 5-10 meters deep, but has very fast currents. Because of the strong currents, manta rays really like to gather to find food by swimming against the direction to collect sea plankton.
A close encounter with Manta Rays is truly magical and surreal. Not only the Manta Rays that you can find here, if you are lucky, you can also see a variety of tropical fishes, sea turtles, and coral gardens.
Morning is the right time because usually, the sea current is not too strong. But still, you are highly recommended to use swimming vests and fins for safety and for better maneuver in strong currents. Our crew will always monitor current conditions and escort you using the motorized lifeboat. If our crews think that the current is too strong, we highly recommend you to see the Mantas from above.
However, it should be mentioned as well that based on the latest regulations from the Komodo National Park officials, there is a restriction that only 30 boat can visit Manta Point per day. Each boat now is required to register first and it depends on luck because the method they applied was the first-come-first-serve method. If you want to visit this spot, you should immediately book your Komodo boat in advance, so we can prepare your itinerary.
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