No one can’t deny that snorkelling is one of the best thing to do during a Labuan Bajo Komodo Tour. Beneath the clear blue ocean, lies an underwater paradise. A brimming marine life with healthy and colorful corals adorn the sea bed. It’s is also home for various pelagic, manta, and rare sea creatures. Lies right in the heart of coral triangle and the meeting point of two sea currents, Komodo offers world class diving and snorkelling for everyone.
The aquatic world is blooming under the protection of National Park, which expands below the land of dragons. The water is crazily clear with high visibility. Some of seasoned divers even stated that its clarity and marine richness even beats Maldives and Thailand. Sometimes, all you need to do is anchor the ship in the middle of nowhere. Put on your snorkel mask and jump right into the crystal clear waters.
The Komodo National Park treasure numerous jaw-dropping underwater. The key is to find a good Labuan Bajo Komodo tour who knows all the pristine spots. But if they don’t, worry not, as we have covered three best snorkel sites that will highlight your trip to Komodo.
1. The Manta Point
Needless to say, manta is a pleasant reward for nearly every divers and snorkelers. And there’s a place that almost ‘guarantee’ manta sighting; the famous Manta Point. These gentle giants are regularly seen passing along the cobalt-blue sea, attracted to the sea currents. You even have the opportunity to drift along with this gracious creature. Manta point is famous among divers and snorkelers as a must-do in their Labuan Bajo Komodo tour.
The marine life is not limited to Manta. The sea bed is jam-packed with darting fishes and healthy coral gardens. Sometimes, a turtle even peek from the spongy corals and say a shy hello!
2. The Pink Beach
Almost every Labuan Bajo Komodo tour make a stop in the gorgeous Pink Beach. Here, everything feels so whimsical. While the blushing shore seems like coming straight from a dream itself, what lies underwater is absolutely otherworldly. Only a few meters from the shore, you will lost in the middle of well-preserved corals and tropical fishes.
And of course, you will find the red corals, Foraminifera, the culprit behind the rosy-tinted beach. You can also snorkel in the vibrant coral reefs that’s located just in the offshore. With great visibility, shallow water, and array of marine wildlife, Pink beach will keep you happy for hours.
3. Batu Bolong
Beware, snorkelers. After a dip in Batu Bolong, every other places might feels stale. Take Batu Bolong as your next Labuan Bajo Komodo tour destination, and you will totally awed. Snorkelling Batu Bolong is like jumping into a world-size aquarium. Batu Bolong is literally translated as rock with a hole on it. It breaks to the surface, marking this stunning underwater haven. Just a few meters below the rocks, the sea is showing the most spectacular show. The marine life flourish with technicolor corals.
Massive school of fishes swims close to the surface, darting around in harmony like a sea circus. Eels, turtles, and stone fishes scurry among the rocks. Between the corals, nudibranch and other sea critters enjoys their slow ‘walks’. A few pelagic peeping around the rock, hunting for their lunch. Everything seems so alive in Batu Bolong site, even when you are long ways up from the ocean floor.
4. Kanawa Island
If you are looking for a cool dive with exquisite reef, Kanawa is the place. The swimming and snorkelling in Kanawa is some of the best you will discover in the wold. Have you ever meet memo just a few feet from the shore? Never, unless in Kanawa. The snorkelling spot is just that good. The Kanawa Island is identical with its glassy turquoise water. Coral reefs spread just in the offshore with starfishes littered the ocean floor. The sea bed is vibrant with bright yellow, blue, and purple corals. Among the diverse corals are abundant of fishes, darting around with their own business.
Komodo dragons might be the main star of the National Park, but the marine wildlife come just as the second. Before you know it, you are spending half of your Labuan Bajo Komodo tour under the water. Be prepared to get your heart stolen!