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Komodo National Park, Flores, Indonesia
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo National Park is home to the largest lizard on earth as well as thousands of marine species, including the recently-protected manta ray. While viewing the Komodo dragon in the wild is the initial goal for most, exploring the underwater world of Komodo is arguably the most impressive draw to the park.
- Explore the park from the water. Visit one of the dozens of world-class dive sites (we recommend diving with Blue Marlin!).
- Do a liveaboard dive trip and live feet from the remote dive sites in the area.
- Visit Komodo Island for the day and do some hiking, on the lookout for komodo dragons in the wild.
- Visit Rinca Island for an easier view of the dragons, lounging around the ranger station kitchen (and do a little hike here, too!).
- Take a night or two to stay on Kanawa Island. Stay in their basic accommodations (camping, bales, or bungalows) and explore the house reef by diving or snorkelling. It's beautiful here!
- If you're staying in Labuan Bajo, the jump off town to the park, over a Saturday night, the party is at Paradise bar. The one (and only) bumping party you can find each week!