Gili Lawa / Indonesia

At the northern part of Gili Lawa Laut, near Komodo Island there are several places for diving. These are Crystal Rock, Castle Rock and Lighthouse.
Crystal Rock is an excellent place for diving with interesting relief and abundance of marine flora and fauna. Drift diving is possible here as well.
At the other region, 1km/0.6mi to the north from the Crystal Rock there is a Castle Rock dive site. There are strong currents, but for experienced divers they can bring mass of pleasure. Besides other marine dwellers, bottlenose dolphins often visit this place in search of food, so divers have an opportunity to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.
On the east of Gili Lawa Laut there is Lighhouse – the best variant for evening diving. The depth is about 20m/65ft. The currents can be strong.

Location: to the north of Komodo, the Flores Sea

What to see: Here divers have an opportunity to spot red octopuses, big devilfish, Hawksbill turtles, butterflyfish, anthiases, black snappers, lutjanuses, sweetlips fish, tunas, fusiliers, black and whitetip sharks, giant Jack mackerels, large manta rays and mobula rays. The reef is filled with bronze corals that resemble trees and also red-orange sponges.

Depth: 20-27m/65-88ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 15-25m/49-82ft. The best visibility is in the period from June to September.

Season for diving: All year round, although the best time is from March to November. The water temperature ranges between 23C-26C/71F-75F.


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