The Komodo Island is named after the Komodo dragon, inhabitant of the Komodo National Park. The Komodo is with up to 70 kg the biggest living lizard on earth. It is an endemic to the islands of this area, thus they are preserved. Komodo National Park was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, and now it is one of The New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Komodo not only has to offer miracles on land, but also the water keeps its mysteries. The area has 29 attractive dive sites from Komodo to Rica Island. The corals in Komodo National park are pristine, with Mantas, sharks, turtles, dolphins, dugong, many pelagic, like tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and frog fish.
With the sea's vibrant color and exotic life Komodo is an underwater photographer’s paradise. You can also find caves, swim-throughs, and channels, all with varying colors, sizes and types of coral. An excellent diving site around Komodo is site GPS Point. The shallow reef and the lovely coral garden is home to sharks and giant trevally. Other dive sites include: Tala, Lighthouse, Tatawa