Komodo National Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Named one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011, the Komodo National Park is a biodiversity reserve also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1991. The park is made up of numerous islands spread over a territory of 1800 km². The National Park of Komodo in Lesser Sumba Islands was created in 1980 with the primary aim of protecting the Varanus komodoensis (better known as the Komodo dragon). This protection was then extended to the flora and fauna of this wonderful natural area. The park is located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, in the center of the Indonesian archipelago. About a third of the park is occupied by the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, Nusa Kode and Gili Mota. The rest is composed of sea-grass beds, coral reefs, bays and mangroves. The park is without doubt the heart of the world’s marine biodiversity, and you will experience it in all its majestic glory on your Komodo diving cruise or private cruise.
Diving cruise and excursions in the Komodo National Park
Komodo is considered to be one of the best dive sites in the world. The area is blessed with crystal clear water, gorgeous coral reefs and sublime desert beaches that you can discover on all of our luxury Indonesia cruises aboard Perjuangan live-aboard boat. The sheer biodiversity here is astonishing, marine life is abundant and the coral reefs are full of vibrant color. This protected natural site is home to thousands of species of fish, more than 250 different species of coral, as well as dolphins, sharks, manta rays, whales, turtles and marine reptiles.
The Komodo National Park is also a habitat for many different species of animals such as wild boars, water buffaloes, deer and the famous Komodo dragon. This fascinating prehistoric creature is the largest land-dwelling reptile in the world. They can grow up to three meter long, weigh more than 100 kg and can live up to 50 years. A dragon is able to knock out a deer with a tail slap and devour a whole goat. Although Komodo dragons eat mostly carrion, they will also hunt live prey including invertebrates, birds and mammals. You will be able to get a glimpse of these animals on Rinca and Pulau Komodo, also called Dragon Island. Learn more about the famous Komodo Dragon.
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