Underwater Wonders- Introducing Komodo’s Coral Reefs

A dazzling display of vibrant shapes and colors, the pristine coral reefs of Komodo National Park undoubtedly make for some of the most spectacular marine life encounters in the world.  Easily accessed from from the Indonesian island of Flores, the park encompasses 29 islands fringed by  over 17 km2 of unspoiled coral reef.   Lying within “The Coral Triangle” – the global center for marine biodiversity, Komodo National Park boasts  over 250 species of hard and soft coral and over 1,000 species of fish.

The famous Komodo Dragons that patrol the island’s savannas have made the park a “must- see” destination, but the spectacular reefs that lie below the surface have made Komodo a Mecca for marine biologists and scuba divers as well. However, one doesn’t need a scientific background or cumbersome equipment to appreciate the bursting colors and exotic marine life. With  just a mask and snorkel one can lazily gaze into the gigantic aquarium that lay below, and even the most seasoned divers and snorkelers will be thrilled at the marine biodiversity that the waters of Komodo have to offer.