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Manta Point

Karang Makassar, also known as Manta Point, is the largest dive site in Komodo National Park, spanning approximately 3km in length and 400-500m in width. This shallow drift dive offers divers a stunning coral reef to the south, dunes to the north, and a scattered rubble coral bottom with manta cleaning stations in between.

With a vibrant resident population of 1200 mantas, Komodo presents a year-round opportunity to encounter these gentle giants. However, the best chances for a memorable encounter are from November to May when the nutrient-rich waters attract an abundance of mantas. Karang Makassar is renowned as the primary Manta Point in the national park.

Prior to diving at Manta Point, we provide a detailed briefing that includes proper behavior when encountering these magnificent creatures. It is essential to remember never to touch the marine life. Even if mantas are not spotted, the site offers a wealth of other marine biodiversity, including white and black tip reef sharks, bumphead parrotfish, hawksbill turtles, moray eels, octopus, and much more.

As a drift dive site, Karang Makassar is suitable for both beginner and advanced divers. It provides an excellent opportunity for beginners to experience their first drift dive, while advanced divers can revel in spotting a diverse range of marine species. Additionally, the drift adds an element of excitement to the dive, allowing divers to feel like superheroes.

Located in Komodo, Manggarai Barat, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, this captivating dive site offers a maximum depth of 15m and boasts a visibility of 16m. Don't miss the chance to explore the spectacular underwater wonders of this Indonesian paradise.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 2, 2023

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Overview of Manta Point

Depth:15m
Visibility: 0m - 16m
Experience level:
beginner

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