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Aggressor Fleet Owner’s Trip Report - Komodo National Park

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Aggressor Fleet Owner’s Trip Report - Komodo National Park

It is hard to describe an area so rich in its underwater environment that it leaves you in such awe. Every time I visit this area, I am reminded of how much diversity is here and why this is one of our planet’s most impressive areas to scuba dive.

There is no lack of subjects ready to fill your viewfinder, allowing you to tell the story of Komodo with pictures. Each dive is a sensory overload from spine cheek anemonefish and colorful nudis to the strangely mesmerizing cuttlefish and graceful mantas.

On this owner’s trip – hosted by myself and Wayne Hasson – we drifted through the channels, circled around pinnacles and hovered over black sand shallows, easily falling into a resignation that there was no way to see even a 10th of what is on every dive, but nonetheless, what we are able to absorb was thrilling.

For this charter, we did the southern Komodo itinerary. It took us from the high-octane Current City dive site to the world’s best site, Cannibal Rock. Cannibal Rock is a site you could spend days at, always finding something new or witnessing a unique behavior like that of the playful octopus seeking food in every nook and cranny, and in between, giving us a show with his swirling tentacles. Near the top are so many anemones and anemonefish that you can’t possibly count them, as well as fire sea urchins with symbiotic zebra crabs hiding among their spines.

Topside, divers had time to watch the magnificent Komodo dragons. Getting close to these animals makes you realize just how big and powerful they are, and why their reputation as predatory carnivores should be taken seriously. Just one bite can be lethal to animals and humans alike.

We capped our week with a slow sail back to port through mirror-calm waters, making you realize that there is so much that has yet to be discovered. Standing on deck looking over the stunning topography of the thousands of islands inspires you to work harder at helping the world balance it’s need for quality of human life and protection of nature.

You end with one last thought, ‘When can I get back?!’

Click here for more information on Komodo National Park itineraries with Aggressor Fleet click here to check out the Fiji Islands Owner's Trip Report.

To dive with the owners, visit www.aggressor.com/dwo.php.

Leaf scorpionfish

Leaf Scorpionfish

The amazing sheer wall did not disappoint! Bumphead parrotfish and huge table corals for as far as you could see.

Wayne B. Brown
Manta ray

Manta Spotting

A nice surprise when this manta came up to the divers during the dive! There is always something unique about every dive in Komodo National Park!

Wayne B. Brown
Nudibranch on sea cucumber

Nudibranch (Caloria indica) on a sea cucumber

Weather was sunny and warm with a water temp of 86 degrees on this calm dive day.

Wayne B. Brown

It is hard to describe an area so rich in its underwater environment that it leaves you in such awe. Every time I visit this area, I am reminded of how much diversity is here and why this is one of our planet’s most impressive areas to scuba dive.

There is no lack of subjects ready to fill your viewfinder, allowing you to tell the story of Komodo with pictures. Each dive is a sensory overload from spine cheek anemonefish and colorful nudis to the strangely mesmerizing cuttlefish and graceful mantas.

On this owner’s trip – hosted by myself and Wayne Hasson – we drifted through the channels, circled around pinnacles and hovered over black sand shallows, easily falling into a resignation that there was no way to see even a 10th of what is on every dive, but nonetheless, what we are able to absorb was thrilling.

For this charter, we did the southern Komodo itinerary. It took us from the high-octane Current City dive site to the world’s best site, Cannibal Rock. Cannibal Rock is a site you could spend days at, always finding something new or witnessing a unique behavior like that of the playful octopus seeking food in every nook and cranny, and in between, giving us a show with his swirling tentacles. Near the top are so many anemones and anemonefish that you can’t possibly count them, as well as fire sea urchins with symbiotic zebra crabs hiding among their spines.

Topside, divers had time to watch the magnificent Komodo dragons. Getting close to these animals makes you realize just how big and powerful they are, and why their reputation as predatory carnivores should be taken seriously. Just one bite can be lethal to animals and humans alike.

We capped our week with a slow sail back to port through mirror-calm waters, making you realize that there is so much that has yet to be discovered. Standing on deck looking over the stunning topography of the thousands of islands inspires you to work harder at helping the world balance it’s need for quality of human life and protection of nature.

You end with one last thought, ‘When can I get back?!’

Click here for more information on Komodo National Park itineraries with Aggressor Fleet click here to check out the Fiji Islands Owner's Trip Report.

To dive with the owners, visit www.aggressor.com/dwo.php.