Complete Guide for First Time Divers in Komodo Island

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Guide for First Time Divers

Komodo offers some of the best diving destinations in the world and if you have decided to visit it for your next trip, you are going to love it! Chances are you’ve done your research and are already overloaded with information. You might have heard that Komodo and Flores’ currents are harsh and only suitable for advanced divers. Don’t sweat it, we’ll help with the safety tips below.

Double-check any equipment you’ve rented

It’s not unusual for the crew to set up your equipment for you. Be sure to check your equipment carefully and ask how long it has been in use and when its last maintenance check was. Never accept old looking equipment, as you don’t want anything to go wrong underwater.  Also, ask for a replacement if something doesn’t work properly.

Availability of Emergency Equipment

It’s crucial that emergency equipment, such as a first aid kit, life jackets, and emergency oxygen, is available onboard. When you’re out in the ocean, getting to the nearest hospital in Labuan Bajo may take a long time, which is why having the correct first aid on board is a must, in case of emergency situations. It’s also a good idea to have a signaling tool (SMB) to make a safe ascent and in case you are separated from the group.  An SMB will make it easier to spot you from the boat.

Dive according to your comfort and certification

Some dive sites north of Komodo National Park, Crystal Rock, and Castle Rock, may only be for more advanced divers. There are beginner-friendly dive sites if you are a new diver with only a few logged dives. Always stay within your max depth limit according to your certification and, most importantly, dive in the boundaries you are most comfortable with.

In the end, just relax and take it easy. Komodo offers diving spots for all different levels to enjoy. Contact Aqura Dive and we’ll set up a diving trip to Komodo for an unforgettable experience.

Beautiful Dive Sites

Choose one of our special dive sites.

Seraya Sites
We have razor fish, broadclub cuttlefish, humphead parrotfish, leaf scorpion fish...Learn More
Komodo National Park
The islands’ magnificent marine life features many famous types of underwater creatures...Learn More
Other Dive Sites
Let Aqura Dive introduce you to an extraordinary and fun diving experience...Learn More

Special Offers

For the curious, Sudamala Resort, Seraya offers a special introductory diving accommodation package at the last paradise on earth. This package is the best choice for guests who need accommodation only, or guests who wish to book a custom number of dives or pay-as-you-go diving, snorkeling and touring.

Accommodation Packages
Komodo Vacation Package