Among the many dive sites around Komodo Island, Batu Bolong is a must-visit if you’re planning to dive the waters of Komodo.
It’s a dive site favored by many diving enthusiasts due to its incredible marine life and biodiversity. However, Batu Bolong is notorious for its challenging diving conditions with powerful currents that can be demanding, even for seasoned divers.
It’s because of these challenging hydrology conditions that underwater life here is so vibrant and diverse. The current brings an abundance of fresh water, nutrients and marine life that you would not normally find at other typical dive sites.
Pelagics in Batu Bolong
Due to its topography, as well as exposure to consistently strong currents, the coral reefs in Batu Bolong are immaculate, with sponges and corals lining the walls and slopes underneath. The marine life found here is extraordinary. Divers can expect to see fish from deeper waters such as the Napoleon Wrasse and White Tip Sharks.
Other notable marine creatures include the Hawksbill Turtles that like to feed on the sponges, and also Surgeonfish that are often roaming the vicinity. As for smaller fishes, expect to see Lionfish, Clownfish, Porcupine fish and the Mandarin fish, among others.
As you can see, despite the challenging diving conditions, the marine life and biodiversity around Komodo is worth the extra mile and effort of exploring. It is important to note however, that many dive sites in Komodo Island require you to have certain dive certifications under your belt, or to be accompanied by a certified divemaster.
Are you planning your next dive trip? Contact us at Aqura Dive and we’ll help you on your way to your next dive trip!