Reference about Manta Point or Karang Makassar
North west from Komodo, near Batu Bolong and the two Tatawa , there is Karang Makassar: a strong current large 5-15 m deep shoal with just a few living corals and some rocks. This description is not very attractive for what actually is one of the most interesting places of Komodo archipelago.
In fact, it is just here that mantas use to come. For feeding maybe? For being cleaned? Or playing? Why the come here is not clear, but this is definitely the place to go to spot them. It is possible to spot them here anytime, although it is easier to see them at the high tide and in strong current condition.
We will start diving down to 8-10 m at about a few hundreds meters east from a green little Island that marks the south end of Manta Point. We will be drift by the current at a short distance from the bottom not deeper than 15 m.
With the high tide, although the current is strong the dive is not difficult. For inexperienced divers it is a perfect start for drift diving. In this strange place, that looks poor of species at first glance you can actually meet sea turtle, white or black tip sharks and huge trevallies. Recently bamboo sharks, the uncommon in this area, have been spotted here.
The visibility is generally good, exception made during the rainy season (January-February) Excellent Snorkelling with the same probabilità to see the mantas.
Tour Name : Komodo Dragons and Manta Rays Snorkeling Adventures Trip
Rate : USD 550/person (Cabin with Air condition and share bathroom/shower)
Participant : Minimum 4 person
Duration : 04 Days 03 Nights
04 Days 03 Nights Komodo Dragons and Manta Rays Snorkeling Adventures Trip
We take you to do the adventures in Komodo and Rinca Islands including to the World Best Snorkeling in Red Beach, Manta Rays Garden, Sabita Bays and Tatawa Island, All best snorkeling experience you ever made
Day 01 : Labuan Bajo-Kelor Island-Rinca-Kalong Island
Pick up at your hotel or Airport, directly transfer to your boat in Labuan Bajo harbor and sail to Kelor island for your fist snorkeling, enjoy the beautiful underwater of Kelor island and white beaches.
After snorkeling, we take you to Loh Buaya ( Crocodile Bay ) Ranger Station in Rinca Island, check in at the park while all tickets and entrance fees included and search for Komodo Dragons ( Varanus Komodoensis ) which can grow up to 3 meter in length and over 90 Kg’s in weight.
Also search for Timorensis Deer, Wild water buffaloes, Wild horses, Crab eating macaques and birds. Return to your boat and sail to Kalong island where you can see millions of FRUIT BATS during sunset. Overnight at Kalong Island Bay.
( Lunch and Dinner )
Day 02 : Kalong Island-Red Beach-Komodo Village-Komodo Island Bay-Sabita Bay
After breakfast, leave the island and sail to Red beach for spectacular snorkeling in Komodo, enjoy the beautiful underwater of Red beach. After lunch sail to Kampung Komodo or Komodo Village to see the local habitat and how the survive living with the DRAGONS ( Optional ) continue sail to Loh Liang Komodo Ranger Station for another great trekking to search for Komodo Dragon and other wildlife.
( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
Return to your boat after trek and sail to Sabita Bay near Karang Makassar ( Manta Point ) for Manta Rays Adventures. ( Change to see this Manta is 75% )
Day 03 : Sabita Bay-Manta Point or Karang Makassar-Sebayur Island-Bidadari Island
Morning snorkeling to see Manta Rays at Karang Makassar, the change to see is 75%, sometime you see the schooling of Mantas in this reefs. before lunch, sail to Sebayur Island for another snorkeling adventures, Coral reefs and fishes in Sebayur Reefs is also spectacular. in the afternoon sail to Bidadari or Kanawa Island and overnight.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 04 : Bidadari/Kanawa-Labuan Bajo-Airport
After breakfast, leave Bidadari or Kanawa island and transfer to Labuan Bajo and by our car directly transfer to the airport of your flight. ( Breakfast Only )
Option: if you have flight at noon, you can make another snorkeling in Bidadari/Kanawa before transfer to the airport.
- Airport pick/hotel transfer
- Bunk Cabin boat with share bathroom
- All meals during the trip ( breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) as per tours itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees in the park
- Ranger fees
- Snorkeling gear
- Mineral water, Coffee and teas
- Snack and fruits
- Return air tickets to and from Labuan bajo
- Airport taxes
- Airport porters
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Additional tipping
- Phone call
- Meals that not stated in the itinerary
- Komodo diving tags @USD 15/person when dive in the park area
- Any personal expenses