Manta Point Komodo National Park
Manta Point in Komodo National Park is the best place to spot schools of Manta Rays. It is one of the recommended places for diving and snorkeling. This spot is about 25 minutes by Komodo boat tour from Pink Beach, Komodo island.
Giant Manta Rays are easy to find around the spot, you can even see them from the boat if the water is clear. However, for the best possibilities, you will need to do snorkeling or diving.
Most Komodo island tour package itineraries will include Manta Point as one of the best spots to offer. You will never have a fun trip without visiting this spot on your Komodo tour.
Getting to Manta Point Komodo National Park
Manta Point is located within Komodo National Park, Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara province. The best access to get there is by using a Komodo island boat tour from Labuan Bajo. You can join a day tour, dive trip, or Liveaboard tour package from Labuan Bajo.
However, before getting there, you will need to get to Labuan Bajo. Labuan Bajo is a small town located on West Flores Island, Indonesia. It is the main gateway to starting a Komodo island boat trip. One of the best ways to get to this town is by flight from Denpasar, Bali. A flight from Denpasar, Bali will take approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Once you arrive in Labuan Bajo, you can start to find a Komodo boat tour to Manta Point. The trip will include visiting some of the places in the National Park. You can choose to book online or book on some street vendor along the way in the main tourism area.
The Best Season to See Manta Rays
Manta Point is possible to visit at all times. But, the best-recommended time is during the dry season, from April to September. During this season, the weather looks fine all around Komodo National Park.
If you want to see a lot of Manta Rays, you can visit from December to February. However, this will be a rainy season. Most weather all around the Park area is windy, rainy, and waves. The current in the area of Manta Point is also strong.
If you are a diver, you may join a dive trip between December to February. Look for the available one, as not all dive operators run during this season. The diving visibility will be good during this season.
What to Experience?
Manta Point offers amazing underwater marine life. This place is famous for the inhabitants of a group of Manta Rays. Besides that, the place also offers beautiful coral gardens and colorful fish.
The best to experience during your Komodo trip on this spot are diving and snorkeling. Diving is required for a professional diver licensed. Meanwhile, if you want to do snorkeling, you need to have a professional tour guide. It is due to the spot having a strong current.
If you do not do diving and snorkeling, do not worry, you can still see Manta Rays from the boat. However, it will not guarantee that you to see them. Komodo island dive trip from Labuan Bajo will provide dive scuba diving and snorkeling course for your best trip experience.