Diving Komodo National Park Indonesia; Thorsten Schneider; Liverix

Indonesia – Komodo National Park

The Komodo Park is one of the healthiest marine environments hosting more than 1000 fish species. Komodo National Park was established in 1980 in an effort to conserve the world’s largest lizard – the unique Komodo dragon. Later conservation goals were expanded to protecting both terrestrial and marine environments.

The National Park covers a vast area with three larger islands, including Komodo Island, and many small islands with numerous bays and coves. The surrounding waters are home to diverse marine life. Divers have a chance to swim with hundreds of thousands of reef fish. Big pelagic fish can also be seen in large numbers.

Komodo National Park was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the Komodo dragon, first discovered by the scientific world in 1911 by J.K.H. Van Steyn.

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