Komodo Diving Currents

Diving in Komodo is suitable mostly for experienced divers. It is very important to prioritize safety, and also it is very essential for divers to understand seascape and the current prior every dive.


Strong current during Komodo diving can be hazardous, not only to novice divers but also to experience one.  Currents can be physically demanding, accelerate the amount of air you use as you swim away, against it, or drift. 


Dive within your comfort zone and limits. If you have never trained to dive in strong currents, then dive sites ‘notoriously’ known for strong current are definitely not your cup of tea. Dive with reliable dive operators who are reputable in prioritizing safety over delivering promise to dive at specific site.


Understand currents prior the Komodo diving. Currents vary in intensity through water columns and it doesn’t go the same direction from top to bottom.

Ask for detail briefing. It is your right to get detail explanation about the seascape and current that might happen during the dive. You can ask your guide to draw the seascape and the travel direction of the current. Knowing the seascape makes you able to predict the direction of the eddy currents. Having several scenarios about the situation might occurred will help you dealing with the real situation.

Prepare your gear! Properly streamline set up with no dangling gear will help your movement. Bring surface marker buoy, flash light, noise maker, hook and extra mask.

Proper weighting is essential. Over weight might help you to do negative entry quickly, but it doesn’t help you in dealing with strong currents.

Positioning your body in streamline mannered helps you to either go with the flow or work in it. Stay close to the bottom or wall or objects without making contact, if possible. Your safety is the priority; hook your self to strong rocks if necessary.

Important Notes for Komodo Divers


Before the booking is made, please check scuba diving requirement listed below: 


  • Divers are certified (minimum Open Water). 
  • Please inform the diving certification, diving experience, the total number of dives and the date or month of the last dive.    
  • Dive sites are selected based on level of experience and sea condition.
  • No flying after dive. Surface interval before flying Minimum 18 hours for 2 dives and 24 hours for 3 dives.
  • Refresh dive is required if your last dive is 1 year ago

Diving Komodo Safety 

It is important to plan ahead when you are planning a dive trip to Komodo National Park, and familiarize yourself with both your dive site and its potential currents.