Castle Rock

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Castle Rock

Castle Rock

One of the iconic dive sites on Komodo National Park. There are often a couple of other boats on it, but don't worry: there's enough for everyone!

The site is shaped like a mountain that'd be collapsing and eroding onto itself. The fauna is characteristic of Komodo and Indonesia: rich, dense and diverse... and always in motion. Enormous schools of fusiliers, unicornfish and bannerfish attract big predators, like gray reef sharks, tunas, barracudas or dolphins (early in the morning). If you're lucky you might find yourself in the middle of a full blown hunt! Needless to say, those hunts wreak havoc in the usually well arranged schools of plankton feeders!

Take your time by swimming gradually shallower around the main dome and take a look underneath the table corals, inside the little cracks or in the gorgonian fans: a whole realm of tiny invertebrates has settled in, including pigmy seahorses and blue-eyed crab...

Dive Castle Rock at the end or the beginning of slack high or low tide for more action !

One of the iconic dive sites on Komodo National Park. There are often a couple of other boats on it, but don't worry: there's enough for everyone!

The site is shaped like a mountain that'd be collapsing and eroding onto itself. The fauna is characteristic of Komodo and Indonesia: rich, dense and diverse... and always in motion. Enormous schools of fusiliers, unicornfish and bannerfish attract big predators, like gray reef sharks, tunas, barracudas or dolphins (early in the morning). If you're lucky you might find yourself in the middle of a full blown hunt! Needless to say, those hunts wreak havoc in the usually well arranged schools of plankton feeders!

Take your time by swimming gradually shallower around the main dome and take a look underneath the table corals, inside the little cracks or in the gorgonian fans: a whole realm of tiny invertebrates has settled in, including pigmy seahorses and blue-eyed crab...

Dive Castle Rock at the end or the beginning of slack high or low tide for more action !

One of the iconic dive sites on Komodo National Park. There are often a couple of other boats on ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Rocky scree / rubbles
  • Pinnacle
  • Drift dive
  • Plateau
  • Pyramid
  • Coral reef
Depth
  • More than 40
Visibility
25 meters and more
Current
Light to mild
Required scuba diving level / certification
Open Water - CMAS 1
Fauna
  • Manta ray
  • Eagle ray
  • Devil ray
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Tuna
  • Turtle
  • Groupers
  • Scorpion fish
  • Lionfish
  • Seahorses
  • Triggerfish
  • Leaf fish
  • Frogfish
  • Lizardfish
  • Batfish
  • Stonefish
  • Clown fish
  • Surgeonfish
  • Sergent Major
  • Parrotfish
  • Emperor fish
  • Scorpion fish
  • Anthias
  • Urchins
  • Crocodile fish
  • Octopus
  • Nudibranchs
  • Napoleon wrasse
  • Flutemouth fish
  • Pipefish
  • And more...
  • Dolphins
  • Angelfish
  • Porcupinefish
  • Spanish Mackerels
  • Boxfish
  • Trevallies
  • Fusiliers
  • Red Snappers
  • Surgeonfish
  • Anemone
  • Brain coral
  • Hard coral
  • Soft coral
  • Tube sponge
  • Vase sponge
  • Starfish
  • Table coral
  • Carpet shark
  • White-tip reef Shark
Flora
  • Nudibranchs

The best dive centres to explore Castle Rock

Blue Marlin Dive Komodo

Komodo | Indonesia
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Blue Marlin Dive Komodo

Our opinion on Blue Marlin Dive Komodo:

Komodo National Park desperately needed a dive centre like this one: Blue Marlin Dive has at last invested its expertise and reputation in one of the best places to dive around the world... Komodo! Since it's opened ...

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Komodo Sailing

Komodo | Indonesia
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Komodo Sailing

Our opinion on the Komodo Sailing Dive Center and its liveaboard:

Among the must-sees in Indonesia, there is the Komodo dragon and the manta ray. The Komodo Sailing Dive Center and their liveaboard boat, the Tidak Apa Apa, are the best way to see them!

You ...

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Dragon Dive Komodo

Komodo | Indonesia
Dragon Dive Komodo

Our opinion on Dragon Dive Komodo:

Day dives or cruise alongside manta rays, drift dive in the famous Komodo National Park, dive deep in some of the most famous and most beautiful sites in the world. These are basically all the experiences you will have the ...

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ORCA DIVE CLUB - FLORES

Komodo | Indonesia
ORCA DIVE CLUB - FLORES

Our opinion on the Orca Dive Club Flores:

After Bali, the Orca Group invites us to discover another part of Indonesia: Flores. Still pretty much unknown by the West and really off the beaten trail, Flores is a unique area with mysterious volcanoes, surprising customs, ...

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Indo Aggressor

Indonesia | Asia
Indo Aggressor

Our opinion on the Indo Aggressor:

The Indo Aggressor liveaboard is a 37m luxury yacht fitted with seven glorious guest cabins that features en-suite facilities and individual climate control that also provides an unforgettable diving experience for up ...

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