Located in the heart of the coral triangle, Indonesia has some of the greatest marine biodiversity in the world. For this, Kalimaya Dive Resort is perfectly located on the doorstep of the Komodo National Park to provide next level diving year round. At Kalimaya dive resort you can enjoy three distinct types of diving: muck diving, current diving, and coral diving. It is because we are on the new frontier of diving (only otherwise accessible by cruise boats) that you will most likely have these world famous dive sites all to yourself!
Muck & Macro
Macro/muck diving is a style of diving where we explore a reef environment to find the weird but wonderful life forms that inhabit these sandy reefs. Our house reef has already provided the following: Bumblebee Shrimp, Paddleflap Rhinopia, Lacy Rhinopia, Candy Crabs, Starry Night Octopus and Bobtail squid among others. Sangean Volcano provides a breeding ground for every nudibranch possible (we counted 35 species on our last visit!) along with Wunderpus, Frogfish and so much more… We recommend Kalimaya House Reef, Lapponia, Pipefish City, Disco Doris and any site located on Sangean Volcano.
Current diving is what the Komodo National Park and Gili Banta are particularly famous for. This style of diving includes drift dives, where we can explore a vast expanse of the reef while letting the current push us along, and pinnacle dives where we stay in one spot to allow the currents to wash past us, bringing in nutrients and big schools of fish. These areas are bringing to us bigger, pelagic creatures including but not limited to blacktip, whitetip and grey reef sharks, oceanic and reef manta rays, mobula rays, eagle rays, schooling tuna and jackfish to name a few… Highlights include Galley Rock, Mexican Hat, Rollercoaster, Pannetonne Wall and The Waterfalls.
Coral diving is a wonderfully relaxed way to explore the beautiful underwater gardens and coral reef habitats near Kalimaya Dive Resort. Here we take our time to explore sloping reefs, walls, pinnacles, and caverns to enjoy the flora and fauna of these underwater jungles. Think stag-horn corals where mandarin fish like to mate, to elephant ear coral where we have a chance to see bumblebee shrimps – even on our house reef. Get ready to be amazed by some of the healthiest corals in the world which beautiful reef fish and turtles call home. Kalimaya Canyon, Roger’s Reef, Easter Island and J’s Dream are particular sweet spots in this category.
Kalimaya Dive Resort will give you the ultimate diving experience. Take advantage of 3 world-renowned areas otherwise inaccessible to day diving
Known for its currents, drifts and pelagics – West Komodo offers unspoilt diving in the land of Dragons
Enjoy current diving at Gili Banta – rarely populated by other divers, enjoy high voltage current & pristine sites
Out of this world muck & macro dive sites are on offer at Sangean Api Volcano, along with a bubbling reef
Our house reef is exceptionally diverse – critters galore, a Japanese wreck & a secret nearby Manta Cleaning station