Scuba Junkie Komodo Beach Resort is a stunning and secluded Eco-Dive Resort that is dedicated to bringing you the best diving experience possible. We have accommodation to suit all budgets, and from our restaurant area you can watch the sunset over the Komodo National Park. Through this blog, find out more about what goes on behind the scenes, about our conservation work and get to know our crew!
Diving with Scuba Junkie Komodo - September
has September been like for those who have been lucky enough to spend some time
at Scuba Junkie Komodo?
continued to be busy as the high season rolls on, and the diving has continued
to surpass itself. Not only that, but we’ve have people passing courses, DMTs
finishing and starting and more mantas than you can shake a hat at… (if that is
still a phrase)
start with those who have decided to undertake the challenge of learning to
dive in the Komodo National Park! Congratulations to Josh who completed his
Open Water Course with us. The open water course take place over three or four
days. One day of theory at the resort (not a bad place to spend the day) and
two or three days in the water, depending how things are going. Do be warned
though, learning to dive here may ruin diving for you! During your open water
course here you can see sharks, turtles, manta rays, hairy frogfish, mimic
octopus and many other critters that seasoned divers have yet to see, or have
spent hundreds of dives looking for! The clear blue waters, the floods of fish
and the entertaining currents will surely get you hooked for life. The currents
of Komodo are great fun, but learning to dive here is only for those who feel
100% comfortable in the water.
also put one of our highly valued members of resort staff through their Open
Water Course. Arwan has been working for us for over a year now. He proved to
be a natural in the water. Congratulations Arwan!
months pass by there are always many goodbyes. This month we want to extend a
big congratulations to all our DMTs who finished their training. Rochelle, Lucy
were an absolute pleasure to teach. In their time here they fully integrated
themselves into our dive crew – something we welcome all of our DMTs to do.
goodbyes, there always comes opportunity to welcome new people. This month we
have welcomed Robyn, Craig, Amy and Will for their divemaster training. Craig
and Robyn started earlier on and so will be finished in the next two weeks. Amy
started a week after, then Will a week after that. We always offer the best
flexibility we can when it comes to people completing their Divemaster
world continues to entertain us. At Mawan our guests had a dive with over
twenty huge mantas swirling around their heads (check out the video on our
facebook page). These stunning and majestic creatures will visit Mawan with the
intention of cleaning. A manta ray can clean for up to eight hours, small fish
will remove scar tissues and algae from the manta’s skin. It’s a fascinating
process to watch.
frogfish continue to be found on some of our top muck diving sites. Stunning
nudis still scatter themselves across the reefs, and giant trevally hunt the
huge schools of fusiliers. As the seasons begin to change we have also been
able to dive the south of the park: Padar. For many months of the year there is
no access to these sights as the swell from the Indian Ocean creates difficult
conditions. However, we have been fortunate enough to be able to get there a
couple of times this month. In the south of the park it is the topography that
takes people’s breath away. Pillarstein has swim-throughs to explore, secret
garden looks mysterious as it is filled with huge purple soft corals and Three
Sisters is a collection of three underwater pinnacles that rise up from a sandy
bottom. They are covered with stunning hard corals, fans and fish – a paradise
for any diver!
Our crazy little pups continue to provide us with joy every day. Right now we’re
watching Fraggle chasing crabs on the beach. The puppy’s dad – George – was sadly missing
for nearly two weeks. We feared the worst, but thankfully one evening he
bounded up the beach, leapt on the deck and said hello to everyone. He was
looking a little skinny, but otherwise in great spirits! It’s great to have him