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Although not known internationally as a dive destination, the long rugged island of Flores is actually a hidden jewel ignored by most people. Due to its geographic position at the junction of the Australasian and Asian submarine ridges, the waters around Flores yields impressive marine life. The coral reefs of the Flores Sea are amongst the oldest and most of them are in pristine condition, such as the one in Maumere. Known for its endemic species and bio-diversity, diving in Maumere is considered as a real muck diving paradise.
If you are into an adventurous trip for your holiday, then Labuan Bajo is a great choice for you. Once a small unknown fishing village, Labuan Bajo in Flores is now a busy bustling epicenter of tourism. It is because Labuan Bajo is the launching point for trips to Komodo Island and Rinca Island, home to the famous Komodo dragons. Labuan Bajo is full of natural phenomenon such as volcanic lakes, waterfalls, limestone caves, a famous ‘snake cave’, hiking and trekking sites and of course, astonishing diving sites. Diving in Labuan Bajo can either be done as a day trip or with an overnight stay on board if you want to go more into the Komodo National Park. Labuan Bajo is also known as the most convenient point to go snorkeling within the park which offers many opportunities to see pristine reefs with some of the greatest fish and coral diversity in the world.
Flores serves a variety of attractions that will never be inexhaustible. You can swim in the oceans or in the clear of blue lakes and even dive at one point of the spectacular underwater in 50 places. You can explore the mysterious caves and if you come to the village, you will be warmly welcomed by the local community rituals. Flores Island surrounded by white sandy beaches, there are even pink sandy beaches. Under the sea you will find one of great and exotic underwater lives in the world. It will take you to meet some big manta rays, dolphins, and mermaids. For a certain time, you can see migrating whales through the east coast of Flores. Diving in Flores will give you unforgettable experience.