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Manta Alley consists of several small rocky islands, some submerged, in the bay at the southern end of Komodo Island. The waters here can drop to 20°C, and the site is prone to strong currents. The currents dictate how you approach this dive, and an experienced dive guide or captain will ensure you drop in on the right point. If the conditions are right, start the dive from a submerged coral mound at 3-5 m on the northeast side of the rocks. As you descend, schools of fusiliers will meet you, occasionally parting as a hungry giant trevally darts through. Drift with the current around the northern tip of the rocks, and on to some submerged boulders and canyons on the western side. Here, from September to January, mantas can often be seen feeding in the rich waters. It is easy to spend an entire dive mesmerised by their graceful ballets. But this site has a lot more to offer. Large pelagics patrol the blue, and several species of shark are commonly seen. In the shallows, the surge-washed corals shelter a cacophony of small critters, and are a great place to explore during a safety stop or by snorkel. This site does experience some strong currents and heavy swells. Finish the dive close to the main rocks, to avoid ascending in open water. A surface marker buoy should be carried on all dives, but is particularly important here, where rolling waves can obscure a drifting diver.
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rleskosek conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Manta Alley on 07 Oct



Tri Nur Sujatmiko
Tri Nur Sujatmiko Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Manta Alley on 01 Oct



Muhammad ichsan
Muhammad ichsan Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Manta Alley on 01 Oct



Muhammad ichsan
Muhammad ichsan Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

12 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep



Muhammad ichsan
Muhammad ichsan Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep



Tri Nur Sujatmiko
Tri Nur Sujatmiko conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

12 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep




Tri Nur Sujatmiko
Tri Nur Sujatmiko Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

6 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep

Andrew Harvey Retno Kusuma Ningrum Amelia Setya Nur Kumala Rafid Shidqi Muhammad ichsan Vidlia Putri Rosady


Retno Kusuma Ningrum
Retno Kusuma Ningrum Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Manta Alley on 01 Oct



Retno Kusuma Ningrum
Retno Kusuma Ningrum Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

12 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep




Retno Kusuma Ningrum
Retno Kusuma Ningrum Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

6 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep



Rafid Shidqi
Rafid Shidqi Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Manta Alley on 01 Oct



Rafid Shidqi
Rafid Shidqi Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep




Rafid Shidqi
Rafid Shidqi Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

6 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep




Amelia Setya Nur Kumala
Amelia Setya Nur Kumala Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Manta Alley on 01 Oct

Andrew Harvey


Amelia Setya Nur Kumala
Amelia Setya Nur Kumala Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep

Andrew Harvey


Amelia Setya Nur Kumala
Amelia Setya Nur Kumala Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

6 mantas at Manta Alley on 30 Sep

Andrew Harvey


Muhammad ichsan
Muhammad ichsan Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

5 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep



Rafid Shidqi
Rafid Shidqi Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

5 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep




Rafid Shidqi
Rafid Shidqi Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

12 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep




Tri Nur Sujatmiko
Tri Nur Sujatmiko Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

5 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep




Tri Nur Sujatmiko
Tri Nur Sujatmiko Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep




Retno Kusuma Ningrum
Retno Kusuma Ningrum Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

5 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep



Amelia Setya Nur Kumala
Amelia Setya Nur Kumala Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

4 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep



Amelia Setya Nur Kumala
Amelia Setya Nur Kumala Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

15 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep




Muhammad ichsan
Muhammad ichsan Dive Komodo conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Manta Alley on 20 Sep