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Mawan is a small islet to the north of Padar, ringed by idyllic white sandy beaches and shallow coral gardens. The dive begins close to the beach on the southwest side of the island. Descend to around 15 m and swim southwest, following a wide coral-covered slope. The variety of coral and fish life here is immense, and it is worth taking time to look closely. Small critters abound—a macro-lovers paradise! But there is something for everyone here. Sharks, bumphead parrotfish and rays are commonly seen. Keep your eyes peeled towards the end of the dive, as mantas can sometimes be seen hovering just above the white sandy seafloor. Head back in towards the shallows to finish the dive, where the coral gardens offer a wealth of treasures to discover during your safety stop. Mawan does experience strong currents, and this dive can only be attempted on a rising tide. Be sure to seek advice from an experienced local guide before diving this site.
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Amelia Setya Nur Kumala
Amelia Setya Nur Kumala 0000000001 1439ac6def matched a manta. - encountered at Komodo National Park


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Katie conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

4 mantas at Mawan on 22 Sep



Muhammad ichsan
Muhammad ichsan 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Mawan on 21 Sep



Rafid Shidqi
Rafid Shidqi 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Mawan on 21 Sep




Amelia Setya Nur Kumala
Amelia Setya Nur Kumala 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Mawan on 21 Sep




Tri Nur Sujatmiko
Tri Nur Sujatmiko 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

6 mantas at Mawan on 21 Sep




Retno Kusuma Ningrum
Retno Kusuma Ningrum 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

6 mantas at Mawan on 21 Sep




Vidlia Putri Rosady
Vidlia Putri Rosady 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

8 mantas at Mawan on 21 Sep




Andrew Harvey
Andrew Harvey 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

0 mantas at Mawan on 31 Aug




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Juvens Nampung 0000000020 2b2261442b conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

12 mantas at Mawan on 23 Apr



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Juvens Nampung 0000000020 2b2261442b conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

0 mantas at Mawan on 1 May



JN
Juvens Nampung 0000000020 2b2261442b conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

15 mantas at Mawan on 9 May



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Lisa Cronin 0000000020 2b2261442b conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Mawan on 27 Apr



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Marije Meuwese 0000000020 2b2261442b conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

3 mantas at Mawan on 8 Jul

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Brigith conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

4 mantas at Mawan on 7 Jul




Hans Agung Pasak
Hans Agung Pasak 0000000001 1439ac6def matched a manta. - encountered at Komodo National Park


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Khalis Dwi
Khalis Dwi 0000000001 1439ac6def matched a manta. - encountered at Komodo National Park


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Andrew Harvey
Andrew Harvey 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

5 mantas at Mawan on 11 Jun




Niomi
Niomi 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

6 mantas at Mawan on 11 Jun



Mutiara NF
Mutiara NF 0000000001 1439ac6def matched a manta. - encountered at Komodo National Park


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benjaminjhughes Default mini matched a manta. - encountered at Komodo National Park


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Lucia Kusolo
Lucia Kusolo Default mini conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Mawan on 26 Sep

Saw jumping manta from the boat Time: 12.00



Divo Ario Noercahyo
Divo Ario Noercahyo 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

0 mantas at Mawan on 16 Sep

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mutiara
mutiara 0000000001 1439ac6def conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

1 manta at Mawan on 16 Sep

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Lucia Kusolo
Lucia Kusolo Default mini conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park

2 mantas at Mawan on 16 Sep

guide: Marcel time : 11.30