Big Fishes Reef Drift
From September to January high densities of plankton attract many large Manta Rays that can normally be seen swimming at the surface along the shores and rocks along southern Komodo Island.
The nearshore water is quite shallow (5-20m deep) and is composed of large rocks and boulders that shelter huge Malabar Groupers, Potato Cods, Napoleon Wrasses, schools of Surgeon fish and red Snapper. Cooler water from the upwellings off the South coast provide a nutrient-rich environment in this area.
There is usually current at this site and a drift dive is the best way to go.