Payung Island

Komodo, Indonesia

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Dive Payung Island

Ambiance Reef

Very interesting underwater landscape with huge rocks that give the illusion of a wreck dive. There are many canyons and crevices to explore.
Fish and invertebrate life is diverse and abundant. There are big schools of Surgeon fish and smaller Yellow Snapper. Rocky reefs are covered with soft Coral, Gorgonians and Feather Stars.

The southern and western sides of Payung island offer the most interesting reef scapes. A rock in the shape of a cannon lies at 5m depth on the southern tip of the island. As with most dive sites in the Southern section of the Park, visibility is relatively low (5-10m) and the water is cooler (low to mid 20°C range).
This site should be dived at slack-tide, preferably during slack of the low tide.
Two dives are possible: the first dive descends at the North West tip of the island (near the rocks that nearly break the surface) and continues south (with the slope on your left) at 15-30 metres depth, then turns at the Southern-most end of the island and ascends to 10m depth. The second dive starts at the Southeastern side of the island and proceeds around the Southern tip of the island at 20-35m depth, then ascends to 5-15m depth.

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