Diving around here is rated amongst the best in Indonesia, however it is also not as easy as other dive locations in Indonesia.
The currents here seem to be more unpredictable, because the Indonesian throughflow hits the island straight on in the North. This makes for shifting currents and eddies but also attracts large fish in quantity!
Average water temperature: 27-28°C with an average visibility of 25-35 metres. The marine life here is similar to that found in most tropical seas. The Coral reefs are rich with colourful combinations of hard and soft Corals. Be delighted by the ever present schools of Anthias, Wrasses, majestic Angelfishes, and larger predators - Reef Sharks and giant Trevallies.
The harbour town Labuan Bajo is situated at the Western tip of Flores and can be reached with a direct domestic flight from Bali. It is only recently that Flores has become more and more popular with visitors who are willing to see some more Indonesia's rich and diverse landscape both under and above water.
Take into consideration that Labuhan Bajo is becomming a hub for divers wishing to dive the Komodo Islands. Therefore don't be surprised if you find Komodo tours everywhere. However diving in Labuhan bajo is well an option.
The diving in Labuhan Bajo is organized by every dive resort and dive center. The dive shops usually offer two or three dives and people return to Labuhan Bajo in the late afternoon. As all dive centres still concentrate on walk in customers, there are often a lot of beginners on board. During the high season (July/August) the boats tend to get crowded.