Komodo Liveaboard Snorkeling, Tips & Guides

Underwater Komodo has always been the attention of domestic and international tourists. Komodo Island is famous for its strong deep currents and only divers with a certain level of a diving certificate can enjoy the amazing underwater world. What about tourists who want to enjoy the underwater Komodo dragon without diving? Snorkeling! Snorkeling can be interpreted as a diving activity at a shallow surface depth. You can find a lot of Komodo liveaboard snorkeling packages at many operators. You don’t have to bother taking a diving certificate to enjoy Komodo underwater.


Komodo liveaboard snorkeling equipment

For beginners, you should know the diving equipment and how to use it. Before taking the Komodo liveaboard snorkeling package, you must be really careful to find an operator that provides snorkeling equipment. Usually, beginners also have to use tools such as life jackets. There is snorkeling equipment that you should know


This J-shaped tool serves as an entry for air when we breathe below sea level. Using a snorkel will really help you explore the underwater beauty without having to lift your head to take oxygen.

Frog’s Feet

This snorkel tool has a role in increasing the propulsion of the feet when diving. The frog’s feet also serve as foot protectors from objects and creatures on the underwater surface.

Diving Mask

When snorkeling, the face, including the eyes and nose, must be protected because they are vulnerable to injury. Diving masks are waterproof which serves to protect your eyes and nose. The lens of the diving mask is made of safety glass while the frame is made of rubber or silicone.

Komodo Snorkeling tips for beginners

Snorkel means to float when the feet and hands are still. The feet move when you want to move to a certain location. Try to keep your head down with your gaze forward to help your body float more steadily. It would be better if the position of the body on your back with your face pointed into the water. This will really help you to stay afloat.

Check the equipment & how to use it

Before snorkeling, first, check the condition of the equipment. If you have doubts about the equipment provided by the Komodo liveaboard snorkeling operator, you can use your own snorkeling equipment.

Stay in the group

We don’t know when the tide will come, so don’t get too far from your group. Many tourists swim too far because they are too enjoying the underwater beauty. Snorkeling only uses simple tools, so it is not recommended to be too far from the group because it is dangerous.

Learn to breathe with a snorkel

Before doing snorkeling, it’s a good idea to do breathing exercises with a snorkel. Its function is to get you used to breathe when using the snorkel.

How to clean mask and snorkel in water

Seawater entering the snorkel is common because the wave conditions are erratic. How to clean it is enough to take a deep breath and then exhale strongly with the mouth. The water will come out through the snorkel funnel with an air boost.

Komodo Spot Snorkeling

The beauty of the ecosystem and the richness of the marine life of Komodo Island are indeed famous throughout the world. Some spots that must be included in your Komodo liveaboard snorkeling package:

Manta Point

Located in the south and adjacent to the island of Komodo, it is home to the manta ray mammal. You can feel the sensation of swimming close to manta rays with a variety of beautiful coral reefs and exotic fish. 

Kanawa Island

The island is 15 km from Labuan Bajo which is a favorite diving and snorkeling spot on Komodo island. The underwater ecosystem on Kanawa island is still natural with shallow depths making it easy for you to snorkel. 

Tatawa Besar

This island is an attractive snorkeling destination and is located in the north of Rinca Island. This small island has several beautiful white sandy beaches typical of the enchanting island of Flores. The conditions of the waters are quite calm and will bring you to discover the beauty of the underwater world.

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