Night Diving in Komodo

Night Diving off the coast of Komodo National Park in Indonesia.

I spent a week aboard the Indo Aggressor based out of the Indonesian city of Labuan Bajo. During the week at sea, guests were offered daily night dives. I dived each night and saw a lot of unique critters and interesting behavior underwater. The video above highlights some of the cool moments during our night dives.

Here’s a list of the creatures featured in the video above.

  1. Decorator Crab
  2. Bigfin Reef Squid
  3. Painted Frogfish
  4. Blue-Spotted Stingray
  5. Spotted Flathead (Crocodilefish)
  6. Needle Cuttlefish
  7. Stingray vs. Cuttlefish
  8. Spanish Dancer (Super Large Nudibranch)
  9. Komodo Reef Octopus
  10. White-Spotted Hermit Crab
  11. Whitemargin Stargazer
  12. Broadclub Cuttlefish
  13. Lacy Scorpionfish (Rhinopias)
  14. Bigfin Reef Squid

I previously posted a few exciting moments during the entire dive trip here. Also, I posted a few photographs from the trip here. In a few weeks, I will post my travel and liveaboard trip report.

I find night dives interesting because you can see animals that you don’t see during the day. Below is a video playlist that hosts a few more night dives from around the world. There are a few interest clips from Roatan, St. Kitts, Raja Ampat and the Bahamas.

Night dives from around the world.

Here’s my underwater camera set-up.

13 thoughts on “Night Diving in Komodo

      1. Hi! I live in NYC so the Caribbean is the closest warm water destination for me. I’ve done a lot of diving in the Caribbean because of its proximity. My favorite islands for diving are Curacao, Grenada and Bonaire.

        I’ve never dived in Cabo but I have dived out of La Paz for Sea Lions and Whale Sharks. Diving with Sea Lions is absolutely fantastic.

        I’ve oddly booked most of my dives this year. I usually wait until last minute. However, it would be great to dive with you in the future.

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      2. We too have dived all 3 of the ABC’s. I love them, but Bonaire is the of the 3 for diving. We dive the Caribbean all the time too. I think we are actually diving our of La Paz instead of Cabo too. We are hoping to see some whale sharks. We dived with a sea lion in Catalina, CA, a few years ago., It was definitely pretty cool.

        We usually book our dives in advance. My husband books us months in advance. One day though, we need to dive together. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. Bonaire is definitely better set up for pure diving. I think there are better non-dive options in Curacao โ€“ restaurants, nightlife, biking, etc. Miles Jazz Bar is my favorite post night dive destination.

        Enjoy La Paz and GBR! I’m looking forward to reading about your trips.


      4. I agree. Curacao is a good mix of both Bonaire and Aruba. Aruba has more of a party atmosphere. Bonaire is a diver’s delight and Curacao is a good blending of both. We are craving another trip to Bonaiare, but we too already have this year’s trips planned out. Maybe next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Night dives are a lot of fun once you get used to diving in the dark. Many of the day animals are sleeping/resting and an entire new bunch of marine life comes out at night. Typically, life you don’t see in the day comes out a night. It’s important to have good buoyancy so you don’t touch anything accidently.


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