Siaba Besar Island, Komodo National Park, Flores Indonesia
Siaba Besar Island also known as Pulau Saiba or Turtle City, is a wonderful island for Snorkelling and Scuba Diving. It is located in Komodo National Park close to Komodo Island, and Saiba Cecil. It has a massive coral garden that is fantasies for snorkelling or scuba diving. While snorkelling or diving here you can see so many things from big to small. You can see sharks, cuttle fish, ghost pipefish, dugongs, flamboyant cuttlefish, nudibranch, frogfish, giant sweetlips, spotted stingrays and many turtles. There are two main areas, which is mainly a deep coral garden and and more shallow sand bed. Both areas offer something different to the viewer. The area has very little current which makes it great for snorkelling and scuba diving, expectedly for beginners. This is favourite of many divers because you can see most of the other aquatic wildlife species in Komodo National park in this one area. For anyone who want to do quality snorkelling, skipping this place would be a massive mistake for sure. It is a favourite for many for sure.
Taking a Siaba Besar Island boat trip is great for many reasons. It is a very relaxing place to enjoy the scenic island view and crystal clear waters, just being staying on the boat. During the rainy season the surrounding mountains on the island can be a lush green color. This combines with the turquoise blue can make for some terrific photos. If you do choose to snorkel though, you will be in for quite the surprise. The current is very light, the water is crystal clear and the marine life is abundant. Some guests even come back to the boat reporting that they saw up to 10 turtles while snorkelling. This is a place to bring your underwater camera or go pro for sure!
We can usually figure out a good way to combine different island that you may want to add to your trip itinerary depending on how many days you would like to stay on the boat. We can also visit places like Padar Island, Komodo Island, Siaba Kecil, Manta Point, Pink Beach, Kelor Island, Gili Lawa, Taka Makassar, Rinca Island, and many others. The national park offers so much to see for anyone that is visiting. Whether you want to just take a day trip to relax and do some snorkelling or take a 4 day boat trip, we can make arrangements for you and your family and friends. We have very experienced guides and we make sure to make every trip enjoyable and full of lasting memories.
If you would like to visit Siaba Besar Island on one of our Komodo National Park Tours and, please contact us for one of our tour packages. We strive to make our guests happy and make sure they experience the best time possible that they can. Contact us today for any questions you may have for any of our Boat trips or Overland trips.