Located in Nusa Kode, Cannibal Rock is a diving highlight of Komodo National Park. Completely covered head-to-toe in fascinating coral and marine life, your eyes won’t know where to start looking! With the reputation as the pearl of the south, it is not hard to see why Cannibal Rock is often included in the wishlist of diving enthusiasts. High patronage is mainly due to its strategic location as a famous dive site and its rich biodiversity. The topography of Cannibal Rock is made up of high cliffs, giving the impression of being likened to Jurassic Park with the presence of wild Komodo dragons.
Divers who are into macro diving will find Cannibal Rocks to satisfy their needs. Known as one of the macro highlights of Komodo, visitors flock to the dive site all year round due to its fame of being voted one of the best sites. As you go along the current, you will be brought to a large rock formation where an abundance of marine life can be seen. Large schools of fish can be seen swimming among the rocks greeting you, and it is worth mentioning that most of these species are somewhat strange but rare.
Big fish can be found as you go further down the rocky formations with large barracudas and trevallies making their appearance. Even the bamboo sharks tend to peek from their hiding places among the rocks. The journey up to the top of the pinnacle includes schools of fusiliers and snappers and strange but unique nudibranchs with giant feathering lion’s manes, frogfish, and leafy scorpionfish. When Cannibal Rock hits, many people come up from the dive site cheering. One thing to note would be the rough sea conditions and lower water temperatures, which are often experienced during the peak season.
Three Sisters is a popular dive site to add when diving Cannibal Rock. Three Sisters consist of three pinnacles that rise from a sandy bottom at 30m depth up to 3-5m below the surface near Padar Island. The rock formations are close to each other and promise an exciting crossing from one to another. Divers will find it interesting to dive cross from one pinnacle to the other as each reveals a different kind of experience and attraction. While descending, be sure to keep an eye out for the larger fish as Three Sisters have proven to be an ideal place to spot sharks and huge schools of trevallies and jacks. Same as Cannibal Rock, the dive site at Three Sisters is suitable for more experienced divers as strong currents and moderate visibility can affect diving. Besides, getting to Three Sisters is made harder, and diving could prove to be more challenging during the high season due to the strong waves and lower water temperatures.