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New Regulation on Komodo National Park

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by AndyCahya, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. AndyCahya

    AndyCahya Angel Fish

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    Hi guys,

    as silent reader in this forum, now i just registered as member.
    i am indonesian diver but still less than 100 logs, most of my dive is indonesia.
    i have been dive in tulamben, nusa penida, banda and komodo
    i would like to share new information that i got from my friend.

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    Sorry for the indonesian flyer since i cannot find the english version.
    i try to translate in english :
    as per 16 September 2019 there are new regulation for boat to go batu bolong and karang makasar

    1 boat maximum 10 divers/ snorkling
    boat should be registered in komodo national park

    and time for dive
    Batu Bolong only for diving, not allow for snorkling
    < 9:00 AM only 1 boat
    9:00 AM - 15:00 : 3 boat
    >15:00 only 1 boat

    Karang makasar for diving and snorkling
    morning - 13:00 : 12 boat
    13:00 - afternoon : 20 boat

    hope this news can help you if you want to visit komodo national park
     
    wnissen, billt4sf, Steelyeyes and 3 others like this.
  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Thank you @AndyCahya. Welcome to Scubaboard.
    We are pleased to have you join us here with this information.
     
  3. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    Limited to one boat on Batu Bolong !!! I think I've never seen that happen in 4 trips...There's gonna be a war between the operators, I can already imagine the cheap ones selling their slots ! Not even speaking about shortening what can be a 70-80 min dive in the shallows...
    (compared to Karang Makasar 20 boats... hahaha...)
     
  4. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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  5. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    Imagine central Komodo without Batu Bolong???... pls give me a refund!!! :eek:

    How about Dampier and no Cape Kri, Alor without Bama Wall, Bangka skipping Sahaung, W/Sumbawa missing Sangeang, etc. :no:
     
  6. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    Wow. What???? :( That is one of my favorite dive sites ever.
     
  7. frogfish

    frogfish Manta Ray

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    Batu Bolong is such an amazing site... Did a couple of dives there last month and we were the only boat at 7:00 in the morning, and ranks in my top 10 dives ever: In addition to the very healthy and fishy site, we had the pleasure of seeing 8 dolphins, including mother and calf, eagle rays, many grey reef & white tip reef sharks...
     
  8. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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  9. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    I'm scheduled to be on a liveaboard in mid October so I just reached out. I was really looking forward to diving Batu Bolong again. We have a full charter but we are currently 12 so that really annoys me. Though, 2 people might not be able to go so that might put us at 10, but still.
     
  10. AndyCahya

    AndyCahya Angel Fish

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    try contact your boat, ask them about this situation, hopefully they have the newest update.
    Enjoy your LOB at komodo
     

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