Fish Facts: Moray Eels

Fish Facts: Moray Eels

Moray eels are a firm favourite of divers, who love to encounter anything from the enormous giant moray, to the small but colourful ribbon eel.  Usually hiding in a hole or crevice during the day, they are nocturnal creatures who come out to hunt at night, when their...
Fish Facts: Leaf Scorpionfish

Fish Facts: Leaf Scorpionfish

The leaf fish is a master of masquerade. It relies on its unusual shape (it is flattened from side to side) and its behaviour (it will rock from side-to-side or back and forth) to mimic a piece of plant material resting on the sea floor. The leaf scorpionfish will...
Fish Facts: Spotted Garden Eel

Fish Facts: Spotted Garden Eel

Every diver usually remembers their first garden eel encounter. You are swimming near the edge of the reef, over the sandy bottom, and you see a grassy area at the limit of your vision. As you move closer to the grass, it begins to shrink and eventually disappear! It...
Fish Facts: Seahorses

Fish Facts: Seahorses

Seahorses are on the wish list of many divers, and can be regularly seen here in the Komodo National Park. These fish have their heads angled down and bodies ending with curved tails generally attached to something near the bottom blending expertly with its...
Fish Facts: Frogfish

Fish Facts: Frogfish

Frogfish – also known as anglerfish – are one of those weird & wonderful underwater inhabitants that divers simply love to discover. In addition to their superb camouflage, their incredible variety of colour and texture make them fascinating to observe, while...
Fish Facts: Dugongs

Fish Facts: Dugongs

One of the special creatures we have here in the Komodo National Park is the dugong. Dugongs, also known as “sea cows”, are a close relative of the manatee. Population of dugongs in the sea decreased drastically in the previous century because of the chemical...