If you're diving Komodo take a reef hook & inflatable sausage. And keep your dive guide in sight. Conditions can change quickly at a few sites. Currents are affected by the tide but in some areas there may still be some current even at slack tide. If you want to hang out with schools of fish you will be in a current. No current - no fish in general. Some dive operators/boats seem to have a fixed dive schedule & may not pay that much attention to the tidal currents. On the bright side, if current is ripping at a site come back in 3 hrs - it will be a lot less. Other than that Komodo offers great diving. Most site are relative calm most of the time. Cannibal Rock is a must for critters. I've dove Komodo on 3 trips from a liveaboard. Don't recall more than a couple of dives on the whole trip where current was really ripping. (Fast drift dive - no photos.) I have no problem going back again.
Diving Alor in Nov for the first time. Haven't heard much about strong currents.
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