On the west end of Flores is the picturesque little town of . A little town inhabited by fishermen, lies at the extreme western part of Flores. The town serves as a jumping-off point for the trip to Komodo Island. It is a beautiful area for water skiing, wind surfing, fishing, and many other marine activities. Pede Beach is an ideal place to do all this and from where sunsets are beautifully visible. (on the western tip of Flores) is a town often used by tourists, from where they can visit Komodo and Rinca. also attracts scuba divers, as whale sharks inhabit the waters around .

Scuba divers from around the world come here to dive the rich waters between Komodo and Flores, some choosing to stay on expensive liveaboard dive boats. Most of them pick up their passangers at the dock in , or at the airport and then bring them to the boat.

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