DIVING IN PULAU WEH

Diving Site



The preference of the astute holiday makers...Discover the Charm of This Tropical Paradise Teeming ecology and rich marine life Located at the meeting point between Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean, Pulau Weh is naturally blessed with an amazing array of rare marine life. Here are some examples of the island’s rare marine life. The island is the only habitat for the threatened toad, Bufo valhallae (genus Bufo) Sighting of the rare shark, megamouth shark The home for whale shark, mantra ray , dolphin and other pelagic marine life.

The surrounding seas of Pulau Weh is the haven for coral reefs, making it the perfect place for diving and snorkeling. Pulau Weh is a natural oceanic beauty, in every sense of the word. To preserve this attractive eco system, the Indonesian Government has declared an estimated 60 square kilometers of inland and sea around the tropical island as wild life protection area, making it the ideal place for ecotourism. On and around the island are two protected areas namely, Pulau Weh Marine Park (2,600 ha) and Iboih Recreation Park (1,300 ha).

The Dive Sites Season in Pulau Weh is year round. Winds are less likely to effect the more popular dive sites from October to April, and there are fewer chances of heavy rain showers during these months. But no matter what time of the year you visit Pulau Weh, there are always places to dive because of the variety of locations around the islands. We make every effort to select the best dive sites to take advantage of changing conditions. Water temperatures remain constant throughout the year, averaging 28 ~ 29 degrees Celsius, Visibility ranges 40m from the depths of the open ocean around Weh.

Most of the popular dive sites in Pulau Weh are situated in the East and South of the island. Still being an insiders' secret, and off the beaten track, Pulau Weh offers unspoiled and uncrowded dive sites. Visitors will get unforgettable dives, from spectacular full-adrenaline dives to long slow relaxed macro spotting dives. With more than 20 recognized diving/snorkeling spots, Pulau Weh is a mouth watering attraction for snorkeling and scuba diving.

There are up to 20 dive spots around Pulau Weh, we will cover the more popular ones.Most of the popular dive sites in Pulau Weh are situated in the north-west of the island. Still being an insiders' secret, and off the beaten track, Pulau Weh offers unspoiled and uncrowded dive sites. Visitors will get unforgettable dives, from spectacular full-adrenaline dives to long slow relaxed macro spotting dives. Pulau Weh is a mouth watering attraction for snorkeling and scuba diving.

The dive sites are:

1. Batee Dua Gapang & Gapang's house reef

2. Rubiah Sea Garde
3. Rubiah Utara
4. Arus Balee
5. Batee Tokong
6. Seulako’s Drift
7. Pantee Aneuk Sueke (The Canyon)
8. Pantee Peunateung
9. Pantee Ideu
10. Batee Gla (Slippery Rock)
11. Lhong Angen and Pantee Gua
12. Limbo Gapang
13. Sumur Tiga
14. Anoi Hitam
15. Batee Meuduro
16. Wreck of "Sophie Rickmers"