Bangka Archipelago

Dive surrounded by large schools of fish between stunning topography

Just off the northern coast of North Sulawesi, Bangka and surrounding islands are home to spectacular reefs and pinnacles. Currents often attract larger fish such as barracuda, reef sharks and tuna.

Bangka is one of our special day trips. A boat ride of about 90 minutes takes you along the western flank of North Sulawesi, with its green hills slowly rolling by on the horizon.

Average boat travel: 90 minutes

Wetsuit: 3 or 5 mm

What to see: barracuda, giant frogfish, tuna, squid, sea snakes


Divers at Sahaung, Bangka

Sahaung Point

Navigate the colorful pinnacles overgrown with soft corals and be surrounded by fish. Find the giant frogfish among the sponges.

Paradise Jetty

Volcanic gases rise up from the seabed, making the surrounding water shimmer and blur. Swim through the hot spring's warm water.

Eyes of a cuttlefish

Machiko Point

Large schools of yellow snappers join an intricate dance around the rocks. Cuttlefish are known to spawn here as well.

More diving areas

Bunaken National Marine Park

Famed for its wall dives, Bunaken is home to countless turtles, and coral reefs with an abundance of marine life.

Lembeh Strait

Macro photographers love Lembeh for the strange critters living on the black sand bottoms and among the corals.

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