Indonesia – Recent sightings

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28 August, 2019 106 Views

Indonesia – Recent sightings

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Our guests on board our S/Y Indo siren were lucky enough to dive alongside some incredible marine life over the past few weeks in Indonesia. Our recent sightings include a plethora of different types of sharks, rays, frogfish and large schools of trevally. Situated in the heart of the coral triangle, Indonesia boasts the largest marine ecosystem on the globe, which makes for some breath-taking diving. See below for a full breakdown of last week’s marine sightings, at some of our most loved dive sites.

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Gili Banta

This small island lies just outside of Komodo National Park, where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. Here you can experience diving inside the caldera of a partially submerged dormant volcano, which creates a nutrient rich substrate that continuously feeds the hundreds of species that flourish in the area.

Dive site: Reef dive

Current: None

Sightings: Green Sea Turtles, Leaf fish, Cuttlefish, Longarm Octopus, Catsharks, Stargazers, Moray Eel and Nudibranch

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Gili Lawa Laut

Renowned for its beauty, with spectacular bays, turquoise blue waters and gentle green slopes, this island is a magnet for divers. It sits North to Komodo Island in a protected area of the national park and boasts several dive sites that are swarming with marine life.

Dive site: Reef dive

Current: Small

Sightings: Grey Reef Sharks, Napoleon Wrasse, Lionfish, Cuttlefish, Trevally, Hawksbill Turtles, Frogfish and Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

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Nusa Kode

This sheltered horseshow shaped bay is located at the Southern part of Rinca Island. The upwelling of the Indian Ocean brings water filled with nutrients to this area, which turns this site into a macro lovers’ paradise

Dive site: Macro dive

Current: Small

Sightings: Nudibranch, Frogfish, Devil Rays, Cuttlefish, Harlequin Shrimp, Zebra Crabs, Bamboo Sharks, Torpedo Rays and Pipefish

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Padar Bay

The island is the third largest island in Komodo National Park and boasts a savannah-covered landscape fringed with vibrant green-capped mountains. The area is surrounded by three bays, with each of the beaches having a different uniquely coloured sand: Pearly white, charcoal black and pale pink. The reefs of this striking destination are decorated in hard and soft corals, with countless critters hiding in their crevices or roaming above.

Dive site: Drift dive

Current: Small

Sightings: Eagle Ray, Blacktip Reef Sharks, Scorpionfish, Frogfish, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Orangutan Crabs, Sting Rays, Spanish Dancers, Banded Snake Eels, Manta Rays and Hawksbill Turtles

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Manta & Trevally photo – © Gerald Rambert