Diving in Bangka Island

Bangka Island is well-recognized as one of the world’s top dive destinations,
with its coastal waters having a wealth of superb
dive sites hidden within.

Marine Life Highlights in Bangka Island

Green Moray Eel

Diving in Bangka Island

The island of Bangka, with its rolling hills of green fields and forests, and the nearby islands of Gangga and Talise offer over 25 dive sites with fringing reef slopes and pinnacles carpeted in soft corals.

The Bangka Archipelago offers steep drop-offs, slopes and sharp Coral pinnacles covered in beautiful soft Corals and some magnificent soft Coral gardens.
The islands are quite exposed and often get strong currents and the surface condition can be rough.
Especially between July and September there can be strong currents and surges with high waves, with a negative affect on the visibility.
The water temperature is around 27°C.
Best time to dive is between March – June and between October – December when visibility can be up to 35 metres.

The dive sites, located around the islands and along the mainland coast, offer a great diversity like pinnacles, rocks, slopes, a few walls, and caves. Fixed fauna is impressive with very nice colourful soft Corals and Sea fans.
The almost undamaged marine life includes all kinds of Scorpionfish, Frogfish, Pipefish, Triggerfish, Eels, Seahorses, Nudibranchs and much more.
Then you may encounter the bigger marine life like Trevally, Tuna, Rays, Sharks, Turtles and Napoleon wrasse.

Best Diving Season:  March to June
Weather: November to December is generally wet and July to October is windy
Water Temperature: 27-30°C
Marine Animal Highlights: Ghost Pipefish, Nudibranch, Mantis Shrimps, Jawfish, Scorpionfish, Anemones, Surgeon fish, Red-tooth Triggerfish, Bannerfish, Cuttlefish and Mimic Octopus
Recommended Thermal Protection:  –
Water Visibility: 10 – 35m

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