Makassar, Spermonde Archipelago Kapoposang

Makassar, Spermonde Archipelago Kapoposang

http://www.bodeweb.de/makassarengl.htm 

Makassar in Indonesia is an excellent base for trips to the group of small islands and atolls that make up the Spermonde Archipelago. There are several daily flights from Jakarta, Denpasar and other major cities to Makassar. A part of the islands are densely populated, but some are still uninhabited. The east monsoon season (April – November) is the best period for visiting the Spermonde Archipelago. Many of the islands close to Makassar show interesting village life and some historical sites can be found on the island of Kodengareng Lompo. Below are descriptions of several islands belonging to the Spermonde Archipelago. Their distance from Makassar is written in kilometers. Samalona (7 km) This island is inhabited by a few families and its oval shaped area is about 300 x 600 meters, so it takes only a short stroll to see its complete coastline. Beautiful coral reefs are easily accessible from the shore of Samalona. Diving is the best on west and south side, with a good mix of hard and soft corals. An incredible bio-diversity offers excellent opportunities for macro photographers: batfish, lionfish, scorpionfish, stonefish, mandarinfish, bleuspotted stingrays, lobster, nudibranches, turtle, cuttlefish, pleurobranchus, trevallies, flatworms, anemones… The large trees on Samalona provide shelter on sunny days. You can relax and enjoy a soft drink or basic meal in the local restaurant. Kodengareng Keke (11 km) Dolphin Resort built some small cottages on Kodengareng Keke. There is no longer free access to this tiny island. Though the building of Dolphin Resort is not yet complete, it is ready to receive guests who are satisfied with basic facilities. As the island has little vegetation, you will appreciate the verandas of the cottages, which give good shelter on a sunny day. Apart from the wrecks, the island offers some nice coral gardens between 15 and 28 meters. Kodongbali , Tambakulu and Suranti (60 Km) These 3 island on situated in the North of the archipelago are not much visited at all, similar to Kapoposang and Lanyukan they are situated the edge of the shelf and drop off a few hundred meters on the sea side, especially Kodongbali has a very nice and undamaged reef top. The edge of Spermonde Archipelago offers plenty of good diving all the way from Suranti in the North to Lanyukan in the East. Large pelagics and reef sharks are very common. Kapoposang (70 km) Kapoposang is a beautiful green island of about 2 km length covered with casuarina trees and coconut palms. This island is located at the edge of the Spermonde shelf, pointing toward the deep sea. It contains some small villages. The people of Kapoposang make their living through fishing and harvesting coconuts. Dive trips to Kapoposang are organized by the Makassar Diving Club (MDC) during weekends. You have to book in advance through the Marlin Dive Centre. Lanyukan (37 km) The island Lanyukan is located on the outer edge of the Spermonde shelf with a barrier reef protecting its western shore. Around Lanyukan are reefs with steep drop-offs. This is the place to spot big fish like sharks and barracuda. There is a small village on the island but Lanyukan does not offer facilities for staying overnight.

Tukang Besi Islands Map

Tukang Besi IslandsMaps

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Tukang Besi Islands, Map, wanci, wakatobi, kambode, hoga, tomia, binonko,  wakatobi national park, wakatobi park nasional,

Tukang Besi Islands, Map, wanci, wakatobi, kambode, hoga, tomia, binonko,  wakatobi national park, wakatobi park nasional,

Tukang Besi Islands, Map, wanci, wakatobi, kambode, hoga, tomia, binonko,  wakatobi national park, wakatobi park nasional,

Tukang Besi Islands, Map, wanci, wakatobi, kambode, hoga, tomia, binonko,  wakatobi national park, wakatobi park nasional,

Tukang Besi Islands, Map, wanci, wakatobi, kambode, hoga, tomia, binonko,  wakatobi national park, wakatobi park nasional,

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Tukang Besi Islands There are four major islands covering an area of 821 km2 (Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, Binongko; the natives use the abbreviation “Wakatobi”). Several reef areas, small atolls and coral islands belong as well to the same area, with a total population of 75,000.
Tukang Besi means ‘iron makers’ in Bahasa Indonesia. The archipelago is famous for the beautiful kris ( traditional knives) produced here

Resorts

Wakatobi Dive Resort

http://www.wakatobi.com/home.php

 Hoga Island Resort

http://www.tukangbesidiving.com/

Patuno Resort

http://www.patunoresortwakatobi.com/

Tinabo Island Dive Resort

http://www.tinaboisland.com/

Live aboard

KMS Seven Seas  Komodo, Alor, Wakatobi, Bali

KMS AL IIKAI.
KMS AL ISRA.
KMS ANANDA.
KMS AL MIRAJ
8 Tage – Segeln zwischen Flores und Sulawesi
Makassar (Ujung Pandang) – Bira Beach Bira Beach-Pulau Selayar -Taka Bonerate Nationalpark-Labuan Bajo .
MKS DUYUNG

Temu Kira, Putri Papua,Tarata , NusaTara.12 Day Wakatobi islands– Maumere- Denpasar

The Pelagian dive yacht – now cruising Wakatobi & Komodo!
There are different sections of the greater Wakatobi area included in our itineraries as well as cruises from Wakatobi to Bima (including Komodo), Bima to Kupang (incl. Komodo) and Bima-based Komodo cruises).

Ciska
Wakatobi, Raja Ampat & Komodo
 

 

Togian Islands Map

Togian Islands

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* 1. Jack’s Point
* 2. Menara
* 3. Fishomania
(The Pinnacle)
* 4. Kololioh
* 5. Apollo
* 6. Tapuan I and II
* 7. Mimpi Dingin
* 8. Light House
* 9. Goa Goa
* 10. Batu Gila
* 11. Dominic Rock
* 12. Gap
 * 13. Kadidiri House Reef
* 14. Bomber Plane Wreck
* 15. Gung Laut
* 16. Malingi
* 17. Bullocki
* 18. Milly’s Reef
* 19. Walea House Reef
* 20. Cape Balikapata
* 21. Walea Strait South
* 22. Pulau Puah
* 23. Pulau Dondola
* 24. Pompelon
* 25. Sendiri

Last News

Ampana is in the processing of building an airport with connections to Balikpapan, Makassar, and Manado. 
It is already under construction and is expected to be operational in 2009.

Resorts

Black Marlin Kadidiri

http://www.blackmarlindiving.com/theresort.html

 

Island Retreat Pulau Batudaka

http://www.togian-island-retreat.com/

 

Walea Dive Center Resort

http://www.walea.com/eng/home.php

 
 

Fadhila Cottages
http://fadhilacottages.free.fr/en-bungalows.htm 

Selayar Island Map

Selayar Island

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Selayar Island Info

Selayar, a secluded island, far away from mass tourism, lies in the Celebes Sea to the south of the Indonesian Island Sulawesi. Myths have been kept alive on this small island which once lay on the Chinese trade route. The west side of the island is mainly inhabited by fishermen, who live in small villages that continue to follow their traditions largely unaffected by western influences. Besides traditional fishing, the growing of vanilla and tangerines generate the main sources of income on the island.

Resorts

Selayar Dive Resort

www.selayar-dive-resort.com

E-Mail: jeannette@selayar-dive-resort.info

we are the first resort on the island, established in 1997.
Selayar Dive Resort is a fascinating destination owing to its unique landscape, unusual rock formations – full of caves and waterfalls – and its beautiful unspoilt beaches. The almost uninhabited east side of the island, where our resort is situated, is still covered with original rain forest. It is possible to find numerous species of birds, small reptiles, marsupials, varans and even wildboars. Furthermore, when one is lucky, the world’s smallest monkey, the tarsius, that is in danger of extinction, can be seen in his habitat.

This eastern side of the island is surrounded with a reef – and our resort is proud that it owns this longest house reef in Indoneisa.

The bungalows have been built in traditional Indonesian style using local raw materials and perfected with western know-how. Each one stands in its own secluded grove of trees and has its own beach.
guests have a fantastic view of the beach, the sea and palm trees, even lying in bed. There is a ceiling fan in each bungalow – some even have air-conditioning – a minibar, soft comfortable mattresses and mosquito nets. The bungalows are furnished with solid wood and rattan furniture and on the terrace there are beach loungers.

Our restaurant is the heart of the resort. Not only do guests meet here for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the big veranda but at night they can also enjoy cocktails at the small bar – served by the boss himself. Our chef offers both Asian and international cuisine, including a hearty steak from time to time. For breakfast, traditional brown bread is served. Lunchtime is mainly vegetarian with fresh fruits and for dinner, a full three-course-menu is the usual fare including soups, fresh fish, Asian or European style chicken.

Selayar Island Resort

http://www.selayarislandresort.com

Two 60 m² air-conditioned DeLuxe Villa-rooms with breathtaking ocean view
Four 48 m² air-conditioned traditional Bamboo Villa rooms,with ocean view
Delicious, mouth-watering Indonesian and International cuisine
Sunset Beach bar
Tropical drinks and snacks on our brand new beach / divers bar,
Our place offers excellent and professional diving with a team of experienced TDI, SDI, PADI Instructors and Dive Masters, pristine dive sites and a rich variety of corals and marine life.
We provide small-group diving, SDI / PADI entry-level diving and other more specialized and SDI/TDI technical categories designed for more advanced divers.
Water-fall Selayar, mountain view, Selayar rain-forest.
A snorkeling tour to nearby island Pasi is highly recommended.
See the sights at Selayar Island by mountain bikes or motorcycles. Guests can go shopping and walk around at nearby capital “Benteng”.
Hike and explore the lush rainforest and the bat cave.
Relax and rest in our beautiful 15.000-m2 garden / park or secluded white- sand beaches

Amatoa Resort

http://www.amatoaresort.com/

 

Bira AMATOA Resort
http://www.amatoaresort.com/diving.html 

• Restaurant (Food: mouth watering mix of European and Indonesian Specialties & lots of fresh fish) • Air Condition and hot water in all rooms 24hours • Swimming pool with fresh water: SIZE 17m x 4m • Private access to the sea, wonderful coral reef just in front of the Resort! • All rooms with Mini Bar & Telephone • Laundry service available • Own Generators for electricity • 3 minutes walking distance to the pristine white beach of Bira

Live Aboard

Duyung Makassar-Bira-Selayar-Bira- Makassar
 
 

Pasi Island

Pasi-Island
Pasi Island is located in Bontoharu sub district, Selayar Islands regency, South Sulawesi. This island is precisely located at west side of Selayar island, for about 1 mile from Benteng subdistrict. It takes 15 minutes drive by boat. There are 2 villages in this island, which is Kahu-kahu and Bontoborusu village. Pasi Island in the outermost island of Selayar Islands regency. This island is mostly visited by those who want to go diving and fishing. Moreover, there are numbers of other islands that close to the Pasi Island like,Pulau Mbrosi (3.7km), Meos Manggwandi (11.2km), Nukori island (16.8km), Veri island (17.9km), Padaidori island (18.6km), Pakreki island (18.8km), Mios Workbondi (22.8km), Pai island (37.7km), Nusi island (42.8km), Mios Wundi (49km).

Lembeh Island Map

Lembeh  Island

Lembeh, Diving, Map, bitung,

 

Resorts

Bastianos Lembeh Resort

http://www.bastianoslembeh.com/

Kungkungan Bay Resort

http://www.divenorthsulawesi.com/kungkunganbay_resort.html

Lembeh Resort

http://www.lembehresort.com/

SDQ Lembeh Resort

http://www.divewithsus.com/lembeh/lembeh_sdq.html

Nad Resort

http://www.nad-lembeh.com/en/resort.htm

Kasawari Resort

http://www.kasawari-lembeh.com/resort.html

Black sand Resort

http://www.blacksanddive.com/resort_lembeh.html

Divers Lodge Lembeh

http://www.diving-on-sulawesi.com/en/resort/index.html

Dive Centers

Bastianos Divers   http://www.bastianoslembeh.com/
Nad Divers   http://www.nad-lembeh.com/en/index.htm
Two Fish Divers    http://www.twofishdivers.com/
Kasawari Lembeh   http://www.kasawari-lembeh.com/
Divers Lodge Lembeh   http://www.diving-on-sulawesi.com/
SDQ Dive   http://www.sdq-dive-lembeh.com/dive_manado.html
Black sand Divers   http://www.blacksanddive.com/
Eco Divers   http://www.eco-divers.com/

Live Aboard

Ocean Rover
Part of each cruise will take place in the Lembeh Straits,
and Bunaken National Marine Park as well as Bangka Island.
Ocean Rover then journeys further north to a chain of volcanic islands, the Sangihe Archipelago: dozens of islands.

Clown

Gangga Banka Islands Map

Gangga Banka  Islands

Gangga, Banka, Diving, Map, talisei, tindila, kinabohutan, tamperong, tangkoko,

 

Dive sites in Bangka: 1. Teluk Kora-Kora,2. Tanjung Tarabitan ,3. Gangga house reef,4. Lehaga 5. Aer Banua 6. North Talise Pinnacles,7. Tanjung Lampu (Arus),8. Airplane wreck.9. Batu Kapal.10. Batu Gosoh 11. Tanjung Toto,12. Sabina Timur.13. Sahaung pinnacles,14. Tanjung Usi.15. Paradise Jetty 16. Batu Mandi.17. Tanjung Slop (Pulisan),18. Batu Pendita,19. Punteng (Ponteng), 20. Tanjung Batu Putih

Resorts

Gangga Island Resort & Spa

http://www.ganggaisland.com/resort.html

Mimpi Indah resort Banka Island

http://www.mimpiindah.com/21.php?lid=1

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Bunaken Islands Map

Bunaken Islands Map

Bunaken Diving Map, bunaken, diving, map, manado toa, siladen, montehage, nain, bunaken national park, bunaken park nasional,

 

Info

Bunaken National Marine Park

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia’s growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 89,065 hectares, 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.
The waters of Bunaken National Marine Park are extremely deep (1566 m in Manado Bay), clear (up to 35-40 m visibility), refreshing in temperature (27-29 C) and harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Pick any of group of interest – corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges – and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found.
Oceanic currents may explain, in part, why Bunaken National Marine Park is such a treasure trove of biodiversity. Northeasternly currents generally sweep through the park but abundant counter currents and gyros related to lunar cycles are believed to be a trap for free swimming larvae. This is particularly true on the south side of the crescent-shaped Bunaken Island, lying in the heart of the park. A snorkler or diver in the vicinity of Lekuan or Fukui may spot over 33 species of butterfly fish and numerous types of groupers, damsels, wrasses and gobies. The gobies, smallish fish with bulging eyes and modified fins that allow them to attach to hard surfaces, are the most diverse but least known group of fish in the park.
Biologists believe that the abundance of hard corals is crucial in maintaining the high levels of diversity in the park. Hard corals are the architects of the reefs, without them, numerous marine organisms would be homeless and hungry. Many species of fish are closely associated with particular types of corals (folious, branching, massives, etc.) for shelter and egg-laying. Others, like the enormous Bumphead Parrotfish, Balbometopon muricatum, are “coralivores” and depend on hard corals for their sustenance. Bony mouth parts fused into an impressive “beak” allow these gregarious fish to crunch corals like roasted peanuts.
Some 20,000 people live on the natural resources of Bunaken National Marine Park. Although there are inevitable conflicts between resource protection and use by people, the Indonesian government is taking a fairly unusual and pragmatic approach to park management. The idea is to promote wise resource use while preventing overexploitation. Local communities, government officials, dive resort operators, local nature groups, tourists and scientists have played an active role in developing exclusive zones for diving, wood collection, fishing and other forms of utilization. If successful, Bunaken Marine Park will stand as an important example of how Sulawesi, and the rest of Indonesia, can work to protect its natural resources.

Live Aboard

MY Liburan
Ocean Rover

Part of each cruise will take place in the Lembeh Straits,
and Bunaken National Marine Park as well as Bangka Island.
Ocean Rover then journeys further north to a chain of volcanic islands, the Sangihe Archipelago: dozens of islands.
Dive Centers

North Sulawsi

Blue Banter Dive   http://www.bluebanter-manado.com/
Celeber Divers     http://www.kudalaut.com/uk/homeen.htm
Lumba Lumba Diving   http://www.lumbalumbadiving.com/
Murex Divehttp://www.murexdive.com/
Manado Dive   http://www.manado-dive.com/location.htm

Minahasa lagoon   http://www.minahasalagoon.com/sito/ing/home.html

Odyssea Divers    http://www.odysseadivers.com/

Blue Banter Dive http://bluebanter-manado.com/

Living Colours Diving,Bunaken   http://www.livingcoloursdiving.com/

Dive Froggies    http://www.divefroggies.com/

Thalassa Divers    http://www.thalassa.net/nswa.php

Sulawesi Dive Quest, Bunaken   http://www.sulawesi-dive-quest.com/

Froggies Dive    http://www.divefroggies.com/

 
 

Banggai Islands

Banggai Islands

Banggai , Diving, Map, peleng, bangkurung, salue besar, luwuk,

 

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Bangai Islands

Some areas of Indonesia are known, but have been very difficult to access. The pristine waters of the Togian Islands and the Bangai Islands ....  read more

Sangihe-Talaud Islands

Sangihe-Talaud Islands 

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Sanggihe, Thalaud, Map, siau, tahulandang, biaro, salebabu, kabaruang, krakelong, kawilo,

 

Sanggihe, Thalaud, Map, siau, tahulandang, biaro, salebabu, kabaruang, krakelong, kawilo,
Sanggihe, Thalaud, Map, siau, tahulandang, biaro, salebabu, kabaruang, krakelong, kawilo,
 
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Live Aboard

MV. Serenade,
MS. Symphony.

Cruises range from 5 to 13 days.
 North Sulawesi Aggressor
MV Sea Dancer
Sangihe Talaud Islands Sangalaki Island
Mimpi

does not pretend to be a luxurious vessel with 5 star facilities. In spite she lets you have a taste of the local atmosphere, fun and friendliness of the area and population, while giving you all the comfort possible on a traditional ship of her size against very affordable rates and with only a maximum of 8 divers on board.