Diving packages in Pulau Bangka & Pulau Gangga
Dive Safari Bangka and Lembeh Strait
Dive Package 5 Days/ 4 Nights with 9 Dives, Accomodation, Transport, and Fullboard Included, Stay with our Ivory Island Resort in Bangka Island of North Sulawesi Just 60min from Manado Airport. Also included, 3 dives in Lembeh Strait
Diving in Pulau Bangka & Pulau Gangga
The Bangka Archipelago offers steep drop-offs, slopes and sharp Coral pinnacles covered in beautiful soft Corals and some magnificent soft Coral gardens.
The dive sites, which are 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 Scorpionfishes, Frogfishes, Pipefishes, Triggerfishes, Eels, Seahorses and Nudibranchs and more. Then you may encounter the bigger marine life like Trevally, Tuna, Rays, Sharks, Turtles and Napoleon Wrasses.
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.
Travel to Pulau Bangka & Pulau Gangga
Bangka Archipelago is a group of islands off the coast of north Sulawesi and include Bangka, the largest, as well as Gangga, Talisei, Kinabohutan, Tindila and the little island just offshore the mainland Tamperong.
There are four villages on Bangka Island, but there is no road. Best way to visit one of the villages is by boat or, for the more adventurous people, go hiking through the forest.
There are a couple of resorts on the island of Bangka, but they are all more or less secluded from each other. The island has sandy bays and rich tangles of tropical vegetation which frequently give way to mangrove areas and then to the ocean itself.
From Manado are 2 ways to reach the island of Bangka, one is by boat from the resort (4 hours) or by car following a scenic road to the remote village of Likupang (2 hours)