Banta Island / Indonesia

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Banta Island offers excellent opportunities for diving. Here are two best dive sites in Indonesia – “GPS” and “Stairway to Heaven”. Here divers can observe practically all species of fish (including pelagic fish and reef sharks), while corals beautifully decorate the sandy bottom. There are currents around the island which show when and where to dive. Dive-guides aboard keep a check on the time of high and low tides to perform the dive in the best possible moment.

Location: the western part of Komodo Island, south of the Flores Sea

What to see: There are devilfish, turtles, Eurypegasus draconis, many stargazers, squids, lionfish, amazing hard corals, mushroom shaped corals that signify ‘a good healthy reef’.

Depth: 15-25m/49-82ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: All year long, although the high season is between March to November. The water temperature ranges between 23-28C/73-82F.

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