Bangka Island and Bunaken

Bangka

Bangka

Calling surfers, divers, snorkeling enthusiasts and fishing fans to the east of Sumatra. A small island called Pulau Bangka awaits you. It is an island province. In the Java Sea, you will find the well-known for tin and pepper Belitung or Billiton next to it. Visit the main town Tanjung Pandan as well as the Bird Islet better known locally as Pulau Burong. The 129 year old light house on Lengkuas Island or snorkel your way at Kelayang Islet and Babi Island. Batu Berlayar Island and Pasir Island are full of granite or sand. Instead go to the beaches such as Tanjung Kelayang Beach or the Tanjung Tinggi Beach for blue clear waters.

Scuba Diving at Moyo Island

Mojo or Moyo, call it whatever you like, the old form or new. This West Nusa Tenggara island off the north coast of Sumbawa Island is mostly nature reserve, but you can see wild cattle, macaques, wild pigs, deer, birds and the smallest genre of the oldest known deer, the barking deer (Muntjacs). There is a savannah in the middle and on the southern part you can find the Marine Park where you can snorkel all you want. This pristine environment in Saleh Bay, with its uniqueness that it lies beneath the surface of the ocean, attracted even the Princess Diana of England as a refuge place. Beautiful coral reefs, totally untouched, is a snorkelers paradise. If you enjoy swimming and nature, you might as well swim together with white tip reef sharks and gain an unusual experience here. Blue spotted sting rays, how about diving next to them? Watch those schools of tropical fish as you swimming along. These are just some nature lovers activities you can possibly do on the Moyo Island. There is a part where history buffs should check out too. That is the Batu Tering traditional village. Look out for the remains of the extinct megalithic culture. Engage a guide to go around Airnung and seek the remains of the rulers and ancient relief carvings.

Bunaken National Marine Park

Bunaken ©sun-surfer.com

Bunaken ©sun-surfer.com

This is one of the first. One of Indonesia’s growing system of marine parks. More than 89,000 hectares of park with mostly clear, warm tropical water that are sparkling. You can find the Manado Tua, the Nain, Siladen and Bunaken islands. All five of them made up only three percent of the entire marine park, an aquatic ecosystem. Bunaken National Marine Park has deep waters of up to 1,566 metres, you can fine the highest levels of diversity here.

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