Sumba – Sumbawa
Sumbawa island, with its many curved peninsulas, forms plenty of protected bays for its islands along the north coast such as, Sangeang, Satonda, and Moyo. These heavens on earth offer crystal-clear waters, vibrant and deep walls, and conditions that are prefect for some incredible dives.
Located between the islands of Lombok on the west and Komodo on the east, Sumbawa Island is consequently visited as part of the itineraries of the Indonesia liveaboard diving cruises that run between Bali and Komodo Island.
Often mistakenly overlooked as just a convenient port of call onto the better dive destinations that are further on to the east, Sumbawa scuba diving has countless triggerfish and butterflyfish, macro sightings of blue-ringed octopus, clown frogfish and nudibranchs, numerous reef sharks and tunas in the deep walled sections.
Dive Site Descriptions :
Angel Reef – Located just south of Panjang Reef, Angel Reef possess healthy hard corals, shoreward shallows, and an abrupt vertical wall, plunging to well over 40 metres deep. Scuba divers make their own way down where they’ll encounter large and impressive redtooth triggerfish, long-fin bannerfish and rounded batfish.
Panjang Reef – The submerged reef of Panjang is located in front of the coastal fishing village of Moyo and 1 km off the north west corner of the island.
Sangeang Island – Located 45 km north east of Bima in the north east of Sumbawa, Sangeang is a quite spectacular small and active volcanic island. You can easily make out the lava ridges running down its rather steep green sides.
Satonda Island – A small island with a large fresh water lake at its centre, Satonda, off the north coast of central Sumbawa, is home to a large colony of fruit bats.