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Situs penyelaman di wilayah ini sebagian besar adalah karang karang yang memusatkan kehidupan laut yang kaya. Terumbu karang adalah batuan kering atau besar yang ditutupi fauna yang sangat padat: semak karang hitam, gorgonians dan karang lunak yang sangat berwarna di mana ikan berlimpah.

Situs-situs menawarkan berbagai penyelaman.

Sepanjang pantai adalah penyelaman “kotoran”. Di pasir atau di terumbu yang gagah, penyelaman ini kondusif bagi penemuan makhluk makro yang membuat reputasi Sulawesi, seperti ikan katak, ikan hantu, gurita mimetik untuk beberapa nama. Puncak kering dan berbatu menawarkan penyelaman yang lebih terbuka ke arus, dengan banyak sekolah ikan dan pelagis: bank ahli bedah, trotoar, barakuda, tuna, dan hiu karang yang memakan ikan karang yang banyak sekali. Elang dan sinar mantas juga sering hadir.

Kelimpahan hidup adalah konsekuensi dari sejumlah besar air, terutama plankton, yang memiliki keterbatasan yang terkadang terbatas. Rata-rata adalah antara 15 dan 20 meter, tetapi kadang-kadang bisa turun ke 10.

Situs ini terletak antara 10 dan 30 menit dari pusat dengan perahu (6,5 meter kapal untuk 4 hingga 5 penyelam + 1 panduan).

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#1 – TOMPOTIKA SANDS – Muck Dive

Just in front of the bungalows on the village beach. Actually, there are at least 2 sites as the beach is very wide. Black sand, muck dives. Can find frogfish, hairy frogfish, various kind of octopus(coconut, wonderpus), flamboyant cuttlefish, ghost pipefish, crabs, etc…This site may be not accessible from December to March if there is swell.

#2 – COLINA REEF – Macro

Reef about 7 to 12 meters deep, ideal for night dives or beginners. Nice corals and macro subjects.

#3 – ALI BABA – Wide Angle & Macro

Max. depth 25 meters.  Rocks, sand, and corals.

2 big boulders on a 27-meter sandy bottom. Gorgonians, tubastrea corals, glassfish, schools of surgeons and orientalis sweetlips. Many gorgonians on the sand, pygmy seahorses. Many other boulders when going up on a bottom of 15 to 8 meters, canyons and 2 swim through, interesting topography, nice soft and hard corals stands.

Interesting critters: Pigmy seahorses, nice nudibranchs, orang outan crabs, shrimps, Wrasses juveniles.

Fish: Crocodile fish, Sweetlips, Surgeons, solitary barracudas, wrasses, glassfish, groupers, barramundi cods.

#4 – ALI BABA 2 – Macro

Starting from the same spot than above but going  North instead of South, there is an interesting slope with some inner canyons. Interesting critters.

#5 – BATU GONG – Wide Angle

This fantastic dive site is formed of 2 large ridges with a top at 13 meters, and bottom at 35  meters. The site is marked with a buoy to facilitate entry and descent.

Black coral forests, soft corals. A high density of fishes: Schools of trevallies, giant trevallies, tunas, barracudas, oriental sweetlips, a lot of bannerfishes, grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, eagle ray, occasional manta ray, turtles. This dive is subject to currents.

#6 – MUCKY GONG

Sandy – gravel slope with macro subjects: flatworms, nudis (including donuts nudibranch–Doto green amyeri–we found on a few occasions), mantis shrimps. In the upper part, 10 mts and above, boulders, rocks and nice corals formations.

#7 – ENTRE 2 MERS – Wide Angle & Macro

Many rocks and boulders on a sandy bottom form 20 to 7 meters. Due to strong currents, this dive can only be performed during slack tides. Beautiful topography and colorful soft corals in canyons. Macro subjects as Zanzibar shrimps, pygmy seahorses, rare nudibranchs. Sweetlips, barramundi cods, fusiliers, groupers.

#8 – TANDUK – Wide Angle

A world class dive site, with the ridge, Big rocks, and boulders on a sandy bottom from 20 to 30 meters.

Beautiful topography, huge gorgonians, soft corals, tubastrea. The dive is full of life with anthias, big schools of surgeons fish and trevallies, bannerfish, eagle ray, occasional tunas and manta ray. This dive is subject to currents.

#9 – ARAH BALANTAK – Macro

A sandy slope with small boulders and corals, with interesting critters.

#10 – SOLAN REEF – Wide Angle & Macro

An underwater ridge with a top at 5 meters. On the east side, it forms a wall, with a lot of fishes. Schools of rainbow runners, surgeonfish, occasional tunas passing by, white and grey reef sharks, eagle rays.

Lobsters. pigmy seahorses, nudibranchs, ghost pipefish.

#11 – BATU TETEK – Wide Angle

A set of ridges on a west-east axis, with a small part emerging. Otherwise, the top is at 6 meters. Subject to currents so we always try to dive it during slack tides Wall and slope on both side of the ridge, wipe corals and tubastrea. Max depth 35 meters. Schools of Surgeon fish, barracudas, trevallies, thunas, napoleon wrasses, banner fish etc.. Grey reef sharks, eagle rays.

#12 – BATU TETEK 2 (Western Part)  – Wide Angle & Macro

Corresponds to the ridge between the emerged rock and the coast. The ridge is cut by several beautiful canyons. Schools of sweetlips, eagle rays, tunas. Macro subject too.

#13 – BATU DALAM – Wide Angle

Rocks and boulders on this underwater marine that has a top at 32 meters. A short dive but a lot of life!

#14 – ONDOLEAN ROCK – Macro

AT the entrance of Ondolean bay, a large emerging rock. Beautiful dive sites with stands of soft and hard corals. A beautiful canyon with colourful soft corals split the rocks in two. Nice macro subjects including nudibranchs and flatworms, ruban eels, pygmy seahorses, orang outan crabs, scorpion fish, frogfish, leaffish etc…

#15 – ROCK AND WRECK – Wide Angle & Macro

Big boulders on a sandy bottom from 12 to 30 meters. At 10 meters there are the remains of a small steel boat wreck. (can see the hull and the broken bow that did probably hit the rock). Beautiful topography with soft corals and gorgonians, Anthias, bumphead parrotfishes, barracudas, barramundi cods, groupers.

Ruban eels, nudibranchs, pigmy, crabs and shrimps.

#16 – LEO’S REEF – Wide Angle

Just of the a rocky point, there is a submarine mount. Nice canyons and beautiful gorgonian field on the outer slope. Clouds of triggerfishes. Trevallies, groupers, sweet lips. White tip sharks.