Diving Pulau Weh Indonesia: Outstanding Macro

January 2020

Indonesia’s Best Kept Secret

Pulau Weh pronounced “pool A way”

Lumba Lumba dive resort

Getting to Pulau Weh

Critters you will see

  • Frogfish
  • Seahorses
  • Nudibranch
  • Stone Fish
  • Devil Ray’s
  • Moray eels of all kinds
  • Lionfish
  • Blacktip reef sharks
  • Stunning corals and sea fans

Day 1

Dive Site: Batee Tokong

Things to note

Pinnacle Dive

Swift current

77°f or 25°c water temperature

Visibility poor

Moray Eel

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Open wide honeycomb eel

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Ribbon eel

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Ribbon eel

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Octopus

Day 2

Dive site: Canyon and Seulako cave

Things to note

Swift current

77°f or 25°c water temperature

Visibility ok

Day 3

Dive site: House Reef night dive

Things to note

Easy dive

25°c or 77°f

Visibility great

Day 4

Dive site: Hot Springs and Pantee Peunateung

Things to note

Hot springs is an active volcanic dive spot. There are nudibranch aplenty, as well as other macro. The highlight is playing in the sulfur hot springs. You can warm your hands and feet in the multiple sulfur, smelling hot spots.

Strong current (Pantee)

25°c or 77°f

Visibility better but not great

5 to 10 meters approximately

Day 5

Dive site: Batee Tokong

Things to note

Moderate current

26°c or 78°f

Whip coral shrimp

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Batee tokonk site sabang Solowilltravel.com

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Finally the blue ocean 🥰

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Day 6

Dive site: Rubiah Utara and Seulako Drift

Things to note

East to Moderate current

26°c or 78°f

Visibility great 18m or more

Devil Ray’s

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Sabang devil rays

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Cuttlefish

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Day 7

Dive site: Seulako Drift Deep Dive Prep

Things to note

Max depth 45 meters.

East to Moderate current

26°c or 78°f

Visibility great 18m or more

Dive Plan

This dive has no pictures because it is a preparation dive for the wreck. Basically, you go to 45 meters and evaluate how you handle the depth. I didn’t experience narcosis and enjoyed myself.

Day 8

Dive site: Sophie Rickmers

Things to note

Deep wreck dive, 50 meters.

East to Moderate current

26°c or 78°f

Visibility amazing, crystal clear!

Unfortunately, I have no pictures for this dive. My camera is not rated for 50m. The one guy that brought his GoPro, didn’t get any video’s and we’re not sure why.

Day 9

Dive site: Seoluko Drift and Housereef

Things to note

Easy to Moderate current

26°c or 78°f

Visibility very good 15 meters

Day 10

Dive site: Housereef AM and Night

Things to note

Easy current

27°c or 80°f

Visibility 10 meters

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Lumba lumba Housereef

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Final Thoughts

Pulau Weh is Indonesia’s best-kept secret! Not only is the diving outstanding but the island is truly paradise!

If you’re a woman don’t be intimidated by Banda Aceh. It is Islamic and they do follow sharia law but they are used to tourists. If you’re too nervous in Banda Aceh, go directly to the ferry and straight to Pulau Weh.

I cannot gush enough, how much I love Pulau Weh!

Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh to Lumba Lumba: 45 minute fastboat

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