Diving Pulau Weh Indonesia: Outstanding Macro

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Indonesisa's Best Kept Secret

January 2020

 

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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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
  • Easy 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

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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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!

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