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Gorong Island, Maluku

Gorong Island in Maluku

Discover vibrant reefs and rare marine species in this secluded paradise

What you need to know about Gorong

Gorong Island, part of the Maluku archipelago in Indonesia, is an unspoiled paradise for divers seeking untouched marine environments. Known for its pristine coral reefs and diverse marine life, Gorong Island offers an exceptional diving experience away from the crowds. The island's remote location ensures that its underwater landscapes remain vibrant and full of life, making it a top choice for adventurous divers.

Diving at Gorong Island, you can expect to see an array of marine species, including colorful reef fish, majestic sea turtles, and occasionally, larger pelagics. The coral gardens are among the healthiest in the region, showcasing a stunning variety of hard and soft corals. With excellent visibility and warm waters, Gorong Island provides ideal conditions for both macro and wide-angle underwater photography.

For non-divers, Gorong Island offers numerous activities to enjoy. The island's natural beauty can be explored through hiking trails that wind through lush forests and lead to breathtaking viewpoints. Snorkeling is also a fantastic option, with the shallow reefs teeming with life. Additionally, visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture by visiting traditional villages and experiencing the warm hospitality of the island's inhabitants.

Interesting facts about Gorong Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Gorong Island is by liveaboard, providing seamless access to its remote dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly into Ambon and take a local boat to the island.

Best time to visit Gorong Island: The prime diving season is from October to April, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and visibility often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet).

Diving Conditions: Gorong Island offers a range of depths from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet), suitable for all levels of divers. Currents are typically mild, making for relaxed and enjoyable dives.

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboards include Gorong Island in their itineraries, often combined with other Maluku gems like Ambon and the Banda Islands. Trips usually last 7-10 days, offering a thorough exploration of the region.

A little known fact: Gorong Island's reefs are so pristine and rich in biodiversity that they are often compared to the famed Raja Ampat, but with far fewer visitors, offering a more exclusive diving experience.

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Gorong Island, Maluku
Gorong Island, Maluku

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