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Koon Island, Maluku Islands

Koon Island in Maluku

Dive into the rich biodiversity of the untouched waters

What you need to know about Koon

Koon Island, located in the Maluku province of Indonesia, is a hidden treasure for divers seeking untouched underwater landscapes and rich marine biodiversity. As part of the eastern Indonesian archipelago, Koon Island's isolation has preserved its pristine coral reefs and abundant marine life, making it a premier destination for adventurous divers.

Diving at Koon Island, you will encounter a spectacular array of marine species, from vibrant coral gardens teeming with reef fish to larger pelagics such as sharks and rays. The island is particularly renowned for its fish aggregations, where large schools of fish gather, creating a mesmerizing underwater spectacle. The clear, warm waters and excellent visibility make every dive an unforgettable experience.

For non-divers, Koon Island offers a variety of activities to enjoy. The island's lush interior provides excellent opportunities for hiking and bird watching, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in its natural beauty. Snorkeling is equally rewarding, with the shallow reefs near the shore offering a glimpse into the vibrant underwater world.

Interesting facts about Koon Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Koon Island is by liveaboard, which provides easy access to the island's remote and pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly into Ambon and arrange for a local boat transfer.

Best time to visit Koon Island: The ideal time for diving at Koon Island is from October to April, when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and visibility often exceeds 30 meters (98 feet).

Diving Conditions: Koon Island offers diverse dive sites with depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet), suitable for all experience levels. Currents are generally mild, making for enjoyable and relaxed dives.

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboards include Koon Island in their itineraries, often in combination with other Maluku highlights such as Misool and Raja Ampat. Trips typically last 7-10 days, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the region.

A little known fact: Koon Island is a critical spawning ground for several fish species, making it a hotspot for witnessing the spectacular natural event of fish spawning aggregations, attracting large predators and creating a dynamic underwater scene.

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Koon Island, Maluku Islands
Koon Island, Maluku Islands
Too Many Fish, Maluku Islands

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