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Sangeang Island, Sumbawa

Sangeang Island in Sumbawa

Dive into the volcanic wonders of Sangeang Island and experience its unique underwater landscapes

What you need to know about Sangeang

Sangeang Island, an active volcanic island located off the coast of Sumbawa, offers an unparalleled diving experience that combines dramatic underwater landscapes with rich marine biodiversity. The island's volcanic activity has created unique dive sites featuring black sand, vibrant coral gardens, and bubbling underwater hot springs.

Divers at Sangeang Island can expect to encounter a fascinating array of marine life. From colorful nudibranchs and pygmy seahorses to larger pelagics like reef sharks and manta rays, the island's waters are teeming with life. The volcanic topography provides stunning backdrops for underwater photography, making it a favorite among macro enthusiasts.

Non-divers can enjoy the island's natural beauty by hiking its volcanic trails, exploring its pristine beaches. Whether you're diving into its unique underwater world or exploring above water, Sangeang Island promises an adventure like no other.

Interesting facts about Sangeang Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Sangeang Island is by liveaboard, offering direct access to its remote and pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sumbawa and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit Sangeang Island: The ideal time to visit is during the dry season from April to November, when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and visibility is at its best.

Diving Conditions: Sangeang Island features dive sites with depths from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) and generally calm conditions, suitable for divers of all levels. Currents can vary, so it's advisable to check conditions with your dive operator.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard expeditions to Sangeang Island typically last 7-10 days, often including visits to other top dive destinations in the region such as Komodo and Sumbawa. Several of our liveaboard vessels operate in this area, ensuring a comfortable and exciting adventure.

A little known fact: Sangeang Island is renowned for its underwater geothermal activity, where divers can witness volcanic vents releasing bubbles, creating a unique and otherworldly diving experience.

Pictures of Sangeang

Sangeang Island, Sumbawa
Sangeang Island, Sumbawa
Hot Rocks, Sangeang Island, Sumbawa

Our trips to Sangeang

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