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Satonda Island, Sumbawa

Satonda Island in Sumbawa

Discover the Enchanting Volcanic Lake and Pristine Beaches

What you need to know about Satonda

Satonda Island, located off the coast of Sumbawa in Indonesia, is a hidden gem boasting a unique volcanic lake and pristine beaches. This small volcanic island, with its mystical crater lake and vibrant underwater life, offers a unique diving experience. The island's underwater topography includes dramatic drop-offs, coral gardens, and swim-throughs, teeming with marine biodiversity.

Diving at Satonda Island is an unforgettable adventure. The clear waters provide excellent visibility, allowing divers to marvel at the colorful coral formations and encounter a variety of marine species, including nudibranchs, turtles, and reef sharks. For non-divers, the island's crater lake and scenic hiking trails offer alternative exploration opportunities. Satonda Island stands out for its serene atmosphere and rich marine life, making it a must-visit destination for any diving enthusiast.

Beyond the underwater wonders, the island's lush landscape and tranquil environment create a perfect retreat. Whether you're a seasoned diver or just starting, Satonda Island promises an exceptional experience, both above and below the water.

Interesting facts about Satonda Island

Getting there: The best way to reach Satonda Island is by liveaboard, providing seamless access to the island's remote and pristine beaches. Alternatively, you can fly to nearby Bima and take a boat to the island.

Best time to visit Satonda Island: The dry season from April to November offers the best conditions, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F).

Diving Conditions: Divers can enjoy depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet), with excellent visibility and mild currents, suitable for all levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard trips typically last 7-10 days, often including visits to nearby Moyo Island and the underwater wonders of Komodo National Park.

A little known fact: Satonda Island's crater lake is believed to have been formed by a volcanic eruption and later filled with seawater due to a tsunami, creating a unique natural phenomenon.

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Satonda Island, Sumbawa
Satonda Island, Sumbawa
Satonda Island, Sumbawa

Highlights and Visitorpoints on Satonda

Our trips to Satonda

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