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Sunset with flying foxes, Satonda Island

Sunset with Flying Foxes in Satonda

Experience the mesmerizing sight of flying foxes at sunset

Information about Sunset with flying foxes

Satonda Island, located near Sumbawa in Indonesia, offers an extraordinary spectacle every evening at sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, thousands of flying foxes take to the sky in a mesmerizing display. These large fruit bats emerge from the island’s dense forests, creating a stunning natural phenomenon that captivates visitors.

This island is not just for diving enthusiasts; nature lovers and photographers will find the sunset flight of the flying foxes an unforgettable experience. The backdrop of a vibrant Indonesian sunset makes this event a perfect end to a day of exploring Satonda's underwater and terrestrial wonders. Whether you're diving in the crystal-clear waters or relaxing on the beach, the nightly flight of the flying foxes adds a magical touch to your visit.

For divers, Satonda offers a variety of dive sites teeming with marine life. The island’s volcanic origins have created unique underwater landscapes, while the surrounding coral reefs are home to a diverse range of species. After a day of diving, witnessing the flying foxes at sunset provides a unique way to connect with nature both above and below the water.

Interesting facts about Sunset with flying foxes

Getting there: The best way to explore Satonda is by liveaboard, providing easy access to both the island and its surrounding dive sites. Alternatively, you can reach Satonda by boat from Sumbawa.

Best time to visit Satonda: Visit during the dry season from May to October for the best visibility and calm seas, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F).

Diving Conditions: Satonda offers a range of dive sites with depths from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet). Currents are generally mild, making it suitable for divers of all experience levels.

Our liveaboard trips: We offer several liveaboard options that include stops at Satonda. These trips typically last 7-10 days and often feature other prime dive destinations in the region.

A little known fact: Satonda Island is home to a saltwater lake that was formed by volcanic activity and later filled with seawater from a tsunami in 1815, making it an intriguing spot for both divers and geologists.

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Sunset with flying foxes, Satonda Island
Sunset with flying foxes, Satonda Island
Sunset with flying foxes, Satonda Island

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