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Sumbawa, Indonesia

Sumbawa Diving Adventures

Explore Pristine Reefs and Encounter Majestic Marine Life in Sumbawa

Information about Sumbawa

Dive into the mesmerizing marine biodiversity of Sumbawa with our exclusive liveaboard diving adventures.

Sumbawa, a hidden gem in the Indonesian archipelago, boasts rich marine life and stunning underwater landscapes that make it a must-visit destination for avid divers. Our liveaboard trips, typically ranging from 5 to 10 days, offer the perfect way to explore Sumbawa's diverse dive sites, ensuring you experience the best this lesser-known paradise has to offer.

Diving in Sumbawa is nothing short of extraordinary. You'll encounter vibrant coral reefs teeming with life, from colorful reef fish and graceful sea turtles to elusive ghost pipefish and fascinating nudibranchs. Famous dive sites such as West Sumbawa and Saleh Bay provide exceptional visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet), and thrilling encounters with marine life. The nutrient-rich waters attract large pelagics, making every dive an adventure. While many sites are suitable for all experience levels, some strong currents mean that advanced divers can also find plenty of challenges.

For those who prefer to stay above the water, Sumbawa offers breathtaking landscapes and unique cultural experiences. The island's rugged hills, pristine beaches, and traditional villages provide perfect hiking and relaxation opportunities. The best time to visit is during the dry season from April to November, when the weather is warm and dry, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (80°F to 86°F). A 3mm wetsuit is usually sufficient for diving in these conditions.

Reaching Sumbawa is straightforward, with most liveaboard trips departing from Bima or Sumbawa Besar. These towns are easily accessible via a short flight from Bali or Jakarta. From here, our liveaboard vessels will take you on an unforgettable journey through the island's myriad dive sites and stunning seascapes.

What sets Sumbawa apart is its incredible biodiversity and the variety of diving experiences it offers. Whether you're drifting along vibrant coral walls, exploring underwater caves, or searching for rare macro life, Sumbawa promises an adventure like no other. Join us for a liveaboard trip and discover the underwater wonders of Sumbawa.

Interesting facts about Sumbawa

Sumbawa is known for its traditional buffalo races, a unique cultural spectacle.

The island is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands and offers a mix of volcanic and coral reef diving.

Sumbawa is home to the iconic Mount Tambora, which had the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history in 1815.

The island offers both drift diving and muck diving, catering to a variety of diving preferences.

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