Maumere

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Maumere

Maumere is one of the main gateways to Flores and the logical start or stop to a trans-Flores tour and is he capital of the Sikka District. In 1992 a devastating earthquake tore to the town and make damage of the coral reefs. But now the reef continues to recover and recovery of the marine life. Several dive site on the cost excellent for muck diving, amazing critter like frogfish, mimic octopus and variety of the nudibranch. For the large pelagic the sperm whales are mostly seen between November and December.

 

Getting There :

Fly to Maumere

Airport : Frans Seda Airport

 

Route :

Jakarta – Maumere ; Denpasar – Maumere

 

Dive site name:

Reruwairere (1)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 15meter
Maximum depth: 20meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 29° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels,eels ,leaf fish , scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Tuna , lionfish, ribbon eels, garden eels, healthy sea grass meadow in the deeper part of the site
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Makuriwo Palue (2)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 15meter
Maximum depth: 15meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rubble ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels,eels ,leaf fish , scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat ,Drift
Highlight: Lionfish
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Lidi (Palue) (3)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 20meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 29° C
Bottom contour: Drop off ,Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels,eels ,leaf fish , scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Schooling of drummer , tuna ,Lionfish
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Unjuran Reef (4)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels,scorpion,flathead blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat ,Drift
Highlight: Tuna ,Lionfish
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Pasir Sari (5)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 40meter
Average horizontal visibility: 25meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,scorpion,flathead blennies
Coral reef: Good
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat ,Drift
Highlight: Napoleon wrasse ,Lionfish, Eagle ray, Whitetip reef shark , Blacktip ,reef shark ,Nurse shark, whale shark (occasionally) Manta Ray (occasionally)
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Maumere Harbour (6)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 8meter
Maximum depth: 15meter
Average horizontal visibility: 8meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition:
Current: Hardly any current
Marine life: Snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly ,angel, grouper batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon,trigger puffer,gobies ,scorpion
Coral reef: Bad
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat ,Shore ,Muck
Highlight: Schooling batfish,Lionfish ,Mandarinfish
Caution: Boat traffic
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Pertamina (7)  

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 8meter
Maximum depth: 25meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rubble ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels,scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat ,Drift
Highlight: Schooling redtooth triggerfish, tuna ,lionfish, leopard shark, basket sea star, ghost pipefish
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Geliting Reef (8)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 20meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop off ,Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels,leaf fish , scorpion,Flathead ,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat ,Drift
Highlight: Manta Ray,(occasionally) eagle ray , (occasionally)
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Likot (9)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 20meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,leaf fish scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat ,Drift
Highlight: Tuna , Lionfish three pinnacles, roughly 6m in diameter, starting at 8m dropping to 30m
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Waigete (10)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore ,Hardly any
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels  ,scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Mackerel ,Lionfish ,, Lobster ,Overhangs
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Ruteng (11)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 40meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Tuna, blacktip reef shark, whitetip reef shark, overhang
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Labuhan Tour (12)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 40meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight:
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Maragajong (13)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 40meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,scorpion,flathead blennies
Coral reef: Good
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Tuna , lionfish ,spanish dancer,frogfish ,various nudibranch, small channel covers by reef
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Kojadoi (14)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off ,Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rubble ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,Leaffish scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Tuna , Good for night dive
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Dambilah Reef (15)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 15meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off , Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rubble ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Lionfish
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

South Pangahbatang (16)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off , Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,scorpion,flathead blennies
Coral reef: Good
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Schooling snapper and unicorn fish , tuna garden eels, giant clam manta ray , slope at 18m covered with sponges , sea fans and anemones
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

North Pangahbatang (17)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 15meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off , Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Jack ,Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,flounders ,gobies,moray eels eels ,scorpion,flathead,blennies
Coral reef: Good
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight:  Ribbon eels, tuna , lionfish, garden eels , lobster , whitetip reef shark , blacktip reef shark
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

South Tanjung Barat (18)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off ,Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,moray eels ,leaffish scorpion,flathead ,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat, Drift
Highlight: Tuna , Lionfish ,Ribbon Eels ,Garden Eels ,Spanish dancer
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

North Tanjung Barat (19)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 20meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Jack ,Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,flounders ,gobies,moray eels eels ,scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat , Drift
Highlight: TUna ,Lionfish ,granite ,boulders on the slope
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

East Babi island (20)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 40meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off , Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,flounders ,gobies,moray eels eels ,scorpion,flathead,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight:  Lionfish ,Overhangs
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

North Babi Island (21)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 35meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,gobies,scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Tuna , napoleon wrassse , lionfish, eagle ray, manta ray , whitetip reef shark, blacktetip reef sharks sea fan , overhangs
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

East Pamana Kecil (22)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 40meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Jack ,Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,flounders ,gobies,moray eels scorpion,flathead,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Schooling batfish ,tuna ,lionfish ,manta (occasionally)
Caution:
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Ray Lagoon (23)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 40meter
Average horizontal visibility: 20meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,flounders ,gobies, frogfish ,leaf fish scorpion,flathead,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Schooling batfish , midnight,snapper, tuna ,napoleon wrasse, garden eels, lionfish, ray, valley between reefs with resident sharks
Caution: Possible strong currents
Recommended for: Esxperienced  divers

 

Dive site name:

West Pamana (24)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 25meter
Maximum depth: 40meter
Average horizontal visibility: 25meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,flounders ,gobies,moray eels, scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Tuna , Lionfish
Caution: Possible strong current at the corner
Recommended for: All  divers

 

Dive site name:

Wailiti Reef (25)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 15meter
Maximum depth: 18meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,flounders ,gobies,moray eels ,eels frogfish ,leaf fish scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat, Drift
Highlight: Tuna , Lionfish ,ghost, pipefish , garden eels
Caution:
Recommended for: All divers

 

Dive site name:

Wair Blerer (26)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 20meter
Maximum depth: 20meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore
Marine life: Jack ,Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune ,gobies  ,moray eels scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Barrier
Type of diving: Boat ,Drift
Highlight: Tuna
Caution:
Recommended for: All divers

 

Dive site name:

WairMitak (27)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 15meter
Maximum depth: 30meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off ,Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef ,Rock
Current: Long Shore ,Hardly Any current
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,porcipune,flounders ,gobies, Moray Eels ,Eels leaf fish scorpion,flathead,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patch ,submerged
Type of diving: Boat ,Drift
Highlight: Lionfish ,Garden Eels
Caution:
Recommended for: All divers

 

Dive site name:

WairTerang wreck (28)

Area: Maumere Island
Average depth: 20meter
Maximum depth: 31meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15meter
Minimum water temperature: 27 C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Slope
Bottom composition:
Current: Long Shore ,Hardly Any current
Marine life: Trevallies , snapper, fusilier, sweetlips, butterfly, cardinal , angel, grouper,damselfish, anthias,batfish,wrasse, parrot, surgeon, trigger,box,puffer,gobies, Moray Eels ,scorpion,blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef:
Type of diving: Shore ,Wreck
Highlight:  Schooling batfish , lionfish, wreckof japanase war ship bombey by allies in WWII
Caution: Low Visibility
Recommended for: All divers

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