Sertung Island

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Sertung

Category : Sertung Island Sub Category : Java

Krakatoa

Located in the sunda strait that separates Java and Sumatera , the waters surrounding Krakatoa are channels for strong currents. these currents carry an abundance of nutrients beneficial to the coral reefs dominating this seascape , and attract large numbers of pelagic fish and sea mammals.

The diving here varies from muck diving around the area of lampung bay to beautiful , yet challenging , drift dives . in the north west of the sunda strait are the four Krakatoa Island : Sibuku, Sebesi ,Shangyang , and Lagundi . This area offers wreck diving as well as deep dives exploring the walls and drop-offs while admiring the lavish coral reefs.

West of the sunda strait, divers are often astonished by the reefs, the volcanic pinnacles, and deep wall diving . Strange moundsformed by piles of volcanic stones add a mysterious atmosphere to the seabed.

This area also hosts Rakata , adive site offering an abundantly healthy coral reef and a wide variety of marine life including sea turtles . Krakatoa’s deep wall drops to 50 meters , down which flow rich volcanic nutrients from the crater of the volcano to the bottom of the sea, supporting life in the crystal clear waters. this is definitely a unique diving experience.

 

Getting There

Fly to Jakarta

Airport: Soekarno Hatta International Airport
By car: 1. Jakarta to anyer ( Serang Regency) Exit at to Cilegon Barat and then exit at tol anyer

2. Jakarta to carita ( Pandeglang Regency) Exit at tol Serang and continue toward carita

 

Bus : Take the bus to merak from kampung rambutan bus station , tanjung priok or pulo gadung.

Get. off at cilegon bus station , Continue to anyer or carita by public car. ( duration 3-4 hours)

 

Boat transfer : Speed boat transfer from anyer or carita , 1.5 hours

 

 (Best Season : March – October)

Dive site name:

Sertung ( 1 )

Area: Krakatau
Average depth: 12 meter
Maximum depth: 12 meter
Average horizontal visibility: 8 meter
Minimum water temperature: 27° C
Maximum water temperature: 29° C
Bottom contour: Flat
Bottom composition: Rubble
Current: Surge
Marine life: Grouper, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Gobies, Moray eels
Coral reef: Bad
Type of coral reef: Patchy, Submerge
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Garden Eel; New growing coral over dead hard coral covers by volcanic ash
Caution: low visibility&surge
Recommended for: All divers

 

Information By: Dive Directory Indonesia

 

Dive site name:

PanjangIsland ( 2 )

Area: Aceh
Average depth: 6 meter
Maximum depth: 8 meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15 meter
Minimum water temperature: 27° C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Flat
Bottom composition: Ruble
Current: Hardly any current
Marine life: Fussilier, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patchy
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Shooling of Fusiliers-Batfish; Lion Fish, Goat Fish, Philydiae Nudibranch
Caution: There’s mounds of unstable volcano dust
Recommended for:

Dive site classification :

All divers

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 Information by : Dive Directory Indonesia

 

Dive site name:

Rakata Ujung ( 3 )

Area: Krakatau
Average depth: 18 meter
Maximum depth: 40 meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15 meter
Minimum water temperature: 27° C
Maximum water temperature: 29° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off,Steep Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef, Rock
Current: Long shore
Marine life: Snapper, Fussilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Blennies,shrimp,nudibranch,shell,seafan,barrel sponge,lobster,triton shell,banded pipefish
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Fringing
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Topography,stepped underwater wall formed by rocks from krakatoa’s eruption
Caution: Unstable rock formations in some areas
Recommended for:

Dive site classification

All divers

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Information By: Dive Directory Indonesia

Dive site name:

Boatman Rooth ( 4 )

Area: Krakatau
Average depth: 25 meter
Maximum depth: 30 meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15 meter
Minimum water temperature: 27° C
Maximum water temperature: 30° C
Bottom contour: Drop Off, Slope
Bottom composition: Coral reef, Rock
Current: Surge
Marine life: Snapper, Fussilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Blennies
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patchy
Type of diving: Boat, Drift
Highlight: Schooling of Fusiliers-Surgeon-Bannerfish; Lion Fish, Blue Spotted Stingray; Volcanic Rocks formed a wall combine with slope and some area looks like a building foundation
Caution: N/A
Recommended for: All divers

Information By: Dive Directory Indonesia

 

Dive site name:

Legok Cabe ( 5 )

Area: Aceh
Average depth: 12 meter
Maximum depth: 20 meter
Average horizontal visibility: 15 meter
Minimum water temperature: 27° C
Maximum water temperature: 29° C
Bottom contour: Falt
Bottom composition: Coral reef
Current: Long shore
Marine life: Fussilier, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Flounders, Gobies, Dragonet
Coral reef: Average
Type of coral reef: Patchy
Type of diving: Boat
Highlight: Lion Fish, Garden Eel, Pipe Fish, Giant Clamp, dragonet
Caution: N/A
Recommended for:

Dive site classification :

All divers

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 information by Dive Directory Indonesia


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