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Diving in Banda Islands

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When to go to Banda Islands

Diving in the Banda Islands is available all year round, but the best times are March-April and September-December. The average water temperature is 26-30C/79-86F with water visibility averaging 10-20m/35-65ft. Currents can sometimes be very strong.

Scuba diving in Banda Islands

The Banda Islands are a popular diving destination in Indonesia that offer a lot of dive sites for divers of all levels. There are a lot of undiscovered areas with reefs bursting with life, huge sea fans and sponges, and some monumental hard corals. The dive sites off the Banda Islands consist of reefs, rocks, and a variety of marine life, including dogtooth tuna, mobula rays, schools of fusiliers, thousands of red-toothed triggerfish, mandarinfish, and the native Ambon scorpionfish. Some of the popular diving sites in the area are Batu Belanda, Batu Kapal, Batu Wali, Gunung Api, Karnobol, and Pohon Miring.