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Diving in Bima
When to go to Bima
Diving in Bima is possible throughout a year, but the best period is from April to December. Air temperatures are between 28-30C/82-86F and water temperatures range between 24-28C/75-82F. Currents may reach 2 knots. Visibility ranges from 10-30m/32-98ft.
What to see
The marine life is presented by multiple species such as critters, nudibranchs, frogfish, pipefish, dartfish, octopi, shrimps, crabs, turtles, groupers, snappers, sweetlips and occasional sharks between boulders.
Scuba diving in Bima
Bima is the largest and the most economically developed city in Sumbawa Island. The area is perfect for family trips, calm and peaceful vacations in cozy conservative hotels and accommodations. Tourists can get to the city by plane, as local Bima Airport hosts either domestic or foreign flights. The centre of the destination is always busy and crowded with local inhabitants and tourists. Being in Bima travelers should visit Snake Island, Lake of the Angels and Mount Tambora, which fascinate with the scenery. White sand beaches washed by warm waters also attract visitors. Most of the tourists choose diving in these waters. The most popular is liveaboard safari diving with the departure point at Bima. Diving in Bima area is always controlled by liveaboard certified diving instructors. Divers can explore reef walls, small caves, crevices, rocks and multiple slopes encrusted with colorful corals and sponges. The colorful marine scenery provides great views for underwater photography. Usual depth is around 5-40m/16-131ft. Diving in Bima is advisable for divers of different levels – from novice to experienced. Scuba diving around Bima starts at Bima Bay dive site teeming with marine species and may continious around Komodo's dive sites.