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Diving in Satonda Island
When to go to Satonda Island
Diving is possible throughout a year with confirmed liveaboards, meanwhile the prime season is from April to December. The water temperature is constant, at 24-28C/75-82F. The average air temperature is 25-30C/77- 86F. The visibility is up to 25m/85ft. The currents are moderate. What to see The bottom is covered in soft corals, sheltering rare clown frogfish, black, red and yellow crinoids, polyclad flatworms, arrow crabs, banded boxer shrimp, nudibranchs, pipe fish, scorpion-leaf fish, ghost pipe fish.
Scuba diving in Satonda Island
Satonda is a small volcanic island located by the Flores Sea on the North of Sumbawa diving region, in Indonesia. The place is famous for the fruit bats, though their flights remind of scary movies. These creatures are more cute, than dangerous and worth examining. Satonda Island destination is good for drift diving and snorkeling. The average diving depth is 5-25m/16-82ft. Most dive areas are good for beginners and intermediate divers and are represented by sandy bays with coral reefs, like a well-known small bay for night dives and Bali liveaboard stop-over on the way to Komodo with an opportunity for muck diving and macro photography; the shallow reef Tanjung Bautputih (North of Sumbawa Island) of 20m/66ft with a drop-off to 40m/131ft.