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Diving in Saumlaki

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When to go to Saumlaki

Either air or water temperatures remain stable during the whole year – 27-32C/80-89F. Diving in Saumlaki is advisable in the period from November to December. This is a calm season, without strong winds and rain storms. Currents might reach 2 knots in some places. Visibility is good and reaches 20m/65ft.


What to see

Diving in Saumlaki is an unforgettable experience, as divers can spot a unique diversity of marine creatures around. Divers have a chance to encounter parrotfish, jacks, barracuda, octopi, surgeonfish, pipefish, scorpionfish, snappers, trevallies, Spanish mackerel. Among the big creatures are hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and manta rays.

Scuba diving in Saumlaki

Saumlaki is one of the tourists’ destinations of the Tanimbar Islands. Travelers come to the place to enjoy a peaceful vacation on the seashore. There are not so many places of interested in the area, though holidaymakers may go to the Olilit Village to visit a Catholic church with a statue of Jesus on top, check out the woodcarving handicrafts in Tumbur Village or admire unusual stone and rock formations in the Arui Bab Village, Sangliat Dol and Weluan Beach. Most of the visitors come to Saumlaki to start their diving safari from this point. The liveaboard tours offer to explore the Forgotten Islands, which stretch for around 1000km/675mi and include Indonesian finest dive sites. Crystal clear ocean hides a fantastic marine world beneath the water surface. Diving in Saumlaki let divers to examine colorful coral atolls, exclusive volcanic formations, long reef walls, spectacular drop-offs and hangovers. Almost all of the dive sites seem to be untouched and unexplored. Diving around Saulmaki let every diver to feel himself as genuine discoverer. Dve sites  are suitable for divers of different levels. All of the dive sites are accessible by boat, and these sites range in depths from about 10-40m/32-131ft.

Most popular dive sites
Diving safari in Saumlaki starts with exploring local underwater world and then passes by such islands as Babar, Leti, Wetar, Pantar and the final destination point is usually Maumere. Divers discover many intreresting dive sites including Nusa Laut, Manuk,
 and Koon.