Scuba diving in Sardine Reef

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 82 ft
Current
moderate to strong
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 131.2 ft
The famous Sardine Reef is located off the northeastern point of the island of Kri, only 10-15 minutes by boat. The submerged reef is about 200m/656ft long and oval-shaped, with the reef top at only 5m/16ft below the sea surface. The reef gentlly slopes down to 25m/82ft and is covered in colorful soft corals and dotted with large coral bommies, where three different species of seahorses can be found. However, Sardine Reef is famous not only for the beautiful corals, but also for the incredible density of fish. The dazzling congregation of fish is probably caused by the current that strikes the reef at this point and splits, flowing in the northern and southern direction along the slopes of the reef and over the top. Divers really feel like they are swimming in an aquarium with lots of small and large fish.

When to go

Sardine Reef offers year-round diving with the water temperature being almost constant throughout the year at 29C/84F.

What to see

At Sardine Reef, divers will see an amazing array of fish, including parrotfish, giant trevallies, jacks, huge mackerel, schooling bannerfish, and barracudas. Gray reef sharks, whitetips, blacktips, and wobbegong sharks can also be spotted closer to the sea bottom.

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    2 Dives per Day + 5 Nights/4 Days (Standard Cottage, DBL)

    Diving plus double accommodations for 5 nights. A beach front, spacious (4mts x 5mts + 2.5mts terrace) traditional Papuan Style hut-cottage that consists of one independent building with 1 large bedroom and a terrace, each with double bed (spring bed 1,60 X 2 m), mosquito net, comfortable furniture, hammock and large shared bathroom (one bathroom every two cottages) with western style toilet. This product is available on request only. The price is for two persons. You can't book a single entry of this product. If you travel alone or with non-diver, for more information please contact us via "Live Chat" or drop us a line
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    2 Dives per Day + 5 Nights/4 Days (Budget Rooms, DBL)

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