Scuba diving in Tattawa Besar

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Experienced
Depth
Average: 82 ft
Maximum: 147.6 ft
Current
Can be strong (> 2-3 knots)
Visibility
Average: 65.6 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Tattawa Besar is the larger of the two Tattawa islands. The site has a huge ridge of brightly colored corals (mostly orange) that lies at a depth of 15-20m/49-66ft and is full of sea life. Because of the abundance of orange color, the site is also known as "Orange Grove." The site is beautiful at sunset, when the coral polyps change the brown corals into bright, orange stars. Some of the marine life seen at Tattawa Besar includes soft and hard colored corals, sponges, green turtles, manta rays, trevallies, black-tailed barracudas, and bumphead parrotfish.

When to go

It is possible to dive here year-round, but the best time to dive is April to November. Out of that time range, April is considered to be the best, because it is just after the rainy season. The sea temperature averages 25-28C/77-82F throughout the year.

What to see

Some of the marine life seen at Tattawa Besar includes soft and hard colored corals, sponges, green turtles, manta rays, trevallies, black-tailed barracudas, and bumphead parrotfish.

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