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Sangalaki Island has numerous dive spots. Each have their own unique characteristics, so based on your preferences, you can have rich diving experience.

"On the northwest side, you can explore the corals at 28m while Manta rays circle overhead. Expect to encounter groups of 20 to 50 of these majestic creatures. They are wonderful in small numbers, but seeing them en masse like this is an awesome experience. It is not uncommon while admiring the corals and sponges, and observing the unique nudibranches, Coral Trout, orange-striped triggerfish and barramundi to see the shadow of a ray hovering overhead."

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Here is the map of our diving spot.

  • Manta Run: Manta rays will ascend from the deeper water, and then after reaching the surface, they will circle around filtering plankton. Manta rays more often seen during the afternoon. This diving spot has patch reef, good visibility, and also many reef fishes.
  • Manta Parade: If you are lucky, you can find leopard shark here. This is the place where manta swims. A good place for snorkeling with manta rays. Manta rays mostly seen from morning to noon. Coral reefs in this area are patchy and you can find enermous school of fusiliers and surgeon fish. Various gobies and ghost pipe fish can also be found here.

  • Manta Avenue: Manta rays can be found swimming in the surface during morning to noon. It is a shallow diving/snorkeling site, with beautiful reef flat along with amazing reef fishes, such as butterfly fish, angel fish, surgeon fish, and fusiliers. There's a secret manta cleaning station, where you can find manta being cleaned by cleaner fish. The manta will swim gracefully, circling that particular spot, and you can enjoy this amazing scenery while remaining still underwater. Ask our guides to take you there and you will be blown away by your own adrenaline.

  • Eel ridge: This is a sand field full of sand eel/ghost eel, therefore providing you with different diving experience. Visibility is better during the morning to noon compared to the afternoon. If you are lucky, you can also found lobster and mantis shrimp here.
  • Lighthouse: This diving spot provide healthy coral reefs, with reef slope and reef crest. You can find a lot of reef fish and critters, such as leaf fish, scorpion fish, frog fish, and mantis shrimp. This place is also safe for night dives. It has good visibility.
  • Channel entrance: This is the safest place to dive or learn diving. It has sandy bottom and reef flat. Visibility ranged from good to poor based on the season. This place is full of small fishes. This place is also safe for night dives.
  • Coral Garden: Beautiful and healthy coral reefs. You can find frog fish, crocodile fish, mandarin fish, butterfly fish, angelfish, and mantis shrimp. If you like shooting with macro, you can find tiny critters such as anemone shrimps, coral crabs, or sea fan crabs. 

  • Turtle Town: This is also a good place to learn diving. If you are lucky you can find sea turtles, napoleon wrasse, cuttlefish, and loads of unexpected surprises. Reef flat in this area is filled with butterfly fish, angel fish, surgeon fish, fusiliers, banner fish, trevally, moorish idol, damsel fish, sweet lips, and so much more. Heaven for shooting macro. Visibility is good from morning to noon. This place is also a good place for night dives.
  • Sandy ridge: Another good place to learn diving. Prepare your camera for shooting macro, because you can find nudibranch, sea slug, flat worms, and other small critters. Butterfly fish, angel fish, and sweet lips are permanent resident in this area. Visibility is good during the day.

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