Bintan Diving Season

 

Bintan can be dived all year round however dive sites would depend on the seasons and conditions.

The dive sites around Bintan can be divided into 3 main areas, North, East and South.

 

North of Bintan (diveable all year)

 

The sites are found along the coast of Lagoi and extends all the way past Berakit. Diving consists mainly of shallow and sandy bottom to broken rubble and even the Berakit Wreck. Macro creatures like shrimps, crabs, octopuses, cuttle fish and nudibrances are commonly sighted, with occasional sightings of turtles, reef sharks and guitar sharks. Depth of sites range from 10 m to 20 m.

 

East of Bintan (Diving from March to December)

 

The sites are found along the coast of Trikora to the island of Mapur. The sites here varies from shallow sandy bottoms to sloping coral reefs, to the Sleeping Wreck to the dropoffs  with giant seafans of Mapur. A wonderful macro critter heaven with regular sightings of schooling fishes, nudibranches, shrimps, crabs, frog fish, pipe fish, turtles, rays and occasionally the guitar sharks. Depth of sites range from 10 m to 25 m

 

South of Bintan (diveable all year)

 

The sites are found in a cluster of islands south of Bintan. Generally less explored  with shallow coral reefs to sandy bottoms and bays within islands, and some mangroves. Another heaven from macro hunters with regular sightings of seahorses, nudibrances, shrimps, crabs, pipefishes, to schooling fishes. Depth of sites ranges from 5 m to 30 m.

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