Diving in Bintan
Bintan Diving Season
Bintan can be dived all year round.
The dive sites around Bintan can be divided into 3 main areas, North, East and South.
North of Bintan (year round diving)
The sites are found along the coast of Lagoi and extends all the way past Berakit. Diving consists mainly of shallow and sandy bottoms to broken rubble and even the Berakit Wreck. Macro creatures like shrimps, crabs, octopuses, cuttlefish 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 include shallow and sandy bottoms, sloping coral reefs, and drop-offs with giant seafans of Mapur. A wonderful macro critter heaven with regular sightings of schooling fishes, nudibranches, shrimps, crabs, frogfishes, pipe fishes, turtles, rays and occasionally guitar sharks. Depth of sites range from 10 m to 25 m
South of Bintan (year round diving)
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 for macro hunters with regular sightings of seahorses, nudibranches, shrimps, crabs, pipefishes, to schooling fishes. Depth of sites ranges from 5 m to 30 m.