Seulako Island Sabang is a small island among four other islands in Sabang Pulau Weh namely Klah Island, Rubiah Island and Rondo Island. This island is smaller than Rubiah Island. Seulako Island is located in the northwest of Weh Island, Aceh, Indonesia. Although relatively small islet, this island keep a variety of underwater natural beauty. If we see it from Kincir Beach, the island can viewed clearly and charming island.
The beauty and diversity of underwater attraction of Seulako Island become a magnet for both international divers and local divers. Diving spots in this island offers amazing beauty ranging from many of the species of coral reefs to rare fish species. On this island there are also the habitats of birds and other animals that inhabit in the island.
Seulako Island has an area of about 0,0055 square kilometers with a variety of marine life that still well preserve. To reach the island you can rent a car from Balohan harbor or from Sabang city to Iboih Beach which is located about 30 minutes from Sabang downtown or 40 minutes from Balohan Ferry Port which is the main gateway to Weh Island from Banda Aceh. Upon arrival at Iboih Beach, you can rent diving equipment or book a diving trip at the local dive shop to this island about 10-15 minutes by speed boat.
If you want to dive around Seulako Island, Here are some of the best diving sites around the island:
- East Seulako Diving Spot on the east side of the island
The East Seulako diving spot has maximum depth of 40 meters. The divers start to dive with the topography of the dive site sloping down with the coral and volcanic rocks. The current not so strong making divers a bit comfortable to see various types of coral and pelagic fish.
- West Seulako Diving Spot on the west side of the island
The same topography as the East Seulako dive site which is sloping condition with a lot of coral reef very healthy. The current is not so strong making this place very comfortable for diving where you can see beautiful corals and pelagic fishes. Moving towards southern part you will find a tunnel as large as 12-15 meters like a sea cave where the cave wall are covered with beautiful coral.
- Arus Paleh on the north side of the island
Arus Paleh means a very strong current that flows along the sloping dive site which is covered with volcanic rocks and large rocks. This spot is suitable for divers with advanced certificate.
- Batee Tokong in the south of the island
The dive site marked by the series of rocks jutting into the sea with topography of sloping wall covered by gorgonian and fan coral. Batee Tokong has strong currents and many reef shark are spotted in this site with other predator fish such as barracudas. Besides, in this spot many moray eels in various colors.
- Seulako Cave
In this Seulako Cave Spot, it is a tunnel like a sea cave with lots of coral. Here you will see small glowing glass fish, bat fish, sweet lip fish and other reef fish. Besides the fish above there are also porcelain crabs, ribbon eels, blue fins, octopus, large nemo, moray and many more.
- Seulako Drift
Seulako Driff has a sloping topography, lots of spotted stingrays, yellow box fish, fan coral, reef sharks, octopus, big eyes, barracuda, lion fish, sweet lips, frog fish, devil rays and many more.
If you are interested in enjoying the beauty of the underwater beauty by diving around this island, you can book a diving package in Pulau Weh with us as follows:
The diving spot in Seulako Island is one of the best dive sites in Weh Island. this island is not good for snorkeling because the current is strong. For visibility under the sea of these dive spots an average of 10-25 meters.
If you are happy fishing in Seulako Island, not far from this island has a great fishing spot. The fishing spot offers you the sensation of catching predator fish like Ruby Snapper, GT, Grouper and Tuna. If you want to try to conquer Seulako Fishing Spot, you can book a Sabang Fishing Trip & Charters with us:
Besides being famous for its underwater wealth, Seulako Island also offers beautiful blue sea views. This island at this time very popular among the tourists.
Klah Island Sabang is one of the four island in Weh Island, Aceh, Indonesia. The four island namely Klah Island, Seulako Island, Rubiah Island and Rondo Island. These four islands part of Pulau Weh.
Klah Island is an uninhabited island located west of Weh Island. Many tourist who visit Pulau Weh, on their way to Iboih or Gapang Beach, they stop a while at Cot Batree which is Klah Island View Point to see the panorama of the island and enjoy the special culinary namely Rujak Pulau Klah which is an Acehnese fruit salad. You can also have a young coconut drink in this place.
Klah Island is located between the Sabang Bay where the cruise ships and other ships passing through and park their vessel in BPKS Free Port or also known as Sabang Free Port. In the island has a lighthouse on the edge on the island. if you are in Krueng Raya Beach, you will see the island clearly.
Klah Island has its own attractions for the tourist offer beautiful panorama and calm. It has a nice white sand beach and blue sea water. The island is overgrown with a lots of tress, but on the east side of the island a little steep, looks like a landslide. But according to some people it was due to the tsunami disaster.
On this island you will not only can see the beauty of the island view, but the island also has an underwater attraction that offers amazing diving and snorkeling spots for underwater nature lovers. With the shallow sea, by snorkeling on this island you can see various types of colorful fish and ornamental coral reefs. In addition, the island is one of the great place to see the sunset.
Are you interested to explore the beauty of the underwater of Weh Island by snorkeling, you can book a tour package to Pulau Weh with us below:
Near this island, there are also fish and lobster aquaculture. If you want fresh fish, you can buy from there. Klah Island also has good fishing spots, both for medium fishing and ultra-light fishing lovers. But the fishing area near the beach is a shallow spot targeting red grouper, long fin grouper, Blue Runner, Brassy Trevally, lane snapper and other grouper species. In addition, you can also enjoy the trill of catching the blue fin trevally. Fishing in this island offer different experience for the angler.
You can also try fly-fishing by walk a bit in the water near the beach to catch blue fin trevally. In the west of the island, there is a good fishing spots to catch red snapper and ruby snapper. But you have to go by boat. If you want to try to conquer the thrill of catching big fish in Weh Island, you can book the fishing trip & Charters with us:
Check also our interesting articles below:
To get to Klah Island, you must reach the Pulau Weh first from Banda Aceh by ferry. There are two types of ferries to Sabang, Express ferry or fast ferry and slow ferry. For fast ferry takes 45 minutes whereas slow ferry takes about 1 hour 45 minutes from Ulee Lheue Harbor in Banda Aceh to Balohan Harbor in Weh Island. After arriving at Balohan, you can take a public transport or either private transport to Krueng Raya Beach approximately 15 minutes driving. Arriving at Krueng Raya you can rent a boat to Klah Island. in 10 – 15 minutes you will be in the island. Klah Island can also be accessed from Iboih Beach, but the distance is far.