Rubiah Sea Garden Pulau Weh, Snorkeling on Rubiah Marine Park, Sabang, Weh Island, Aceh

Rubiah Sea Garden is a marine park conservation area located on Sabang Island (Weh Island) in Aceh. The 2,600 ha conservation park is covered in coral reefs and rare marine life. From 15 rare species of marine life in Indonesia, 14 of them are found in this marine park. The marine park is known as a recreation area, dive site, snorkeling spot, underwater paradise, research site and various other marine tourism activities. Rubiah itself is named after a person named Cut Nyak Rubiah whose the tomb you can see on Rubiah Island.

Rubiah Marine Park, located in the northwest of Weh Island, it is home to a variety of marine life. The clear water with a 25-meter visibilities makes this marine park like a huge aquarium. You can clearly see coral reefs, colorful fish, octopus, giant mussels, angel fish, scorpion fish, black moray eels, honeycomb moray and many other sea creatures. On the north side of the marine park, there is an abundance of soft corals, creating lush coral reef vegetation.

A vacation to Pulau Weh is incomplete if you don’t snorkel at Rubiah Sea Garden, if you want to spoil your eyes with underwater beauty by snorkeling in Pulau Weh, you can feel it like merging with a large aquarium. You can book a Sabang Pulau Weh vacation package that we have offered complete with a snorkeling trip to Rubiah Island. We will invite you to see the wealth of marine life to beautiful coral reefs. You can book the tour package below:

You are an underwater enthusiast and would like to dive in uncrowded places. You may check the Pulau Weh diving package below:

If you want to enjoy other tourist activities, we also offer Sabang Pulau Weh fishing trip to various best fishing spots, ranging from heavy duty fishing to bottom fishing trips with tour combinations, you can see the packages below:

If you are looking for other adventure, you may see the overland tour below:

In Rubiah Sea Garden there are various types of coral reefs, both hard and soft corals. You can see a variety of coral reefs such as batik coral, horn coral, table coral and various soft corals. In addition, there is also a diversity of fish species that you have never seen before ranging from Blue Botana Fish, Bali Princess Fish to Butterfly Fish. Not only fish, there are also a variety of other marine creatures. That why, this place is one of the best places to visit in Pulau Weh.

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Rubiah Marine Park is almost never empty of visitors both local and foreign. Besides snorkeling, you can also enjoy the beauty of the underwater with Scuba Diving.

To reach this marine park, first you have to get to Pulau Weh. if you come from Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport, you can book a shuttle service from the airport to Ulee Lheue Port or also can rent a car Aceh if you have a lot of time and want to see some tourist attractions in Banda Aceh, after arriving at Ulee Lheue Port you can book a fast ferry ticket to go to Sabang where the Pulau Weh ferry leaves at 08.00, 10.00 and 16.00 local time. After arriving at Balohan Port you can order transportation or Pulau Weh car rental, with a travel time of about 45 minutes to Iboih Beach. Arriving at Iboih Beach you can book a glass boat for snorkeling in Rubiah Marine Park.

For snorkeling equipment rental, you can rent it at snorkeling counters or at the snorkeling equipment rental shop near the beach. On Rubiah Island itself there are also snorkeling equipment rentals. On Rubiah Island you can also swim and snorkel near Rubiah beach which is shallow water suitable for children and those who cannot swim. In addition, the beauty of this beach is also very beautiful and is one of the beautiful beaches in Pulau Weh.

Swimming with various types of fish in this marine park is one of the main attractions for nature enthusiasts, here you have the opportunity to see red head fish, sergeant fish, butterfly fish, Balinese princess fish, bontana fish, flag fish, yellow fish, cuttlefish, moray eels, nemo fish, dog-face box fish, angel fish, lion fish, reef fish, napoleon fish and various other fish from small to large sizes.

Here you not only see a vast expanse of marine park, stunning natural scenery, clear and blue water, white sand beaches, but colorful glass boats also add to the beauty of this place. It is incomplete if you come here only to see the natural scenery around without seeing the beautiful underwater world like heaven. The current is quite calm, so even beginners can do snorkeling and scuba diving in this place. After snorkeling and other marine tourism activities, you can enjoy typical Pulau Weh foods and dishes on Rubiah Island.

You can swim with the fish all day long, the current is calm and friendly for beginners, the clear and fresh water is the charm of this place. Besides enjoying the underwater attraction, you can also enjoy the natural beauty of Rubiah Island. You can walk around the island to see historical places such as the former first Indonesian Hajj Dormitory, forts and so on. You can also see the beauty of nature, green forests and beautiful beaches.

If you love photography and looking for beautiful photo spots, the Marine Park and Rubiah Island are perfect. Not only can you take photos and videos of nature, but you can also take pictures and videos underwater. There are so many photography objects here ranging from blue beaches, vast oceans, green hills to photos of beautiful fish and coral reefs.

Tips Before Visiting Rubiah Sea Garden

  • Do not visit Rubiah Sea Garden on Friday mornings as there are no activities at sea according to customary law.
  • No bikinis.
  • Bring sunblock to protect your skin.
  • Hiring a snorkeling guide is more recommended, because later you will be taught snorkeling procedures and good places. Because under the sea is more dangerous than on land. For example, you meet a venomous rock fish. This fish is like invisible. With a guide, the guide will tell you about this. Especially if you are a beginner.
  • Bring the necessary equipment.
  • Maintain the beauty of nature, do not throw garbage into the sea.
  • Do not touch or disturb the nemo fish habitat.

The beauty of Rubiah Sea Garden is truly amazing. Rubiah Island Marine Park, located on the western tip of Indonesia, indeed like an underwater paradise. This park is one of the beautiful marine parks in Indonesia that is worth visiting. The underwater panorama is clearly visible and marine biodiversity is still well preserved. The rich of marine life that is owned has the potential for natural tourism that is very mesmerizing. Hopefully the preservation of nature in this marine park can be well maintained until it becomes an underwater palace that can be enjoyed continuously.

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