Snorkeling in Pulau Weh Island | Best Snorkeling Spot in Weh Island (Sabang Island) Aceh

Pulau Weh Indonesia is a fantastic island with a beautiful underwater attraction. The location of snorkeling in Pulau Weh are rich with marine life and various coral reefs. Snorkeling in Pulau Weh (Sabang Island) is one of the most popular things to do. One of the best snorkeling spots in Pulau Weh Island is Rubiah Sea Garden. Snorkeling is one of the best things to do in Pulau Weh.

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Pulau Weh or also called Sabang Island with the capital of Sabang city, is not only a paradise for divers. Snorkelers can also find interesting things underwater, such as seeing colorful fishes, beautiful coral reefs, seahorses, cuttlefish and many more of marine life including rare species. Part of the Weh Island has been declared a conservation area. The best time to snorkel in Weh Island is between March to November in the summer time where visibility is perfect with clear blue waters, whether you are snorkeling near the beach or seeing underwater attractions on a glass bottom boat.

The impact of the earthquake a tsunami disaster in last December 2004 hit the coastal area of Weh Island, destroyed some of the coral reefs. The serious attention and participation of government, local NGOs and International NGOs has restored coral reefs by replanting reefs on the shallow seabed. And at this time is growth getting better again.

Here are some of the best snorkeling spots in Pulau Weh Island (Sabang):

  • 1 Rubiah Sea Garden

Rubiah Marine Park is a shallow snorkeling spots filled with colorful coral reefs and full of marine life. There are the best snorkeling spots around Rubiah Sea Garden including Batik Coral spot and Nemo spot. For underwater lovers, this spot is a perfect snorkeling and diving spot especially the beginner which actually forms a beautiful marine park. Not only snorkeling during the day, for divers you can also explore this marine park at night. This sea garden stores 14 of 15 rare fish in Indonesia. In addition, you will also see honeycomb moray, angel fish, lion fish, fluorocene nemo, parrot fish, turtles and so on.

  • 2. Iboih Beach

Iboih Beach is also one of the beach where you can snorkel. On this beach you can start snorkeling at Teupin Layeu Beach, in front of the Iboih Inn Bungalow, Yulia Bungalow and in front of Erick Green House.

  • 3. Gapang Beach

Gapang Beach is tranquil beach and one of most relaxing places in Pulau Weh. In addition to beautiful white sand beach and calm waves, this beach offers beautiful snorkeling spots with a shallow sea where you can see sandy conditions and large corals. Here you can see a variety of marine life such as stingrays, blue-spotted stingrays, shrimp, ghost fish, frog fishes and various marine life that you have never encountered before.

  • 4. Sumur Tiga Beach

Sumur Tiga Beach is a white sand beach with blue sea water. This beach also has diving and snorkeling spots although there are not many locations. However, the snorkeling spots at Sumur Tiga are not inferior to other spots where you will see coral reefs, crabs, lobsters, blue-spotted flounder and so on.

  • 5. Anoi Itam Beach

Anoi Itam Beach is one of the black sand beaches in Weh Island. even though it has black sand, this beach offers beautiful views and many resorts are also located on this beach. in addition, this beach is one of the best beaches for snorkeling. There are many pelagic fish and other marine biota you can see in this beach.

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In addition to the snorkeling spots above, there are still many snorkeling spots in Pulau Weh Island that are so fantastic and unspoiled. You may see the eastern snorkeling spots in Pulau Weh, Southern snorkeling Spots in Weh Island & Southwest snorkeling spots in Pulau Weh. Our team of has explored the spots.

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For those of you who are snorkeling & underwater lovers, Pulau Weh is the perfect location for it. Happy snorkeling in Weh Island.

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