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Plonger à Pulau Weh, Sumatra, en Indonésie

Once part of the Sumatran mainland, Pulau Weh became separated during a period of seismic activity around 1 million years ago and now lies 20 kilometers offshore from the northern tip of Sumatra. The deep oceanic trenches that surround the island bring nutrient rich waters which in turn attracts large pelagics such as mantas, mola mola and whale sharks when the seasons right.
Overall the island play hosts to a rich collection of diverse Indo-Pacific marine life. Although you won’t see that same diversity of corals as in other parts of Indonesia the fish life here is spectacular in its range. Also ideal for macro photographers you can expect an abundance of rare critters, on the Gapang Beach that sits just in front of the Lumba Lumba Dive Centre its not uncommon to see frog fish, ghost pipefish, snake eels and wasp fish all in the space of hour.
Diving Pulau Weh is also well known for its moray eels which pepper the dive sites, honey comb, fimbriated, giant and ribbon eels all make common sightings. Typical topographical features below the surface include reef walls, sloping house reefs, underwater hot springs and a deep and shallow wrecks.
Banda Aceh is the capital of Aceh and offers some real insight into the way of life of the Acehense. The locals are incredibly friendly and you’ll no doubt get your fair share of smiling faces and greetings as you make your way around the streets. The local markets are well worth a visit, with a whole range of local delicacies on offer. The Grand Mosque is located in the centre of town, you will have to dress appropriately to be allowed into the grounds and there are a number of other monuments worth spending some time at.
To dive Pulau Weh is an incredible and unforgettable experience. Tourism is in its most earliest of stages and the reefs that surround the island are pristine making the trip well worth the journey.