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DIVING BIRA , SELAYAR & TAKABONERATE

Access to the Takabonerate group is from the far southern tip of the island of Sulawesi at the small beach resort town of Bira. Takabonerate is the third largest coral atoll in the world.

bira divingSpread over 2,220 square kilometers in the Flores Sea south of the island of Sulawesi, Takabonerate is the largest atoll in Indonesia and the third largest in the world. The 21 small islands of Takabonerate offer nesting areas for sea turtles, which thrive here on the huge meadows of sea grass.

The atoll rises sharply from the side of a submerged ridge 2,000 meters below the surface. Once a huge volcano, it has since subsided, leaving a wide ring of coral. The waters inside the atoll are magnificent turquoise, surrounded by the deepest blue imaginable. And they are rich with 158 species of unique corals.

Our dive starts at 2-3 meters over the reef top and then swim out over the outer wall of the atoll. Visibility is normally about 30 meters and the wall seems to extend downward forever. The growth of cirak and garganians was excellent and schools of jacks cruise the wall. In the huge cuts and crevices in the wall, we see giant groupers, Napoleon wrasses, sea turtles, lion fish and moray eels.

DIVE SITES:

Selayar Island:
This drift drive offers excellent visibility of about 30 meters and a massive population of lion fish. The wall drops to about 50 meters with a rather strong current caused by the mixing of waters from the east and west coasts of this elongated island.

Bira Island:
Four hours south of the city and airport of Ujung Pandang, lie the historical port and beachs of Bira, Ara and Tanah Beru, home of the Bugis people. The passage of water between Selayar and the beach of Bira, provides some of the best wall dives in the region. The reefs of Selayar are still being explored but will prove to be of equal quality. When weather permits, the Coral Atoll of Takabonerate provides some of the best diving in Indonesia.

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