KILOMETER NOL REPUBLIK INDONESIA, SABANG-NANGGROE ACEH DARUSSALAM
DARI SISI SEBELAH KIRI TUGU KILOMETER NOL REPUBLIK INDONESIA TERLIHAT PEMANDANGAN KE ARAH SAMUDERA HINDIA, DARI KEJAUHAN TERLIHAT PULAU BREUEH.
SABANG-PULAU RUBIAH DAN KEINDAHANNYA
A very friendly, accepting and laid back atmosphere welcomes everyone to Rubiah Tirta Divers (RTD). With a well balanced mix of Indonesian and International staff, helpers, hangers-on, old friends and new customers, it's no surprise that so many people keep returning again and again, whilst others never leave.
Big Boat Assalamu
We also organize regular beach clean-ups with staff, customers, locals and tourists (participants have free use of SCUBA or snorkeling equipment for the event).
PULAU WEH is a truly breathtaking example of a tropical island paradise. Unquestionably an island of outstanding natural beauty,it hosts a range of stunning sceneries both above and below the waves.Volcanic mountains are covered with dense primary rainforests (inhabited by many indigenous species).
Needless to say the pace of life is so laid-back it has almost come to a standstill, the local people are undoubtedly some of the most welcoming, friendly and sincere people you will ever meet. Sounds too fantastic to be true, come and see the dream for yourself!
- The geographical location. The Indo pacific region hosts by far the most bio-diverse reefs in the world. Indonesia is at the very heart of this region, hosting an estimated 3000 species compared to 2500 in the Phillipines, 1300 in the Austrailian Great Barrier Reef and 800 in the Red Sea! Marine biologists measure diversity by measuring the number of species of damselfish found in any one location. This shows specifically how the diversity decreases as you travel further away from the Indonesian Archipelago; ie. Indonesia has 132 species of damsel, New Guinea 103, the Great Barrier 97, Vanuatu 78, Fiji 58, and Easter Island only three!
- Deep water drop offs. Being a volcanic island, Pulau Weh is surrounded by deep waters, (the bay between Iboih beach and Sabang bottoms out at around 600 meters). Having such deep waters so close to the shallow reefs gives easy access for the deep water pelagic species to come into the reef to feed.
- Currents. The currents around this island bring lots of nutrients onto the reefs, making ideal habitats for filter feeding corals and fish, thus creating habitats for other species that feed off these filter feeders themselves.
- Volcanic terrain. Technically Pulau Weh is still an active volcano (although there is no chance of an actual eruption), so the underwater landscapes consist of volcanic rocks that have since been reshaped by subsequent activity. The end product under water is a great series of brilliant diving landscapes including walls, drop offs, swim throughs, hot springs, channels, canyons, lava flows, pinnacles as well as sheltered bays and sandy beaches.
- Wreck Dives. If all that isn't enough, there are two excellent shipwrecks that are in good condition and easily accessible.
The dive sites around Pulau Weh stock a whole range of types of diving regarding landscapes, themes, depths, wrecks as well as abundant marine life, offering something for everyone from beginners to the most experienced divers!
Gapang Beach (1,2)
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