Scuba Diving Sumatra Indonesia

There are lots of good places to go scuba diving around Sumatra. There are many small remote islands located off the coastline of Sumatra with some of the most diverse marine life.

The best places to go scuba diving in Sumatra, with good dive shops arranging boat trips and rental of scuba equipment:

Pulau Weh Aceh

Mentawai Islands West Sumatra

Banyak Islands Aceh Sumatra

Simeuleu Island Aceh Sumatra


There is an abundance of marine life to be found scuba diving off the coast of Sumatra. With hundreds of different types of soft and hard corals as well as hundreds of species of fish, eels, octopus, rays and some of the smaller marine life like nudibranches, flatworms and Ornate Pipefish.

Here is a list of some of the species of marine life found off the coasts of Sumatra Indonesia - a variety of moray eels, reef octopus, Lion fish, Clown fish, Leaf Scorpion fish, Bearded Scorpion fish, reef sharks, Painted Frogfish, Thorny seahorse, Stonefish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Robust Pipefish, Hawksbill Turtle, Emperor AngelFish, Indonesian Sweetlip fish, Cuttlefish, Flathead Cockatoo Waspfish, Ribbon eels, Garden eels, Giant Moray Batfish, Kuhl's Stingray, Orange-Black Dragonet.


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