SCUBA DIVING IN MALDIVES
PULAU WEH RESORT – BUILT BY DIVERS FOR DIVERS
Orpheus Dive Singapore
How To Get to Pulau Weh (Banda Aceh)
To get to Pulau Weh (Sabang), just 45 minutes by fast ferry from Banda Aceh, capital city of Aceh as the main getaway to Pulau Weh. From Banda Aceh by boat at Ulee Lheu either by Fast Ferry or Car Ferry. It will take only maximum an hour boat ride with the fast Ferry and about 2 hours by Car Ferry.
Express Bahari is a fast ferry departed from Banda Aceh every day at 16.00 and at 8.30 from Pulau Weh.the ticket for Express Bahari can be ordered at this number: +62813 7325 6365, +62852 7708 8868.
With Air Asia flying to Banda Aceh from KL, Pulau Weh is now only a short flight and ferry ride away from Malaysia.
Pulau Weh Ferry Time Table
From Ulee Lheu Port (Banda Aceh) to Balohan Port (Weh Island)
Type of Ferry: Fast FerryDaily: 09.30Daily: 15.30 (Fri: 16.30)Type of Ferry: Car Ferry (Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri: 14.00Wed, Sat, Sun : 11.00 and 16.00From Balohan Port (Weh Island) to Ulee Lheu Port (Banda Aceh)Type of Ferry: Fast FerryDaily: 08.00Daily: 15.30Type of Ferry: Car FerryDaily: 08.00Wed, Sat, Sun: 14.00Boats can also be chartered on Pulau Weh. The cheapest ones are from Keunekai or Paya Keunekai. A one day roundtrip can cost app. Rp.1 million, depending on boat size and your bargaining skills.By AirBest way to reach Banda Aceh by air either from Medan, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Jakarta.At the moment only low cost carrier AirAsia serving direct international flight from KLIA – Kuala Lumpur* (KUL) to Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport – Banda Aceh (BTJ) everyday. Check out: www.AirAsia.comStarting early October 2008, new low cost Malaysian airline company “Firefly” will start flying to Banda Aceh depart from their*Free Visa on Arrival only for Asean Country passport holder for 30 days. List Countries Free Visa on Short Visit, Click: List BVKSCountries granted with Visa On Arrival, please click: List VOAFor those travellers Non Asean passport holder, please get your visa for travelling into Indonesia at Indonesian Embassy before you flying direcly from Kuala Lumpur to Banda Aceh.* From Singapore, Penang (Malaysia) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Polonia International Airport, Medan (1 hour and 10 minutes). There is several airline flying to Medan from those city. Check out: Garuda Indonesia Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Lion Air* From Medan to Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport, Banda Aceh (47 minutes)Check out: Garuda Indonesia Airways, Lion Air, Srwijaya Air.* From Sultan IskandarMuda Airport, Banda Aceh to Ulee Lheu Seaport by taxi, bus, rental car, or by shuttle to the city (30 minutes)* From Ulee Lhee Seaport (Banda Aceh) to Balohan Seaport, Pulau Weh by ferry (1 hour)* From Balohan to various locations by minibus or rental carBy Sea (Fast Ferry) from Penang, Malaysia.For those who have plenty of time travelling to South East Asia and interested to visit Pulau Weh. You may able to cacth ferry from Penang (Malaysia) across to Medan of North Sumatra Province. Ferry departure and arrival at Belawan seaport. It’s will take about approx. 5 – 6 hours from Penang. As you arrive at the Belawan port, you may take bus that provided by the ferry company to Medan City. For the latest update of Fast Ferry service from Penang to Medan, please check out Langkawi Ferry Service.Also available ferry from Penang to Krueng Geukuh port, Lhokseumawe. the ship KMP Jatra III with maximum 100 passenger take 13 hours from Penang to Lhokseumawe. agent in Penang: ASDP (M) Sdn BhdBy Land (Bus) from Medan to Banda Aceh.As you get to Medan, you may take cab to Pinang Baris Intercity Bus Terminal or to Jalan Gajah Mada at the office of Aceh Buses such as PELANGI, PMTOH, ANUGRAH, KURNIA etc. Most those buses depart every hour. However, we strongly suggested to take the night bus that depart from Medan at 9.00 PM.
Why we have stopped offering Tioman Courses
Orpheus Dive has opted not to be caught in the rat race of cheap diving courses with big class ratios. More attention received by students, enhanced learning experience, greater retention, better divers!
Wouldn't you like to return to a hot shower (only for the first 3 minutes for the first person), air-conditioned room (that your wall fan cools better than) with an ensuite bathroom (that looks much like a public restroom) after your dive?
CRAMPED LAND TRANSFERS
Ever had someone recline their seat into your space and not been able to stretch your arms and legs? Extend that for 6 hours in a 10-passenger van and you will get to experience (just the drive) to Mersing!
On an average, a diver lasts about 45 minutes in water. If a student takes 5 minutes to complete his skills and the class has 8 students, how much time are you left to experience the sea? Did you sign up to dive or look at people do skills underwater?
LONG OVERNIGHT SEA TRANSFERS
Most diving packages to Tioman departing from Singapore require a long overnight land and sea transfer, only to arrive in Pulau Tioman at about 4 to 5am in the morning. Who's ready to go diving?!
A weekend dive trip (yay!) to Pulau Tioman with a two-way 10-hour land/sea transfer (ugh!) is really exhausting, even just by listening to it. Now try going back to work or school, fresh-faced, the Monday after.
SIPADAN KAPALAI RESORT
OUR PREFERRED DIVE RESORT FOR SIPADAN REGION
About Pulau Weh Resort
A few minutes by boat from the islands of Sipadan and Mabul but a full world away from them lies the exhilarating Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, sitting on its sturdy stilts on the shallow sandbanks of the Ligitan Reefs. Planned and built in full style as an airy, comfortable, sunny water village with no land in sight, it boasts a mile-long sandbank of powdery white sand where one can suntan at complete leisure while gazing out to the miles of brilliant turquoise stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity.
Dive spots are extremely close and can be reached in just a few minutes by speedboat and some of them, actually, just by swimming from the dive center pier. For those who are ready to explore more than the tiny marvels of Kapalai’s macro life, can, in just a few minutes, dive in Sipadan (where big fish and turtles abound) or in Mabul (where silky and muddy bottoms offer different and equally pleasant experiences and opportunities to the lovers of “muck diving”).
This environmentally friendly resort stands alone on the mile long sand bank of the Ligitan Reefs located in the Sulu Sea. Your days will be filled with sun tanning on the beach or your private balcony, and marvelling at the world class dive sites around Kapalai and Mabul, as well as day trips to Sipadan Island with its outstanding wall dives. Each trip ends with great food and freshly cooked snacks after diving.
If you’ve never tried macro diving before, then you’re in for a treat – what a place to start! Shore diving at Kapalai is free of charge, as is the wonderful snorkelling, where you can watch the spectacularly colourful mating mandarinfish, right under the resort jetty. It’s easy to fall in love with macro diving when it’s this simple!
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