SGD$ 1088.00 (Non Diver)
* Daily Departure
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The preference of the astute holiday makers… Discover the charm of this tropical paradise, teeming ecology and rich marine life. Located at the meeting point between Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean, Pulau Weh is naturally blessed with an amazing array of rare marine life. Here are some examples of the island’s rare marine life. The island is the only habitat for the endangered toad, Bufo valhallae (genus Bufo). There were sightings of the rare megamouth shark and this is the home for whale sharks, eagle rays, dolphins and other pelagic marine life. The surrounding seas of Pulau Weh is the haven for coral reefs, making it the perfect place for diving and snorkeling. Pulau Weh is a natural oceanic beauty, in every sense of the word. To preserve this attractive ecosystem, the Indonesian Government has declared an estimated 60 square kilometers of inland and sea around the tropical island as wild life protection area, making it the ideal place for ecotourism. On and around the island are two protected areas namely, Pulau Weh Marine Park (2,600 ha) and Iboih Recreation Park (1,300 ha).
The diving season in Pulau Weh is year-round. Winds are less likely to effect the more popular dive sites from October to April, and there are fewer chances of heavy rain showers during these months. No matter what time of the year you visit Pulau Weh, there are always places to dive because of the variety of locations around the islands. Water temperatures remain constant throughout the year, averaging 28 ~ 29°C, and visibility ranges 40m from the depths of the open ocean around Weh. Most of the popular dive sites in Pulau Weh are situated in the East and South of the island. Still being an insiders’ secret, and off the beaten track, Pulau Weh offers unspoiled and uncrowded dive sites. Visitors will get unforgettable dives, from spectacular full-adrenaline drift dives to long slow relaxed macro spotting dives. With more than 20 recognized diving/snorkeling spots, Pulau Weh is a mouth-watering attraction for snorkeling and scuba diving.
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This small volcanic island is a tropical paradise with white sand beaches, stunning scenery and crystal clear water. Pulau Weh is an ideal destination for those who want to chill out and relax without the hustle and bustle of tourist towns. When you are not diving, soak up the sun on the beach, swim and snorkel in the sea, watch the sky turn red at sunset and enjoy this idyllic island destination.
- Pantee Peunateung – A sloping reef to around 25 meters / 82 feet before a vertical drop off. Stunning topography and at the deeper levels the wall is covered with colourful gorgonian sea fans, sharks patrol the blue and eagle rays pass overhead. The shallower slope is a great spot for critter hunting among the rocks including moray eels, octopus, shrimps and lobsters but don’t forget to keep looking out to the open ocean or you’ll miss the huge schools of jacks, trevally, triggerfish and fusiliers. This site is action packed.
- Arus Balee – This pinnacle site is bursting with colour and teeming with fish. Vibrant reef fish swarm over the corals as black tip reef sharks cruise by. Other common sighting here include giant groupers, giant trevally, tuna and seasonal schooling mobula rays. For those who like macro life, ribbon eels are frequent sightings as are spider crabs on the gorgonians and moray eels which are often accompanied by a couple of cleaner shrimp working away. From big to small, you’ll find it here.
- Batee Tokong – This is a firm favourite for many divers and for good reason. The site features a pinnacle, wall and sloping reef and the marine life is just as diverse – and even more abundant. A deep plateau is a must for those who want to see sharks, the slope is where you’ll find groupers and trevallies swimming as well as lionfish, numerous species of moray eels, ribbon eels and an array of critters amongst the gorgonian sea fans. If you like diversity then this site should be on your list.
- Sophie Rickmers (Wreck) – Built in 1920 as a cargo steam ship, the Sophie Rickmers was scuttled by her own German crew in 1940 to avoid being captured by the Dutch. Laying upright and in tact she sits at around 55 meters / 180 feet with the wheelhouse just below 30 meters / 100 feet, so you’ll need your PADI Deep Diver Specialty or TecRec certification to dive it. This incredible wreck is now completely encrusted in coral, surrounded by schooling fish and visited by marble rays, giant grouper, giant trevallies and when you inspect closely a whole host of macro life.
- The Canyon – If you like interesting topographies then this is a dive site not to be missed. The Canyon features a cave, swim through archway, wall, slope and of course – lots of fish. The abundance of gorgonian sea fans are a highlight here along with schooling barracuda, Napoleon wrasse and passing reef sharks, eagle and manta rays.
Pulau Weh is well known for its larger inhabitants such as reef sharks, manta and eagle rays, tuna, jacks, trevallies, barracuda, bumphead parrotfish and Napoleon wrasse but the abundance of smaller fish and macro critters is just as incredible.
The following information is only for your orientation. Check with the nearest Indonesian consulate as rules can change. A visa is required for most nationals to entry Indonesia. Either apply for a Tourist Visa for 60 days at the Indonesian embassy in your country or get one on the border (Visa on Arrival) for 30 days. The cost of the 30-day (only) tourist visa is US$25. The fee must be paid in cash on arrival at the airport. Visitor from the following countries do not have to apply for a visa to enter Indonesia for a maximum of 30 days. The countries are, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong Special Administration Region, Macao Special Administration Region, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Phillipines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar.
ETIQUETTE & USEFUL TIPS
The people of Sumatra have in general strong traditions and religions. They very much appreciate visitors that respect their way of life. Small changes in your western behavior can make a big difference. Here are some tips for you on how to “behave”:
* Placing hands on the hips is a sign of anger or arrogance.
* It is rude to place one’s feet in a way that the soles are facing another person.
* Don’t throw things to anyone. It is more polite to hand it over directly, even if it involves moving yourself a bit.
* Men touching men and women touching women are common and completely normal; but touching between the sexes is rarely done in public.
* Western style swimsuits are considered outrageous in less touristy areas. Near villages and when locals are around, please be modest. You can always ask a local if you are unsure.
* When visiting a home, don’t forget to take off your shoes.
* Avoid visiting Muslim homes at prayer times.
* Always use your right hand when receiving and giving things.
* Use only the right hand to eat food.
* In Indonesia you will be treated according to how you dress.
* If you visit a Government office, “dress up”. Use long trousers, shirt with a collar and shoes. You will gain a lot in respect and service.
|Package Per Pax||Sea View Chalet||Garden View Chalet|
|5 Days 4 Nights||$1,088.00||$794.00||$1,034.00||$740.00|
|6 Days 5 Nights||$1,335.00||$952.00||$1,269.00||$887.00|
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SINGAPORE TO PULAU WEH
Best way to reach Banda Aceh by air either from Medan, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Jakarta. We’d definitely recommend flying via Kuala Lumper due to the ease of travel from Singapore. At the moment the only only low cost carrier that is serving direct international flight from KLIA2 – Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport – Banda Aceh (BTJ) everyday is Airasia.
Recommended Flights (Airasia):
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Banda Aceh (BTJ) : 1315hrs – 1345hrs (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
Banda Aceh (BTJ) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL) : 1410hrs – 1640hrs (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
Additional travel information
Upon arriving at Banda Aceh, you will be transferred to Ulee Lhue Port, where you will board a ferry that brings passengers to and fro Pulau Weh.
Pulau Weh Ferry Time Table
From Ulee Lheu Port (Banda Aceh) to Balohan Port (Weh Island)
Type of Ferry: Fast Ferry
Daily: 15.30 (Fri: 16.30)
From Balohan Port (Weh Island) to Ulee Lheu Port (Banda Aceh)
Type of Ferry: Fast Ferry
WEH DIVING SEASON
The Dive Sites Season in Pulau Weh is year round. Winds are less likely to effect the more popular dive sites from October to April, and there are fewer chances of heavy rain showers during these months. But no matter what time of the year you visit Pulau Weh, there are always places to dive because of the variety of locations around the islands. We make every effort to select the best dive sites to take advantage of changing conditions. Water temperatures remain constant throughout the year, averaging 28 ~ 29 degrees Celsius, Visibility ranges 40m from the depths of the open ocean around Weh.
FAQ - Package
Can I opt for a single supplement?
Yes, you can, at an additional fees of SGD$ 30.00 a day
If I am alone, can I sign up for the package for any given date?
Yes, you can. Single supplement charges are applicable.
I am a non diver. Can I snorkel at Tulamben?
Of course you can. And you can also spend time reading a book by the pool side as well. Massages are available too.
My kids are non-diver. Can they come along?
Yes. And if you need a babysitter in between the dives, that can be arranged but you have to let us know in advance.
Are the dive guides local?
Our resort only train the locals to be guides.
Other Activities in Bali
- White Water Rafting
- Anakan (Spring Water)
- Sudamala (Combination of spring water and river)
- ATV Adventure rides
- Sunrise at Mt Batur
- Alam Cooking Classes
- Secret Garden of Sambangan Trekking
- Ubud Rice Paddies Trekking
- Bali Orchid SPA
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VALUE FOR MONEY
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