Nearest to Kuching, Satang comprises of two islands, Besar(big) and Kecil (small). Most diving activities are done around Satang Besar where coral reef fringes two third of the island’s edge and submerged boulders lay on the other. It is a playground for macro lovers.
Satang Islands are located just outside the coastal area of Santubong with muck diving activities happening around Satang Besar.
Variety of corals and marine life can be found on the reef around the island. For the avid underwater photographers, there are plenty of macros of different species to be found here.
Average depth: 10m
Visibility: 5-10m and weather-bounnd
Diver level: Open Water Diver
Interest: Blue Ringed Anglefish, Grouper, Snapper, Mangrove Jack, Copper Banded Butterflyfish, Parrotfish, Pufferfish, nudibranch, lobster.
Boulder coral, sea fan, acopora.
Hazard: Sea urchin and low visibility
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES
THERE ARE NO COMMERCIAL FACILITY ON THE ISLAND. A PARK FEE OF RM10 WILL BE IMPOSED UPON LANDING ON THE ISLAND BY SARAWAK FORESTRY CORPORATION.
*Source: Mr Ernest Teo, Premier Marine & Scuba Centre.
Getting ThereYou have 2 options: - From Kuching, hour by car to Telaga Air Jetty, 45 mins boat rise using local charter boat. - Travel by land towards Santubong for 45 minutes, charter a commercial boat to the island which only takes about 45 minutes.
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