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Diving We Island

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Here on Pulau Weh we are diving all year round. Where the Andaman Sea meets the Indian Ocean, the deep waters and currents around the island sustain an unbelievable amount and variety of marine life. Which is ranging from tiny critters to grand pelagics.

The landscapes on all sites are magnificent and diverse. The average visibility is 20+ meters, and often more than 30 meters, especially when diving deep. The water temperature is usually 28-29 degrees Celsius, with sometimes colder upwellings which bring extremely clear visibility of over 40 meters from the dephts of the open ocean around Weh.

When to dive We Island

We dive the whole year around, but we have influences of the West (strongest in June, July, August) and the East wind seasons (mainly November, December, January).

Towards the end of November we have more wind and rain. End November, December & beginning of January is the wettest period. The visibility on the divesites is very good, with more chance of seeing devil and manta rays.

From February till mid May it's usually dry, sunny and hot, with calm seas.

From May till roughly September, the West season gets most pronounced. It’s still mainly dry and sunny but will have some showers mixed with very sunny periods.

September & October, in between the 2 wind seasons have sunny days with calm seas.

We are in the tropical region, daytime temperatures 27-32 °C, night time 25-30 °C.

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Common marine life sightings for We Island

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More Information

From elsewhere the most direct connection is flying to Kuala Lumpur, and then from Kuala Lumpur to Banda Aceh. Depending on arrival times, you may have an overnight in a KL hotel or the airport.

You can also choose to fly via Jakarta or Singapore, then to Medan and onwards to Banda Aceh.

From Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh:

If you arrive in Banda Aceh before 8:00 you can connect to the 10:00 express bahari ferry and be at Lumba Lumba by noon. If you arrive in Banda Aceh before 14:30 you can connect to the last 16:00 express bahari ferry and be at Lumba Lumba by evening. Everything later than arriving in Banda Aceh after 14:30 means an overnight stay in the city.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
English, Indonesian, Dutch, German, French
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
Domestic airports
Sultan Iskandarmuda (BTJ)
International airports
Kuala Lumpur Intl (KUL)
Hyperbaric chamber

Popular courses: We Island

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