(Live On Board MV Mega Explorer)
Diving in Anambas has always been amazing. The Anambas Islands are a group of islands in Riau Islands Province, Indonesia, situated 150 nautical miles north east of Batam, between the Malaysian mainland to the west and the island of Borneo to the east, within the South China Sea.
The islands are popular dive sites because of the unspoiled corals reefs and crystal clear water. In May and October each year, Whale Sharks are spotted during the their migration.
Some of the well-known dive sites include Igara Wreck, Damar Pinnacle, Katoka Reef, Malangbiru and Repong. The dive sites are filled with pristine, healthy corals with abundance of colourful marine life, such as nudibranchs, turtles, napoleon fish, barracudas, batfish, crocodile fish, bumpheads, blue spotted stingrays, moray eels etc.
The main highlight which is the Igara Wreck, was an Italian ore/oil steamship of 136,400 tonnes when it sank on 12 March 1973, while on voyage from Vitoria to Muroran after she struck an uncharted rock in the South China Sea about 190 miles (310 km) from Horsburgh Lighthouse, on 11 March 1973. However, she did not sink immediately but continued her voyage until her bow settled submerged and resting on the sea bottom in approx 40 metres of water about 70 miles (110 km) from Singapore.
The wreck is now overgrown with soft corals, sponges and hydroids. Divers frequently see schools of barracudas, snappers, fusiliers, angelfish, groupers, and batfish. Divers have also reported seeing large groupers as well as a huge nurse shark at the wreck before.
Current may be strong at times, hence this trip is only recommended for Advanced Open Water Divers and above. The visibility is often good, sometimes even beyond 30m.
The best way to get to Anambas is by Liveaboard. We will be cruising and diving from the newest and probably the best Live On Board (LOB) in Singapore, MV Mega Explorer for this trip.
Dive Trip Price & Options
No. of Dives
No. of Days
Choice of Cabin
No. of Days
No. of Dives
*All Cabins come with AC and en-suite hot shower!
Round trip transfer Singapore - Anambas
Twin sharing accommodation
All meals on board
Up to 6 guided dives
Tanks & weights
Ferry Fees (if you choose option 2 to meet)
Port Fees (SGD 50 per pax)
Gear rental (per diving day):
BCD (SGD 15), Regulator (SGD 15), Dive Computer (SGD 20), Wetsuit (SGD 10), Fins (SGD 6), Mask/Snorkel (SGD 6), Torch (SGD 10).
Soft drinks and Beer
For single cabin supplement, there is 80% surcharge
Vegetarian Meals – On Request
Day 1: Departure Day (2 Options):
Option 1- Meet at Marina Country Club at 1030hr and sail with the vessel.
Option 2 - Meet 1730hr at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, to take BatamFast Ferry (1830hr) for Nongsa.
Ferry price is SGD 25 per pax.
Once, everyone is on board, will begin overnight cruise to Anambas Islands (sailing time between 10 - 12 hours).
3 day dives + 1 night dive
Dive sites (Damar Pinnacle / Katoka Reef / Malangbiru / Repong)
2 day dives - 2 Dives at Igara Wreck
Depart for Singapore.
Estimated arrival time to Marina Country Club - 2030hrs
Note: Dive sites subjected to changes depending on the actual weather and dive sites conditions.