Shark Dive

Sharksuit for Special Shark Diving

Sharksuit for Special Shark Diving

Almost all dive location in Morotai offers shark’s sighting where most common species to be encountered is Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus). Blacktip Reef Sharks normally shares the same area with Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) and Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) with also accompanied by school of fuseliers, group of surgeon fishes, and sometimes barracudas and tunas. Dive spots that offers more often shark encounter is Terminal Gurango, Blacktip Point, Grey Shark Point, and Rifky Point in Pulau Tabailenge. Our crews and dive guides are trained with the ability to “call” shark, and for special case should wear sharksuit (see the image) for safety reasons. Our shark diving guides have already more than 100 shark dives and certified for at least Rescue Diver level.

TERMINAL GORANGO (FLAT)
Depth : 10 – 18 m
Visibility : 5-20 m (morning would likely be more clearer)
Current : 0 – 2 knots (mostly 0.5 knots)
Reef Coverage: 5-20% with most of them are hard corals
Waves : 0 – 2 m (depends on weather and seasons, mostly calm 0.25 m)
Minimum Certification Level : Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, only if weather and current are fine
Pelagic : Blacktip Reef Shark, Grey Shark, Tunas, Barracudas, Fuseliers, Surgeon Fishes, Dolphins and sometimes Devil Ray

PASAR GORANGO  (FLAT)
Depth : 10 – 16 m
Visibility : 8-20 m (morning would likely be more clearer)
Current : 0 – 2 knots (mostly 0.5 knots)
Reef Coverage: 5-20% dominated by hard corals
Waves : 0 – 2 m (depends on weather and seasons, mostly calm 0.25 m)
Minimum Certification Level : Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, only if weather and current are fine
Pelagic : Blacktip Reef Shark, Grey Shark, Tunas, Barracudas, Fuseliers, Surgeon Fishes, Dolphins and sometimes Devil Ray

GREY SHARK POINT (FLAT)
Depth : 10 – 24 m
Visibility : 5-20 m (morning would likely be more clearer)
Current : 0 – 2 knots (mostly 1 knots)
Reef Coverage: 10% hard corals coverage, 5% soft coral coverage
Waves : 0 – 2.5 m (depends on weather and seasons, mostly calm 0.25 m)
Minimum Certification Level : Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, only if weather and current are fine
Pelagic : Grey Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark, Whitetip Reef Shark, Napoleon, Tunas, Barracudas, Fuseliers, Surgeon Fishes, sometimes Manta Ray

BLACKTIP POINT (SLOPE)
Depth : 16 – 23 m
Visibility : 5-15 m (morning would likely be more clearer)
Current : 0 – 2 knots (mostly 0.5 knots)
Reef Coverage: 26% Acropora type hard corals coverage and 13% coverage as soft corals
Waves : 0 – 2 m (depends on weather and seasons, mostly calm 0.25 m)
Minimum Certification Level : Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, only if weather, current are fine
Pelagic : Blacktip Reef Shark, Grey Shark, Tunas, Barracudas, Fuseliers, Surgeon Fishes, Many Macros as well in the coral reefs

ARU POINT (WALL)
Depth : 10 – 70 m
Visibility : 15-30 m (morning would likely be more clearer)
Current : 0 – 1 knots (mostly 0.5 knots)
Reef Coverage: in the Wall 40% coverage is hard corals, and 44% coverage is Soft Corals
Waves : 0 – 2 m (depends on weather and seasons, mostly calm 0.25 m)
Minimum Certification Level : Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, only if weather, visibility and current are fine
Pelagic : Blacktip Reef Shark, Whitetip Reef Shark, Grey Shark, Tunas, Fuseliers, Surgeon Fishes, Turtles

The Beautiful Wall of Sore Point

The Beautiful Wall of Sore Point

SORE POINT (WALL)
Depth : 10 – 60 m
Visibility : 15-30 m (morning would likely be more clearer)
Current : 0 – 2 knots (mostly 0.5 knots)
Reef Coverage: Slopes – 30-50%, Wall, 40-60% hard corals
Waves : 0 – 2 m (depends on weather and seasons, mostly calm 0.25 m)
Minimum Certification Level : Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, only if weather, current are fine
Pelagic : Blacktip Reef Shark, Whitetip Reef Shark, Grey Shark, Tunas, Fuseliers, Surgeon Fishes, Turtles

RIFKY’S POINT (PINNACLE)
Depth : 18 – 40 m
Visibility : 5-25 m (morning would likely be more clearer)
Current : 0 – 2 knots (mostly 0.5 knots)
Reef Coverage: In Pinnacle 60-80%, in good conditions with 40-50% of soft corals
Waves : 0 – 2.5 m (depends on weather and seasons, mostly calm 0.25 m)
Minimum Certification Level : Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, only if weather, current are fine
Pelagic : Blacktip Reef Shark, Grey Shark, Tunas, Barracudas, Fuseliers, Surgeon Fishes, Many Macros as well in the coral reefs

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