Dive Sites

Dive sites around Rote Island, Indonesia

Here at Anugerah Surf and Dive Resort we offer dive trips around Rote Island for clients who have already achieved a dive certification, we offer a half day dive excursion, 2 dives to one of several dive sites within an hour of the resort, accompanied by one of our dive instructors. We generally leave around 7.00 am after breakfast at the resort, and provide all equipment, plus drinks and snacks, followed by lunch at the Resort upon completion.

Since early 2013 we have been exploring Rote’s surrounding waters like true pioneers in search of areas with interesting marine life. After careful exploration we’ve come up with these 16 dive sites. This enables us to provide our customers with a versatile dive experience. Our goal is to keep adding to this already elaborate list in the coming years.

Obviously diving is dependent on visibility, which is a result of wind and swell. We generally dive around the south and west coast, however other locations exist on all coasts, and we can and do offer options to dive in all conditions.

North point N’dao

Maximum depth : 30 meter
Average depth : 15 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : Sandy slope with coral bommies.
Current : along the shoreline, light current.
Marine life : Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

N’dao jetty

Muck diving N'Doa Rote Island.Maximum depth : 10 meter
Average depth : 7 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sandy with sea grass
Current : none
Marine life : Muck diving. cudlle fish, nudi branch, lion fish, scorpion fish, flounders, crabs,

 

 

Do’o

Do'o Pancake islandMaximum depth : 12 meter
Average depth : 8 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sandy with coral out copping
Current : none – light
Marine life :Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Boldies backside

Dive site Rote IndonesiaMaximum depth : 18 meter
Average depth : 12 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sandy with a rocky reef
Current : none
Marine life :Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Coral garden

Coral Garden at Nuse RoteMaximum depth : 8 meter
Average depth : 8 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sand with coral out croppings
Current : none – light
Marine life :Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies, sting rays

Mambo jambo

Mambo Jambo at Nuse islandMaximum depth : 15 meter
Average depth : 8 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sand with coral out cropping
Current : none – light
Marine life :Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies, sting rays

Barracuda reef

Maximum depth : 22 meter
Average depth : 18 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sand with rocky reef
Current : light
Marine life : turtle, sometimes shark and schooling barracuda,Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger,Puffer, Porcupine, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Brown Boobies

Brown Boobies Dana Island RoteMaximum depth : 22 meter
Average depth : 12 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sand with coral out croppings and rocky reef
Current : none – surge
Marine life :Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Dana channel

Channel reef at Dana Island rote indonesiaMaximum depth : 25 meter
Average depth : 15 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : reef
Current : light – strong
Marine life :Spanish mackerel, Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels,  Scorpion

Boa corner

Boa Corner reef dove site rote indonesiaMaximum depth : 25 meter
Average depth : 12 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sand rock formations
Current : none – light
Marine life : Sometimes Manta Rays, blue spotted sting rays,Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Vanessa’s forest

Vanessa's forest nice sloping dive site on HelihanaMaximum depth : 30 meter
Average depth : 12 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : rocky reef sloping down
Current : none – light
Marine life :Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies, pipe fish

Jurassic park

Jurassic Park where we have the cleaning station of the Manta Ray Rote IndonesiaMaximum depth : 27 meter
Average depth : 15 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sand with coral rock formation
Current : none – light
Marine life : Manta rays, shark, lion fish,Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Down town

At Helihana island Maximum depth : 25 meter
Average depth : 15 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : rocky reef
Current : none
Marine life :Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Drop off

Drop off dive site Landu island indonesia roteMaximum depth : 35 meter
Average depth : 18 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : slopping reef
Current : light – surge
Marine life :Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Bull rock

Bull Rock a good dive site on the south coats of Rote island indonesiaMaximum depth : 30 meter
Average depth : 15 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : rock formations
Current :light – strong
Marine life : sharks, turtle, Jack, Trevallies, Snapper, Fussilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Blennies

Ba’a Jetty

Ba'a The main town of rote island,Maximum depth : 12 meter
Average depth : 6 meter
Water temp : 25-29°C
Bottom contour : sand
Current : none
Marine life : muck dive, nudi branch, sea snake, pipe fish, big schools of small snappers, barracuda, surgeon fish.