Monster Divers, Sumatra, Pulau Weh

First diving trip of the year 2017! I was really looking forward to this one as it was my second dive right after getting my Open Water license in December 2016. Just fun dives! Pulau Weh definitely made it to the ‘talk about list’ among the diving community. Honestly, i’ve not heard of this small island until it was suggested by my dive buddy. Being in South East Asia, I believe we are very blessed with amazing dive sites, which are all well within reach.

“You’re about to go in an unexpectable journey, become a Monster while living an incredible underwater adventure. Have a lot of fun, make new friends and learn how to dive or improve your skills. Glide over colorful reefs and meet plenty of wonderful marine life. – Monster Divers”

So, how did I ended up with Monster Divers? There were several dive centers in Pulau Weh and generally, being the review freak – I decided upon Monster Divers as they are rated number 1 on TripAdvisor. They were quick to reply to my emails and made the necessary pick up arrangements to the dive site. I stayed in Iboih Village, which was a 10 minutes bejak ride to Monster Divers located at Gapang Beach.

Dive equipments, Sumatra, Pulau Weh.

I was very impressed with their diving equipments. Conditions were tip top and they were pretty organized when it comes to prepping your gears. Each morning, we will be allocated a number on the board and this number will be stated clearly on the equipment racks. Every single time i dived, i learned something new. This was like a mini refresher – i set up my own gears and this time, i got to experience gearing up with the DIN valve and tried on booties with strapped fins. Before the briefing, we were given an introduction to the many dives sites around Pulau Weh.

Snapshot of Dive Sites surrounding Pulau Weh.

The marine life in Pulau Weh were fabulous and beyond expectations. The visibility was so good, you could see the bottom of the sea even from the boat. There were many awesome dives sites, which was suitable for both novice and experienced divers. However, there were some dive sites i.e. the Canyon, which was suitable for more experienced divers due to the strong current and depth. As this was only my second dive, i may not be able to compare much to other dive sites. I did 4 fun dives and 2 out of the 4 dives were AMAZING! I also bought a red filter for this trip and took it out to play. Pictures paint a thousand words and so, i will let the pictures do the talking.

Blue Moray Eel.
Honeycomb Moray Eel.
Oriental Sweetlips.
White-eyed Moray Eel.
White-eyed Moray Eel, with what looked like gold dust on its body.
Sightings of this pretty Eagle Ray.
Nando, our Dive Master – petting a Moray Eel.
School of Fusilier fishes.
Reef at 5 metres/3 minutes pitstop.

Definitely a memorable dive trip and superb marine life. There was so much to see and even the sea fans were gorgeous. For more detailed descriptions on how to get to Pulau Weh, refer to my earlier post Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. It includes a comprehensive to-do list and travel expenditure. Monster Divers accept credit card payment with a 3% surcharge.

Dive Sites

  • Batee Tokong
  • Merurore
  • West Seulako to East Seulako
  • West Seulako to Arus Paleeh

The Damage

  • 4 Fun Dives – MYR RM 430/ EURO € 96* / USD $98*
  • *Subject to daily conversion rates
  • Inclusive guide, boat, tank and full set equipment

Diving RM 430 / USD $ 98

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