Nearest to Kuching, Satang comprises of two islands, Besar(big) and Kecil (small). Most diving activities are done around Satang Besar where coral reef fringes two third of the island’s edge and submerged boulders lay on the other. It is a playground for macro lovers.
Satang Islands are located just outside the coastal area of Santubong with muck diving activities happening around Satang Besar.
Variety of corals and marine life can be found on the reef around the island. For the avid underwater photographers, there are plenty of macros of different species to be found here.
Average depth: 10m
Visibility: 5-10m and weather-bounnd
Diver level: Open Water Diver
Interest: Blue Ringed Anglefish, Grouper, Snapper, Mangrove Jack, Copper Banded Butterflyfish, Parrotfish, Pufferfish, nudibranch, lobster.
Boulder coral, sea fan, acopora.
Hazard: Sea urchin and low visibility
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees
- Cruise to Satang Island
- Use of snorkel equipment
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Take time to visit the turtle conservation and hatchery area and learn about the conservation programme on the island. Later, there is plenty of time to snorkel and swim around this beautiful island and enjoy the colourful marine life.
Travel 30-minutes by motorised boat, pass mangrove swamps and picturesque fishing villages on the way to Sarawak's first marine national park. Arrive at Satang Island, one of the three islands set aside by the government for turtle conservation. First, visit the turtle conservation and hatchery area and learn about the conservation programme. Park rangers collect the turtles eggs, count them and replace them in a beach hatchery. When the hatchlings emerge from their eggs after 40 to 60 days, the rangers record the numbers and release them into the sea. Then proceed to Satang Island's beautiful white sand beach for snorkeling amidst the wide variety of soft corals, spotting an abundance of colourful marine life. Or an alternatively is to take a stroll through the rugged jungle that covers the island. A packed lunch is include