The Manta Ray Highway!
There are not many dive locations in the world that can boast to have resident Manta Rays in massive numbers all year round. This island is a paradise for divers who want to experience diving with these majestic gentle giants.
This island is one of the few islands in the world where you can dive and snorkel with Manta Rays almost every day of the year. These gentle giants of the sea are amazing to dive/ snorkel with and they seem to really like to interact with humans. Manta Point and the Cleaning Station are must do dive sites if you visit the area!
The dive sites around Sangalaki are one of the richest diving grounds in Indonesia (which says a lot about how good the diving is here!) In fact, there is over 500 varieties of soft and hard coral in the reefs surrounding the island (the entire Caribbean has only 67). This island also contains one of the largest known nesting populations of green turtles in the Celebes Sea thus divers and snorkelers can encounter lots of turtles during your trip here.
The Island is surrounded by a shallow lagoon which means most of the dives here are shallow (5-20m) and the manta rays are usual seen feeding for plankton which happens in shallow water.
Our guests usually even see the manta rays while having a coffee on the boat during the surface interval - Coffee breaks don't get much better!
This area is great for divers of all qualifications and also great for snorkelers. To guarantee* going to Sangalaki Island you will need to sign up for a minimum 3 day dive package. Find out about our great dive packages
(*) Factors out with the company control such as bad weather, permission from park authorities, mechanical issues etc excluded.