Over the next few months we’ll be giving a round up of our favorite house reefs across the Asian continent, this week we’re in North Sumatra, Indonesia.
We first visited Pulau Weh in 2003 and have been returning on a regular basis ever since, this volcanic island off the northern coast of Sumatra offers varied and exciting diving both on it’s local shores and offshore reefs. One of favorite dives was the house reef, we’d often spend many hours a day foraging around in the shallows on the hunt for the rich abundance of macro marine life that can be found here. With such easy access from Lumba Lumba Dive Centre (it takes around 30 steps from where you kit up to reach the waters edge) you can dive it at your leisure throughout the day from dawn to 7.30 in the evening – simply sign your name up and go. You’ll find everything here from frogfish to ghost pipefish and many types of nudibranchs. There are two resident turtles that are often see cruising around the eastern sides of the bay or settling in for the night under one of the many large bommies that scatter the bay, even manta’s and devil rays have shown up over the years although we can’t say we’ve been lucky enough to experience it!