Batu Kapal

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Batu Kapal

Batu Kapal

In Indonesian, Batu Kapal means 'The Rock boat' because, from afar the little island looks like a big ship. The rocks belong to a rocky outcrop off the north side of Lembeh Island. If you are keen to see some big fish, this is the place to be in north Sulawesi: changing currents bring goodies and give the experienced divers a real adventure! Huge fish density, with some dog-tooth tunas, barracudas, giant trevallies... and also turtles, grey reef sharks and white-tipped reef sharks, or eagle rays. 

In Indonesian, Batu Kapal means 'The Rock boat' because, from afar the little island looks like a big ship. The rocks belong to a rocky outcrop off the north side of Lembeh Island. If you are keen to see some big fish, this is the place to be in north Sulawesi: changing currents bring goodies and give the experienced divers a real adventure! Huge fish density, with some dog-tooth tunas, barracudas, giant trevallies... and also turtles, grey reef sharks and white-tipped reef sharks, or eagle rays. 

In Indonesian, Batu Kapal means 'The Rock boat' because, from afar the little island looks like ...

Other information

Type of dive site
  • Pinnacle
Depth
  • Maximum 30
  • Maximum 40
Visibility
Very good
Current
Mild to strong
Required scuba diving level / certification
Advanced - CMAS 2
Boat trip duration
30 minutes
Fauna
  • Eagle ray
  • Barracudas
  • Tuna
  • Turtle
  • And more...
  • Trevallies
  • Reef fish
  • Hard coral
  • Soft coral
  • Carpet shark
  • White-tip reef Shark
Flora
  • Red algae
  • Coralligenous

The best dive centres to explore Batu Kapal

Critters Lembeh, Sulawesi

Sulawesi | Indonesia
Critters Lembeh, Sulawesi

Our opinion on Critters Lembeh Dive Centre, Sulawesi:

If we only had one adjective to define Critters Lembeh Dive Centre, it would have to be impressive: the quality of the customer service, the team professionalism, the dive planning, the respect for the environment, ...

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