As a result of the remoteness of the Anambas islands and their very low human population density, the archipelago's marine environment is still pretty much untouched.
Typically, coral coverage is considerable, and whilst there has been some deterioration due to climate-linked bleeching, most coral gardens are in a robust state of health. This can be concluded, not only from the corals themselves, but also from the exceptional biodiversity of flora and fauna associated with Anambas' coral gardens.
With sea water of a clarity without equal in the vicinity, it quickly becomes apparent that Anambas is nothing short of a diving El Dorado.
Best of all, the better known diving locations are sheltered from most of the wind and waves that result from the Northeast monsoon. This means that diving around Anambas is as good as year-round, albeit with the best months from April to September.
Diving in Anambas, you're likely to come across quite a varied mix of marine wildlife, including plenty of macro. Count on seeing various ray species, grouper, barracudas, moray eels, sharks and numerous reef-dwelling fish. Green and hawksbill turtles are likely to make an appearance, as well as, at times, dolphins.
Not a regular per se, but whale sharks have been spotted in the Anambas area, doubtlessly due to these creatures' migratory habits, given that they tend to travel along the Peninsular Malaysia seaboard yearly.
Some dive go-to spots to include in your Anambas diving expedition are: Igara Wreck, Seven Skies, Pulau Tokong Malang Biru and Pulau Repong to name just a few.
Now, to explore the majestic Anambas seascapes and underwater wildlife you can reserve a slot on a live-aboard dive boat, for instance out of Singapore. Alternatively, your can make your way to one of the local Anambas dive companies, in which case just fill out below form.
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Reef-dweller - Diving Anambas
Thriving coral species - Diving Anambas