If you have the opportunity to take a vacation to Belitung, then don't waste the opportunity to do various exciting activities such as snorkeling. Besides the beach, the underwater world in Belitung waters is very beautiful because the water is also super clear. As information below, there are some of the best snorkeling spots in Belitung that you can try:
Batu Malang Sea Turtle
One of the best snorkeling spots in Belitung is Batu Malang Turtle. This place is not a beach or island but a large granite stone far from the beach. From a distance this large granite is shaped like a turtle. Because of its position alone in the middle of the sea, this stone is called Batu Malang Turtle. Uniquely, in this place there are caves on the surface of the water with underwater views of granite ruins, coral or coral reefs and super beautiful fish. You can even find hawksbill sea turtles in Batu Malang Sea.
The next best snorkeling spot in Belitung is in the waters of Lengkuas Island. You can reach this island through the port on Belitung Island by renting a boat owned by a fisherman. Or you can also choose to use a tour service package that is usually included with the provision of snorkeling equipment.
Before heading to Lengkuas Island, you should know that the waters around the island are very clear and store a diversity of marine life that can spoil your eyes. In addition, the level of water depth on the island is also ideal, namely 1.5 meters to 3 meters. According to some sources, the best spot in these waters is the right side of Lengkuas Island.
Tanjung Tinggi Beach
The beach, which is the location for the phenomenal film Laskar Pelangi, is never empty of visitors. If on the other coast the separator between the sea and the mainland might be a rock, then on this beach granite is the separator. The beauty of marine life and coral in the waters of Tanjung Tinggi Beach is not in doubt.
The depth of the waters around 3-4 meters with clear water makes your snorkeling activities very enjoyable. . But you must be careful when snorkeling on this beach which has an area of 80 hectares, because at certain seasons or times there are jellyfish that can be at risk of stinging you.
Belitung has many uninhabited islands which are tourist destinations. Even so, the distance between adjacent islands makes island hopping an attractive choice. When doing island hopping it never hurts to try one of the best snorkeling spots in Belitung, precisely in the waters of Kepayang Island.
Kepayang Island is divided into two, namely Kepayang Besar and Kepayang Besar (Pig) Small. Only about a few hundred meters from the beach, you can already see a horde of small fish between the corals. For snorkeling equipment, you don't need to worry because this island already has diving and snorkeling equipment rentals. For additional information, the waves in the waters near Kepayang Island are quite calm so they are suitable for snorkeling, swimming and diving. You only need about 30 minutes from the City of Tanjung Pandan to get to Kepayang Island.
This island is located in the area of West Belitung Regency. On this tiny sand island, granite rocks are neatly arranged. If you pay attention to this arrangement of granite stones almost resembles the head of a Garuda bird. This fact is the reason why this island is called Batu Garuda.
From Tanjung Kelayang Beach, you only need to travel for 10 minutes to reach Batu Garuda. Considering the island is surrounded by coral, you won't be able to get to the beach because the boat can't pull over. You can only take photos from the boat or from Tanjung Kelayang Beach.
Considering the waters around Batu Garuda are very clear and there are many corals, then you can snorkel here. Surely you do not want to miss the excitement to feel the sensation of snorkeling by going around this tiny island, right?
For snorkeling gear (life jacket, frog legs and swimming goggles) you can rent it for Rp. 15,000 to Rp. 25,000 per item. For additional information, the average boat rental price for one day is in the range of Rp. 400,000 to Rp. 1,500,000. To rent a boat with the highest price usually use a glass bottom boat where you can enjoy the beauty of the underwater without having to dive into the sea.
In addition, each boat has a different capacity ranging from 7 to 15 people. So it's best if you vacation with friends or family so you can be a joint when renting a boat. In addition to boat rental issues, you should also look for the right time to snorkel in Belitung. March to October is the best time because of fine weather and calm waves.