Tanjung Bira Dive Sites Guide Overview, South Sulawesi

Tanjung Bira Dive

Tanjung Bira is famous with beautiful and pleasant white sand beach. It is clean and neatly organized and its beauty and pleasantness are well known even by foreign countries. Foreign tourists from other countries visit the beach for enjoying their holidays. In the background soar up the "Puang Janggo" mountain with the more than 400 m of height and it can be reach around 40 minute by hiking.

Tanjung Bira Beach is a totally bewitching beach whose white sand is like wheat flour spread along the seashore. You can do activities such as diving, swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. You can also watch the sunset or sunrise in the same position. In addition, the enchantment of Liukkang Beach and Kambing Island located in the trans marine of the beach will amaze you during the visit to the destination.

Bira or Tanjung Bira is the one of tourism and marine tourism in Bulukumba Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Its about 5 - 6 our driver from Makassar the capital city of South Sulawesi. Tanjung Bira is located on the southernmost of South Sulawesi Province. It lies in Bonto Bahari Sub-district, Bulukumba District. It is about 40 km away from Bulukumba city.

Tanjung Bira is famous tourism and marine object both for local and foreign tourist with beautiful and pleasant white sand beach. Facing to the ocean and background soar up the “Puang Janggo” mountain with the more than 400 m of height make this place ideal for visitor stop for holiday and vacation trip in Sulawesi, especially in South Sulawesi. The beauty and comfort of the beach is well known to the world. Foreign tourists from many different countries who visited this place for a vacation.

Tanjung Bira is also offers distinguish diving typicality, compared to other dive spots in Indonesia. The type with challenging adventure; under water current, White Tip and Black Tip Sharks swarming around divers. Several dive spots in Bira are highly recommended only for experienced divers though there are also beautiful spots for beginners, those who fancy dives with proper risks especially related to the intensity of current. Bira is one of the place to passively interact with sharks; a rare spot even for Indonesia. Beautiful white sand beaches with steep walls are eagerto satisfy your viewing pleasure. The facility here can be considered as adequate, from small inns to two-star hotel and resorts are available along the sandy beaches. You can also go for snorkeling here, in case you`re not in the mood for scuba dive, or perhaps just to walk around through the natural ambience of Bira Beach.

Tanjung Bira has a couple of good spots and some interesting coral formations including a spur at 30 meters that is often surrounded by reef sharks. Maramasa Pinnacles are located to the north of Bira and offer good diving although evidence of dynamite fishing can be seen ...

Here the following of the most and the top of Tanjung Bira Dive Sites :
Tanjung Bira.
Typical Composition of this spot is sand, coral and rocks, in about 30m depth you may find regular sharks, rays, barracudas, Nice hard corals and if you lucky even a hammerhead. Also thousands of fish of every color and shape are here including regal/ angelfish, checkerboard wrasse and masked unicorn fish, against a beautiful backdrop of acripora corals, gorgonian fans and sponges.

House Reef Bira.
A nice wall dive to the depth of about 20m. Coral reef on this sites dominant soft rock, lot of lion fishes here, from clearfin, spotless to zebra lion fishes and even the shy twin spotted lion fish. Also nudibranchs and lots of coral reef fishes. Whale Shark and Devil Ray usually passing here. Coral reef fish is Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine.

Stingray Bay.
Best to dive early morning, 2 little sea mounts of around 15m with lots of red corals, anemones, eals, lion fish. Average depth 15 - 20m, bottom contour Slope, bottom composition sand, coral and rocks, coral reef dominant soft rock.

Pasi Island.
Beautiful coral garden and underwater landscape invite for photo shootings. Average depth 5 - 40m, bottom composition sand, coral and rocks, coral reef fish is Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine. This spot is suitable for beginner, Pasi Island is part of Selayar Island Regency.

Liukkang Island.
This spot is one of sites to see sharks, jacks, dogtooth tuna, schools of barracuda and surgeon fish. Average depth 5 - 30m, coral reef dominant is hard rock, bottom contour is slope. This spot is suitable for beginner.

Bira Harbor.
This site is located in front of Bira Harbor with the bottom composition is sand, coral and rocks. Average depth 5 - 25m, there are also wreck can be found here.

East of Tanjung Bira.
A nice wall followed by a slope which turns into the shallows. In the deeper parts (30 - 40m) there are some white tip and gray reef sharks, eagle rays and stingrays. The shallows are quite interesting too, if you take a close look you can find nudibranches and ribbon eels.

West of Tanjung Bira.
This spot offers colorful wall with a sandy bottom at about 10 - 30m. Turtles and lots of reef fish.

Shark point.
This sites lies close to the harbour. You do a driff dive on a slope and sometimes there can be quite a lot of current. A good place for big fish like tunas, trevallies, sharks and cods.

Kambing Island.
Kambing Island is located between Selayar Island (stress the second vocal) and Bira lie two islands. This sites is excellent. You will dive on a wall that drops down to at least 60m. Sometimes there is a lot of current and you have to know when you can dive and when it is better to listen to the boat captain and dive somewhere else. On the dive there were constantly sharks patrolling back and forth white tipped, black tipped sharks on the wall and nurse sharks at the coral garden that starts from about 15m up. You will very likely to see schools of hunting mackerels or tunas abd great trevallies as well as groups of bumhead parrotfishes. In the coral garden you might find scorpionfishes, cuttlefish or a octopus and with luck the juvenile zebra batfish. A great place for scuba diving!

Maru Masa.
Typical Composition of this spot is sand, coral and hard rocks, Manta sometime passing here. Some fish can be found here is Trevallies, Snapper, Fusiliers, Sweetlips, Tuna and many more. Average depth 15 - 25m and its also suitable for Beginner. Coral feef fish is Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine.

Black Sands.
As well as our fantastic reefs in Bira we are always exploring new sites around Bira. A longer boat trip of around 2 hours has a some great muck diving in volcanic sand with many rare frogfish, octopus, nudibranchs and critters galore.

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