Bintan Island Diving
Venture to the beautiful Bintan Island to partake in dive courses in shallow, calm dive sites or search the sandy seafloor for a range of macro critters. Stonefish, seahorse, and nudibranch all await your discovery while at less sheltered sites, there’s the opportunity to witness dolphins at deep drop-offs.
Diving in Bintan Island
Best time to dive
The best time for novice divers to enroll in dive courses is from March to November when the conditions are calm, yet, Bintan Island diving is possible all-year-round. In late November until March, it is the wet season and from December through to February, the currents can be strong which may entice more experienced divers. Often, scuba diving in Bintan Island is an alternative to diving Tioman during the monsoon period and vice versa.
Types of diving
Many of the sites surrounding Bintan Island have sandy shallow bottoms, ideal for seeking out macro critters among the rubble. At Mapur Island, in East Bintan, there are steep drop-offs and the chance to traverse towering walls while calm sloping coral reefs are also accessible. There are a few wrecks in the area, where divers can search corals encrusted on the steel bodies for a range of macro creatures while if you enjoy drift diving, visit in December to February.