Dive Site: Cepor Cepor, Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia

Long beaked butterflyfish at Cepor cepor. Scuba dive travel planning for Belitung Island - where, who and how

Site Overview

Site Type: Coral Garden
Depth: Top: 12MMedian: 14M
Location: Near Kepayang Island

Description

Cepor Cepor (rocks) lies in a sheltered channel between two granite islands, one being Kepayang Island. Typical of what you might expect from a boulderous site – lots of, in this case longspine, sea urchins – so be careful with hands and knees. Still, there is quite a variety of stuff to see including a couple of quirky critters.

Fusiliers on a rather dull substrate diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

Very pretty coral gardens curve around the shoreline of the island and it’s very easy to navigate from one bommie to the next.

Coralfish exploring plate coral diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

Lots of different types of coral here, plates, lettuce, stag horn and brain coral.

A False Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in his sea anemone diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

There’s also a great variety of fish including damsels, angels, wrasse and plenty of anemones with families of anemone fish guarding them.

Red and Black anemonefish at Cepor cepor diving Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

I fact, I saw the biggest anemone fish I’ve ever seen here, fiercely guarding a bright orange, heart-shaped anemone.

Strapweed filefish diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

Towards the end of the dive I came across an odd pair of filefish – which looked like a strapweed and a leafy?.

Looks like a leafy filefish diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

And plenty more.

Interesting plate coral diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit Feather duster worm in the family of Sabellidae diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit Giant clam diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit Black Longspine Sea Urchin provides safety for little fish diving Cepor cepor at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit