Dive Site: Lighthouse Wreck, Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia

A noduled seastar at Lighthouse Wreck. Scuba dive travel planning for Belitung Island - where, who and how

Site Overview

Site Type: Wreck
Depth: Top: 10MMedian: 15M
Location: Between Lighthouse Island and Kepayang Island.

Description

Lighthouse Wreck sits in a channel between two islands, and the current can sometimes be strong, and the tides can affect the visibility.

When I dived the current was pretty strong and the viz low (about 5 metres) but up close it was still great fun exploring the wreck’s nooks and crannies, and it was possible (once reaching the wreck) to shelter behind it to escape the current.

Lots of colourful growth on the wreck diving Lighthouse Wreck at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

Up close, the colours on the wreck are spectacular.

A noduled seastar diving Lighthouse Wreck at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

Lots of noduled seastars!

White and red soft tree coral diving Lighthouse Wreck at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

The wreck is surrounded by soft corals.

Sea fan looking like a little candlearbra diving Lighthouse Wreck at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

Some interesting sea fans – one looking like a candle arbre!

The Black Longspine Sea Urchin at Lighthouse Wreck diving Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

And lots of urchins.

A Blue Dragon Aeolid nudi Facelinidae diving Lighthouse Wreck at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

A Blue Dragon (an Aeolid nudi – Facelinidae)

Featherstar on the end of a whip coral diving Lighthouse Wreck at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

Plenty of feather stars too.

Vase coral diving Lighthouse Wreck at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

Interesting plate coral…

Cuttlefish on the wreck diving Lighthouse Wreck at Belitung Island Bangka Belitung Islands Indonesia by Diveplanit

And this guy, at the end of my dive  – a gorgeous cuttlefish, bands of colours running along the length of his body as I watched him. Unfortunately this murky shot doesn’t do him justice.