Approximately 100 nautical miles from Singapore, the Anambas Islands is a cluster of islands that are part of the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia located at the South China Sea between Natuna Islands and Singapore. The islands were featured by CNN.com as one of Asia’s top five tropical island paradises that is ideal for diving and snorkeling. The islands’ diving spots are easily accessible by liveaboards from Singapore.
Aside from its dive sites, Anambas is strewn with waterfalls and lagoons and the most notable is Pulau Bawah which has a lagoon in the middle of the island with clear turquoise waters. Only 26 islands in Anambas are inhabited and the other 229 islands, along with Pulau Bawah, are uninhabited.
Anambas boasts of lively and vibrant biodiversity underwater. Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts alike would surely be in awe as Napoleon fish, Batfish, Bumpheads, Crocodile fish, Barracudas and Moray Eels are residents of these waters. There is also an abundance of Nudibranchs, Turtles, Blue-spotted Stingrays and frequent sightings of Whale Sharks during migration season.
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