Diving in Kupang
You could find healthy growths of hard and soft corals, and some
big animals : mantas, sharks, turtles, rays, Napoleon wrasse, large groupers or
bumphead parrotfish. The medium-sized reef fishes were also
well-represented here, incuding sweetlips, batfish, anglefish, triggerfish and
parrotfish. Butterflyfish and damselfish, bu Indonesian standards, were scarce,
as were schooling fish. Invertebrates - particularly nudibranchs, worms,
crustaceans and echinoderms - were always plentiful. But visibility never
exceeded 12 meters, and averaged 7 - 10 meters. Occasionally, it dropped to just
2 - 3 meters. Diving is good year-round, but visibility reaches its peak from
August to September.
||: Mostly walls, some nicely pocked with caves
||: 45 min by boat from Kupang
||: Poor, 7 - 10 meters; sometimes worse, rarely
to 12 meters.
||: Gentle or none; occasionally to 1.5 knots
||: Generally good coverage and varieties
||: Generally good numbers and varieties,
particularly big fish.
||: Stingrays at some sites; rich invertebrate
life observed on a night dive
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