Togian Island's Scuba Diving

The Togian Islands include 6 large islands and 50 small ones. The archipelago is located in Central Sulawesi (Indonesian: Sulawesi Tengah) in the Bay of Tomini. Due to its distance from the main sea lanes, this place is almost unexplored. This isolation is good for the Togians because the sea life has been preserved intact. The archipelago is a unique place with three types of reefs: shore reefs, barrier reefs and atolls. A rich underwater world is found in the warm bay's waters, including 300 species of coral and 600 species of fish and molluscs.
Diving sites are not well explored, so some brave divers have a chance to be discoverers. Diving takes place at house reefs full of sea creatures and coral. You can participate in a diving tour to distant sites.

Getting There

There are two ways to get to the region. If you are flying to the Togian Islands from the south, you should buy a ticket to Luwuk, and then go to Ampana by a car ferry with a taxi. There you can hire a boat to Wakai — the capital of the islands. If you travel from the north, buy a ticket to Manado, and then take a ferry to Gorontalo where you can take a boat to Wakai.

Forecast

The Togians are located in an equatorial climate zone. High average annual air temperature (+32 °С), high humidity level and a lot of short-term rains are typical for the region. The rainy season lasts from November to May. The water temperature varies between +27 and +31 °С during the year. There are strong currents in some places.

Dive Spots near Togian Island

An interesting dive site is near Uno-Uno, an extinct volcano. The marine life is vibrant due to the distance of the site. It is a wall with an interesting relief: fissures, caverns, rock shelters covered with sponges and coral.
The American bomber B-24 is the only wreck in the region. The plane is at a depth of 18 meters. It is well preserved. Visibility here is only 3-5 meters because of the mud, but when it settles down, divers can see the cabin inhabited by pigmy sweepers, lionfish and other sea dwellers.