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Pulau Weh

Steffen Sea Sports, located at Gapang Beach. Established in 2008 of close to all the dive sites the shop has 2 speed boats and the longest trip takes around 10 min’s to arrive at the dive site. With a team of our experience instructors speaking languages including English, Chinese, Malay and Japanese. We can accommodate any first time diver and with over 15 dive sites, including Batee Tokong, Canyon and Rubiah Sea Garden. We can challenge any experienced diver.

For those interested in trying diving for the first time we offer the Discover Scuba Dive, taking approx 2 hours, the House reef gives you the ideal setting in shallow clear waters to discover a love for the underwater world and coral reefs.

If you know that diving is going to be for you the PADI Open Water Course is available, taking 3-4 days we offer a relaxing atmosphere in which to learn the skills you will need to dive in the open ocean. The course focuses on practical learning and independent study which provides flexibility to learn at your own pace, so we begin the course with the first open water dive on day 1.

How do I get to Pulau Weh ?

- To Banda Aceh From Kuala Lumpur

Air Asia fly direct to Banda Aceh from Kuala Lumpur LCCT, flights start at RM 9.99 and go on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. THERE IS NO VISA ON ARRIVAL AT BANDA ACEH AIRPORT AT THIS TIME, please ensure you visit the indonesian embassy in KL in good time before the flight. The visa takes 24hours to organise.

- To Banda Aceh From Singapore

There is no direct flight to Banda Aceh at this time, Silk Air fly to Medan, where Visa on arrival is granted and then you need to change to Lion Air or Garuda for the flight to Banda Aceh.

Alternatively you can take a bus to Banda Aceh which takes 10-14 hours and prices vary.

- To Banda Aceh From Penang

There is a daily ferry to Medan where Visa on arrival is granted and then either fly with Lion Air or Garuda to Banda Aceh or take a bus from the northern bus station.

- From Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh

From the airport of Banda Aceh, it's about a half hour drive to Ulee Lheu, close to the center of Banda Aceh, from where the ferries to Balohan (Pulau Weh's ferry harbour) are leaving.

FAST PASSENGER FERRIES FROM BANDA ACEH TO PULAU WEH
\daily Pulo Rondo ETD: 09:30 ETA: 10:30
SLOW CAR/PASSENGER FERRY FROM BANDA ACEH TO PULAU WEH
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday ETD: 14:00 ETA: 16:15
Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday ( 2 x a day) ETD: 11:00 & around 16:45 ETA: 13:15 & 19:00
FAST PASSENGER FERRIES FROM PULAU WEH TO BANDA ACEH
daily Express Bahari ETD: 08:30 ETA: 09:30
daily Pulo Rondo ETD: 16:00 ETA: 17:00
SLOW CAR/PASSENGER FERRY FROM PULAU WEH TO BANDA ACEH
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday ETD: 08:00 ETA: 10:15
Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday ( 2 x a day) ETD: 08:00 & 14:00 ETA: 10:15 & 16:15

 

- From Balohan to Gapang

In Balohan on Pulau Weh there will be mini busses waiting for public transport to the town Sabang (around Rp 20.000), from where you can look for some local transport to the beaches. There are not enough regular schedules to the beaches though (best before noon), so expect you'll need a taxi or a chartered minibus, especially after arriving with the afternoon ferry. Taxi's on the island are fairly expensive, count on around 150.000 to 200.000 for a taxi from the harbour straight to Gapang Beach, or around Rp 50.000 per person in a minibus, for the one hour scenic trip around bays and over steep hills with prime forest and many monkeys