East Java Travel Guide

Discovering The Underwater View in The Eastern Part of Java Island

You could visit Bangsring Beach that is located 20 kilometers from downtown Banyuwangi while enjoying incredible reefs...

Discovering The Underwater View in The Eastern Part of Java Island
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SURYA.co.id | BANYUWANGI - Kabupaten Banyuwangi is well-known for being The Sunrise of Java that also has beautiful and breath-taking underwater view. You could visit Bangsring Beach that is located 20 kilometers from downtown Banyuwangi while enjoying incredible reefs with Bangsring Underwater that is managed by local fishermen.

There are some spots that could satisfy the hunger of underwater adventure with panorama full of reefs and cliffs. The soft coral in the reeds also could make you forget everything behind once you do snorkeling and diving in this place.

“The artificial reefs are the transplantations from the donors, including the ‘fish’s apartment that was put in Bangsring to be fish’s home, such as ornamented and consumption-purposed fish.” Ikhwan Arief, the manager of Bangsring Underwater.

Arief said that other than enjoying the underwater view, the visitors could do conservation activity, such as mangrove planting and reefs transplantation.

“Many people come here not only to do snorkeling and diving but also to do transplantation. In a month, there are a thousand visitors. So, they do not only do recreation but also do preservation of the underwater environment.” Arief said.

According to Arief, Bangsring fishermen have started the preservation since 2008. The damaged at first was fatal because the fishing process was using bombs.

“Now, the reefs are 80% recovered. The fishermen also do not use bomb anymore because they have already known the importance of reefs’ existence for sea in Banyuwangi,” he said.

For them who want to do snorkeling and diving will be accompanied by a professional guide from the trained fishermen.

“The safety is guaranteed. It is no problem if you are not a good swimmer because you could use the life jacket. The reefs also could be seen in the 1-3 meters depth for the beginner. ”

Meanwhile, the advanced divers could dive 15-20 meters depth.

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