Kimbe Bay is actually a significant, well-defined gulf which is about 140 km by 70 and consists of among the list of world’s most diversified tropical underwater habitats, which includes shallow coral reefs, sea grasses and mangroves; and deepwater underwater environments which includes seamounts and oceanic waters in close vicinity. Such diversified ecosystems are part of the Coral Triangle, the worldwide facility of marine bio-diversity and so is the place to find of at least a dozen varieties of underwater creatures as well as other scarce and endangered species. In addition, Kimbie Bay’s component of both deepwater and shallow environments in close vicinity to one another gives an ideally suited chance to preserve many different underwater environments.
Similar to several seaside places all over the world, Kimbie Bay’s splendid underwater bio-diversity is at potential risk from surrounding hazards for example sedimentation, overfishing, pollution and rising individual numbers. On top of that, worldwide risks which include increasing sea temperatures regarding global warming already have resulted in coral bleaching within the bay. Sea levels also are mounting, terrifying critical seaside habitats such as mangroves as well as turtle nesting regions.
Kimbie Bay works with an amazingly diversified marine environment. World renowned dive spots such as South Bay, North Ema, Inglis Shoal, Susan’s, Christine’s and Restorff Island are a few of the approximately 200 reefs and dive spots scattered across Kimbie Bay. Each one is immaculate and preserved through a strict policy of “Look but don’t touch”.
The area features more than 190 offshore reefs that have 70% of most coral varieties native to the Indo-Pacific present. The diverseness with the marine environment is wonderful with more than 900 species of fish determined. Seahorses, dolphins and killer whales down to the most rare nudibranch and very small decorator crab, along with most creatures somewhere between, tend to be found within these waters. Some of the famous dive spots in Kimbie Bay are The Cathedral, Vanessa’s Reef, Rainbow Ridge, and Bradford Shoals wherein different marine species dwell such as barracudas, surgeonfish, seaperch, gorgonial coral, staghorn and a lot more.
The local weather in Kimbie Bay is tropical, warm and monsoon. Monsoon season is between January and March. Temperatures don’t fluctuate much all year round; the average temperature may range from 20 to 30 degree Celsius.
Check before you go
- Passport expiry date (most countries require at least six months prior to the expiry date)
- Visa requirements
- Travel Insurance (make sure coverage for Scuba Diving is included)
- Medical status (Visit your doctor if you are unsure)