Napo Kima Dive Trip

with Saronde Island Dive Resort - North Gorontalo
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Dive the attols and pinnacles of North Gorontalo

The use of “napo” in naming atolls in Indonesia is influenced by local languages and cultures. In Indonesian or local dialects, “napo” might be associated with boats or ship-like structures, which fittingly describe the shape or formation of atolls.

Atolls are ring-shaped coral reefs, often with a central lagoon, resembling the shape of a boat or ship from an aerial perspective. Therefore, naming atolls after “napos” captures their appearance based on local cultural and linguistic references.

The Napos dive sites

Napo Kima Day Diving Trip offers the opportunity to dive at walls and coral reefs that have rarely been explored by other divers. The drop-offs and gentle slopes of Napo Kima and Napo Modotu are impressive, rich with corals and fish. Sharks, tuna, turtles, and rays are commonly spotted here. While not primarily a macro diving destination, unique nudibranchs like Cyerce and Bornella can still be found.

Napo Raja is a pinnacle with a large top. Below 10 meters, you’ll find extensive fields of salad corals surrounding the pinnacle. The sandy bottom at 28 meters offers the chance to see blacktip reef sharks and large tuna. The reef top is full of surprising macro life and nudibranchs.


The trip starts at 7 am with a small breakfast at our restaurant in Saronde. We then embark on a two-hour boat ride to the Kima Napos. During the morning cruise, enjoy the ocean views or the beautiful mainland landscape. Snacks, fruits, cold drinks, coffee, and tea are available. If you prefer a small breakfast during the cruise, just let us know, and we’ll prepare it for you.

The first two dives will be at Napo Kima. Lunch will be served on the beach of Pulau Raja or Pulau Papaya, depending on the waves and tides. If the boat can’t reach the beach, you can swim or snorkel to shore and enjoy your surface interval there.

The third dive will be at Napo Raja. After this, we cruise back to Saronde Island, a journey of about 45 minutes. Enjoy the afternoon sunlight or a bit of sunset before arriving back at Saronde.

Booking Information

For pricing details, please refer to our price list. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our management at Saronde. We require two days’ notice before your desired trip date.

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