Bira is located on a peninsula in Southern Sulawesi around 200km away from Makasar. It is one of Indonesia’s most stunning beaches and untouched reefs. Far away from the hustle and bustle of cities, this sleepy ship building village has only just started to attract the travellers eye.
A perfect tropical paradise.
It is 1km wide and 2 km long with a local population of around 2,000.
Diving in Bira
Part of the diving area is in the spillover zone of the Taka Bonerate marine park surrounding the outlining islands. The furthest away dive site is less than 1 hour by boat. Bira is known as being one of Indonesia’s top shark diving destinations with a healthy population of white tip and black tip reef sharks spotted on almost every dive. Occasional hammerhead and thresher sharks are spotted along the dramatic walls.
The temperature averages 27 degrees Celsius with a low of 25 and high of 30. Visibility rarely drops below 15m and can be well over 50m. Currents are mild but all dives are drift diving where you jump in where you want, let the current take you, and surface when you’re done with the boat picking you up. Easy and beautiful diving.
Things To Do
Relaxing or adventure, Bira has many exciting places to explore. Jump on your motorbike and take a tour in the countryside. Through the rice fields or jungle trek to famous lookout points. You can explore the smaller islands on day trips of enjoy a day on extensive white powder sand beaches.
Take out the paddle board or kayak on your down time, or explore the many caves around.