This site is suitable for divers of all experience levels. The “cave” is actually an overhang that hides a wealth of fish and critters for the patient diver to discover. You cannot swim far into it and no additional training is required; nevertheless there is some of the gloomy mystery so typical of caves.
To get there you will most likely be dropped by the boat on the west side of small uninhabited Seulako Island. As you swim south you first pass a carpet of soft coral followed by a slope of small stones. If you are lucky you can spot the local frogfish that like to hang around on the rocks. Elsewhere ribbon eels may be rare; here you can spot black, blue and yellow ones in one dive. Watch out for octopus and cuttlefish. With luck you will bump into the local hawksbill turtle. Its curiosity has made it dance with and even kiss the mask of a diver.
At around 13 m depth you will see the first overhang. It’s just the small sister of the main overhang around 5 m deeper and some fin kicks south. If you don’t bring a torch your eyes will need to adjust to see the variety of fish swimming around the gorgonian fan corals and sponges inside the cave. Have a look for batfish and the giant sweetlips that often hangs around. If you are into crabs and shrimps you won’t be disappointed here.
Going shallower towards the end of the dive you may see schools of black snappers hanging around or trevallies on the hunt or even a black tip reef shark.
You finish the dive amongst the rocks of Arus Balee, the pinnacle that lies between Seulako and Rubiah Islands. Seulako Cave is a good spot to visit in the afternoon – normally a rather easy and rewarding dive.