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BANTA ISLAND. 8°24.750S, 119°17.259E

Give plenty of water to the northern tips of Banta Bay for an unobstructed run to the anchorage, which for superyachts is at 40 metres on sand. Shallower draft vessels can poke into a comfortable depth, but best on the 15-metre bank rising to 2 metres on sand at 8°24.961S, 119°16.809E.

Once at anchor the Banta activity menu is extensive. There is a wonderful ridge walk offering unbelievable elevated scenic views of the whole island. The diving and snorkelling over the fringing reef is fabulous and there is a white sand beach on the east coast that is post card quality. There is further exploration and scenic beauty through the wash-throughs and eroded isthmus rock fingers along the headland shorelines.

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