Diving Krakatoa - Volcano Dive Trip 2004

Date: 6 - 8 August 2004
Duration: 3 days
Photo from the trip Diving Krakatoa - Volcano Dive Trip 2004


On 27 August 1883, the Indonesian island of Rakata almost vanished. In fact, about 75% of the land area of Rakata no longer exists. It was the most violent volcanic eruption recorded in world history that caused the destruction, and left more than 30,000 dead.
Krakatau (Krakatoa) volcano was located on the island of Rakata, 40 km off the west coast of Java. Since early historic ages, violent volcanic activity has been known to exist in the region. The "great eruption" of Krakatau must have taken place around 416 AD, as reported in ancient Javanese scriptures. The eruption formed three Islands (Rakata, Panjang, and Sertung), and caused a 7 km long caldera (cavity) to form underneath Rakata. When Krakatau erupted again in 1883, the island virtually collapsed into its cavity, 300 m below sea level. So violent was the eruption that volcanic ash and debris reached as far west as Madagascar.
Tidal waves resulted in the destruction of more than 150 villages, and were felt in France and England. In Australia, hundreds of kilometers away from the site, the explosion was heard.
Since the disappearance of Krakatau, smaller eruptions have been observed. The ocean floor has been since gradually rising, eventually giving birth in 1927 to a new island, north of what remains of Rakata.
Today, Anak Krakatau (Son of Krakatoa) rises more than 150 m above sea level and is two km in diameter.
Well known as one of the beautifull destination for scuba diver to dive in around this Krakatau area.


06-09-2004 Evening, airport pickup and depart to Anyer
07-08-2004 Morning, start The Diving Krakatoa dive trip and to explore Krakatau dive sites.
07-08-2004 Evening, dinner and party!
08-08-2004 Morning, two dives at Sangiang.
08-08-2004 Evening, back to Jakarta. Participants from Singapore are to arrange their own transportation to the airport the next day.