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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
Three weekly flights from Medan to Sabang Airport have been discontinued as of 2019. Banda Aceh is the nearest airport. Take a 15 minute taxi/becak ride to the ferry terminal for transfer to Pulau Weh.
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Three weekly flights from Medan to Sabang Airport.
  
 
===By boat===
 
===By boat===
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[[Image:P1080091.JPG|thumb|upright=1.3|jetty at Iboih (Teupin Layeu)]]There's not much to see in the city of Sabang.  Head straight to either Gapang or Iboih beaches (40-50 minutes from the ferry).
 
[[Image:P1080091.JPG|thumb|upright=1.3|jetty at Iboih (Teupin Layeu)]]There's not much to see in the city of Sabang.  Head straight to either Gapang or Iboih beaches (40-50 minutes from the ferry).
  
The main reason to go to Pulau Weh is for the beaches.  Relaxing, swimming, snorkelling, diving.  Don't worry about doing anything else. There is now a yoga studio so it is also becoming a great place for yoga teacher training.
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The main reason to go to Pulau Weh is for the beaches.  Relaxing, swimming, snorkelling, diving.  Don't worry about doing anything else.
  
 
Kilometer Nol (Kilometre 0), the most Western point in Indonesia, is on Pulau Weh.  You can rent a motorbike from Iboih for around IDR100,000/day and head out on your own, or rent a minivan and guide to take your group.
 
Kilometer Nol (Kilometre 0), the most Western point in Indonesia, is on Pulau Weh.  You can rent a motorbike from Iboih for around IDR100,000/day and head out on your own, or rent a minivan and guide to take your group.
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===Dive===
 
===Dive===
[[Image:P1080234.JPG|thumb|upright=1.3|Gapang Beach]]Single dive starts at €25, cheaper the more you do. Island has around 20 dive sites which are way less populated than elsewhere in Indonesia, and the life under water is simply spectacular. Note that Iboih and Gapang (and possibly other places on the island) are closed to diving on Friday mornings.
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[[Image:P1080234.JPG|thumb|upright=1.3|Gapang Beach]]Single dive starts at €25, cheaper the more you do. Island has around 20 dive sites which are way less populated than elsewhere in Indonesia, and the life under water is simply spectacular. Note that Iboih (and possibly other places on the island) are closed to diving on Friday mornings.
  
It's still considered a secret spot even amongst the diving community and Pulau Weh's reefs are genuinely untouched and offer something for every level of experience. The bottom topography ranges from large boulders on sandy slopes and deep volcanic pinnacles to craggy wall sections and coral gardens. Pulau Weh is notable for strong currents that can present dangerous conditions for unprepared divers.
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It's still considered a secret spot even amongst the diving community and Pulau Weh's reefs are genuinely untouched and offer something for every level of experience. The bottom topography ranges from large boulders on sandy slopes and deep volcanic pinnacles to craggy wall sections and coral gardens.
  
The house reef at Gapang Beach boasts a wide range of macro life including rare critters like Frog Fish, Star Gazers and Gurnards. Large pelagics like Mantas, Whale Sharks and Mola Mola also come to feed when the season is right. All operators on Gapang Beach prioritize safety. Pulau Weh offers some of the finest diving in Indonesia, yet it is still very much undeveloped.
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The house reef at Gapang Beach boasts a wide range of macro life including rare critters like Frog Fish, Star Gazers and Gurnards. Large pelagics like Mantas, Whale Sharks and Mola Mola also come to feed when the season is right. Pulau Weh offers some of the finest diving in Indonesia, yet it is still very much undeveloped.
  
* <do name="Monster Divers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone=" +62 81269606857" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.monsterdivers.com" hours="" price="">Monster Divers is located on Gapang Beach and it's managed by three Spanish guys and a few of nice local people. Very respectful with the sea environment, you won't see them (or allow you) with the fins on the coral or hunting an octopus with a stick. New equipment and boat just in front of the store, they also offer free pick up at your location. Very friendly stuff, safety and fun is their main concern. All dive operators on Gapang Beach have highest safety standards.</do>
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* <do name="Monster Divers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone=" +62 81269606857" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.monsterdivers.com" hours="" price="">Monster Divers is located at the end of Gapang Beach and it's managed by three Spanish guys and a few of nice local people. Very respectful with the sea environment, you won't see them (or allow you) with the fins on the coral or hunting an octopus with a stick. New equipment and boat just in front of the store, they also offer free pick up at your location. Very friendly stuff, safety and fun is their main concern.</do>
  
 
* <do name="Rubiah Tirta Divers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://rubiahdivers.com/" hours="" price="">Dive school based in Iboih, with a lot of restaurants and accommodation nearby. Rubiah is the original dive shop on the island and is still the cheapest (if you do a course or are a member, dives are €10 thereafter). The dive shop has a big boat and two smaller boats, nice local staff and knowledgeable instructors. A very relaxed place where you can chill out drinking tea and watch the world pass you by. It's popular with western dive masters and instructors that come here to dive on their holidays away from the day job in Thailand. They typically do only one dive in the morning and one in the afternoon unless you make arrangements as a group.</do>
 
* <do name="Rubiah Tirta Divers" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://rubiahdivers.com/" hours="" price="">Dive school based in Iboih, with a lot of restaurants and accommodation nearby. Rubiah is the original dive shop on the island and is still the cheapest (if you do a course or are a member, dives are €10 thereafter). The dive shop has a big boat and two smaller boats, nice local staff and knowledgeable instructors. A very relaxed place where you can chill out drinking tea and watch the world pass you by. It's popular with western dive masters and instructors that come here to dive on their holidays away from the day job in Thailand. They typically do only one dive in the morning and one in the afternoon unless you make arrangements as a group.</do>
  
* <do name="Lumba Lumba Diving Centre" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.lumbalumba.com/" hours="" price="">Popular western-owned dive operator in Gapang beach. Accommodation is for divers only, but the bungalows are spacious and clean. The newer budget rooms with shared bathroom are very good value for money. The dive shop is professional and staff very friendly. They offer all PADI courses and also offer Nitrox! The house reef is right in front of the diveshop, just walk into the water. Gapang beach is very quiet, a great place to relax where all dive operators have highest safety standards.</do>
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* <do name="Lumba Lumba Diving Centre" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.lumbalumba.com/" hours="" price="">Popular western-owned dive operator in Gapang beach. Accommodation is for divers only, but the bungalows are spacious and clean. The newer budget rooms with shared bathroom are very good value for money. The dive shop is professional and staff very friendly. They offer all PADI courses and also offer Nitrox! The house reef is right in front of the diveshop, just walk into the water. Gapang beach is very quiet, a great place to relax.</do>
  
 
* <do name="Scuba Weh" alt="" address="" directions="" phone=" +62 823 70521752" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.scubaweh.com/" hours="" price="">Dive center based in Iboih, turn right after you drive down to the village centre. Super friendly staff, local owner Mus is a legend, very knowledgeable instructors including German fella. Equipment is new and good quality, tank fills come from a european standard quality controlled compressor. Flexible dive schedules. All PADI Courses offered.  </do>
 
* <do name="Scuba Weh" alt="" address="" directions="" phone=" +62 823 70521752" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.scubaweh.com/" hours="" price="">Dive center based in Iboih, turn right after you drive down to the village centre. Super friendly staff, local owner Mus is a legend, very knowledgeable instructors including German fella. Equipment is new and good quality, tank fills come from a european standard quality controlled compressor. Flexible dive schedules. All PADI Courses offered.  </do>
 
* <do name="Bubble Addict" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+62 852 96904984" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="https://bubble-addict.com/" hours="" price="">Bubble Addict is the newest shop on Gapang and offers fun dives and courses with SSI or PADI. Owner is French and his wife, the yoga instructor, is Japanese/Canadian and they employ many local staff so very diverse and international. They are environmentalists and plan beach/reef cleanups, avoid single-use plastic (using metal straws), and give out free fruit juice to local kids who collect trash. Very safe and well-maintained equipment. </do>
 
  
 
* <do name="Steffen Sea Sports" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.steffen-sea-sports.com/" hours="" price="">Offers a more customized, relaxed and professional atmosphere with 31 years of experience. Owner is a great Malaysian guy that truly appreciates his customers and it shows in his attitude also. They had nice plans for future in Spring 2010, but are operating from Gapang near Leguna and Flamboyan resorts at least until 2011. Gear is new too, and maintained to strict standards. Highly recommended.</do>
 
* <do name="Steffen Sea Sports" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.steffen-sea-sports.com/" hours="" price="">Offers a more customized, relaxed and professional atmosphere with 31 years of experience. Owner is a great Malaysian guy that truly appreciates his customers and it shows in his attitude also. They had nice plans for future in Spring 2010, but are operating from Gapang near Leguna and Flamboyan resorts at least until 2011. Gear is new too, and maintained to strict standards. Highly recommended.</do>
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* <do name="Dive Weh" alt="" address="Pick up at accommodation" directions="" phone=" +62 822 732 11194" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.dive-weh.com" hours="" price="">Tour and Dive Boat in Pulau Weh. They will pick you up from your accommodation, whether you stay in Sumur Tiga, Sabang, Gapang, Iboih etc. They are not just a dive operation, but also run snorkeling tours and boat charter services. Co-owner is one of the only Acehnese PADI Instructors on the island, with 20 years diving around Southeast Asia, so very local & experienced. They have a big 17m-long boat, with a nice sun deck, perfect for cruising, chilling out before & after dives or activities. Good for groups also. Sometimes you can see their boat in the bay when driving through Monkey Hill. They can also organize all-in packages with accommodation & meals.</do>
 
* <do name="Dive Weh" alt="" address="Pick up at accommodation" directions="" phone=" +62 822 732 11194" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.dive-weh.com" hours="" price="">Tour and Dive Boat in Pulau Weh. They will pick you up from your accommodation, whether you stay in Sumur Tiga, Sabang, Gapang, Iboih etc. They are not just a dive operation, but also run snorkeling tours and boat charter services. Co-owner is one of the only Acehnese PADI Instructors on the island, with 20 years diving around Southeast Asia, so very local & experienced. They have a big 17m-long boat, with a nice sun deck, perfect for cruising, chilling out before & after dives or activities. Good for groups also. Sometimes you can see their boat in the bay when driving through Monkey Hill. They can also organize all-in packages with accommodation & meals.</do>
  
* <do name="The Padé Dive Resort" alt="" address="" directions="" phone=" +62 6523324 500" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.thepade.com/diveresort.php" hours="" price="">The Pade Dive Resort is located at Lhong Angen Beach on the very quiet westcoast of Pulau Weh. Here some of the islands' best dive sites such as Batee Meuduro, Pantee Peunateung and The Canyon can be found. Well maintained rental equipment and NITROX is available for divetrips to all of Pulau Weh's divesites on the four boats. The housereef, which is also ideal for snorkeling, is easily accessible from the beach. The rooms are equipped with A/C, hot water shower, satellite TV and WiFi is available throughout the resort. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.</do>
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* <do name="The Padé Dive Resort" alt="" address="" directions="" phone=" +62 6523324 500" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.thepade.com/diveresort.php" hours="" price="">The Pade Dive Resort is located at Lhong Angen Beach on the very quiet westcoast of Pulau Weh. Here some of the islands' best divesites such as Batee Meuduro, Pantee Peunateung and The Canyon can be found. Well maintained rental equipment and NITROX is available for divetrips to all of Pulau Weh's divesites on the four boats. The housereef, which is also ideal for snorkeling, is easily accessible from the beach. The rooms are equipped with A/C, hot water shower, satellite TV and WiFi is available throughout the resort. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.</do>
 
 
===Yoga===
 
* <do name="Flying Elephant Yoga" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+62 85296904984" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://flyingelephantyoga.com/" hours="" price="">Flying Elephant Yoga is the only yoga studio on the island, located at the end of Gapang Beach above Bubble Addict/Tipsy Toby Cafe. Community yoga classes are held at 18:30 each weekday (Monday-Friday) on donation basis. All abilities welcome. Be on time; classes start promptly at 18:30 and usually fill up. Check with them for the latest schedule, sometimes it changes. Talk to Tomomi if you're interested in yoga teacher training program, she's an amazing instructor. </do>
 
  
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
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- ''Barracuda'' is the newest around and is between the Lumbalumba Dive center and the souvenir shop. Owners speak very good English, and serve a comprehensive menu with the tastiest food on Gapang. Their curries and Tacos are just delicious.
 
- ''Barracuda'' is the newest around and is between the Lumbalumba Dive center and the souvenir shop. Owners speak very good English, and serve a comprehensive menu with the tastiest food on Gapang. Their curries and Tacos are just delicious.
 
- ''Tipsy Toby Cafe'' is in Bubble Addict below Flying Elephant Yoga. They serve sandwiches, fresh fruit, yogurt, pizza, naan wraps and various other western cafe dishes for breakfast and lunch (closes 7pm). They have a professional espresso machine for the best coffee on Pulau Weh.
 
  
 
'''Sumur Tiga'''
 
'''Sumur Tiga'''

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