BIRA DIVE CAMP
The camp is located on South Sulawesis whitest beach
A simple accommodation made out of recycled traditional houses and bamboo. Currently we have two types of lodging, small bungalows (2 guests in double or twin) and big bungalows (dorms) with 6 beds. All with shared bathroom and toilets. The camp is sitting on Bara beach in the end of Longbeach in Bira. It’s peaceful and amazingly beautiful, the night sky is just breathtaking. We love this place and we are convinced you will as well.
There is some great diving here and unlike many dive locations there are very few divers still. We have a great number of sites, including spectacular coral walls with many passing pelagics, underwater mounds with pumping currents, and a fascinating, calm house reef. Bira is most famous for its great variety of sharks and other pelagic which visit throughout June – November. Visibility is always good, and sometimes peaks up to spectacular 50m+.
The idea of Bira Dive Camp is to create a hub for travelers and divers, in an amazing place, with great diving, all for a good price. We are working with strong ethics, the Camp is as eco friendly as reality and budget allow. We work closely with the local community and try to educate them to create sustainable ways of income instead of destructive fishing methods. We want our guests to have a genuine Indonesian experience, away from the crowds in a social and inspiring environment
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
bumpheads, tuna, barracuda, giant travelli, queensland grouper and schooling fish.
WHAT WE HOPE TO SEE
WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING
They say you can choose your friends but not your family. My family lives on the other side of the world, but here in Bira I have been adopted by …
Sometimes a small idea can grow into a big dream very quickly. Bira is like this. Here’s just one example: I have been growing some seeds in a little pot …
Our trusty captain is the one and only true boss around here. Cap has been driving boats around Bira for…well, we would believe forever! He knows the seas around here better than anyone. …
Bira is famous for its white beaches and large marine life. It is located 20km South East of Makassar (Ujung pandang) , the capital of Sulawesi. We are convinced that Bira will become a major tourist destination in the future, until then, we enjoy the tranquility.
”I lived in Bira for two years (1998-2000) while building my first expedition live aboard Jaya. During that time it was still completely undeveloped and there was no dive operator. But we had compressors, equipment and a dinghy so in the afternoons after work we went diving. Bira back then was ”sharkie”… really ”sharkie”. After leaving Bira and spending 15 years diving basically everything there is to dive in Asia. Starting dive businesses in famous locations like Gili Islands, Komodo and Raja Ampat, me and my partners were working on a new concept to make a dive resort affordable enough for backpackers. We went through all possible destinations and took the decision to make it in Bira. It was the only place that had great diving but still had road access making it possible to have a low price. I’m really glad to be back in Bira!”
Partner and Founder of Bira Dive Camp