The Anambas are a group of islands in the South China Sea, nestled midway between Singapore and the oil-rich Natunas Archipelago. Lying to the east of the main shipping lines, these Indonesian islands are sparingly inhabited by simple fishing folk, descendents of the once-proud seafaring Bugis and the occasional pirate. The diving at Anambas is both challenging and varied, ranging from simple underwater reef systems of Tokong Malangbiru island and the submerged Acasta Rock, to the blue water diving of the disused Udang Oil Rigs, to the wrecks of the Seven Skies and Sara-D.
To date, many minor islands of the Anambas archipelago remain unexplored and may potentially house rewarding dive sites. The island group is part of the Riau Islands Province, and are sometimes included in the larger Natuna Islands, located several hundred kilometers to the east. Anambas has a large reserve of natural gas that is exported to countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. The island Matak (Pulau Matak) is the main base for oil exploration. Other islands are Tarempah and Jemaja Andriabu.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.