Kaio Island

Kaio Island

Kaio Island, a small island, located near Gaddani in Balochistan’s Lasbela district, is an important ecological habitat, known for its diverse underwater marine animals. Kaio Island is among the very few areas along the coast of Pakistan, which has a habitat associated with coral sand and is inhabited by a large variety of invertebrates and colourful fish.

Kaio Islands Complex has an area of about 400 sq. km. It has marine waters with a maximum depth of 30 m whereas major part of the bottom is predominantly sandy in nature. There are coral assemblages around the islands and subtidal rocky patches. The coast is influenced by the repeated reversal of monsoon which causes deep convective mixing especially during the north-east monsoon bringing nutrient rich water to the surface supporting high productivity in the Arabian Sea.The wave action, for most part of year in intense especially during southwest monsoon (mid May to mid September), however, during rest of the period the sea conditions remain calm or with moderate wave action. During November and February the current in the area flows in anticlockwise direction whereas during remaining part of the year it is clockwise.

Astola Island Balochistan

Astola Island

Astola Island, also known as Jezira Haft Talar Satadip or ‘Island of the Seven Hills’, is a small uninhabited Island in Balochistan side Arabian Sea approximately 25 km south of the nearest part of the coast.

The reason why the island’s exquisite beauty has remained untarnished is because of its remote location. From Karachi, it is a seven-hour drive to reach Pasni, from where you have to take a 3 to 4 hour boat ride to Astola island.

Astola island is Pakistan’s largest offshore island at approximately 6.7 km long with a maximum width of 2.3 km and an area of approximately 6.7 km. The highest point is 246 ft (75 m) above sea level. Administratively, the island is part of the Pasni subdistrict of Gwadar District in Balochistan province.

The island can be accessed by motorized boats from Pasni, with a journey time of about 3-4 hours to reach the island.

Churna Island Karachi

Churna Island

Churna Island for many is nothing less than a hidden paradise located in the Arabian Sea Karachi. This place is best known and popular for Snorkeling and Scuba diving trips. Since the sea is calm with the absence of high tides, so the best time to snorkel is now especially in the months of November … Read more