Subnautica Biomes Guide – Depth Range, Harvesting Nodes, Places to Visit

By   /   Feb 2, 2018
Subnautica Biomes Guide

There are quite a lot of Subnautica Biomes. All of the Biomes have their very own ecosystem, which makes them quite different than one another, and thus this means that people can get quite lost when going into the different Biomes and exploring all of the different Flora and Fauna that are present within the Biomes.

This Subnautica Guide is your go-to place for when you are trying to figure out how you can go into the Biomes with a plan laid out on which places you need to visit and what you need to do in order to make your trip worth it.

You can also acquire items acquired from these Subnautica Biomes by using PC Console Commands found at the link.

Subnautica Biomes

There are a lot of different Biomes that are available within the game. Some of them are found on the Surface, others are found in Caves and Islands.

This Subnautica Biomes Guide will go through all of them one by one. We will tell you the depth range of the Biomes, after which we will mention all of the harvesting nodes where you can find some of the precious items that you may need.

Lastly, we will mention some other points of interests which you should visit when in the Biomes, as they will provide you with some interesting information and materials to find. You can also check out our Raw Materials Farming Locations Guide.

Surface Biomes

These Biomes are all found on the Surfaces. Let’s take a look at them and figure out how you can make the most of your time in them.

BiomeDepthHarvesting NodesPlaces to Visit
Blood Kelp Zone150 – 675 Meters (Trench)Shale OutcropLarge Wreck (1) (Trench)

Destroyed Lifepod (1) (Northern)

Blood Kelp Sanctuary (Northern)

Bulb Zone Biome140 – 480 MetersSandstone Outcrop

Shale Outcrop

Large Wreck (2)

Destroyed Lifepod (1)

Lava Geysers (3)

Bulb Zone Arch Cache (1)

Crag Field Biome125 – 460 MetersShale Outcrop

Limestone Outcrop

Crag Field Arch Cache (1)

Destroyed Lifepod

CrashZone0 – 370 MetersLimestone Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Shale Outcrop

Aurora

Destroyed Lifepod (1)

Dead Zone0 – 3000 MetersNoneNone
Dunes Biome65 – 400 MetersLimestone Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Large Wreck (1)

Meteor Crater

Giant Sinkhole

Dunes Sanctuary (1)

Alien Vent Entrance Point

Grand Reef Biome150 – 480 MetersShale OutcropLarge Wrecks (2)

Thermal Vents (5)

Alien Vent Entrance Point

Grassy Plateaus Biome50 – 170 MetersLimestone Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Large Wrecks (5)

Small Wrecks (6)

Destroyed Lifepods (2)

Kelp Forest Biome0 – 160 MetersLimestone Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Large Wrecks (4)

Destroyed Lifepod (1)

Mountains Biome0 – 500 MetersSandstone Outcrop

Shale Outcrop

Large Wreck (1)

Thermal Vents (10)

Alien Arch Platform (1)

Alien Vent Entrance Point

Mushroom Forest75 – 250 Meters (Northwestern)

125 – 200 Meters (Northeastern)

Limestone Outcrop

Purple Pinecone

Sandstone Outcrop

Shale Outcrop

Large Wreck (1)

Destroyed Lifepod (1)

Mushroom Forest Arch Cache (Northwestern)

Alien Vent Entrance Point (Northeastern)

Safe Shallows0 – 80 MetersLimestone Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Large Wrecks (2)

Small Wrecks (7)

Lava Geysers (2)

Destroyed Lifepod (1)

Sea Treader’s Path170 – 360 MetersShale OutcropLarge Wreck (1)
Sparse Reef Biome40 – 310 MetersLimestone OutcropAlien Vent Entrance Point
Underwater Islands35 – 500 MetersShale Outcrop

Limestone Outcrop

Large Wreck (1)

Lava Geysers (8)

Alien Vent Entrance Point

 

Island Biomes

There are only a total of two Island Biomes in Subnautica. Let’s go ahead and take a look at them both.

BiomeDepthHarvesting NodesPlaces to Visit
Floating IslandAbove sea levelDegasi Seabases (3)

Floating Island Arch Cache (1)

Mountain IslandAbove sea levelShale Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Quarantine Enforcement Platform

Mountain Island Arch Cache (1)

Cave Biomes

Subnautica has its fair share of Cave Biomes and there are a lot of different interesting things in them, so let us tell you where to go to find those things.

BiomeDepthHarvesting NodesPlaces to Visit
Blood Kelp Caves285 – 675 MetersShale Outcrop
Bone Fields Caves610 – 710 Meters
Bulb Zone Caves220 – 315 MetersShale OutcropLava Geyser (1)
Deep Grand Reef425 – 630 MetersPurple Pinecone

Shale Outcrop

Degasi Seabase (1)
Deep Sparse Reef210 – 290 MetersLimestone OutcropSparse Reef Sanctuary

Destroyed Lifepod (1)

Dunes Caves400 – 420 MetersSandstone Outcrop
Grand Reef Caves120 – 410 MetersLimestone Outcrop
Grassy Plateaus Caves120 – 175 MetersLimestone Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Shale Outcrop

Inactive Lava Zone900 – 1300 MetersNoneLava Castle

Alien Thermal Plant

Jellyshroom Cave180 – 300 MetersSandstone Outcrop

Shale Outcrop

Degasi Seabase (1)
Kelp Forest Caves90 – 170 MetersLimestone Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Lava Lakes1300 – 1700 MetersNonePrimary Containment Facility
Lost River550 – 1000 MetersNoneDisease Research Facility

Gargantuan Fossil

Lost River Laboratory (1)

Ghost Forest Arch Cache (1)

Mountain Range Caves0 – 380 MetersShale OutcropThermal Vents (?)
Mushroom Forest Caves170 – 250 MetersShale Outcrop
Safe Shallows Caves10 – 75 MetersLimestone Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Sea Treader’s Tunnel Caves200 – 340 MetersShale Outcrop
Underwater Islands Caves205 – 255 MetersShale Outcrop

Limestone Outcrop

Mini Biomes

These are some other Biomes found in the world of Subnautica. Go ahead and take a look.

BiomeDepthHarvesting NodesPlaces to Visit
Crash Zone Mesas150 – 330 MetersSandstone Outcrop

Limestone Outcrop

Lava Geyser60 – 560 MetersShale Outcrop

Sandstone Outcrop

Limestone Outcrop

Lava Castle1100 – 1300 MetersNoneAlien Thermal Plant
Inactive Lava Zone Corridor800 – 1200 MetersNone

That is all we have for our Subnautica Biomes Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!

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