20 – 30 °C / 68 – 86 °F
5 – 40 meters / 15 – 130ft
Skin / 3mm / 5mm / semi-dry
Best time to travel
Recommended dive sites
Komodo: Cannibal Rock, Castle Rock
Bunaken: Lekuan 1, Siladen Point
Above water activities
Bali, Komodo dragons, Toraja Land
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Welcome to Indonesia, home to some of the world's best scuba diving!
The archipelago nation of some 17,000 islands boasts a fifth of the globe's coral reefs and scuba diving Indonesia is among the world’s best kept secrets. With over 3,000 fish species and 600 coral, diving Indonesia offers just about everything: steep walls, deep water trenches, underwater volcanic mountains and amazing wrecks.
Destinations for scuba diving Indonesia include diving Komodo, the Banda Islands, Raja Ampat, Sulawesi and Bali (the best known of Indonesia's islands) with liveaboards ready to take you to the most magical places of all.
Diving Komodo gives you access to world-class reefs full of color and life, characterized by its incredible variety of reef types and the sheer diversity of its marine life, ranging from tiny critters to very big fish. Caves, walls, drop-offs and superb reefs are all easily accessible. Above water one may see pods of dolphins or Short-finned Pilot Whales migrating to the Pacific Ocean. with pinnacles and walls, manta rays and maybe even dolphins and dugongs to be enjoyed.
No visit to the western Nusa Tenggara would be complete without a visit to Komodo, the island known for its population of Komodo Dragons; the planet’s largest existing lizard. Should you decide a Komodo liveaboards diving adventure, a shore visit to Komodo is included.
The Banda Islands are fast becoming known as one of the world’s finest diving destinations. A trip here will show you an amazing variety and number of pelagic and reef fishes, along with vibrant reefs with giant hard corals, sea fans and sponges.
Check out the awesome dive sites around Raja Ampat, increasingly well-known as the world epicenter of marine biodiversity where underwater delights provide for pioneer diving at its best. With pristine reefs of hard and soft corals and some of the world’s most intriguing macro creatures, scientists are falling over themselves to identify new fish and coral species here, so be among the first to be diving Indonesia and enjoy the visual feast. This is probably the richest, diving area in the world! Above the waves is worth exploring too, as there are some wonderful birds to be seen. See the amazing sharks of the region and experience the vast array of fish and corals. Marvel at the beautiful scenery and enjoy the thrill of remoteness in this spectacularly wonderful area.
Diving in Sulawesi typically means combining the unparalleled bio diversity of Manado's Bunaken Marine Park and the breathtaking Lembeh Strait, mostly famous for being one of the best muck diving destinations in the world peeling back layers of life to reveal shy critters such as the flamboyant cuttlefish, harlequin shrimp, mimic octopus, wonderpus and skeleton shrimps. The Lembeh Strait is 25 kilometers long with over 30 dive sites to choose from and a seabed as diverse as the creatures which inhabit it.
South of Sulawesi is Wakatobi, luxury islands with a world-class house reef. Wakatobi is one of the most exciting diving destinations in Indonesia in an area that encompasses the highest coral reef biodiversity in the world.
The Bunaken National Marine Park is only 75 minutes away from Gangga Island and the protected park offers most of the species of coral fishes known to exist in Indonesia. Gangga Island is perfectly located at the conjunction of the Indian and the Pacific Oceans offering sensational diving where you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with diverse and remarkable marine life.
Diving in Bali, the so-called Island of the Gods has a great variation of shore-based diving, including to the famous World War II Tulamben USAT Liberty wreck. Mola mola or sunfish can be glimpsed off Bali’s beaches, while quality critter dives are assured.
A Bali tour package offers an exceptional diving experience for all levels of divers experiencing protected shallow bays with exotic scorpion fish, octopus and nudibranchs to exciting drift diving in wild currents with sharks and manta rays.
Together, they make scuba diving in Bali one of the most incredible experiences you'll have on Earth.
For dive resorts Indonesia is the place to be. Whether you are looking for a Bali hotel package or spend your vacation on a liveaboard Indonesia has it all. What are you waiting for? Visit dive resort Indonesia now!
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