Scuba Diving Vacations Indonesia

Imagine the underwater world that grabbed the attention of Jacque Cousteau.
Indonesia diving. Known as the landscape that is home to Cousteau’s favorite destination for experiencing reefs, Indonesia is a diver’s paradise. And with our scuba diving vacation packages Indonesia will be your paradise. Because of its nurturing waters that allow for 365 days a year of breeding, Indonesia is rich in a plethora of fish species that migrate in extensive schools. This is the water world that gives life to pygmy sea horses, mandarin fish and an overabundance of nudibranch. Indonesia is a diver’s dreamscape of pristine waters that offer vibrancy and color that leaves you wanting more.

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 Indonesia’s 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. Making the viewing easy, should you decide a Komodo liveaboards diving adventure is what you desire; 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, sea snakes 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 Indonesia’s Sulawesi region 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. By peeling back layers of life divers are able 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 Nusa Penida, 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 to spend your vacation on a liveaboard, Indonesia has it all. What are you waiting for? With our scuba diving vacation packages Indonesia, let Scuba Dive Asia help you create the most amazing Indonesia dive trip now!

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Visa  

To enter Indonesia, a passport must be valid on arrival; visitors should have at least six months left on it, plus plenty of spare pages. Visas are not required by Australian, British, Canadian, EU and USA nationals for stays of up to 30 days. A Tourist Visa will be issued upon arrival. This is valid only for the following airports: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Juanda International Airport in Surabaya. International departure must be from one of the listed airports, otherwise the clients are not allowed to leave the country as their “Free Visa On Arrival” is not recognized as such. Government officials will oblige you to be re-routed and they will request you to buy a new ticket that follows the rules. It is each traveler's responsibility to check for the most recent visa information.
The national language is Bahasa Indonesia. English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
The time varies depending on your location in Indonesia; GMT + 7 (West) in Sumatra, Java and Western Borneo; GMT + 8 (Central) in Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali and Eastern Borneo; GMT + 9 (East) in Papua and Maluku.
The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The majority of established hotels, shops and restaurants accept major credit cards. However, smaller, family-run places probably will not. We advise guests to exchange money prior to the departure of the trip and have small denominations of Indonesian Rupiah on hand.
Indonesia is a tropical country, and the climate is fairly even all year round being roughly divided into two distinct seasons, 'wet' and 'dry'. The east monsoon, from June to September brings dry weather while the west monsoon, from December to March, brings rain. The transitional period between these two seasons alternates between gorgeous sun-filled days and occasional thunderstorms. Even in the midst of the wet season temperatures range from 21°C (70°F) to 33°C (90°F), except at higher altitudes which can be much cooler. The heaviest rainfalls are usually recorded in December and January. Average humidity is generally between 75% and 100%.
Health services in Indonesia are by no means up to western standards, although there are hospitals in all major towns. We do advise all guests to ensure that vaccinations are up to date. We recommend that travelers follow normal precautions with food in order to prevent stomach upsets, and be sure to drink bottled water only. Please consult your doctor or nearest health authorities for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure.
The Indonesian electricity supply is 220 volts at 50 Hz and while reasonably reliable, it is subject to voltage fluctuation and surges. Power points are two-pin and round, so bring an adapter. Laptop computers usually have their own current regulators but additional equipment may be useful to protect them.
Passengers traveling within Indonesia are required to pay airport terminal fees. This varies from airport to airport; please ensure you have small denominations of local currency on hand to pay these fees.

Where Is Indonesia?


Water temperature
20 – 30 °C / 68 – 86 °F

Visibility
5 – 40 meters / 15 – 130ft

Wetsuit
Skin / 3mm / 5mm / semi-dry

Best time to travel
Year round

Recommended dive sites
Komodo: Cannibal Rock, Castle Rock
Wakatobi: Housereef
Lembeh Strait:
Bunaken: Lekuan 1, Siladen Point
Raja Ampat:

Above water activities
Bali, Komodo dragons, Toraja Land