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Indonesia

Indonesia is an epicenter of biodiversity, hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth. With over 13,466 islands and situated in the heart of the coral triangle, Indonesia is a diver’s paradise.

Indonesia Sea Life

With thousands of unique dive spots across Indonesia, you can find many magnificent sea creatures during a vacation to this tropical paradise. Common fish seen by divers include angelfish, surgeons, lionfish, and trumpetfish. Divers also come across barracudas and sharks of many kinds – including blacktip, whitetip, and potentially even the predatory tiger shark.Sea turtles, snakes, octopuses, and manta rays are other frequently met inhabitants of these dive spots – and the luckiest visitors may even encounter dolphins, killer whales, or the world’s largest mammal – the great blue whale.Whether you do one dive or 100, scuba diving the oceans of Indonesia will prove to be a memorable experience.

How to Get There

With over 250 airports, 20 of which are international, flying to and around Indonesia can be done with relative ease. While Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) is the primary airport in the capital city of Jakarta, Juanda International Airport (SUB) and Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) are the 2nd and 3rd most trafficked international airports.Once in the country, AirAsia, Kal Star Aviation, and Lion Air provide low-cost routes throughout the many Indonesia islands. When planning your trip from any Western nation, remember to get your passport and visa ahead of time.

Best Scuba Diving in Indonesia

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is situated approximately 16 kilometres / 10 miles to the east of Bali where it is one of three “sister” islands along with Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida. Lembongan’s traditional way of life, colourful ceremonies, friendly locals and laid back vibe make it an ideal holiday destination. White sand beaches, stunning vistas and lush green hillsides are...

Bali

Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is famous for its beautiful beaches, legendary surf breaks, rich culture and world-class dive sites. Manta rays, Mola Mola (sunfish), schooling fish, an incredible wreck and colourful reefs will leave even the most seasoned of divers spell bound. Accommodation caters for everyone from backpackers to billionaires and when you’re...

Komodo

Rugged, wild and packed with the promise of adventure – Komodo is one of Indonesia’s most famous diving destinations. Manta rays, sharks, immense schools of fish and colourful reefs are just few of the stars of Komodo. While Komodo is a popular liveaboard destination, staying on land in Labuan Bajo offers amazing sunsets night after night and increasing facilities...

Lombok

Lombok promises many things, and at the top of the list is adventure. Pristine white sand beaches through to rugged cliffs and towering volcanoes make Lombok a truly unique destination. Best Scuba Diving Spots in Lombok The Magnet The Lighthouse Stairs to Medang Cathedral Gili Sarang Lombok Sea Life Lombok is known for its pelagics, most famously the great and...

Lembeh

Lembeh Island sits to the east of mainland North Sulawesi from which it is separated by a long, narrow stretch of water known as the Lembeh Strait. With nicknames such as “The Critter Capital of the World” and “The Twilight Zone” expectations of rare and unusual marine life are high. Lembeh’s black sand muck diving slopes are home to some of Indonesia’s weirdest and...

Flores

Divers usually make a beeline for Komodo National Park which can be accessed from the town of Labuan Bajo, often forgetting that there is also diving off Maumere. In the past, the diving around Maumere used to be outstanding but because of poor monitoring and many incidents of dynamite fishing, much of the reefs have been destroyed. That said, a recovery is in...

Central Sulawesi

Home to amazing reefs, rocks, walls, wrecks and caves, the dive sites in Central Sulawesi are the stuff of dreams. Here divers can swim with a huge number of species, from big to small and many endemics. All levels of divers are sure to enjoy diving in Central Sulawesi, but underwater photographers will capture some of their best-ever shots while diving in this...

Java

The volcanic nature of the islands led to some incredible underwater formations, discoverable only by donning scuba diving gear and taking a dip in the crystalline waters. There are dozens of dive sites to explore, each with its own compilation of excellent diversity.To the west is the mighty Krakatoa, a notoriously active volcano. The lava rocks are otherworldly...

Gili Islands

The three Gili Islands of Trawangan, Air and Meno, located off Lombok promise something for everyone. Younger crowds looking for nightlife will love the lively atmosphere of Gili Trawangan, those looking for some serious rest and relaxation will prefer the quieter Gili Air and for those that really want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a more rustic environment...

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat, which means “Four Kings”, is located in the West Papua province of eastern Indonesia. The ‘four kings’ are the islands Misool, Batanta, Waigeo and Salawati but the area is actually made up hundreds of islands, some inhabited and many not. Raja Ampat is remote and offers some of Indonesia’s most pristine reefs and breathtaking scenery. The majority of...