Indonesia

If there was one word that could describe Indonesia it would be diversity. A country that is the meeting place of 2 continents, Australia and Asia, and of 2 oceans, the Pacific and Indian, Indonesia is unparalleled in diversity both of the terrestrial and marine eco-systems which one can find here.
Indonesia boasts the highest marine biodiversity in the world. There are more different species of corals and fish living in Indonesian waters than anywhere else on earth. In a single dive one may encounter more species of animals than exists in the same area of rainforest, or any other coral reef in the world.

This amazing diversity is due to the meeting and exchange of waters between the Pacific and Indian Oceans within Indonesia, allowing species from both of the world’s most productive tropical oceans to be found co-existing here together.

In terms of diving, the country can be described in 4 parts. In the south, you have an archipelago chain running from Bali to Alor, including Komodo, Flores, and Sumbawa islands. In the north there is Sulawesi Island, with Wakatobi lying on the southern edge, and Bunaken National Marine Park and the Lembeh Straits located on the northern side. In the farthest eastern part of Indonesia there is Papua (also known as Irian Jaya), where the fabled paradise islands of Raja Ampat, and the newly explored Triton and Cenderawasih Bays exist. And between all of these are the forgotten islands of the greater Banda Sea, better known as the Spice Islands.

In the south (Bali, Komodo, Alor), the dry season is usually from May to October, and the wet season from January to April. While in the North and East of the country the dry season tends to be the opposite, and the wet season runs from June to September. Most liveaboard operators move between the destinations of Raja Ampat and Bali/Komodo throughout the year to take advantage of the dry season conditions in any one part of the country. This means that there is world class diving to be had together with sunshine somewhere in Indonesia at anytime of the year.

Destinations

Komodo

Komodo National Park is an exciting, rewarding, and sometimes very challenging place to dive. From Bali and almost 1,000 miles east to Alor, there is a chain of islands that were formed by (...)

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is located off the western tip of what is known as the bird’s head peninsula in northern Papua (also known as Irian Jaya – the Indonesian half of the island of New Guinea), the most (...)

Bali and Lombok

Bali and Lombok are twin volcanic islands separated by a large deep strait. Both islands have abundant wildlife and towering volcanic mountians which serve as a dramatic and beautiful back-drop. (...)

Banda Sea

The Banda Sea is all around the Maluku Islands of Indonesia, she is connected directly to the Pacific Ocean but surrounded by hundreds of islands, her situation in Indonesia is similar to (...)

Recommended Diving Liveaboards

Cheng Ho

From 367 USD/Day
Cheng Ho is a typical Indonesian Phinisi Buginese Schooner running by Sea Safari company, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Komodo and Alor in Indonesia. It can hosts 24 guests in total ### (...)

Damai 1

From 455 USD/Day
Damai is a Luxury and high demanded diving liveaboard, with a length of 41m and a perfect conception for divers, this is a dream became true for divers and build by divers. You really need to (...)

Amira

From 376 USD/Day
Amira is a luxury Indonesian traditional Phinisi boat, it offers liveaboard dive trips to Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Cendrawasih Bay, Forgotten Islands, Halmahera etc. It can host up to 18 (...)