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 (...)

Juliette

From 124 USD/Day
Juliette is a budget liveaboard with flexible schedule, it offers dive liveaboard trip in Komodo National Park all year, perfect for small group of 5 to 8 people to charter. ### Liveaboard (...)

Kalimantan Explorer

From 133 USD/Day
Kalimantan Explorer is a beautiful charming boat that offers luxury cruising trips in Tanjung Putting area for Orang Utan Tours Cruise (No Diving), this boat is only based on Charter request from (...)

Katharina

From 359 USD/Day
Katharina is an Indonesian Buginese built, Phinisi styled motor sailing schooners which provide cruising liveaboard trips all around Indonesia. It can hosts max. 14 guests per trip. ### (...)

Mantamae

From 437 USD/Day
MantaMae is a super yacht which open up limitless possibilities to go anywhere in Indonesia that you desire. It can host 8 - 12 guests per trip. ### Liveaboard **MantaMae** is a 30.35 meter (...)

Mantra

From 389 USD/Day
Mantra is a luxurious liveaboard that offers different routes all around Indonesia, their goal is make divers & Sea lovers sail with the style! It can host 6 and up to 8 guests. ### Liveaboard (...)

Mutiara Laut

From 663 USD/Day
Mutiara Laut is one of the most luxurious Schooners in Indonesia, it mainly offers luxury charter trips all around Indonesia, it can accommodates up to 14 guests. ### Liveaboard **Mutiara (...)

Ombak Putih

From 294 USD/Day
Ombak Putih is a magnificent 36m traditional phinisi schooner which provide luxurious cruise liveaboard trips all around Indonesia, it can hosts max. 24 guests per trip. ### Liveaboard **Ombak (...)

Panunee

From 289 USD/Day
Panunee is a experienced dive yacht running by a friendly & professional team, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and Cenderawasih area, it can max. host 22 guests (...)

Raja Laut

From 000 USD/Day
Raja Laut is a private yacht charter in Southeast Asia. It provide divers differnt dive liveaboard routes in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. It can accommodates up to 12 guests. ### (...)

Tiger Blue

From 637 USD/Day
Tiger Blue is a traditional phinisi yacht, it offers professional dive liveaboard trips in Raja Ampat, Komodo and Banda Sea area, it can comfortably accommodate up to 12 persons. ### Liveaboard (...)