Indonesia which is situated on the western edge of the Pacific rim boasts an extremely abundant source of aquatic life, with approximately 4,000 species of fish and several hundred species of coral reefs to get engrossed in.
With a high coral fish index level the waters around Raja Ampat are considered to be one of the most amazing areas of marine life in the world.
Combine this all with clear diving, rich waters, quiet waters, friendly people and it is a cheap place dive, this all makes Indonesia a diver’s paradise.
Where to Dive? Here are some ideas, find the best dive sites close to you.
- Bunaken Island
- Sangihe Talaud Island
- Bangka Island
- Lembeh Straits
- Taka Bonerate
- Togean Island
- Wakatobi Island
So many places for diving in Indonesia. The popular dive sites are Bali (Tulamben, Sanur, Menjangan Island, Nusa Penida island and Nusa Lembongan Island). Other islands with good underwater scenes are Raja Ampat, Derawan, Sangalaki, Komodo “Dragon” Island, Alor, Ambon, Maratua, and all of Island around Papua and Kalimantan (Borneo). Nusa Tenggara is one of best dive sites. Moyo island is my most favourite dive site.
The Bird’s Head Peninsula of Western Papua (the sticky out bit in which Sorong is located) has been scientifically assessed to have the greatest marine biodiversity in the world. For divers, this means it’s an unparalleled experience in terms of the sheer overwhelming number of marine species you can spot whilst diving.
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