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The Best Diving Places in Indonesia

Posted at September 18, 2018 14:47 by vacasion in Vacation
The Best Diving Places in Indonesia

LiburMulu.com – Indonesia is a very large archipelago. Consisting of 17,000 islands with strategic positions in the world's coral triangle, Indonesia is one of the countries that is rich in marine biodiversity. That's why it's no wonder that in Indonesia there are hundreds of fun dive sites.

From the west to the east, there are lots of cool dive spots and dive sites to see coral reefs, cute little fish, manta rays, even whale sharks . Well, here are the best dive sites in Indonesia that can make you divers to become intoxicated:

1. Thousand Islands, Jakarta

 Diving in the Thousand Islands, Jakarta
Diving in the Thousand Islands, Jakarta ( source )

The Thousand Islands may be the most favorite archipelago because it's located not far from the capital city of Jakarta. At the end of the week the surrounding islands such as Tidung Island, Pari Island and Pramuka Island are always crowded with visitors.

Actually the number of islands in the Thousand Islands is 110 islands, of which 78 islands have been declared national marine parks. Thousand Islands is perfect for beginners who want to learn diving or just want to snorkel. (Also Read: 7 Islands in the Thousand Islands You Must Visit for Cheap and Beautiful )

2. Kakaban, East Kalimantan

 Kakaban Island With Jellyfish - Non-Stinging Pot
Lake Kakaban With Jellyfish – Non-Stinging Jellyfish source ) [19659018] This one lake is indeed unique because it is an ancient lake that is the place of life of jellyfish which is very rare, because it is not stinging and non-toxic. Located on Kakaban Island, this island is also often visited along with Derawan, Maratua, and Sangalaki Islands because both have deep troughs. In this area can also be found white tip sharks and spotted sharks, and often encountered barracuda hordes. The most favorite spot is Blue Light Cave

3. Bunaken, North Sulawesi

 Bunaken, Manado, Indonesia
Bunaken, Manado, Indonesia ( source )

Who has never heard the name Bunaken? Bunaken Island has been known by the public and foreigners because of its underwater beauty and diversity. This island located in the northern part of Sulawesi Island is the habitat of 70% of known fish species on the Indo-Western Pacific. There are 33 species of butterfly fish and 390 species of coral reefs. (Also Read: Hey! Don't Be Stupid! These 10 Coolest Waterfalls in Indonesia Can Be Your Holiday Inspiration! )

4. Togean, Central Sulawesi

 Togean, Diving Spot
Togean, Diving Spot ( source )

Perhaps not many know Togean Island. Located in Central Sulawesi, this island is an island that has many hidden treasures. Lots of diving activities can be done here like muck dive, wall dive, and night dive. The most popular spot is the spot where there were American bombers in World War II.

Nusa Penida, Bali

 Mola - Mola in the waters around Nusa Penida.
Mola – Mola in the waters around Nusa Penida ( source ). 19659018] The Island of the Gods is indeed an island that will be endless to explore. Nusa Penida is the most popular diving spot, because this spot is often found by Manta Ray. In addition, the appearance of very rare mola-mola fish also attracts diver enthusiasts from all over the world. This proves that diving activities in Bali are no less interesting and will never be boring.

6. Gili Islands, Lombok, NTB

 Turtles on the Gili Islands, Lombok, NTB
Turtles on the Gili Islands, Lombok, NTB ( source ) [19659018] Besides being known as party island, unexpectedly it turns out that the Gili islands keep underwater beauty that is very rich in marine biota. Here it is very common to find sea turtles swimming here and there, stingrays, moray eel, and other marine biota that make divers want to see it for themselves.

7. Around Komodo Island, NTT

 Dive sites on Komodo Island called the cauldron
Dive sites on Komodo Island called The Cauldron (1945-1967) source )

The beauty of the Komodo Islands is no doubt. Islands with exotic landscapes and the experience of seeing Komodo dragons in their natural habitat are very interesting. Not only that, it turns out that the Komodo Islands also offer incredible underwater scenery. There are still healthy coral reefs, sharks, whales, dolphins, all can be found on this island.

8. Morotai, Maluku

 Morotai diving spot
Morotai diving spot ( source )

Diving in Morotai can give you and other divers a strange yet unique experience. Unlike other dive sites in Indonesia, Morotai is better known as a historical dive spot. All of that is because there are many shipwrecks left behind by World War II in this spot. Surely this diving experience at Morotai will be very enjoyable? (Also Read: Vacation Ideas in South Sumatra for Traveler! )

9. Teluk Cendrawasih, Papua

 Diving in Cenderawasih Bay, meeting whale sharks
Diving in Cenderawasih Bay can meet with Whale Shark ( source )

Want to see whale sharks or Whale Shark? Just come to Teluk Cendrawasih, Papua. Even though this animal is very rarely seen in other parts of the sea, you can easily find it here. Feel the thrill of swimming with a whale shark that is tense only in the Cendrawasih Bay.

10. Raja Ampat, Papua

 wobbegong sharks in Raja Ampat
wobbegong sharks in Raja Ampat (via pats0n.livejournal.com)

Raja Ampat, increasingly named. This place is indeed one of the most amazing islands in Indonesia. With very clear water visibility, colorful coral reefs, and various types of fish, Raja Ampat is a must-visit place for beginners or professional divers.

 Raja ampat is one of the best dive sites in Indonesia
Raja Ampat is one of the best dive sites in Indonesia (1945-1982) source

(Also Read: Cheap Holiday Tips for Backpacking to Raja Ampat )

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