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Our dive destinations in Indonesia

Year-round diving is possible in Indonesia.

We specialise in dive trips to some of the Indonesia's top pristine dive sites.

Explore our destinations below and please e-mail your enquiries - we are here to help!

Indonesia's best scuba diving destinations

Travels and cruises for divers with the diving specialists in Indonesia

Dive in the most biodiverse ocean waters of the planet! Here whale shark and manta ray are resident and big mammals and Mola mola are seasonal, meanwhile countless of weird marine species and pristine cinematic reefs are the delight of underwater photographers all year round.


Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and their coral reefs house the biggest marine biodiversity of the planet!

Coral reef and manta in Indonesia

Indonesia's marine biodiversity

Indonesia is the diver's dream, its territory includes the largest part of the "Triangle of Biodiversity". The variety of landscapes both above and below the sea surface is unmatched in any other country on the planet. Diving in the 3 million km2 of the Indonesian sea, you can find practically everything. Many divers, even the experienced ones, have identified the species that were still missing from their photographic collections. Add to this that something new and sensational comes out every year from the still unexplored borders of this immense archipelago.

We can say without fear of being shown otherwise that Indonesia is the most complete country that a diver can visit: ocean walls, underwater volcanoes, canyons, pinnacles and submerged caves are the usual scenes of diving in Indonesia. Wide angle, macro photography, wall diving, drift diving, shipwrecks, bugs, mantas... here you will find everything and more to spend a vacation among different and exuberant tropical islands, on idyllic resorts or yachts, besides an incredible cultural and natural diversity that characterizes this archipelago nation.

Where and when to dive in Indonesia

The immense extension of the archipelago allows you to have different climates and microclimates in various periods of the year, with the possibility of always enjoying, in one or more regions of the country, a pleasant climate, clear seas and ideal conditions for diving.

Diving seasons in Indonesia can be divided as follows:

One diver dives with twelve whale sharks in Indonesia

From October to May it is high season for Raja Ampat, Triton Bay and Halmahera for which the period between June and September is also fine, when the only problem is the wind blowing in the most exposed parts of the region. In this period there are clearer waters and less rain. Raja Ampat is extraordinary throughout the year!

From April to November the weather is perfect in Komodo, Derawan, Sulawesi and Bali. No rain and excellent visibility, pleasant climate, cool with constant breezes.

Two short seasons April-May and October-November to visit The Banda SeaThe Ring of Fire and Forgotten Islands. These destinations can only be visited through dive boat, in the transition periods between the monsoons, when the sea is calm and excellent visibility. October/November is the season for hammerhead sharks, which can sometimes be spotted in numerous schools and at shallow depths.

Due to excellent protection Cenderawasih Bay offers, it is an optimal destination for divers eager of whale sharks all year round.

Indonesia offers multiple opportunities for diving trips, on a cruise or in a resort, our agency can even develop a safari diving for you that includes several destinations in Indonesia or several dive sites in one region. Such as Bali, an island famous for culture and fun, but highly underestimated for what can be found underneath the surface.

Underwater photography experience in Indonesia

Scorpionfish on vase coral in Indonesia

The marine life that the diver will find in Indonesia

Whale sharks and manta rays, giant groupers and tuna, hammerhead sharks, dugongs, reef sharks, Mola mola and fox sharks, jackfish and horned parrots, Wobbegong and Epaulette

For the macro it would be an infinite list; porcelain crabs, orangutan crab, harlequin shrimp, the super photogenic juvenile batfish, mandarin fish, Ambon cardinal fish, crocodile fish, pygmy seahorse in all its variants: bargibanti, coleman, denise, pontoh, satomi, severn, waleananus; sexy shrimp, rare nudibranchs, some still unclassified, and a series of bizarre sea creatures known as critters, including the poisonous but captivating scorpion fish in all its variants spiny devilfish, zebra lionfish, leafy scorpionfish, ragged-finned lionfish, stonefish and rhinopias in all the unimaginable shades of pink, red, yellow, greenish....

In short, it would be the journey of life for the diver, but then finally it becomes the journey of each year!


Explore, dream, discover... great diving

These are the best diving destinations in Indonesia:

  • Raja Ampat in West Papua
    Raja Ampat in West Papua
    Raja Ampat in West Papua is an extraordinary diving experience, no other destination in the world will fill your dive…
  • Cenderawasih Bay
    Cenderawasih Bay
    Indonesia's whale sharks sanctuary: Cenderawasih, an immense bay that homes one of the most largest marine park in Indonesia and…
  • Komodo National Park
    Komodo National Park
    Komodo National Park is a unique marine sanctuary created by strong currents carrying nutrient-rich waters that support an incredible array…
  • Banda Sea
    Banda Sea
    The characteristic of the Banda Sea is the depth that reaches in some points up to over 7.000 m, the…
  • Forgotten Islands
    Forgotten Islands
    Forgotten Islands is a long chain of islands and atolls that is part of the Southern Maluku. The whole region…
  • Derawan Islands in the Indonesian Borneo
    Derawan Islands in the Indonesian Borneo
    The Derawan Archipelago in Borneo is another Indonesia's underrated hidden gems offering experienced and novice divers alike a diving destination…
  • Togian Islands
    Togian Islands
    The Togeans are an untouched paradise on Earth where all kind of reefs are represented: fringing, barrier and atolls offers…
  • Halmahera, North Maluku
    Halmahera, North Maluku
    The marine life in Halmahera and North Maluku not only offers pelagic fish, blacktip and whitetip sharks, hammerheads, barracudas, manta…
  • Bali Island of Gods and one of the Finest Diving in the World
    Bali Island of Gods and one of the Finest Diving in the World
    Bali is overlooked by divers who avoid "popular" dive destinations, what many divers are unaware of is that Bali, the…
  • Alor and Solor
    Alor and Solor
    Alor Strait divides two islands groups of volcanic origin with an incredible underwater topography, here the lava flow is caked…
  • Triton Bay
    Triton Bay
    Triton Bay is a stunning and unspoilt underwater environment combined with one of the most singular and scenic coral reefs…
  • North Sulawesi
    North Sulawesi
    A thin spit of land, generated by powerful volcanoes, covered with dense jungle, and a seabed of the most interesting…
  • The Ring of Fire: from Flores to Banda Sea
    The Ring of Fire: from Flores to Banda Sea
    Dormant volcanoes rising out of the middle of nowhere in the Banda Sea are the settings for the most fantastic…
  • Raja Ampat and Halmahera plus Lembeh Strait
    Raja Ampat and Halmahera plus Lembeh Strait
    This trip takes us from Sorong in West Papua, through the Moluccas Sea for diving Raja Ampat, Halmahera and the…
  • Wakatobi
    Wakatobi National Park is a small group of islands in southeast Sulawesi, also known as the Tukangbesi Archipelago, that is…

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