Black Manta is one of the most stable and safest liveaboards diving the mind blowing sites of remote Indonesia....read more here
Dewi is a divers dream scuba diving holiday. Cruising Raja Ampat and North Sulawesi this luxurious liveaboard is a trip that you will never forget....read more here
Komodo Dancer explores the waters in and around the Flores Sea and provides the perfect base for a perfect scuba diving liveaboard holiday....read more here
The Pelagian Liveaboard takes the same exacting standard of the Wakatobi resort to enjoy on dive sites even more remote, healthy and untouched...read more here
WAOW takes Indonesian liveaboards to a whole new level with acres of space, sublime itineraries and 5 star service...read more here
The water temperatures experience little variation through the year, averaging from 26-29 degrees. The diving is excellent all year round. The size and spread of Indonesia makes generalisation difficult but typically the wetter season is Jan - March, although as it is a truly tropical destination, you can experience short downpours at any time of year.
Indonesia boasts some of the highest biodiveristy you will find worldwide. This is primarily a macro destination with incredibly healthy corals but you can find some fast currents which attract bigger fish on occasion. There is such a great biodiverity it is impossible to list them everything but some of the most popular finds include:
- Pygmy sea horses - Bargibanti, Denise & Colemans
- Ghost pipefish
- Blue ringed octopus
- Mandarin fish
- Sea snakes
- Eagle rays
Top dive sites to visit: there are so many and lots are still being identified! Main areas of interest for divers on a liveaboard are Manado, South Sulawesi, Komodo, Flores and Raja Ampat.
Scuba Travel Tips
It is well worth thinking about having a few days on arrival to relax from your flight before your diving starts. Or why not combine 2 diving options and see more of this incredible country. Take some dollars with you for your visa (obtained on arrival) and Indonesian rupiah for the exit taxes and tipping. If you are visiting one of the Muslim islands, lightweight cover is handy for shoulders when exploring local areas.
Just after Komodo are the Alor Islands followed by Flores... and together they form Indonesia's secret jewels. Dive here to discover Indonesia's diving gems as you push the boundaries of dive exploration. Accessible for all levels of diver, in between the stunning lush islands are dive sites that ...read more here
Komodo National Park is well known for the ferocious looking dragons but it is also growing in reputation as being a must do dive destination in Indonesia. The unique ecology of the area, formed by volcanic activity, has shaped a diver's paradise underwater with muck dives, walls and more marine li...read more here
Raja Ampat may be difficult to find on a map but it is a scuba diving experience quite unlike any other and one of the all time great Indonesian dive destinations. This is a vast expanse of sea, peppered with literally hundreds of tiny islands and coves, which means the only was to truly explore Ra...read more here
Wakatobi may seem like a mere speck on a map but in reality, Indonesia is a long swathe of islands cutting through the waters. Wakatobi sits on the edge of the Banda Sea and whilst you can opt to stay shorebased, there is no better way to really get to know the area that from the comfort of a liveab...read more here