Indonesia is a far flung destination famed for it's mind blowing scuba diving and sumptuous resorts. And Indonesia's dive resorts certainly live up to this reputation. If you are looking for a special dive holiday, celebration or just want to spoil yourself, then you cannot go wrong with an Indonesian dive holiday. From a golden shoreline, the private villas and bungalows enjoy an uninterrupted view of lavish surroundings. Fine dining, relaxing spa treatments or a refreshing cocktail with your own private sea view... these are just some of the simple pleasures that make the Indonesia a must see stop off. Professional, friendly and always with an eye on the small details, your every whim is catered for. After all, having traveled all that way, you deserve something really special waiting at the other end.
Underwater is no less special though! Roll out of bed and into untouched reefs where the bright colours, rich textures and swirling marine life look almost too pristine to be true. With a strong emphasis on conservation and protection, these Indonesian waters are as close to perfect as you are likely to ever find with healthy reefs and resplendent corals of every kind. Indonesia is a destination that will really appeal to photographers and each region is distinct, from muck diving to fast drifts along the reef wall. Allow yourself to be guided around the pinnacles and reef walls that surround this watery paradise. Hard corals grow undisturbed next to giant sponges and draping soft corals. Macro life hides away from the preying eyes of would be predators. And always keep your eyes out for the odd turtle, chomping on the corals, or a passing ray. Just remember to breathe!
£1625 inc. flights*
Fantastic diving and a great resort with all the facilities I could ask for, we will be back again next year
The disparate geography of Indonesia makes generalisations tricky but overall you should expect some rain between Jan-March (although it can rain at any time of the year). The weather is rarely adverse enough to not be able to dive and the water will be between 26-29 degrees all year round.
There is so much life under the seas surrounding Indonesia and new species are constantly being discovered. Whilst some locations will offer big fish sightings, you can expect to find most of the following special smaller beasties anywhere you go:
- Pygmy sea horses - Bargibanti, Denise & Colemans
- Ghost pipefish
- Blue ringed octopus
- Mandarin fish
- Sea snakes
- Eagle rays
Top dive sites to visit: The hot areas to visit on a resort holiday are Bunkan National Park, Lembeh Straits and South Sulawesi
Scuba Travel Tips
Indonesia is a big country but you can move between areas relatively easily with a flight so why not combine 2 or more resorts in one extended trip. 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.
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