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Indonesia Resort Suggestions

From small intimate beach resorts to luxurious hidden getaways, Scuba Travel know just the resort to make your Indonesian holiday picture perfect from start to finish. Who said long haul holidays have to cost a packet? There's something for all budgets here!

Wakatobi Dive Resort

Wakatobi Dive Resort

Wakatobi dive resort is the kind of place you never want to leave, and with so much under the waves and such remarkable bio diversity, visit this unique destination for the trip of a life time

Sorido Bay Resort

Sorido Bay Resort

Sorido Bay Resort is situated next to one of the most amazing dive sites in Raja Ampat, Cape Kri. This is a dive holiday to remember in a truely unforgettable location.

Kungkungan Bay Resort

Kungkungan Bay Resort

Alongside the world class muck diving in Lembeh, KBR have paid close attention to those small details that turn a great holiday into an unforgettable experience.

Lembeh Resort

Lembeh Resort

The Lembeh resort is a boutique diver's resort on Lembeh island itself with some of the best underwater photography facilities in region

Scuba Seraya Resort

Scuba Seraya Resort

Boutique dive resort Scuba Seraya in Bali specialises in critter dives, the Liberty wreck and unlimited, unguided, house reef diving

Nunukan Island - Kalimantan

Nunukan Island - Kalimantan

Endless house reef, manta dives and a jelly fish lake at remote Nabucco Island resort in Kalimantan Indonesia

Nabucco Island - Kalimantan

Nabucco Island - Kalimantan

Indonesian's big fish location Kalimantan at remote Nabucco Island resort - a diver's dream in an unspoilt idyll

Virgin Cocoa - Kalimantan

Virgin Cocoa - Kalimantan

Dive Kalimantan, Indoensia from your hideaway island resort Virgin Cocoa - a diver's dream in an unspoilt idyll

Maluku Resort and Spa

Maluku Resort and Spa

Maluku Resort and Spa is perfectly located to dive both Ambon Bay critter capital and coral dives South Ambon - experience one of Indonesia's premier underwater photography destinations

Komodo Resort

Komodo Resort

Komodo resort is only 90mins from Labuan Bajo, but offers tranquil relaxation in the heart of Komodo. Indoensia's famous big fish and reef dives are on your doorstep.

Hai Tide Beach Resort

Hai Tide Beach Resort

Sample the astonishing reef diving around Bali, Lembongan and Penida from the Hai Tide Beach Resort Bali! Seasonal mola mola at Crystal Bay

Siladen Resort and Spa

Siladen Resort and Spa

Luxury dive resorts don't need to cost the earth. Siladen resort sits on white sandy beach in the heart of Bunaken with a 5 star experience at a price that you can afford. Effortlessly combine dive escapism with serious eco friendly credentials

Misool Eco Resort

Misool Eco Resort

Escape to the luxury Misool eco resort for a remote diving getaway the effortlessly combines rejuvenating land experiences with world class diving, all on your own private island resort.

Murex Bangka

Murex Bangka

Escape from it all in Manado on a palm fringed, white sand beach with the pioneering team from Murex Bangka

Murex Resort

Murex Resort

Great value diving in Manado and, Bunaken Indonesia. Discover rich coral reefs and magical macro with the welcoming team from Murex Manado

Indonesia Liveaboard Suggestions

Indonesia is home to some of the most luxurious liveaboard holidays on the planet. Scuba Travel choose our boats carefully and ensure that they are all fully capable of operating in such remote locations. This range of routings brings you closer to the mind blowing opulence and richness underwater. The corals and sponges remain untouched by human activity and the reefs are buzzing with marine life.

Dewi

Dewi

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.

Mermaid II

Mermaid II

Mermaid 2 runs affordable liveaboard holidays in both Komodo and Raja Ampat - big fish in Indonesia! The focus on board is not about opulent luxury, but rather on being dive friendly.

Pelagian

Pelagian

The Pelagian Liveaboard takes the same exacting standard of the Wakatobi resort to enjoy on dive sites even more remote, healthy and untouched

Emperor Raja Laut

Emperor Raja Laut

Join us on the beautifully appointed 31m sailing schooner, MY Emperor Raja Laut, and your dream Indonesian diving holiday is right here waiting for you.

Komodo Indo Aggressor

Komodo Indo Aggressor

Komodo Indo Aggressor explores the waters in and around the Flores Sea and provides the perfect base for a perfect scuba diving liveaboard holiday.

Raja Ampat Aggressor

Raja Ampat Aggressor

Dive Raja Ampat and Komodo on board the internationally certified Raja Ampat Aggressor with one of our affordable Indonesian liveaboard holiday packages

White Manta Explorer

White Manta Explorer

Dive Raja Ampat, Ambon or Kalimantan from the decks of the stable liveaboard White Manta Explorer

Blue Manta Explorer

Blue Manta Explorer

Blue Manta Explorer is one of the most stable and safest liveaboards diving the mind blowing sites of remote Indonesia.

Indonesia diving itineraries

Scuba Travel have a range of itineraries that will take into the very heartland of Indonesia's best diving locations. No matter if you are looking for a week on board or want a longer range itinerary, our Indonesian diving itineraries will ensure you are in the right place at the right time for the most magical encounters.

Raja Ampat Discovery

Raja Ampat Discovery

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

Freediving and Yoga - Manado

Freediving and Yoga - Manado

Wakatobi Discovery

Wakatobi Discovery

Best of Manado with Martyn

Best of Manado with Martyn

Quick Facts

  • Time difference - GMT +7-9hrs
  • Currency - Indonesian rupiah, $USD widely accepted
  • Language - Bahasa Indonesia, English widely spoken
  • Plugs and electrics - 220V-240V European style 2 pin plugs
  • Passports - Must be valid for 6 months from return date
  • Prohibited - Current duty free allowances allowed into Indonesia:200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 100g of tobacco, 1L of alcoholic beverages Prohibited goods include narcotics and pornography Allowances can change without notice - please reconfirm before travel.
  • Visa - UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
  • Tax - Local taxes are usually 10%. A transaction fee is usually levied on all credit or debit card payments

Indonesia is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK and is made up of around 18 000 islands. It is the largest archipelago in the world straddling the Equator, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most travellers will enter Indonesia through Jakarta (CGK), Bali (DPS) or Manado (MDC) airports. This is the stuff of divers' dreams. This exotic nation is the very definition of bio diversity. Find the big fish in Komodo, Raja Ampat or Kalimantan. Drift lazily along the walls of Bunaken and Wakatobi, watching turtles on coral drenched walls. While away the hours hunting for miniscule macro in Bali, Lembeh or Ambon. Cannot decide? Why not combine two locations into a single trip!

Indonesia is a vast country, and the weather can be hugley variable. The topography means that weather patterns can be very localised. This is the tropics! For Bali, Komodo & Wakatobi the weather is usually best from April - November, with July and August being some of the best months to visit. Between December and March the conditions can be a bit stormy. November to April is also the wettest month to visit Bunaken, Lembeh and Kalimantan but to a lesser degree than in other locations. October to April is historically the most popular time to dive in Raja Ampat.

Our holidays to Indonesia can be quoted with most major airlines. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for Indonesia include Cathay Pacific, Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Gaurda. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Indonesia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from Indonesia. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Indonesia is a vast country, but thanks to the extensive domestic flight network, it is actually relatively easy to add extensions onto your liveaboard or resort. We can easily add jungle and land adventures too! Please talk to your travel consultant for inspiration and suggestions as to the locations that would work well with your chosen holiday.

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

UK Passport holders landing in Jakarta, Bali or Manado are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

On arrival in your Indonesia destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in Indonesia and run frequently. The major hubs of Jakarta, Bali and Manado all have separate terminals for domestic and international departures. Just follow the signs to move between international and domestic terminals. The service has improved vastly, but there can still be last minute schedule changes. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage must be paid for in Indonesian rupiah and costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. As of Feb 2015, the departure tax for all domestic and international flights is built into your flight ticket price.

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