Scuba Diving Destinations in Indonesia

Indonesia is an epicenter of biodiversity, hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth. With over 17,508 islands and situated in the heart of the coral triangle, Indonesia is a diver’s paradise.

From tiny pygmy seahorses and macro critters to magnificent manta rays and the mighty Mola, there’s plenty to see. Enjoy exhilarating drift and reef diving, fantastic night diving, unique muck diving and breathtaking steep walls.

Tec divers probe the deep trenches and wreck divers love the many World War II relics. Indonesia caters for all budgets and holiday tastes with possibilities as diverse and abundant as the marine life.

Consisting of thousands of islands, Indonesia is rich with tropical oceans, delicious fruits, and impressive volcanoes. Even with the nation’s large population, there are many opportunities to escape the crowds by visiting the country’s outer islands, rainforests, and beaches. 

Over the millennia, Indonesia has been controlled by many world superpowers – including the Dutch, French, British, and Portuguese. Since the end of World War II, Indonesia has remained a free nation with a constitutional government.

Because of this diverse history, Indonesia has a unique blend of island culture, making it a unique experience for any world traveler. If you enjoy meeting new people, you will undoubtedly find the locals to be as beautiful as the oceans.

Getting to Indonesia

With over 250 airports, 20 of which are international, flying to and around Indonesia can be done with relative ease. While Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) is the primary airport in the capital city of Jakarta, Juanda International Airport (SUB) and Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) are the second and third most trafficked international airports.

Once in the country, AirAsia, Batik Air, Citilink Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air, NAM Air, Lion Air, and Garuda Indonesia provide routes throughout the many Indonesia islands. When planning your trip from any Western nation, remember to get your passport and visa ahead of time.

Where to dive?

Bangka

Bali

Lembeh Strait

Sumbawa

Kaimana

Gili Trawangan

Kakaban

Maumere

Halmahera

Togian Islands

Triton Bay

Timor

Sangalaki

Banda Islands

Lombok

The Forgotten Islands

Raja Ampat

Komodo National Park

Lembata

Cenderawasih Bay

Sangihe

Bitung

Bunaken and Siladen

Misool

Wakatobi

Ambon

Sulawesi