Quite simply we love Indonesia. It’s a vast destination that offers an unparalleled scope of diving opportunities with new dive sites and regions that are still being discovered. The country is generally divided into a number of key regions. Each plays host to more than enough dive site to warrant a second, third and fourth visit. In short this is a country that always offers something new and exciting even for the frequent visitor.
North Sulawesi is a great place to start – you’ve got 2 very distinct regions in one destination. Bunaken Marine Park offers beautiful coral reef and magnitudes of fish life. Just 2 hrs by land transfer east the Lembeh Straits is a channel of black sand with shallow protected sites. These play host to plenty of critters and invertebrates like ghost pipefish, frogfish and mimic octopus.
To the far east is Raja Ampat, comprised of over 1500 islands, islets and shoals. This is widely believed to the epicentre of marine biodiversity. No other region on earth offers such a rich abundance of wildlife with manta cleaning stations and fields of soft corals.
Komodo National Park has stunning landscapes which are surely matched in beauty by what lies beneath the surface. Again mantas make for frequent sightings in these waters but also reef sharks, turtles and dolphins.
Finally Bali should not be overlooked, especially for the range of diving on offer. At neighboring islands Oceanic sunfish can be seen between May and October whilst the local sites offer superb muck diving opportunities.
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