Guide to Indonesia Dive Liveaboards

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Why Dive Indonesia

Diving in Indonesia should be on every diver’s bucketlist! Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and made up of over 17,000 islands. The best way to explore this region is by Indonesia dive liveaboards because of their ability to reach areas inaccessible by day trip. Many liveaboards also offer transition trips that include multiple regions in one trip. 

Indonesia diving has something for everyone including: new divers, advanced divers, wreck diving, underwater photographers, dive liveaboard lovers and those that prefer resorts. Dive with manta rays. Snorkel with whale sharks or visit Komodo dragons. All are possible when visiting Wonderful Indonesia. Dive in and explore all Indonesia has to offer!

What's the diving like in Indonesia?

Type of Diving: Walls, Slopes, Pinnacles, Patch Coral Reefs, Wrecks, Muck Diving, Caves

Skill Level: Most destinations require a minimum advanced open water certification, but some destinations are good for beginners and snorkelers

Water Temperatures: 79-84°F with some regions like South Komodo getting around 74°F (23°C)

Visibility: 30-100ft.

Where to dive in Indonesia?

Raja Ampat is located in West Papua, Indonesia. Raja Ampat and Misool are home to the world’s greatest marine biodiversity with more species of fish and coral than anywhere else in the world!

Komodo National Park is one of four Natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Indonesia. Komodo will leave you in awe after getting to dive with manta rays, explore some of the world’s healthiest reefs and visit the Komodo dragons. 

The Banda Sea and Forgotten Islands have really yet to be explored. Join a liveaboard trip to this region and help discover new dive sites, new species and dive with schooling hammerheads.

Wakatobi is a national park and the largest barrier reef in Indonesia. The name Wakatobi is a blend of the four main islands Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. A marine park since 1996, the reefs here are some of the healthiest in Indonesia. Wakatobi also boasts some of the best dive conditions with 100+ ft. visibility and relatively light currents. 

Bali 

Lembeh Strait

Bunaken

Derawen Islands

Cenderawasih bay

Best Indonesia Dive Liveaboards

Indonesia is one of the premier liveaboard dive destinations. Above all, the great distances required to travel to reach these amazing dive sites lend to Indonesia being best experienced by dive liveaboard. Certain regions can be enjoyed from a resort with excellent house reefs or dive sites only a short boat ride away, but many of the top dive sites are only accessible by liveaboard. Traveling by liveaboard also allows you to dive multiple areas on a single trip. 

Carpe Diem

Traditional Phinisi Liveaobard
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Calico
Jack

Small Group Charters
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All Star Aurora

Luxury & Charm Phinisi Liveaboard
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All Star Velocean

Most Luxurious in Indonesia
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Damai II


Redefining Liveaboards
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Raja Ampat & Misool Marine Reserve

The World's most biodiverse reefs

Komodo National Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Komodo Dragons and Manta Rays

Banda Sea & The Forgotten Islands

Schooling Hammerheads
whales and active volcanos

How to get to Indonesia?

Most international flights to Indonesia arrive into either Jakarta Airport: Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) or Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali/Denpasar (DPS). If flying from the U.S. you will have to make at least one stop-over. Connecting airports may vary depending on whether you are traveling east or west. 

The national airline of Indonesia is Garuda Indonesia. It is best to buy your international airfare and domestic flights separately. When traveling to Indonesia be sure to take some extra time, not only to acclimate to the time change but also to take in the culture of Indonesia. There are over 17,000 islands in Indonesia with beautiful temples, amazing wildlife, stunning beaches and delicious cuisine. 

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