One night, aboard the houseboat that we sailed around the island of Flores in, we watched 30,000 bats awaken and fill the sky above us - a really dramatic moment.
Louisa, Original Diver
The Indonesian archipelago consists of a sprawling chain of tropical volcanic islands comprising one of the most diverse and exotic nations on Earth. With over 17,000 islands, it is easily the world's largest island chain. From the north-west tip of Sumatra to the south-eastern corner of Irian Jaya, the archipelago spans over 3,000 miles.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Some of our favourite diving spots on earth, including Komodo and Raja Ampat.
- Beautiful hotels, private yachts and liveaboards.
- Exciting on land adventures, including dragons and temples.
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Our Guide to Indonesia Diving Holidays
Indonesia offers stunning beaches, jungle, volcanoes, crystal waters, rich marine life, numerous cultural attractions and its own highly regarded cuisine. Here at Original Diving we have been lucky enough to travel widely throughout the islands visiting the latest hotels, and checking out the very best dive spots. All in the name of research, naturally.
When it comes to Indonesia diving, there aren't many places on Earth that offer the variety and quality. You could visit time and time again and never get bored. Whether you choose to hunt for the Giant Mola Mola (sunfish) in the waters around Bali, to explore the strong currents and unchartered waters of Raja Ampat or Komodo on a luxury liveaboard, or to experience stunning marine biodiversity in Sulawesi, there is a huge amount on offer. Add to this incredible hotels and service and excellent value for money and it isn't hard to see why Indonesia is one of our favourites.
The message is simple: just go.