With more than 17,000 islands to choose from, planning a trip to
could be a little daunting, but our team of dive specialists has
already lugged their dive gear the length of the archipelago to
unearth the best coral diving in Indonesia. So we're here to share
our findings and help you put together your ideal itinerary for
discovering Indonesia's diving delights.
From perennial favourites such as Bali
to more off-the-beaten-track destinations in South East Sulawesi,
Indonesia's dive sites are strewn with healthy hard coral and
gently swaying soft coral. Diving in Indonesia is sure to leave you
amazed and yearning to come back for more...
The Indonesian regency of Wakatobi
gets its name from the four largest islands within the
area-Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko-and is home to some
of the world's most pristine reefs. Whether you choose to stay at
the Wakatobi Dive Resort with its world-renowned house reef or to
explore the islands via liveaboard, the kaleidoscopic colours of
the corals on display will dazzle and delight divers of all
While the eastern half of the island of New Guinea makes up
mainland Papua New Guinea, the western side of the island is home
to one of Indonesia's premier dive destinations:
Raja Ampat. This group of islands, whose name means 'Four
Kings', is considered the global centre of tropical marine
biodiversity. And with over 600 recorded species of corals, it
offers some of the best coral diving in Indonesia.
A stay on the east coast of the 'Island of the Gods' puts you in
a prime location to discover its diverse dive sites. From the
cooler, nutrient-rich currents in the south to the warmer waters on
north coast, you will discover critters such as orangutan crabs and
pygmy seahorses clinging to the different corals for protection. To
see Bali's corals in all their glory, head to the black sand at
Tulamben, which provides the perfect contrast to the multicoloured
corals basking in the sun-lit reefs.