Luckily, our team of dive travel specialists have already done
the hard miles for you. From
Sulawesi to Sumba, and from Aceh to Timor, we've scoured the
sand, pored over the pristine corals and fawned over countless
frogfish to identify the best locations for you to enjoy the muck
diving of Indonesia.
If you are wondering where to find mimic octopus and wonderpus,
or the psychedelic frogfish and skeleton shrimp, read through our
top muck diving destinations in Indonesia to find the best
itinerary for you. Simply pack your camera charger and magnifying
glass while we take care of the details to make your muck diving in
Indonesia trip one that you will never forget.
Far from the madding crowd, on the edge of the Banda Sea, is the
muck diving mecca of Alor.
The volcanic sand is home to myriad bizarre and exquisite critters,
from Bobbit worms to Coleman shrimp, and if you can keep one eye on
the blue, there's always the chance of passing hammerheads.
If you have ever wondered what a frogfish would look like should
you hit it in the face with a frying pan, then Ambon
has the answer. The newly-discovered, flat-faced psychedelic
frogfish of Ambon are a sight to behold, and are dubbed the new
Holy Grail of underwater photography as they are only found in the
waters surrounding Ambon.
Avid divers flock to the diverse dive sites of Bali,
armed with large cameras and almost-as-large macro lenses, intent
on ticking off bucket list critters as they scan the sand for
surprises. From the warm waters in the shadow of Mount Agung to the
cooler currents swirling around Penida and Lembongan in the south,
Bali's diverse dive conditions allow for sightings of orangutan
crabs, pygmy seahorses and a plethora of multi-coloured
nudibranchs. And there's always the possibility of a mola mola
appearing out of the blue.
At the top of every serious muck diver's bucket list is the
Lembeh Strait. This stretch of water splits Lembeh Island from
North Sulawesi and is densely populated with some of the most
fantastic and freakish fish on the planet. Flamboyant cuttlefish,
hairy frogfish and mimic octopuses will all be vying for your
camera's attention. Just don't forget to recharge the battery
Another renowned location for muck diving in Indonesia is the
welcoming water of Wakatobi.
With pristine reefs and seamounts to compliment the muck dives,
Wakatobi is famed for its marine biodiversity. Boasting arguably
the best house reef in the world and with unlimited shore diving
available, your camera will probably need a holiday to recover
after your trip.