From Komodo to Raja Ampat, Indonesia is one of the world’s most popular scuba diving destinations. You never know what you might see, but manta rays, mola mola and wobbegong are popular attractions.
The Indonesian archipelago has over 13,000 islands and sits inside the Coral Triangle. Among its manifold of marine environments, Raja Ampat is famed as the most biodiverse place on Earth, with more than 1000 species of fish. Bigger marine life, such as mantas, whales and dolphins, is plentiful in Komodo and the Banda Sea. And if you’re looking for whale sharks, consider Cenderawasih Bay where sightings are guaranteed. However, a number of scuba hotspots are disconnected from popular destinations, making liveaboards a necessity. Itineraries last 4 to 11 days, depending on the location you choose to visit. Thanks to the vast number of diving areas, Indonesia is a year-round scuba destination.