Diving in Indonesia

Diving in Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia, consists of approximately 17,500 large and smaller tropical islands, and is located between the continents of Australia and Asia. Due to the Tropical location, and the tempered golf streams that pass this regions it is an ideal situation for coral and underwater life. Add to the the friendly atmosphere of the people and you truly have a scuba diver’s paradise.

A few familiar places you can dive in Indonesia are the Banda Islands, Raja Ampat (with over 610 islands, containing more than 75% of the different coral species in the entire world), Menjangan, Tulamben, and the Gili Islands.

See the places where we went diving (click the coloured text or one of the image below to the page with more info):
Coral Gardens in front of the island of Menjangan, from Pemuteran, Bali
US Liberty Wrak of Tulamben, from Amed, Bali
– Gili Islands, from Gili Meno, just of the coast of Lombok

See also the map below:

*Click the map to go to the Google map

Because Maarten only has his PADI Open Water (more info on PADI, click here), we weren’t able to make very deep dives. Luckily that’s not a disadvantage in Indonesia, as there is so much to see above 18 m depth. The best light for taking pictures usually is between 5 m and 12 m anyway.