Saturday, 29 October 2011

10 Best Indonesia diving spots

Indonesia, known as the island nation, has more than 17,000 islands spread throughout the country. The beach and the sea became the dominant region you can visit. Many of the natural beauty that is still not much explored by most people of the world. as are dive sites are very impressive, good for the world of photography, as well as nature conservation, or just enjoy the beauty beneath the sea. Here are some dive sites with underwater scenery is very admirable for you to explore. Be the first to dive the experience and rare underwater scenery.

Banda neira

The islands are remote but very beautiful. Banda Islands are one of the destinations of Indonesia's most popular for divers, both expert and novice divers. All can dive from the shallow lagoon between Bandaneira and Gunung Api to the vertical walls of Hatta Island. With colorful coral reefs, warm waters and exotic marine life. Banda is a paradise for divers , from around the world to explore the most remote dive sites , and very natural in the world for its beautiful corals and marine life. The Banda Sea in three years ago was elected to World Heritage Area for underwater paradise in Indonesia
The uniqueness : Some rare fish in the world can still be encountered in these area, such as Napoleon fish, as well as Mandarin fish

Bunaken Marine National Park

Bunaken Marine National Park is one of the most beautiful marine park in the world, famous for its coral formations are very beautiful and spacious. This marine park habitats in more than 3000 species of fish that need to be guarded from extinction as lolosi yellow tail fish (Lutjanus kasmira), fish gusumi horse (hippocampus and horses), goropa (ephinephelus spilotoceps), white oci (seriola rivoliana) and many others as well have a diversity of aquatic organisms are rare species such as dolphins, sea cow, dugong-dugong and also have various kinds of ornamental fish are very beautiful.
The uniqueness : Colorfull coral reefs gardens, mostly for underwater photographer.


Derawan beach is much cleaner and very beautiful underwater scenery, there are many diverse ornamental fish. No wonder if this island could be ranked as a top three world-class dive destination and make this island as an island of dreams for the divers.Derawan Island has to total land surface of 40,000 hectares and is nature reserve with beautiful scenery and beaches.
The uniqueness : Colorfull coral reefs gardens , mostly for underwater photographer.


This island ranks as the third highest world-class dive destination and make this island a dream island for divers. Kakaban located in Derawan Islands, District Derawan, Berau regency, East Kalimantan. Kakaban is one of the islands of the archipelago group Derawan nominated as a World Heritage Area. As an atoll which has the brackish water lagoon in it, Kakaban rare. Because, in this world , there are only two known to have similar conditions, namely Kakaban and the island of Palau in Micronesia, located 1,000 kilometers from the Philippines.
The uniqueness : Jellyfish without the stings.

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park has some of the most exhilarating scuba diving in Indonesia. It’s a region swept by strong currents and cold upswellings, created by the convergence of the warmer Flores Sea and the cooler Selat Sumba (Sumba Strait) – conditions that create rich plankton soup and an astonishing diversity of marine life. Mantas and whales are drawn here to feed on the plankton during their migration from the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, while dolphins are also common in the waters between Komodo and Flores.
The uniqueness : Colorfull coral reefs gardens .

Lembeh straits

No wonder that so many foreign tourists in droves to Lembeh to dive in this strait. The waters is famous for fascinating diversity of invertebrates, especially from echinoderms group. The uniqueness and beauty, colorful flora and fauna, as well as charm, will surely make you fall in love with the Lembeh Strait. With over 180 species of fish already listed in just one small area in the bay, this is the world's finest diving destination for anyone with a serious interest in marine creatures, and already attracts marine biologists, photographers and authors.
The uniqueness : Colorfull nudibranchs.

Raja ampat

Raja Ampat Islands is one of the 10 best diving waters around the world.Raja Ampat Islands are in the triangle coral reefs of the world, so not surprisingly, this region is rich with coral reefs and fish species are unique and rare. Raja Ampat, like an unpolished gem, and once to this place, forever , you will never forget its beauty. Of the hundreds of species of coral reef, seven species of which are new findings to science, and has never been found in other areas.
The uniqueness : New species of coral reefs was found here.


This islands, is a attractive dive destination as it is known for the large manta rays that come here to feed their plankton. The Manta 's show mostly up at the north part of Sangalaki Islands, and come from all directions. The Manta's are often seen at the surface waterline, and even when snorkeling the Manta's can be easy seen. Sangalaki and it's surrounding reefs are protected as an Indonesian Marine Park. Without the destructive effects of explosives and cyanide fishing, Sangalaki has remained a pristine example of an untouched tropical marine ecosystem. In a world where every resort claims to be situated in a "divers paradise", Sangalaki truly deserves the honor .
The uniqueness : Huge manta rays


Selayar Island is famous for its underwater beauty and wealth. Selayar District itself has a coral reef with an area of about 1 million hectares or 50% of the total area Selayar District. The unique barrier and fringe reefs allow for exploration, as well as the challenge of steep walled drop-offs. Many divers say the diving environment is more beautiful than Bunaken National Park in Northern Sulawesi, which enjoys developed tourism and is promoted successfully to the world. Selayar on the other hand is a gem of unspoilt beauty, pristine nature and clear waters; a secret find on planet earth.
The uniqueness : Colorfull coral reefs gardens.


This national park has 25 pieces of coral reef with a circumference of the coast of the islands along the 600 km. More than 112 coral species from 13 families. In addition to diving and snorkeling, you can also enjoy the attractions of dolphins with Dolphin Watching or see panoramic sunrise and sunset at Hoga, one of the best panoramic view of sunset and sunrise. An expanse of deep blue sea. White sands. Crystal clear water. Pristine coral reefs. Stunning underwater scenery. These are the images that define the richness and the beauty of the Wakatobi Islands in Southeast Sulawesi, which have become a new paradise for sea lovers and divers.
The uniqueness : Colorfull coral reefs gardens .


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