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INDONESIA DIVING HOLIDAYS

Adventure looms large in this vast and steamy archipelago, where the best of Southeast Asia's spicy melange simmers tantalizingly. Heady scents, vivid colours, dramatic vistas and diverse cultures spin and multiply to the point of exhaustion, their potent brew leaving your senses reeling. Indonesia encompasses around 18,000 islands, surrounded by six different seas, which make it the largest and extensive archipelago of the world, with only two-thirds of the islands inhabited and richly layered with character.

From the largest number of towering volcanoes flowing with lava, to massive deepwater oceanic trenches flowing with nutrient rich plankton, the island paradise of Indonesia is perfect for diving, as one of the most geographically and biologically diverse places left on planet earth, both above and especially below the water where there are more opportunities to explore the underwater realm than anywhere else in the world.

Indonesia’s southern islands mark the edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire and the country falls completely within the Coral Triangle, the most diverse marine region on the planet. It is this incredible bio-diversity that has established Komodo, Sulawesi, Raja Ampat, and Spice Island as world class diving destinations that offers something special for even the most intrepid of scuba diving enthusiasts, as well as those who want to dive for the first time.

The jungles of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua are zoological wonders, revealing impish monkeys, stoic sun bears, leopards, orangutans and remarkable marsupials. As you will see diversity is not confined to Indonesia’s world beneath the seas. From peace-loving Bali to the outer riches of Raja Ampat, diving in Indonesia is one of the world’s fascinating activities to experience.

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Why You'll love Diving in Indonesia !

  • Drift dive the walls of the Badung Strait
  • Dive with mantas at Nusa Penida's Manta Point
  • One of the few places it is possible to dive with the elusive pelagic Mola Mola, or Sunfish

Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. For several years running it has been recognised as 'the world's best island', by The International Travel Magazine.

Discover the epitome of laidback luxury on your holiday to Bali; an idyllic island, encircled by brilliant turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and beautiful boutique hotels. A holiday to Bali will have you mesmerised by its natural beauty, unrivalled hospitality and the unique serenity this incredible island is well-known for.

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The Gili Islands are three idyllic atolls, off the coast of Lombok, where the sand is still powdery white, the water a clear sparkling turquoise, and the sunsets over Bali’s Agung in the west simply spectacular. All islands are surrounded by picture perfect beaches, shimmering clear waters teeming with marine life, offer spectacular view of majestic volcanoes in Bali and Lombok and host lively beach parties well into the early hours.

Gili Trawangan Island: Imagine all the things you would do on a perfect tropical holiday - walks along white sandy beaches, swimming in crystal clear waters, seaside BBQs, poolside cocktails, dancing by moonlight at crazy beach parties…. Now imagine that all this could be found on one ideal island…That island is Gili Trawangan!

Gili Air: it is the most overlooked of the three Gili islands in terms of development. However, that is all set to change as the market here is geared very much towards the budget traveller and tropical island explorer. A lot of visitors actually prefer the grass roots atmosphere of Gili Air and the feeling of really being part of a close knit local community.

Gili Meno: Set in the middle of the three islets lies the real Robinson Crusoe experience of the Gilis with some of the best beaches to be found.  Gili Meno is the smallest of the three islands and by far the most peacefull and under created. Most visitors are attracted to Gili Meno for the lure of total escapism and it is therefore very popular with honeymooning couples and adventurous castaway types.

 

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Nusa Lembongan is a small island, about 30 minutes by fast boat, off Bali's east coast and lies close to Nusa Penida in the Badung Strait, is the perfect holiday hideaway with few visitors and pristine un-spoilt beaches.Inland the terrain is scrubby and very dry, with volcanic stonewalls and processional avenues crisscrossing the small cactus-covered hills. Overlooking Sanghiang Bay with its clear blue waters, the Nusa Lembongan resort offers a panoramic views towards Bali and the majestic silhouette of Mount Agung. Diving is off Nusa Lembongan and nearby Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida, relatively untouched by tourism development.

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Komodo National Park lies in a region which is the world’s epicentre for marine diversity.  There are more marine species here than any other place on the planet. Komodo offers divers every type of tropical diving conceivable, which is why the waters around the islands, which include Komodo island itself, have earned the reputation as one of the world’s great dive sites.  

On land, the unusual landscape of Komodo Island forms the perfect backdrop for the home of the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon. The 'ora' as they are called locally, can be seen on excursions on the island.

Komodo National Park is located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the Lesser Sunda Islands, at a distance of 200 nautical miles to the east of Bali and encompasses a number of islands, the largest of which are Komodo and Rinca. A total of 112,500 hectares of the surrounding waters are also under the jurisdiction of the park rangers.

 

 

THE AMAZING DIVING AROUND KOMODO 

 

This video of from komodo liveaboard diving on the Komodo Dancer and it is a great impression of the diving in the area.

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Known by the Portuguese as Celebes, the island of Sulawesi is one of the four large Sunda Islands of Indonesia, one of the largest and most northerly in the Indonesian archipelago, separated from Borneo to the west, by the Celebes Sea & Makassar Strait. Sulawesi lies on the Australasian side of the Wallace Line with the Molucca & Banda Seas and the Gulf of Tomini to the east.

Formed by fire, Sulawesi's four large peninsulas are mountainous and volcanic, with lush vegetation and offshore islands fringed by coral reefs. Off the western tip of North Sulawesi are the Bunaken Marine Reserve and Bangka Island. Off the peninsular's northeast side is the Lembeh Strait. Bunaken and Lembeh can be combined to experience the best of both in one holiday. Extend your holiday and fly via Java to explore its temples and volcanoes, or via Singapore and add a city stay.

The diving in southern Sulawesi is more remote and offers great visibility. It is either accessed by liveaboard or land-based from Wakatobi Resort. 

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Indonesia Papua covers the western 'Bird’s Head' peninsula of the island of New Guinea and is divided into two provinces. Western Papua province covers the north west of the island from Cenderawasih Bay to the islands of Raja Ampat. The Raja Ampat archipelago lies in the heart of the coral triangle, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth: a Mecca for scientists, photographers and crusty sea-salts alike.
 

The Raja Ampat archipelago is the focus for land based diving here. Misool Island is one of the larger islands in the archipelago of Raja Ampat and contains Misool Eco Resort. On mountainous Kri Island you can stay at the Kri Eco Resort or Sorido Bay Resort
 

 

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Indonesia Special Offers

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    70% discount in Bali!

    Each guest staying at Alam Anda this July will receive 70% discount on their room! In addition prebook your diving at the dive centre and enjoy savings of 60% on the non-limit 5 day dive package.

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    Indonesia Liveaboard Special

    Save 2000 per person on the Indo Aggressor when you travel between April 22 and May 3, 2019

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    70% off and discounted diving in Bali

    Travel to Bali before the 15th of June and get 70% off your accommodation at Siddhartha Dive Resort. In addition you can also book their 5 days, no limits dive package for less than half the normal rate!