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Best Destinations for Diving In Indonesia

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Indonesia consists of thousands islands you can visit and explore to your heart content. Thus, water activities are encouraged when you visit Indonesia. There are many ways you can enjoy clear, beautiful waters in Indonesia. Diving is absolutely one of the most recommended. This way, you will get to see the real underwater world where there are so many diverse creatures living in. Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands and only 13,000 are reported. The remaining 4,000 islands are still unnamed. Only 6,000 of islands are inhibited. Not to mention that Indonesia houses 25% of all fish species in the world. 

Recommended diving spots in Indonesia

Furthermore, diving during your visit in Indonesia is truly encourage especially if you love water activity for a trip. Here are most recommended spots for diving in Indonesia worth travelling for:

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat can be considered as the highly recommended diving spot in Indonesia. It is like the highlight of all. It is the archipelago of more than 1,500 small islands. There are more than 1,200 fish species living peacefully. Not to mention that this is where you will get to see the most beautiful coral reef biodiversity. It is because the location of Raja Ampat is found within The Coral Triangle including Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Malaysia, East Timor, and Solomon Island. You can even call it as the riches coral reef ecosystem on earth. During particular season, you can even get to see the rare whale sharks when diving. 

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Komodo National Park

Komodo Island is popular place because of its beauty. It is the only habitat of Komodo Dragons. Giant lizard with deathly tongues and bites. Another attraction of this island is the diving spot. It is already popular among international, seasoned divers. Komodo Island is UNESCO World Heritage Site full of glorious coral reefs, deep walls, and pinnacles. Diving spot in this island has rough currents. Thus, it is more recommended for experienced, advanced divers. You may get the highest chance to meet manta rays especially if you visit between December to February. 

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Bali

Bali Island is like the icon of Indonesia tourism. It is a paradise for those who seek for enjoyable vacation. Bali island has everything you need for memorable trip. Aside from shopping and food hunting, Bali Island is recommended spot for diving. The access is very easy and the diving spots are available for beginner or advanced divers. The currents are pretty light and less intense so beginner divers can have their moments. Most recommended spots include Padang Bay, Amed, and Pulau Menjangan.

Wakatobi

Wakatobi Island is also on the top list of recommended diving spot in Indonesia. This is the place where you get to enjoy the rich marine life. This is also great diving destination for beginner diverse due to less intense currents. Several recommended diving spot in Wakatobi Island include Kaledupa, Wangki, Tomea, and Binongki. Those have relatively gentle currents safe for inexperienced divers. Best time to dive in Wakatobi Island is from March to December. Beware of the peak season which is from April to May and September to November.