Indonesia is the largest archipelago of the world, with more than 17.500 islands which extend as a bow on 5,000Kms from east to west, and of 1,700kms in the North and in the South of the equator. Islands are covered with Volcanoes, tropical forest, ricefields, surrounded with coral reefs the richest in the world.This archipelago is also known to be an amazing diving destination. It concentrates between 10 and 20 % of the world coral reefs.
The most known destinations are:
- Bunaken, Manado and Lembeh Strait, in North Sulawesi
- Raja Ampat & Cendrawasih Bay, on the north coast of IriranJaya
- North coast of Bali, close to national park of Menjangan
- Sangihe Islands –Talaud
- Toggian Islands in Central Sulawesi
- National park of Komodo
- Maumere Bay, Flores
- Alor & Roti Islands, Nusa Tenggara
- Bangka Island
- Sangalaki Island in East Kalimantan
We can dive there all year long, joining a cruise, or from a diving resort. The archipelago is so vast and proposes so many sites, as we can easily avoid the monsoon season.
The dry season last from May till October, whereas the rainy season extends from November to March. The water temperature varies between 26 ° and 30 °, excepted towards Komodo, Nusa Pénida or Lembeh, where the temperature is more cooler (around 22 °).Most of the dive sites are in national parks, which are protected, you will see no fishing boat on the horizon. You will be amazed by the numerous species of pelagic and benthic fauna which populate the Indonesian water.