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Diving and Snorkeling

Home to over a quarter of the world's marine life, the Indonesian Archipelago is famous for its world class diving and exciting underwater beauty.

Take a plunge and discover an ocean teeming with all types of marine life, from Weh Island in Sumatra to Raja Ampat in Papua. Where else in the world can you get up close to a whole school of giant manta rays and turtles, dive spectacular drop-offs and explore old shipwrecks?

Whether you're an experienced diver looking for a new challenge or simply want to try your hand at snorkeling for the first time, the tropical waters of Indonesia will not disappoint. Plunge into Indonesia's ultimate underwater experience.

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  • Pulau Satonda: Unique Salt Water Lake of Sumbawa

    Two European scientists named Stephan Kempe and Josef Kazmierczak were researching Satonda Lake in 1984, 1989 and 1996. The result of their studies showed that Satonda Lake is a rare phenomenon because of the salty water with alkaline levels much higher than regular sea water. It was their combined opinion that Satonda basin coincided with the formation of craters which aged back more than 10,000 years. (Microbialites and Hydrochemistry of the...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » West Nusa Tenggara » Kab. Sumbawa, Kab. Dompu

     

    Pulau Tengah in the Java Sea: surrounded by living reefs and colorful fish

    Pulau Tengah, or Middle Island as it translates to, is another must visit spot when touring the Karimunjawa archipelago, located off the northern coast of Central Java.  Measuring only approximately 4 hectares, Tengah Island is a small island. But what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in exquisite and natural beauty both on land and underwater. Karimunjawa, which literally means “a stone’s throw from Java,”...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Jepara

     
    PULAU TIDUNG, weekend get-away in Jakarta’s Thousand Islands

    PULAU TIDUNG, weekend get-away in Jakarta’s Thousand Islands

    Living in the city of Jakarta, or any large metropolis for that matter, it’s easy to spend your weekends or holidays by just defaulting to what you always do, simply because you always do it.  Go to the mall, go shopping, hang out in the café, or maybe catch a movie in the cinema. All of this has become so common place that it just gets boring. So why not try something different this time? Pulau Tidung is located...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Kepulauan Seribu

     

    Pulau Tikus: Small Island, Great Fun in Bengkulu

    Located just 10 Kilometers from the city of Bengkulu, in the western part of Sumatera, Pulau Tikus or Rat Island is one of the primary marine tourism destinations in the area. This small, coral island measures less than 2 hectares, yet is home to numerous coral formations, a flourishing marine life, abundant biological resources, exquisite natural beauty, and of course, an ocean of fun (literally).   When approaching this coral atoll, Rat...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bengkulu » Kota Bengkulu

     
  • Pulau Wangi-Wangi in Wakatobi

    Wangi-wangi is one of the four main islands that make up the Wakatobi Archipelago off the coast of Southeast Sulawesi, and is the gateway to the Wakatobi Marine National Park. The name Wakatobi is derived from the four largest islands of Wangi-Wangi (WA,) Kaledupa (KA,) Tomea (TO,) and Binongko (Bi,) and are part of a larger island chain called TukangBesi. The islands are nestled in the heart of the fabled Coral Triangle, and boast 942 species of...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South East Sulawesi

     

    Relaxing Bolihutuo Beach at Gorontalo

    During your visit to Gorontalo, in the north of Sulawesi, take time to slide westward toward one of its natural, picturesque beaches with its beautiful view and relaxing atmosphere. This beach is Pantai Bolihutuo, which is located in the Boalemo District about 120 km from Gorontalo City.facing the Bay of Tomini. Also known as Pantai Boalemo Indah, or Beautiful Boalemo Beach, the coast is famous among local and international tourists for its...

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    Location: Sulawesi » Gorontalo » Kota Gorontalo

     
    Sangalaki, Underwater Paradise

    Sangalaki, Underwater Paradise

    For those of you who like diving, the beauty and diversity of flora and fauna around Sangalaki Island will attract you to come again and again.  This island is located in the Derawan Archipelago, Berau, East Kalimantan. It is one of the best locations for diving and snorkeling in the world, along with Raja Ampat in Papua province. Blowing winds, clean seawater, soft sands, warm sun, beautiful waves, coconut trees, and beautiful afternoons...

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    Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kab. Berau

     
    Sangiang Island

    Sangiang Island

    Situated in the Sunda Strait that separates the large islands of Java and Sumatra, and  north east of the Krakatau volcanic Islands, Sangiang Island is a Marine Nature park which offers some of the best underwater marvels found in Banten.  Administratively, Sangiang  forms part of the  Anyer District, Serang Regency, in the province of Banten.   Sangiang offers some of the best diving experiences close to the...

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    Location: Java » Banten » Kab. Serang

     
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