Do you fancy yourself a divemaster? Or perhaps you’re just getting started and looking to upgrade from snorkeller to PADI certified diver? Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, there really is no place on Earth like Indonesia to dip your toe in. Here you’ll find coral reefs beyond counting, and its waters hold the most biological diversity on earth. This is truly a dream place to dive!
Escape the tourist-laden areas of the Caribbean or Mediterranean, and take a turn off the beaten track in the Coral Triangle. Comprised of over 17,000 islands ranging six million kilometres (3.7m miles) between the Philippines and Timor-Leste, there is no shortage of adventure, or quiet, white sand beaches to choose from. It isn’t just the islands that are in abundance here - there are over 3,000 species of fish, and the world’s largest amalgamation of coral here. Making this the ideal spot for a diving vacation.
Within the West Papua region, you’ll find Raja Ampat, truly a diver’s paradise, and something you simply must do while in the area. If diving isn’t quite your thing, the clear blue seas are perfect grounds for snorkelling too. Slap on a mask, grab some fins and surf along the surface spying colourful fish, reef sharks (don’t worry they won’t bother you!), sea turtles and so much more. Recently ranked number one snorkelling destination by CNN Travel, come and see what all the fuss is about.
If you want a truly unforgettable water life experience, don’t miss Triton Bay. Famously touted as the “last best place untouched by time” the marine life is exquisite here, as well as the local culture which features many indigenous people and their ways of life.
The 1500 islands that surround the main islands of Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta and Misool offer plenty of quiet bays, rugged terrain and white sand beaches your yacht can take you to. Grab a cold cocktail after another *hard* day of exploration and relax watching the deep sunset with nothing but gentle waves to be heard.
Ready to learn more? Check out a suggested itinerary here!