Few would argue that Indonesia is one of the top diving destinations in Asia. Not many other countries can boast of such a number of world class dive destinations housed within waters.
Komodo National Park is located about 200 nautical miles east of Bali was established in 1980 to protect the endangered Komodo Dragon. The park includes 3 major Island: Komodo, Rinca and Padar and marine waters of about 130,000ha. Komodo national park houses more then 1,000 species of fishes and 260 species of reef coral, with dugong, sharks, manta rays, whales, dolphins and sea turtle also making the list.
Raja Ampat is located in West Papua, off the island of New Guinea. It comprises of 1,500 small islands Raja Ampat has over 1,200 species of fishers and 600 coral species. The variety of marine life is simply breath taking. Drift diving is common in Raja Ampat due to moderate currents.
Indonesia is made up of more than 10,000 islands and located near the equator, it would not come as a surprise that Indonesia is an ideal place for diving holidays. With that said, here are some dive sites in the country worth checking out.