Diving in Indonesia, where is the best spot to dive? As an archipelago with the longest coastline in the world, Indonesia has a variety of tourism, including extraordinary underwater tourism, which stretches from the west to the east end of the country.
There are some of the best dive spots in Indonesia that are recognized by the world. These dive sites have their own beauty and charm. So it will be difficult to judge which is the most beautiful and interesting.
1.Raja Ampat – West Papua
Raja Ampat is one of the most beautiful underwater parks in Indonesia, even the world. Raja Ampat is part of the Raja Ampat Islands Wildlife Reserve. In Raja Ampat 537 species of coral were identified (75% of the total coral species in the world), more than a thousand species of reef fish and 700 species of molluscs. Raja Ampat will provide an extraordinary experience when diving in Indonesia
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2. Sabang, Aceh
Sabang is the westernmost administrative region of Indonesia Sabang located in the province of Nangroe Aceh Darussalam. The Sabang administrative area includes five islands, namely Weh Island, Rubiah Island, Klah Island, Seulako Island, and Rondo Island. Sabang has more than 20 dive sites with varied difficulty levels
Here some of the best dive sites in Sabang
- Batee Tokong
- Ideu Beach
- Sophie Rickmers” (134 meter long wreck that sank in 1940),
- The Canyon (underwater volcanic rock structure with a depth of between 15 – 70 meters),
- Balee Flow (spot with strong and often changing ocean currents)
3. Kepulauan Seribu – Jakarta
Kepulauan Seribu are a group of islands located in the Sunda Strait, north of Jakarta. Kepulauan Seribu have hundreds of islands scattered and most of the islands are uninhabited. Although many islands in the Kepulauan Seribu are uninhabited, this does not prevent tourists from visiting and enjoying the beauty of the islands.
Some options for diving locations in the Kepulauan Seribu include Kuburan Cina, Gosong Sepa, Gosong Balik Layar, Kotok Island, Gosong Congkak, Melinjo, Pulau Matahari, Pulau Putri, and Sepa Island.
Karimunjawa is a group of islands in the administrative district of Jepara district, Central Java. There are at least 30 dive sites with depths varying between 5 – 40 meters, visibility between 5 – 25 meters and varying currents.
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