Underwater Treasures in Indonesia

Indonesia, with its many enchanting and picturesque diving sites is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. Also, Indonesia’s coastline stretches from the Indian Ocean in the eastern part to the Pacific Ocean in the western region, making it one of the world’s longest. The country’s abundant and diverse marine flora and fauna offer a brilliant deep sea journey. You will find more than 3000 species of fish and about 600 species of coral life. In fact, Indonesia boasts around 20% of the world’s coral reefs. Let’s have a look at its top 3 diving sites.

Raja Ampat
Situated on the north-western edge of Irian Jaya, also known as West Papua, Raja Ampat is probably the best diving site in Indonesia. Scuba diving in Raja Ampat is one of the major highlights of a holiday in Indonesia. An archipelago of around 1,500 islands, it has a vast population of marine life comprising about 1,200 species of fish. Diving at the archipelago is also billed as Frontier Diving as it takes you on a wonderful journey of immaculate underwater views, paradisiacal islands and a wide stretch of horizon. Raja Ampat is especially famed for watching whale sharks.

Togian Islands
After Raja Ampat the next most popular diving destinations are found in Togian Islands. Scuba diving in these islands is also one of the most popular things to do in Indonesia. Situated in the Northern side of Sulawasi, Torgian Islands, like Raja Ampat, are an archipelago of 56 islands with amazing pristine diving sites making the area of the best places to explore the waters. Challenge yourself to explore as many islands you can, in this wonderful archipelago of the Togian Islands.

Komodo Islands
The diving sites in Komodo Island have their own unique charm and even beguile world class divers. Some of the primary reasons for these divers to book tickets to the Island are calm waters, reefs in various colours, and a plethora of marine life. Whether you are an amateur or an expert diver, you would love the whole experience. Apart from the diving sites, Komodo Island is also home to the famous Komodo dragon which is known as the largest lizard in the world.

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