Top 12 Best Diving Spots in Indonesia

Best Diving Spots in Indonesia – Indonesia, an archipelago with a million natural beauty, ranging from plains, mountains to underwater natural beauty offers a view that we must not miss, in Indonesia, there are a lot of cool spot for diving.

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Top 12 diving spots in Indonesia

No doubt that Indonesia has a wealth of incredible underwater. These places often used as a place for diving lovers. Also, there is a beautiful marine life; there is also a diving spot which is a witness to the story of World War II. This article helps you to find “Top 12 Best Diving Spots in Indonesia”. Check this out on Awesome Destination article!

Best Diving Spots in Indonesia



Top 12 Best Diving Spots in Indonesia


1. Karimun Java, Central Java

Karimun Java or Karimun Jawa is a cluster of islands (up to 27 islands) located in the Java Sea, including the district of Jepara, Central Java (Jawa Tengah). Karimun Islands was designated a National Park since 15 March 2001. Karimun Islands have at least 30 dive sites.

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Karimun Java diving spot with beautiful marine life

Its depth is between 5-40 meters, with visibility between 5-25 meters and varying currents. Underwater charm among others covers the beautiful coral reef, various kinds of marine animals such as Napoleon fish, Hawksbill Turtle, Green Turtle and over 200 species of ornamental fish.

Karimun Java is already very popular among both local and foreign travelers; the island has more than 30 diving spots with spectacular scenery. Diverse coral reefs and rare animals such as the green turtle to more than 200 species of fish living in waters of Karimun Java, so it is a pity if you miss a spot of diving in Karimun Java.


2. Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara

Komodo Island is located in the District of Komodo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara. Together with the island of Rinca and Padar (as well as several smaller islands), designated as a National Park since 1980 and became one of the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1991. The location is the best diving around Komodo Island:

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Green Turtle in Komodo Island diving spot – source: Youtube Images

  • Red Beach
  • Batu Bolong
  • Tatawa Besar
  • Batu Tiga
  • Manta Point, location to see the Manta Ray

In addition to a manta, Komodo Island divers can see a variety of other fish species ranging clown fish, reef sharks, turtles, and barracuda. Komodo Island also has a diversity of underwater topography, ranging from reef flat to the wall. But because the current is high enough, so it is not recommended for the beginner diver. Also, Komodo Island marine is one of the best diving spots in Indonesia.


3. Alor, East Nusa Tenggara

Alor archipelago located in the eastern part of Nusa Tenggara. The region has about 20 islands and several straits. Alor has more than 30 dive spots. Some of them are:

  • Half Moon Bay
  • Varuna’s Point
  • Coconut Groove
  • Peter’s Prize
  • Crocodile Rook
  • Trip Top
  • No Man’s Land
  • The Cathedral
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Alor diving spot – source:

Biota witnessed in Alor dive sites include reef sharks, turtles, Moray Eels, Rays, Napoleon, Dogtooth, and barracuda.



4. Wakatobi, North Sulawesi

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Wakatobi diving spots – source:

Wakatobi is located in the south of the island of Sulawesi and consists in the Isle of Wangi-scented, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko. Wakatobi was set to be one of the National Park since 1996. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), set the Wakatobi as World Biosphere Reserve. Wakatobi has up to 750 species of coral with 25 pieces of coral reef. Also, Wakatobi is one of the best diving spots in Indonesia.

Sea depth varies, the deepest reaching 1,044 meters with a visibility of about 15-80 meters and an excellent flow. There are about 40 best dive sites scattered in the area immediately adjacent to the Banda Sea. Increasingly interested in trying for Wakatobi diving?


5. Derawan, East Kalimantan Top 12 Best Diving Spots in Indonesia Asia Diving & Snorkeling

Derawan diving spot – source:

Derawan archipelago in Berau, East Kalimantan. Consisting of 31 islands with some relatively well-known as Maratua, Derawan, Charitable and Kakaban. In Kakaban famous for “atoll” (coral reefs are partially submerged in sea water) which forms a salt water lake and four types of jellyfish that do not sting. Also, there are about 28 other best dive spots in Derawan.


6. Bunaken, North Sulawesi

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Bunaken diving spot – source:

Bunaken is located in the Manado Bay and including the territory of the city of Manado. The area was designated as a National Park Bunaken and Bunaken Marine Park. Bunaken Marine Park is worth mentioning as the most beautiful marine parks in the world because of the diversity of marine life ranging from coral reefs, dugongs, dolphins, ancient fish coelacanth and various kinds of ornamental fish. Bunaken marine park has a 20 dive spot with varying depths up to 1344 meters. Also, Bunaken is one of the best diving spots in Indonesia.


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