Indonesia consists of thousands of islands stretching from the Asian mainland into the Pacific Ocean. Indonesia is an integral part of the incredibly rich Coral Triangle, an area that is generally considered to be the global epicenter of marine species diversity, and without doubt, the country has some of the best diving in the world. With 20% of the world’s coral reefs, over 3,000 different species of fish and 600 coral species along with an endless variety of macro life, as an adventure destination or a luxury vacation you can’t beat Indonesia. There are liveaboards here able to take you to remote, pristine diving, as well as stunning resorts nestled amongst lush greenery or on beautiful stretches of beach that all offer the most impressive diving one can imagine.
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At critters@Lembeh dive center guests find a team at the forefront of diving in the Lembeh Strait and made up of dedicated professionals striving to meet one common goal: Sharing their knowledge and passion with guests and making guests stay in Lembeh an experience like no other dive trip. Critters@Lembeh’s Dive Center has on-site, full-time Marine Biologists who are studying and continuously making discoveries about the marine life in Lembeh. They also have an on-site, full-time dedicated Photo Pro whose work has been published internationally. Dive Guides at Critters@Lembeh are not just trained as guides – they spend hours in workshops with professionals learning about photography, marine life identification and behaviors and when they are not studying in the classroom, they are diving! With a combined total of over 70,000 dives in the Lembeh Strait there is little that they do not know about the area. The team and facilities at Critters@Lembeh’s dive center are some of the best in the world, contact your Dream Weaver Travel Consultant today to see for yourself!
Dive Into Ambon
Ambon Bay, where the muck diving is, has an incredible array of rare critters, including Ambon Scorpionfish, Rhinopias, Mimic and Wonderpus Octopus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, many many Nudibranchs, Frogfish, Harlequin Shrimp, Coleman Shrimp and much much more. There is also always the chance to see perhaps the rarest underwater critter, the Psychedelic Frogfish, only ever found in Ambon. They offer diving to both muck and coral sites, giving divers an unique opportunity to dive macro and wide angle.
Eco Divers has two locations in Northern Sulawesi, Manado and Lembeh, that can be booked as a combination trip mixing world class wall diving at Bunaken National Park with the best macro diving in Lembeh Strait Both Eco Divers locations offer a highly personalised, relaxing diving experience. The dive guides are amongst the area’s most experienced. A maximum of four guests per dive guide is guaranteed, so a personal service is assured. Purpose-built boats are fitted with a shaded salon, sundeck, toilets, showers, DAN oxygen and First Aid. Eco Divers has always been a leader in ecologically friendly initiatives and is part of the North Sulawesi Watersports Association (NSWA). Eco Divers is fully committed to the protection of its local reefs. They are actively involved in a number of conservation projects aimed at helping local fishing communities to sustain their reefs – the same reefs that guests dive.
Indonesia, is a dream destination whether you’re looking for day or overnight trips, hotels, scuba diving, flights or a tailor-made holiday that stays with you for years to come. Safari Tours seamlessly turns travel wish-lists into reality – from volcano trekking tours to visits to the Tangkoko Nature Reserve to white water rafting. With such diverse delights, and many trips to choose from, Safari Tours is bound to put a tour together that is perfect for everyone. With over 20 years of living in and exploring this captivating area, travellers can relax knowing Safari Tours is built on first-hand experience and give you tried and tested tours with a speedy, friendly and refreshingly personable approach with local guides.
alamBatu Beach Bungalow Resort, located in north-eastern Bali, has everything to get divers' hearts beating a little faster – a dream destination for novice divers and professional photographers alike. Countless thrilling coral and muck dive sites in the vicinity offer unique diversity. Divers reach all the dive sites in no more than 20 minutes on one of the fast boats. The house reef, a full 800 meters long, also features exceptional beauty and variety with impressive biodiversity. "Small is beautiful": that's the motto at this resort, which accommodates no more than 30 guests. Guests can choose from various villas and bungalows where tasteful luxury is the keynote. A modern dive base with a camera room caters to all requirements, and courses from Open Water to Divemaster are available.
Derawan Dive Lodge
Derawan Dive Lodge is a cozy, intimate island operation just off the coast of East Kalimantan. With specially commissioned fuel efficient speedboats, and fully self-contained dive centre including NITROX, it caters for divers who want to experience diving at its best. With Mantas, Turtles, Reefs, Macro and even a jellyfish lake on the agenda - it’s a diver’s delight. Situated right on the beach, it’s the right mix of comfortable cosy atmosphere meets ecology. Here divers will be transported to the early days of diving with no other divers around and untouched beauty. With Derawan Dive Lodge divers will be able to relax far away from the hustle & bustle of daily life and dive with mantas and turtles. Snorkelling is available in one of the World’s two jellyfish lakes, or visiting a turtle sanctuary and getting the chance to see hatchlings take their first breaths of fresh open air. Derawan Dive Lodge is what most divers dream of!
Kri Eco Resort
Deeply rooted in its local settings, Kri Island is an integral part of Kri Eco Resort. It is around and within it – whether in the form of materials in the cottages, resources in the kitchen or brightening guests’ day with an original Papuan smile that stays with you years after. The resort is made of locally sourced and low-impact materials; shaped and equipped to sustain the excesses of natural forces typical of the coastal area and tropical climate; styled very much in accordance with the local tradition of architecture. The setting allows incredible views of sunrise and sunset and gentle breezes in the evening. This small eco resort consists of 13 rooms with no-frills minimal design which facilitates one’s appreciation of nature. The use of local Papuan materials lends a truly special charm. Free Wi-fi access is available and all cottages are equipped with electric fans for those still nights when a breeze is not strong enough. Stay a week or longer and find comfort in the unique architectural design.
A luxurious dive resort in the heart of Lembeh Strait. Enjoy refined services while exploring the rich waters of Indonesia. Lembeh Resort is nestled away in a private cove with a wealth of exotic flora and fauna in a central part of Lembeh Island. The secluded location of the resort ensures a quiet and tranquil experience, while the warm hearted team offer service with a smile to make certain that your experience of Lembeh will be the best that it possibly can be. Perched slightly above the beautiful waters of Lembeh Strait and surrounded by lush tropical gardens Lembeh Resort was built to inconspicuously blend into the natural landscape. Westerly views of ancient extinct volcanoes and spectacular sunsets await you. Experience the warm hospitality, tropical beauty and unique wonders of Lembeh Resort.
Meridian Adventure Resort
Becoming known as one of Raja Ampat’s best kept secrets, Meridian Adventure Dive Resort is located in Waisai, which is the Capital of the Raja Ampat Regency, on the island of Waigo. Once you arrive you feel immediately at ease by the natural warmth of the local staff and the clean, crisp, modern surroundings. With a focus on quality and comfort, the simplicity of the Hotel provides the perfect base after a day of exploring the beauty of Raja Ampat both above and below the water. The rooms provide all the simple luxuries to make you feel at home, and with air-conditioning and WIFI available 24 hours a day – all that’s left to do is just to relax and enjoy your dive holiday!
Misool Resort is a private island resort and conservation center located in remote southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Guests find this island hidden deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands, 165 km (105 miles) from the nearest port, and the nearest village is 20 km away by boat. It is surrounded by the richest reefs in the world, at the very heart of marine biodiversity. There simply are no richer reefs on earth. The island and scuba diving sites are surrounded by the 300,000 acre/ 1220 sq km Misool Marine Reserve, which was established by Misool resort in 2005. This resort island is a true tropical hideaway, just a stone's throw south of the equator. With a maximum capacity of just 40 guests and a staff-to-guest ratio of 4 to 1, Misool offers exclusive adventure holidays and transformative experiences in pristine nature.
Situated on a palm fringed white sand beach, Murex Bangka offers a true Robinson Crusoe style experience. Drift away in a hammock while listening to the waves lapping on the shore, swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters in front of the resort, explore the ocean by paddle board or enjoy a sun-downer while watching the sunset over the ocean. Murex Bangka is a tropical, picture perfect place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. With primary rainforest behind the resort guests don’t see a single road or vehicle – just a beach, the ocean and bright blue skies. If you were dreaming of a remote island getaway then Bangka Island is a must.
This beautiful resort is set amid lush, tropical water gardens, overlooking the ocean with stunning views of Manado Tua volcano and Bunaken Island. From the moment you arrive at Murex Manado the warm hearted staff will make you feel like part of the family. The world famous dive sites of the Bunaken Marine Park are just a short boat ride away and Manado Bay muck diving sites are even closer. Murex is perfectly located for exploring these two diverse areas.
Papua Paradise Resort lies along the pristine shoreline of the uninhabited island of Birie, Raja Ampat. The island is teeming with exotic bird life, lush jungle foliage, and a spectacular array of fauna, while the reefs in the surrounding area offer world class diving. Built in traditional style, Papua Paradise offers an exceptionally high standard of comfort and service. This ideal retreat away from civilization, echoing with only the sound of the birds and the lapping of the waves under the bungalows, Papua Paradise offers simple yet comfortable accommodation, and a high standard of service. The resort also offers the only luxury spa in Raja Ampat. Spa in Paradise is a place of healing, relaxation and rejuvenation. This tailor made paradise for divers is the perfect place to see manta rays, sharks, and shoals of schooling fish, and explore reef slopes with some of the widest diversity of corals in the world. Seek out rare dugongs, hike at sunrise to see the stunning birds of paradise, and meet the wonderful local people of Raja Ampat. All this and more before ending the day with a perfect ocean sunset view from your private balcony
Raja Ampat Biodiversity Resort
Biodiversity Nature Resort is located in Raja Ampat, an archipelago in West Papua, Indonesia. This is a vast area of the equatorial Pacific Ocean known as the Coral Triangle. It holds the title for hosting the world’s greatest coral reef biodiversity. The seas around the Raja Ampat Islands are home to some of the richest variety of species in the world, including 75 percent of all known coral species.
Siladen Resort & Spa
Siladen Resort & Spa is an exclusive Dive Resort located in the heart of the world renowned Bunaken National Marine Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia just above the Equator on the lush tropical island of Pulau Siladen. Here guests find an authentic, relaxing and memorable experience. Opened in 2003, Siladen Resort & Spa is an eco friendly, socially responsible boutique dive resort, which places high emphasis on the protection of the Marine Park and the environment. The Resort offers the most attractive, exquisite and secluded accommodation in Sulawesi with open air showers and sunbeds overlooking the calm seas. Enjoy a full range of activities, land tours, spectacular sunsets and quality of service.
Sorido Bay Resort
Sorido Bay Resort is one of Indonesia’s most remote and comfortable dive resorts. Deeply rooted in its local settings, Kri Island is an integral part of Sorido Bay. It is around and within it – whether in the form of materials in the bungalows, resources in the kitchen or brightening guests’ day with an original Papuan smile that stays with you years after. Sorido Bay Resort counts a total of 7 spacious bungalows in a private setting with excellent service and modern amenities with the closest proximity to Raja Ampat’s dive hotspots and the richest reef in the World. The resort offers a selected and personalised service and is – without any compromise on comfort – nestled in the lush green jungle overlooking a kidney-shaped lagoon, meters away from the world’s most famous dive site ‘Cape Kri’: it is here where Dr. G. Allen recorded the world record of 374 different species of reef fish during 1 dive, making this the richest dive site in the world.
Located Approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the modern, bustling city of Manado, Tasik Ria Resort offers a great getaway for all who want more than just a dive holiday. Between the Metropolis and the Tropics you can conveniently have your feet on the sidewalk or sand. With its palm fringed seascape, established gardens, spa, pools and glorious sunsets, Tasik Ria offers a family run resort with great emphasis on comfort and good value. With hospitality experience spanning over 20 years, the warmth and attentive nature has become a great reflection of the people from North Sulawesi – the land of the smiling people. Tasik Ria pride themselves in our flexibility and adaptability towards guests’ needs.
Wakatobi is a dive resort in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. In a tranquil island setting far from crowds and cities, with no other divers for at least 100 miles, Wakatobi seamlessly blends five-star amenities and civilized comforts with a pristine natural environment; a pairing that has secured its reputation as one of the world’s finest diving and snorkeling destinations. Whether you are diving or snorkeling amongst Wakatobi’s vibrant protected coral reefs bristling with marine life, enjoying a rejuvenating spa, taking in a glorious sunset with your favorite cocktails at the jetty bar, or perhaps indulging in a romantic beach dinner, Wakatobi provides a unique and enriching experience for those seeking recreation, relaxation and privacy.
Traditional workmanship combined with state-of-the-art technology is how many describe the Amira liveaboard. Amira is a wooden boat built locally by indigenous craftsmen according to ancient Pinisi ship builder’s traditions. The boat is equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation and security system and top-notch rescue equipment. Amira is 52 meters long and offers 9 comfortable, single and double cabins, each equipped with a personal shower, toilet and natural lighting. In addition, there is a cozy restaurant, a romantic lounge and a very spacious sun and dive deck.
The Arenui is a traditional Phinisi – a classic Indonesian wooden sailing vessel – set to explore the majestic underwater world of the Indonesian archipelago. If you’ve dreamed of setting sail aboard an old-fashioned pirate ship (but with all mod-cons) then this is for you. If you want to experience the culture and style of the country, as you sail through its beautiful islands, then this if for you. Unlike modern-style vessels, the Arenui offers guests the chance to step aboard a truly Indonesian experience, to enhance guests' time in this special destination. The main objective, when creating the Arenui, was to provide something unique and special for guests, which promoted all the very best elements of Indonesia’s rich heritage and traditions. This is reflected in both the design and decor of the boat, from the local craftsmanship to the use of antique pieces and original wooden panels. With the environment and future in mind, Arenui's builders used as much recycled and reclaimed material as possible.
Living aboard Dewi Nusantara is as close to a five star experience as is possible in the faraway corners of the Indonesian archipelago. With an overall length of 57 meters, this three masted topsail schooner moves with a grace and stability that only larger sailing vessels can offer. 2000 square meters of sail are complemented by two 500 horsepower marine engines and two desalinators that each produce 5000 liters of fresh water per day. While guests experience the romance of a bygone area they can still indulge in the sheer luxury of finding lots of space everywhere from bow to stern. There is a huge lounge and the dining facilities are those of a superb restaurant. With her state of the art diving equipment Dewi Nusantara has become the ultimate live-aboard diving platform in Indonesia. Her discreet and attentive Indonesian crew of 18 is complemented by one cruise director and four dive-masters who all have a long experience in the area.
The Indo Aggressor and the Komodo diving liveaboard scuba trips and vacations are a great way to explore Indonesia, one of the most biodiverse marine environments on the planet. The areas traveled on the Indo Aggressor contain roughly 20% of the world's coral reefs and are home to over 3,000 species of fish and 600 types of coral. From vertical walls to active underwater volcanoes, from sharks and mantas to the famous Komodo Dragons, these charters offer an incredible variety of dive settings and land excursions. Choose from four distinct itineraries in Komodo. The 7, 10 and 11 night liveaboard Komodo cruises feature enhanced vacation itineraries that allows guests more time diving and more time in the signature areas. Each itinerary departs from a different island/port. Guests are encouraged to arrive at least one day prior to the charter start date regardless of the trip.
On the S/Y Indo Siren, dive Indonesia by liveaboard and experience diving some of the world’s top rated dive sites in comfort and ease. The S/Y Indo Siren is not only owned and managed by Worldwide Dive and Sail but was built by them to ensure every thought for the modern diver has been taken into account. The fun-loving and friendly crew offer attentive personal service to ensure guests’ time aboard is truly memorable – and not only for the high-quality diving. The S/Y Indo Siren offers 7 and 10 night itineraries to Komodo, Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, and Alor. They travel to different areas at different times of year to ensure the best conditions for diving and the best animal sightings.
MV Blue Manta
An experience of a lifetime awaits you onboard the magnificent Blue Manta. Stable, spacious and safe, the Blue Manta is fully equipped to take you on a fascinating diving adventure in the magical waters of Indonesia. The Blue Manta is possibly the largest purpose-built BKI CLASS dive vessel in the region. Measuring 148 ft by 29ft, this steel hull vessel holds up to 22 guests. The 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 200sf in size, an open outdoor alfresco dining area, an indoor air-conditioned room for finer dining, speaks of the perfect onboard ambiance of a world class dive holiday. With maximum comfort and safety in mind, the Blue Manta is well equipped with safety facilities, cruises at 9 knots and the steel hull makes her an ideal vessel for long haul cruises and blue water crossing trips. The Blue Manta offers 5, 7, and 10 night itineraries to Komodo, Raja Ampat, Ambon and the Banda Sea.
Aboard Wakatobi's luxury dive yacht, Pelagian, you'll feel that you are in a floating tropical boutique hotel, with ever-changing topside and underwater vistas. All of the cabins have been masterfully designed for comfort and aesthetics. Spacious floor plans, luxurious bathrooms and modern decor create a relaxing environment. And with a maximum of ten guests, Pelagian offers more space per guest than any dive yacht of its kind. All interior spaces are air conditioned with individual controls. Guests enjoy an unlimited hot and cold water supply and fresh towels daily.
With over 25 years experience, the MV Pindito is the pioneer of liveaboard diving in Indonesia. Lovingly built to the highest standard, by owner Edi Frommenwiler, and meticulously maintained, Pindito continues to set the standard with her thoughtfully laid out floor plan and smooth sailing. In continuous operation since 1992 the MV Pindito's crew is unmatched for it's diving knowledge and experience in Indonesia. The MV Pindito launched operation in the Banda Sea and quickly expanded her routes to include Raja Ampat, Komodo, Ambon, Alor and many places in between.
The Samambaia is a brand new Liveboard is fitted with all the features of a modern diving boat. It has a powerful marine engine that can reach 10 knot cruise speed in order to take diving guests to the outer reaches of Indonesia's islands. During the design process the focus was put on details. Functionality was paired with aesthetics and quality materials. The layout of the ship was built around the needs of diving guests. Comfort and service are of highest priority on board. The atmosphere is relaxed and cozy- social and yet private. It is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a liveaboard vacation in Indonesia.