Indonesia Dive Map Location Scubahive

According to the poet – William Cowper – “Variety‘s the very the spice of life…”. This certainly rings true with wonderful Indonesia, the epicenter of marine biodiversity, which hosts a plethora of marine life greater than anywhere else on earth. The main reason? It’s smack bang in the center of the “Coral Triangle”, the core of the ocean’s heart where many have suggested that life in the sea began.

From weird macro critters to magnificent mantas, the mighty molas and to drifting over pristine coral fields, underwater volcanic mountains, and world-renowned wrecks, there is honestly not much left to be desired.

Diving in wonderful Indonesia is available all year round with ideal times to visit between April and September when it’s typically the driest. Water temperatures range from 26°C (79.8°F) to 30°C (86°F) depending on location, and may even get as low as 24°C (75.2°F) in certain areas such as Lembeh, Bali and Komodo’s southside.

With an archipelago consisting of 17000 islands and having one of the longest coastlines in the world, Indonesia certainly has something unique to offer every traveler.

&nbspAt A Glance

Tropical climate with average temperatures around 28°C (82.4°F) for most of the year in coastal areas, with humidity levels ranging between 70% and 90%.
• Western Indonesia (UTC+7:00): Sumatra, Java, Madura, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan
• Central Indonesia (UTC+8:00): East and South Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali, Nusa Tenggara
• Eastern Indonesia (UTC+9:00): Maluku, Irian Jaya
Indonesia Rupiah (IDR)
230V, 50Hz
C, E, and F. (Two pin rounded tip plugs)


Bahasa Indonesia is the national and official language in the entire country. English is spoken, but there’s an uneven distribution of English proficiency especially between major cities and rural or remote areas.


Tipping is not customary in Indonesia. A small gratuity will always be appreciated, but don’t feel under any pressure to do so.

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&nbspMeasurement System


&nbspVisa / Passport

Visitors must possess a valid passport for at least 6 months after your date of arrival in Indonesia. Although there are select countries granted visa free facilities, visa is constantly in a flux, so it is essential that you confirm current formalities before you arrive. Details on visa regulations are available at:

&nbspGentle Reminder

Though fashion is changing in urban centers, modesty is still important in traditional areas, especially in Muslim-dominated countries. Avoid barring too much skin in general, avoid topless sunbathing and cover up with visiting religious buildings.

&nbspWord Of Caution

Indonesia has demonstrated its zero-tolerance policy towards drugs with a spate of high-profile arrests and convictions. The law does not provide for differentiation of substance types or amounts, whether a full bag of heroin or a few specks of marijuana dust in your pocket. Also, outside of reputable bars and resorts, it’s best to avoid buying “arak”, the locally produced fermented booze. Alcohol poisoning may occur resulting in death or injuries, especially in Bali or Gilis, when unscrupulous vendors stretch stocks with poisonous chemicals.

&nbspCredit Cards

Most commonly accepted credit cards are the VISA and Mastercard, however major charge cards like the American Express is accepted in a few places like major tourist areas.

&nbspWorking Days

Business hours start from 8am to 4pm, or 9am to 5pm throughout Monday to Friday (kindly note Friday prayers from 12pm till 1pm).

&nbspBanking Hours

Standard banking hours are from 8am to 3pm from Monday-Friday. There are several bank branches in hotels and malls with longer office hours. Kindly check the websites of the relevant banks for details on operating hours and rest days.

&nbspDecompression Chamber Hotline

Bali :
+62 361 227911 (through-15) ext 232
Manado :
+62 811 430 913
Makassar :
+62 0411 584677
Surabaya :
+62 31 45750/41731

&nbspEmergency Numbers

Main Emergency :
Ambulance :
Police :
Fire Department :
Search&Rescue :
111, 115, 151

Note: It is always advisable to have the telephone number and the address of your embassy or consulate with you.

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