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.