Occupying the center of the Coral Triangle, Indonesia hosts the world’s most extraordinary corals and reef fish biodiversity. This vast island country is widely considered to be our planet’s most dazzling and impressive scuba diving destination.
With over 18,000 islands connected by six (6) seas, Indonesia is the largest archipelago on Earth. It extends some 1,200 miles from north to south and more than 3,000 miles from east to west. The country is so large that one region will be in its rainy season while another is in its dry season. For this reason, dive liveaboards in Indonesia can pursue ideal diving conditions throughout the year!
Where to Dive in Indonesia
All Star Liveaboards explores the best dive regions Indonesia has to offer including some off the beaten path options. Couple a visit to Komodo National Park with diving in the remote Gili Islands or plan a trip to visit both Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, an area with frequent whale shark encounters. Here is a bit of info on some of the top dive destinations in Indonesia.
Raja Ampat – The remote nature of these islands has protected marine life and maintained their status as the world’s most biodiverse and healthy reefs. Raja Ampat is home to over 1,500 species of fish, 500 species of coral and 15 species of marine mammals. This region is a scuba diver’s dreamland, where divers can hope to see manta rays, pygmy seahorses, wobbegong sharks and a rainbow of colors along the coral gardens. Sometimes, unique itineraries offer the chance to visit areas such as Halmahera, Lembeh or even Triton Bay.
Komodo – Often overlooked on divers’ bucket lists, Komodo is an exceptional dive destination. In addition to abundant corals and marine life, Manta Alley (aptly named), nudibranchs, frogfish, octopus and drift diving, it includes a protected national park with Komodo dragons and pink sand beaches. Below the surface, it is also home to pipefish, scorpion fish, batfish, trevallies, and plenty of mantas and sharks.
Banda Sea-Forgotten Islands – The Banda Sea is in the middle of the Maluku Islands between the two top diving destinations, Papua and Java. The plankton-rich waters support reefs and sea mounts with abundant marine life. This itinerary includes visiting Manuk, known as “the island of snakes,” and the best place to dive with sea snakes. Excellent muck diving can be found around Ambon, where world-class macro life is waiting to be photographed.
Two Great Liveaboards, One Incredible Destination
All Star Aurora offers all the charm and culture of a traditional Phinisi liveaboard. At 138 ft., All Star Aurora accommodate up to 18 guests in 9 private cabins. In addition to offering 4 dives per day, guests can also enjoy added excursions and a beach bbq.
For those that want a bit more space and luxury, All Star Velocean is the largest and most luxurious liveaboard in Indonesia. Velocean is a 171ft. and accommodates 18 guests in 10 suites including 2 single suites for solo travelers that don’t want to pay a huge single supplement. All Star Velocean is one of the best equipped liveaboards around for underwater photographers with private camera tables along the salon windows, two camera tables on the dive deck with air hoses.
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January 26-February 3, 2024 Raja Ampat
April 23-May 4, 2024 Raja Ampat-Koon Island-Ambon
January 10-19, 2024 Raja Ampat
January 21-30, 2024 Raja Ampat
April 20-May 2, 2024 Raja Ampat-Lembeh