Indonesia is an epicenter of biodiversity, hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth. With over 17,508 islands and situated in the heart of the coral triangle, Indonesia is a diver’s paradise. From tiny pygmy seahorses and macro critters to magnificent manta rays and the mighty Mola, there's plenty to see.
Enjoy exhilarating drift and reef diving, fantastic night diving, unique muck diving and breathtaking steep walls. Tec divers probe the deep trenches and wreck divers love the many World War II relics. Indonesia caters for all budgets and holiday tastes with possibilities as diverse and abundant as the marine life.
Generally speaking, the best time of year to visit Indonesia is between May and September when the days are dry and sunny. However, during wet season temperatures remain high and rainfall comes in the form of intense tropical downpours that tend to last for a couple of hours and needn't spoil your trip.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
With over 250 airports, 20 of which are international, flying to and around Indonesia can be done with relative ease. While Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) is the primary airport in the capital city of Jakarta, Juanda International Airport (SUB) and Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) are the second and third most trafficked international airports.
Once in the country, AirAsia, Kal Star Aviation and Lion Air provide low-cost routes throughout the many Indonesia islands. When planning your trip from any Western nation, remember to get your passport and visa ahead of time.