These are our liveaboards in Indonesia. Diving Indonesia is varied and in many areas. For boats more specific to the area you wish to vist please click on your chosen area - Sulawesi diving, Komodo diving or Raja Ampat diving
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Indonesian liveaboard diving can be done in a variety of areas and is considered some of the best diving in the world for it's variety of terrain and wildlife and due to it being situated in the worlds largest bio-diversity area. Komodo diving trips leave from Flores, Sumbawa or Bali to Komodo on a 4-13 night trips including diving in Gili lawalaut and other northern islands surrounding the Komodo national park - read the Komodo diving blog South Sulawesi diving trips travel from the beautiful Wakatobi resort to dive the fantastic reefs around South Sulawesi on a 5-10 night trips. North Sulawesi diving trips visit the famed Lembeh strait, Manado, Sangihe and Bunaken islands. Flores diving trips leave via liveaboard from Maumere visiting Alor and other stunning islands along the way. Raja Ampat diving leave from Sorong in the birds head pennisula for 7-14 nights around the worlds newest top dive destination.
Komodo liveaboard diving
from Bali or Flores offers 7,9 or 10 day trips visiting Sumbawa and other small
islands such as Gili Lawalaut along the way to the Komodo marine park.
Diving in Komodo is
big blue diving in the extreme, mantas, dolphins, sharks and masses and masses of schooling fish hang around the current swept pinnacles and walls.
diving in Komodo offers the best of both worlds, some of the planets best macro sites exists in Komodo. Coupled with the large manta aggregations really only seen by properly by taking a liveaboard to Komodo it should keep you happy whether youare a macro lover or a big fish connoisseur.
Diving in Rinca, in the South of Komodo, at cannibal rock is the place to experience macro Komodo diving. Blue ringed octopus, rhinopias, coleman shrimp, zebra crabs, pygmy seahorses, frogfish and much more are all possible during the stunningcannibal rock diving part of the trip.
Diving in Komodo is best done via a liveaboard trip as there are many other great areas outside of the park not accessable by daily boats diving from Flores. One of the best macro sites in the world is found diving at Sangeang island north of the Komodo national park. Sangeang island is an active volcano with a bubbling warm black sand bottom and an experience not to be missed - more about Komodo diving - Komodo Photos
Sulawesi diving in the south leaves from the beautiful Wakatobi resort for stunning 7,10 or 11 day South Sulawesi diving trips on-board the amazing Pelagian dive yacht. No other place in the world has the colors, the corals and the creatures in such variety and vast numbers that Sulawesi diving boasts.
Within that area, the Wakatobi region is near the epicentre of coral reef biodiversity. The area is teeming with hundreds, if not thousands of different fish species.
The hundreds of kilometres of reef structure in the Wakatobi National Marine Park provide every imaginable marine animal, including whales, dolphins, sharks, rays, tunas, barracudas, marlin and more. For photographers, this means wide-angle, normal and macro opportunities abound diving in Sulawesi - Pelagian liveaboard
North Sulawesi diving provides a macro lovers paradise. Arguably the worlds most famous macro site, the Lembeh strait, provides the starting point for the North Sulawesi liveaboard safaris. Trips are 11 nights, 9 & 1/2 days of diving, 3-4 dives per day from April through to September to Bangka Straight, Sangihe Islands, and Lembeh Straight.
The area known as Raja Ampat (or the Four Kings) is an archipelago consisting of the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo which are surrounded by over 1,500 small islands and cays. Formerly known as Irian Jaya, this area is now part of the newly named West Papua province of Indonesia and is located on the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula, on the island of New Guinea. Put simply, Raja Ampat could quite possibly be the best diving in the world. It certainly is the world's most biodiverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusk species than anywhere else on Earth. According to the Conservation International Rapid Assessment Bulletin the marine life diversity for diving in Irian Jaya is considerably greater than all other areas sampled in the Coral Triangle. The Raja Ampat area is considered home to more than 1,000 fish species, 101 of which were previously unknown in Raja Ampat and four that are new to all of Indonesia - more about Raja Ampat diving - Raja Ampat photos
Another way to experience Indonesia diving is to join an Alor liveaboard in Flores. Flores liveaboard diving at the eastern end of Nusa Tengarra providesfor some amazing dives - big walls, spectacular sea mounts, magical macro and muck as well as fantastic topside scenery.
Starting in Maumere and sailing along the north coasts of Flores - Adunara - Lembata - Pantar you arrive in the strait between the islands of Pantar and Alor, where most of the diving is done.