When I want to see beautiful things in crystal clear water, my choice is to dive Indonesia. Hands down, the Indonesia islands are my favorite destination for a diving holiday. To date, I’ve been diving in the following places in Indonesia:
- Bunaken National Park
- Komodo National Park
- Tulamben National Park
- Raja Ampat – (and how to get there)
- The Gili Islands
Indonesia is also where I learned to dive. Raja Ampat, Indonesia is one of the best places to dive in Indonesia and it’s also where I learned to take underwater pictures. If you’re looking for a wonderful diving vacation, I highly recommend it with the following warning: Once you dive there, you may not want to dive anywhere else! If you’re like me though, being in the water is the most important part of diving. I just love the sound of silence, interrupted only by the bubbles from my regulator.
Here are some of my favorite Indonesian diving photos, taken by me and my friends. I hope they inspire you to gather your gear, book a plane ticket, and dive Indonesia.
Water so clear, you can see to the bottom
Indonesia is nudibranch heaven
You’ll find Nemo and his friends
Wobbegangs rest in the day & hunt at night
Some nudibranchs are totally bad-ass
You’ll see millions of schooling fish!
I mean millions!
This Napoleon Wrasse loves to dive Indonesia!
Tiny pygmy seahorses hide in the coral
Marble Rays appear out of nowhere
Epaulette sharks – only in Indonesia
Hermit crabs come out to play at night
Coral, coral, everywhere
So many islands, there’s always somewhere to dive!
Indonesia is part of the coral triangle, and it’s the most fantastic place I’ve ever had the pleasure of diving. For underwater photographers, to dive Indonesia is to dive on some of the most photogenic sites on the planet.
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