name Indonesia has its roots in two Greek words: "Indos"
meaning Indian and "Nesos" which means islands. It is
an appropriate description of the archipelago as there are estimated
to be a total of 17,508 islands, of which
only about 6,000 are inhabited, stretching for 5,150 km between
the Australian and Asian continental mainlands and dividing the
Pacific and Indian Oceans at the Equator.
Indonesia is in the center of the Indo-Pacific bio-sphere, and
is the largest archipelago in the world. There are over 17,000
islands spread across 3,000 miles, and diving conditions are exceptional.
It is one of the richest and most diverse marine habitats on the
earth. The rich diversity of marine fish also extends to an equally
rich diversity of marine corals (over 500 varieties). In addition
to reefs, you
can experience fantastic wall diving, "flying" drift
dives, and many great wrecks.
What about the marine life? How about shrimp to whalesharks, squid
to dolphins, sea horses to blue ribbon eels, scorpion fish to
turtles, manta rays to..... well you get the picture, this place
While the infrastructure in Indonesia to support diving is still
young, there are excellent dive centers, resorts and liveaboards
throughout the area.
Climate:84 - 87F (29-31C)
Water Temp: 78 - 80F (26-27C)
U/W Visibility: 80' - 100' (24 - 30m)