Diving trips in 5 distinct areas of Indonesia that offer a completely different experience.
Indonesia is where Abyss Ocean World is proud to call home. The country is vast, to an extent that most people can not fathom its size nor diversity in cultures and eco-systems. There are officially 17,508 islands in the country, ranging in size from Sumatra (480,000 square Kilometre, 6th largest island in the world) to Arborek which you can walk around in about 15 minutes.
Due to the number of islands in this country, Indonesia has developed an astonishing amount of diversity in all aspects, from culture and religion to food and life styles. This diversity is one of the reason Abyss includes all its meals in our packages, so that way we are able to present you a wide array of authentic dishes from the archipelago. Through out the country there are numerous areas that are considered the Creme de la Creme for divers, trekkers, yogis, extreme sports enthusiastic’s, beach going families, and even the world traveler just trying to find that beach without footprints.
Indonesia prides itself with having 50 national parks, and over 100 Marine Protected Area spread through out the country, with a total area of over 157,000 square kilometers, enough to fit 30 times the island of Bali. In the recent years, Indonesia has devoted a significant percentage of the country’s national budget to protect its resources, and educate its people away from destructive ways of treating their beautiful eco-systems. This new momentum for conservation mixed with the already staggering size and diversity of the country ensures for years of some of the best diving and travel destinations in the world.Abyss Ocean World currently organizes trips in 5 distinct areas of Indonesia. Each of these locations offers a completely different experience and our guides will show you the highlights of each.
ISLAND OF THE GODS
Bali is famous for its beaches, temples and its diving, but it is also notorious for its heritage and culture. Balinese people are world renowned for their hospitality and positive outlook on life. Predominately hindu the Balinese are full of life, and there is always a celebration to join.
Within a short distance to the coastline runs some of the most nutrient filled currents in South East Asia. Which provides plenty of opportunities to cross off some of your diving wish list; Denise pygmy seahorse to the cceanic manta rays or from the giant Mola Mola to a couple of harlequin shrimp.
HOME OF DRAGON
Komodo National Park covers an area of almost 2,200 Square Kilometers, and is said to be the most visited National Park in Indonesia. Komodo offers both liveaboards and small island resorts, which allow you uninterrupted access to the best of the area. The nutrient filled currents from the Indonesian throughflow are being funneled through the small straits that make up the Komodo National Park, which means that the dives will be action packed. Schools of fish in all directions, and repeated chances at sighting of larger pelagic is common here. No worries for beginners as there are numerous sites that are protected from the fast moving currents.
Our team will seamlessly budget your time between the countless dive sites, untouched white sand beaches and of course marveling at the size and power of the notorious Komodo Dragon.
Come and explore with our experienced Abyss guide the wonders of the four kings. Raja Ampat, has everything a diver dreams for; gorgeous and colorful untouched reefs, schools of barracudas, trevallies and snappers, oceanic manta rays, wobegongs and not to forget the numerous nudibranchs species, pygmy seahorses and so much more Macro.
Our guide will make sure to also introduce you to some of the kindest population in Indonesia while visiting a couple of villages, explore some caves and try to get a closer look to the colorful bird of paradise.
The last frontier
Not yet consider as a National Park, but the government and people of Alor are treating it as such. Alor archipelago’s main two islands are name Pantar and Alor and is treated like a jewel for there inhabitants with a reason. Forget about destructive fishing techniques, welcome to local technique such as bamboo trap or a unique stick with elastic bands technique used by kids and fishermans. The straight between the islands, has one of the biggest flow or water travelling from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean, which brings in a lot of nutrients, pelagics and give us astonishing corals reefs.
THE STAR OF INDONESIA
The island of Sulawesi is the product of the Asian and Australian plates colliding giving it an extensive diversity to its flora and fauna, causing its colorful history. In South Sulawesi there is a cave with a hand stencil, which is dated as the oldest of its kind in the world (40,000 years old). The ecosystems on this island are unique, and vast, both above and below the seas. The possibilities on this island are truly limitless, to those with a sense of adventure.
If these locations are not enough for you or you have dreamed of visiting somewhere that is not on this list, then please contact us. we are frequently putting together exploration trips to research the next great dive travel destination Indonesia has to offer.