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Indonesia ARTICLES

A view of Raja Ampat's emerald islands dotting the turquoise sea.

Indonesia is renowned for its incredible diving in the heart of the Coral Triangle and holds a high spot on most divers’ bucket lists. The sprawling archipelago boasts expansive coastline and prolific and varied marine life. While major islands such as Bali and Java are easy destinations to reach via air, some of the more remote areas can present travel challenges – particularly with domestic flight bookings.

Raja Ampat Trip Report 2024

A group of people at Piaynemo viewpoint in Raja Ampat
We celebrated New Year's Eve in Raja Ampat aboard the Emperor Harmoni liveaboard! Our itinerary covered Misool, Central Raja, and Dampier, so we got to experience all the best dive sites and encountered mantas, wobbegong sharks, walking sharks, bobtail squid, and a stunning array of corals. We also hiked to the incredible jellyfish lake and Piaynemo viewpoint.

Lembeh Trip Report 2023

Yellow and purple nudibranch lembeh
Lembeh is a place where you can truly appreciate the beauty of the small and often-overlooked creatures that inhabit the world's oceans. It is a must-visit destination for any diver with an interest in macro photography and a fascination with critters. The combination of knowledgeable dive guides, fantastic marine life, and excellent accommodations make this trip in which many guests return year after year. There is something about Lembeh that never gets old, and returning can never happen soon enough. Read our Oct 2023 trip recap...

Triton Bay & Banda Sea 2023 Trip Recap

Triton Bay Trip Recap
In 2023, Bluewater Travel hosted an underwater photo workshop in Triton Bay, Indonesia, renowned for its marine biodiversity and pristine reefs. Participants enjoyed encounters with whale sharks attracted to local fishing platforms, followed by dives at various sites like Bo’s Rainbow and Christmas Rock, encountering diverse marine life including octopuses, nudibranchs, and schooling fish. The trip concluded with spectacular dives in the Banda Sea before a photo contest and farewell celebration onboard the Amira.

Raja Ampat 2023 Trip Recap

A coral reef teems with life in Raja Ampat

RAJA AMPAT 2023 Trip Recap


Words & images by trip leader Nirupam Nigam

It’s a well-known “secret” amongst scuba divers that the best diving in the world is found in the Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat. Unbeknownst to the general public, the region consists of thousands of limestone islands covered in emerald vegetation.

Pemuteran Bay, Bali
If you're looking for the ultimate flexibility during your dive holiday, shore diving might be the best option for you. Whether you want to fit in as much bottom time as possible or prefer to occasionally dive at your leisure, head to a destination with excellent shore dive sites and infrastructure and take charge of your dive vacation.



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