3 Recommended Indonesian Destinations for Diving and Snorkeling

Indonesia is well-known for its spectacular diving spots. Of course, the archipelago boasts over 17,000 islands spread out across Sabang to Merauke. With that many options to choose from, the ‘paradox of choice’ is inevitable. The more options we have, the more confused we become. Of all beautiful diving spots to enjoy in Indonesia, which one should we settle with? 

To help narrow down your choices, we have compiled our three recommended diving and snorkeling destinations for you. Not just that, these diving spots come with an added benefit! Read further to find out.

1. Padangbai, Bali

First on the list is of course the Island of Gods, Bali. No one dares to question the island’s indisputable beauty. The island’s underwater scenery is equally, if not more, breathtaking. There are of course plenty of diving sites to choose from in Bali, but if you want more than just a trip under the sea, you will definitely love a chance to dive and do something good for the environment. 

Bumi Journey offers a diving trip just like that. Under the emerald waters of Padangbai, you will get to join underwater conservation efforts by taking part in reef rehabilitation. Not only will you enjoy the beauty of life under water, you will also learn more about coral reefs and its relation to climate change
Check out our trip to Padangbai here.

2. Gili Trawangan

A stone’s throw away from Bali is Gili Trawangan, the largest of Lombok’s Gili Islands. The island is known for its stunning crystal clear beach and underrated natural scenery. Now imagine if you can do something beyond just visiting and enjoying Gili Trawangan’s natural beauty?

Under Gili Trawangan’s pristine sea, you will be able to witness the infamous biorock coral reef restoration structures. This will definitely take your trip to another level! Interested? Look no further! We have a Gili Trawangan Day Trip just for you! You will not only get to snorkel and swim through Gili Trawangan’s beautiful underwater scenery, but you will also get to learn more about the island’s unique recycling method

3. Raja Ampat

If you want to venture out even further to Indonesia’s easternmost island, worry not! Raja Ampat will definitely spoil you with its pristine underwater scenery. If you prefer a rather untouched gem far from the madding crowd, then Raja Ampat is for you. Snorkel underwater and meet Raja Ampat’s diverse sea creatures. 

At Bumi Journey, we have a trip like that just for you! A 5-day trip, our Raja Ampat Snorkelling trip will not only take you to snorkel underwater. We also welcome you to experience local homestay and exchange stories with local families – accompanied by mouthwatering local delicacies. 

Phew, that’s the ‘Holy Trinity’ of spectacular diving spots for you: Bali, Gili Trawangan, and Raja Ampat. Whether you’re new to diving or already a seasoned diver, you will definitely love these diving spots! Their underwater beauty is enough reason to go, but add that with a chance to contribute to a better, bluer ocean! Talk about striking two birds with one stone.

If you are also seeking a purpose-driven travel like this one we have compiled, check out our stays and experiences. We are committed to delivering you a climate-friendly travel experience without sacrificing the excitement of travel. Head over to #TravelCooler to learn more about our commitment to climate-friendly travel.

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