Indonesia’s Top Diving Spots

Kuta Beach, Bali

Indonesia’s Top Diving SpotsThis is one of the most famous beaches in the whole of Southeast Asia. Large numbers of Australian tourists come here over the Christmas holidays to party on the beach and practice water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing. There are also some outstanding luxurious beach resorts located here, though budget options are of course available.

Lombok, Bali

Just off the coast of Bali, this picturesque island is more tranquil than its neighbor, making Lombok a great place to relax and unwind. Sunbathing on the white sandy beaches are a popular pastime, while the crystal clear water is great for water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling.


Often referred to as ‘Island of The Gods’, most beach bunnies hop straight on over to Bali to start soaking up the sun on one of the stunning beaches. While Bali’s beaches can get a little crowded during the peak tourist season, this is the perfect place to party once the sun sets and discover the unique and vibrant Balinese culture.

Sulawesi, Maluku

Situated between Borneo and the Maluku islands, Sulawesi is an area of intense natural beauty. Most visitors head to the beautiful beaches to the north of Sulawesi, which are also a great place for diving and snorkeling. Perhaps the most popular beach destination here is Manado, which also features plenty of places to spend the night.

Sumba, Nusa Lembongan

This volcanic island is distinctly different from many of Indonesia’s sun-kissed getaways. While there are still plenty of beaches to relax on here, this is also a popular spot for those who enjoy trekking and hiking.


The island of Maluku is blessed with a large number of beaches, all of which feature white sands and cool, clear waters. The clear water around Maluku is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling and those who explore this underwater world will discover colorful coral and plenty of marine life. There is also a wide range of other water sports to try here, including surfing, kayaking, and wind sailing.