DIVE SAFARIS IN INDONESIA
In Indonesia–the center of this biodiversity triangle–the variety is seen underwater is truly extraordinary. In certain dive sites like Batu Bolong in Komodo, Hari Lolong in Alor, and around small islands of East Indonesia, you can discover more species than in the entire Caribbean.
Discover the world’s last paradises of Komodo National Park, Alor, and Forgotten Island, the Banda Sea, Raja Ampat, and Halmahera cruising with Vaiatea Liveaboard.
Explore the unequaled beauty of some most charming destinations on earth whilst sailing the paradise seas of Indonesia. Travel to Indonesia with our unique liveaboard experience, trek astonishing landscapes, scuba dive seas overflowing with life, discover some deserted islands, and meet some local tribes.
VAIATEA liveaboard bespoke itineraries with the perfect mix of adventure, discovery, wanderlust, dream holiday escape, and history to suit all tastes. Discover the ancient trade winds aboard Vaiatea Liveaboard and cruise Komodo National Park from May to October, the Alor and Forgotten island in November and May, Raja Ampat from December to April.
Please find below a small description of all the places you will discover with our liveaboard.
Near West Papua, Raja Ampat is renowned as the world’s most biodiverse scuba diving environment destination. The diving in Raja Ampat is absolutely fantastic and arguably amongst the very best, you will find anywhere. There are more recorded species here than anywhere on the planet, as Dr. Mark Erdman of Conservation International confirmed. This is the epicenter of marine biodiversity.
It is one of the world’s most demanded dive destinations, with several dive spots among the top ten’s bests in Misool & Dampier strait for a few years.
Wayag is another iconic highlight of some of our itineraries in Raja Ampat.
It’s probably one of the best-kept scuba destinations in South Asia East Asia. It’s for simply diving Even. divers can spot more than 1200 species, including rare endemic species such as rhinopia. With some impressive scenery and impressive volcanoes, you will spot plenty of pelagic action too.
Vaiatea’s cruises in Alor and Flores offer muck diving surrounding by untouched reefs, plenty of sharks, a WWII wreck dive, and majestic gardens with soft & hard corals formations. We will also bring you to the famous Pura Island villagers, who splash out of their wooden dugout canoes and dive underwater with home-made goggles fashioned from wood and glass bottles.
In the Sunda Islands east of Bali, Komodo National Park is home to some most exciting waters & dive sites in Indonesia. With nutrient-rich currents providing the perfect conditions for much marine fauna and flora, the diving here is exceptional with the bonus of breath-taking Jurassic scenery. An outstanding destination that is often compared to Raja Ampat. We can’t decide which one is better between Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park.
It’s one of the world’s most requested dive destinations. Komodo boasts it all.
Between Raja Ampat & Komodo to the South lay a unique marine diversity, around a historic land to explore, some spice plantations, hundred of deserted beaches, caves, and stunning scenery for an unforgettable journey. An archipelago itself comprising 11 islands spread across the central Maluku region of eastern Indonesia. The historic site of this area from early 1600 lets you travel the time. The diving is truly astonishing, with pristine coral reefs topped with explosions of marine life. Often in school, with excellent visibility, you will cross some pelagic – often in schools – like hammerhead sharks, giant trevallies, dogtooth tunas, dolphins & whales. Our secret spot of Gunung Api will let you mingle with hundreds of sea snakes in the southernly Snake Island.
Located at the heart of the wealthiest and most biodiverse waters on the planet, Halmahera has the privilege of not being as famous as its neighbors. You will dive into exceptionally diverse dive sites with some wrecks in Ternate, schooling of fishes in Tidore, pelagic encounters in Bacan, drifting the Patinti Strait, not to mention its beautiful coral gardens leaving a vast wealth of largely unexplored regions.
From trading spices in the 16 century, Halmahera has now a new interest that shifted to the wonders beneath the water.
Diving the West Papua region, often mixed with Raja Ampat or Banda Sea trips, will let you explore many species and will satisfy your need to encounter large creatures such as pilot whales but famously the Whale sharks. Wonderful weird macro life is on nearly all dive sites.