With 17,000 islands within its borders and the world’s richest marine biodiversity, Indonesia is one of the dream destinations of the diving world. One way to explore this area is by live-aboard with itineraries covering Bali, Komodo, the Banda Sea and Raja Ampat. Alternatively some of the premiere dive resorts of the world exist in the Sulawesi area of Wakatobi. Rich in culture, history and nature, the Indonesia experience is as diverse as its diving.
WAKATOBI Dive RESORT – sulawesi, indonesia
Wakatobi is a luxury dive resort in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. In a tranquil island setting far from crowds and cities, with no other divers for at least 100 miles, Wakatobi seamlessly blends five-star amenities and civilized comforts with a pristine natural environment; a pairing that has secured its reputation as one of the world’s finest resorts.
World-class diving is at your doorstep. From shore or by boat, you have exclusive access to miles of pristine reefs, where diverse and dramatic undersea landscapes harbor the highest level of marine biodiversity on the planet.
Our reefs set the stage for some of the best marine life encounters imaginable. But that’s only part of the reason why we have earned a reputation for having some of the world’s best diving. The other half of the equation is service.
You’ll quickly discover that, despite its remote location, Wakatobi offers a setting well beyond what you would expect of the world’s finest beachfront resorts. Our villas and bungalows are luxurious, spacious, quiet, and just a few steps from the ocean.
Fine dining and remote locations don’t always go together, but Wakatobi provides a spectacular and delicious exception to this rule. Our guests often express their surprise at finding refined cuisine in such a remote location. Equally important, it is all included in the price.
PACKAGES AVAILABLE from $3,200 for a one week stay
liveaboard: M/Y Pelagian
Explore further afield in luxurious comfort.
Pelagian expands on Wakatobi Dive Resort’s tradition of ultimate service and premier diving. Venturing into remote and seldom-visited corners of the Tukang Besi archipelago, guests enjoy cruises of discovery and adventure to distant reefs, verdant island lagoons and fecund muck diving sites.
With more space per guest than any dive yacht of its kind, Pelagian cruises to sites where no other dive operation has gone before. Along the way guests enjoy the personal service and exclusive amenities of a world-class motor yacht.
With a maximum of 10 guests, Pelagian’s cabins are well-appointed and spacious. The master suite provides all the comforts one would expect of an upscale hotel suite – and all other cabin levels are also roomy, with full en-suite shower rooms.
Pelagian offers a Wakatobi experience in all respects and that includes the dining. Pelagian has an experienced on-board chef and team & a well-equipped galley. Pelagian offers home-from-home comforts in an intimate setting, with discrete personalised service and all the supporting facilities you need.
Pelagian offers exclusive access to remote and untouched sites; the luxury of being the only divers for miles around.
PACKAGES AVAILABLE from $3,375 for a one week stay
Liveaboard: S/Y Indo Siren
Liveaboard diving in Indonesia can be one of the most rewarding experiences. With over 17,000 islands Indonesia is the world’s second largest archipelagic state and with over 80,000 km of coastline, the country offers divers the opportunity to delight in a fantastic array of marine life. Indonesia is home to 15% of the world’s coral reefs and has over 4, 000 recorded different fish & invertebrate species – with many more yet to be identified. Diving in Indonesia is so varied and there is plenty to appeal to even the most seasoned diver, from muck diving and the fast paced currents around Komodo to the soft corals and colourful fish dives in Raja Ampat or discover new sites in off shore islands of the Banda sea. You can see many shark & ray species along the way including white tip, grey reef and wobbegongs as well as tiny critters and a sheer diversity of fish. Dive Indonesia with Siren Fleet liveaboards and discover the beauty of this archipelago.
Dive Raja Ampat departing Sorong
November – June, 10 nights from 5,340 USD
Dive Komodo departing Bima, Sumbubwa Island
May – November, 10 nights from 4,900 USD
LIVEABOARD: MK RATU LAUT
MK Ratu Laut takes adventurous divers cruising through spectacular scuba diving paradises, such as Raja Ampat, Ambon and banda sea. After the high season we will change location and take her to the crazy currents of Komodo National Park. Every time we moor up the boat around an island and go for diving, we’ll encounter a very stunning and healthy coral reef, ridiculous amount of colorful fish, graceful mantas, and majestic sharks. Not to mention the endangered sea turtles and hundreds of brightly colored nudibranchs that you may encounter. OBS! These trips we will be looking for strong current on several dive sites to get the action with sharks, tuna and large schools of huge spanish mackerel that are the same size as the white tip shark. So we expect you to be a competent diver with a good health condition to dive these sites.
You can charter the boat for your diving group or book a seat on the boat individually on MK Ratu Laut. Your trips will be colored with snorkeling, diving, beach walks, and delicious food along the way. The Swedish Cruise director ensures your trip is handled professionally based on international sailing and safety standards. Plus, our crew are the bravest Indonesian sailors and boatmen, known for their ancestors who sail to the seas, the Bugis.
With only ten divers on board, your diving trip to Raja Ampat will be a lot more exclusive and personal. You’ll have remarkable trips, not only due the fabulous diving sites to discover with theirs amazing underwater life diversities, but also the boat’s familiar, comfortable, and friendly atmosphere during your sea trip.
- 6n/7d – 1, 800 USD ( Central and North)
- 8n/9d – 1, 950 USD (Central and North)
- 9n/10d – 2, 500 USD ( Central and South)