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Underwater Adventure Spots in Indonesia

06 June 2022

The natural wonder of Indonesia has so many prospects. One of them is the undersea world's splendor, which attracts marine enthusiasts worldwide. Indonesia not only has the world's longest coastline, stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, but it is also a part of the world's Coral Triangle, which contains 20% of the world's coral reefs. You will never get tired of exploring its warm, calm, and crystal-clear waters. There is no better place to enrich your marine experience with deep water trenches than Indonesia. For marine life enthusiasts, it is a true paradise. Here are a few of Indonesia's underwater adventure sites among the country's many attractions.

Karimunjawa National Park

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The Karimunjawa Islands is an archipelago in the Java Sea with ​​about 1,500 hectares and a water area of ​​110,000 hectares. It is located approximately 80 kilometers northwest of Jepara, Indonesia. Karimun (2,700 acres) is the largest island, while Kemujan is the second-largest.

The Karimunjawa National Park is home to various coral reefs and hundreds of marine life. There are five ecosystems in Karimunjawa: coral reef, seagrass and seaweed, mangrove forest, coastal forest, and lowland tropical rainforest. The region also boasts several popular diving destinations with stunning underwater vistas, including Menyawakan Island, Menjangan Kecil Island, Cemara Island, Tanjung Gelam Island, and many more.  

Taka Bonerate National Park

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Taka Bonerate National Park is a marine park in the Flores Sea, south of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, encompassing the Takabonerate atoll islands.

Taka Bonerate National Park is also well-known for its diving and snorkeling opportunities. Taka bonerate, which means "coral islands over sand," is Indonesia's largest atoll and the third largest atoll region in the world after Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and Suvadiva in the Maldives. In 2015 the Taka Bone Rate National Park was included in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The crystal clear waters offer a diverse range of reefs, allowing beginner to expert divers to put their skills while admiring the fantastic beauty of the underwater sea life.

Manta Point, Labuan Bajo

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As the name implies, Manta Point is the site of a magnificent water creature known as the Manta Ray. Located on Komodo Island, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. It is close to Gili Lawa and Komodo National Park.
 
Manta Point is a popular tourist attraction on Labuan Bajo. While snorkeling or diving and meeting unique aquatic creatures. Diverse marine life, including coral reefs and colorful fish, can be seen. Manta Point is a habitat for rare fish. This species contains a portion of the stingray that is neither poisonous nor dangerous. Instead, people from all over the world are lining up for group photos with these ghost stingrays. It is recommended for divers who have experience with drift dives. 

Raja Ampat

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Raja Ampat is a regency in the West Papua Province of Indonesia. It comprises several islands off the northwestern coast of West Papua; the four main islands are Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.

The Raja Ampat Islands are widely regarded as one of the best diving destinations in the world. The snorkeling chances are unlimited, as approximately 1500 tiny islands surround the island. Manta Ridge, Cape Kri, Sandi, Farond Island, and The Passage are some of the best sites. The Raja Ampat epaulet shark, tasseled wobbegong shark, and Papuan garden eel are just a few rare species you can spot during a Raja Ampat diving tour. Larger species such as reef sharks and manta rays can be seen at some locations.
 

Keywords : Underwater Adventure, Karimunjawa National Park, Taka Bonerate National Park, Manta Point Labuan Bajo, Raja Ampat.

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