Indonesia is an archipelago located between Asia and the Pacific Ocean that is home to calm, clear waters and a wide variety of marine life and pristine coral reefs. The 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia and the waters that surround them create an endless playground for avid snorkelers.
Getting to and Around Indonesia
Luckily, Indonesia is well connected well to the rest of the globe by many airlines. To get to Indonesia, you will likely fly into Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, or Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport. Many different airlines provide international service to Indonesia, so choose the one that works best for you and your budget.
Best Sites for Snorkeling Indonesia
Bunaken National Marine Park combines excellent water visibility (up to 40 meters!) with a large variety of marine life. The island is surrounded by coral reefs that can be accessed easily right from shore. There is a "House Reef” in front of the private beach which stretches about 60 meters, which is a good place to view dolphins passing by. If you get tired, there is a pontoon in the water, which allows you to take a short break. The Cha Cha "House Reef" has hundreds of different coral species, as well as many different types of reef fish. If you move further out from the reef…show more content… These waters surrounding Raja Ampat hold some of the most diverse marine life in the world with six species of turtles, around 450 types of coral, and thousands of tropical fish species. You can also meet larger marine life, like whales or one of the species of massive Queensland groper, which have reportedly grown as big as a small vehicle! You will want to make your way to the coral Triangle, where all of this diverse marine life can be explored. This triangle serves as a link from the Philippines to Bali to the Solomon Islands. If you only have one day for snorkeling in Indonesia, choose Raja Ampat as your