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Indonesia has some of the greatest diving on earth. From Raja Ampat in Irian Jaya (west papua) in the east, to the thundering currents of Komodo and to the Island dives of Pualu Whe, Indonesia has everything form sharks and manta rays to the tiniest creatures barely visible to the eye. As a basic summary, Manado is the gateway to northern sulawesi with clear water and steep walls. Raja Ampat has vibrant reefs and fish, and Komodo is packed with just about everything. The only issue with Indonesia is taht the nation is immense, and so dive areas are highly seasonal.  You need to choose the right destination for you, and you need to choose your diver operator carefully as standards do vary. Obviously we’d take care of all of that, but it is worth knowing.

INDONESIA’S HISTORY

Indonesia is one of the most fascinating and diverse maritime nations on earth. It has 13,466 islands, making up an incredible 33,999KM of coastline. It is also quite enormous withy the nation spanning 3,275 miles from East to West and 1,373 miles from North to South.

The Indonesian archipelago was and still is a major trade region since the 7th century. Hindu rulers Srivijaya and then later Majapahit came ruled the west of the country and traded with China and India. Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished until Muslim traders brought Islam to the archipelago. European powers brought Christianity but the various religions co-existed in harmony.

The eventual successful colonial power were the Dutch. Their rule was lost to the Japanese soon after 1941 and most of Indonesia was then ruled by the Japanese Empire. When in 1945, the Japanese were pushed out by British and US forces, the Dutch took over again. The re-colonisation of Indonesia did not go down well, and in 1945 Sukarno and Hatta declared independence. It took until December 1949 for this to come to fruition in Jakarta. independence however, did not bring paradise, with a series of benevolent dictatorships. More recently however, a democratisation process has taken place and there has been rapid economic development.

The most important thing to remember when booking your Indonesian Dive Holiday, is that all throughout its colourful history, Indonesia has remained a tourist destination and a global dive destination of note. With so many islands – there has been little saturation and crowding. Indonesia remains one of the world’s top dive destinations for diversity and harmony.

Gangga Island Indonesia
Papuan Village Raja Ampat
Gangga Island Indonesia
Beach Villa Indonesia
Gangga Island Indonesia
Beach Villa Indonesia
Papuan Village Raja Ampat
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Our Knowledge of  Diving in Indonesia

Raf Jah first dived in Indonesia in 1994. Since then he and his team, have dived in world class locations from the Sumatra in the west to the most eastern most points of West Papua or Iriyan Jaya. (Raja Ampat). We revisit our service providers annually, and check on the quality of diving and operator. As you can read above, our tailor made Indonesia dive tours, concentrate on what we have a passion for. But we can arrange anything within the Republic of Indonesia.

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Diving Indonesia
Diving Indonesia
Diving Indonesia
Diving Indonesia
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