Do you love diving underwater and enjoying the nature of the marine life there? Maybe see various kinds of fish, turtles, and jellyfish, or want to see colorful coral reefs? If you want to explore which Indonesian diving spot is the best for you, then this quiz will be your best friend!
If you never snorkeling or scuba diving before, worry not as we also have prepared beginner-friendly spots for newcomers! And the best thing is, even if you don't know how to swim before, you can still go snorkeling in some of these spots that we have prepared! If you are in Indonesia, you definitely should try diving! So what are you waiting for? Come and take this quiz now!
Can you swim?
I can swim using the swimming equipment.
Wait, I should know how to swim?
Have you ever snorkeled or diving before?
I have done snorkeling before.
I have done diving before.
I have done both.
Is snorkeling and diving different?
How many times have you done snorkeling/diving?
This will be my first time.
I have done it once.
Around 2-3 times.
More than 3 times.
What do you like about snorkeling/diving?
Interacting with the fish there.
Those beautiful corals of course.
I can swim anywhere I like.
I love the ambiance of calm water.
How long do you usually do snorkeling/diving?
I have never done it before.
If you can choose one food, what will it be?
Crabs of course!
What is your favorite color?
None of the above.
Have you ever attended a diving course before?
Yes, I have attended it before.
No, I haven’t.
Do you have a diving certification?
Wait, there’s a certificate for diving?
No, I don’t have any.
Yes, I have PADI Scuba Diver.
Yes, I have PADI Open Water Diver.
Yes, I have other kinds of diving certificates.
Are you familiar with diving hand signals?
I have memorized the hand signals.
I’m familiar with it, but not memorized everything yet.
I don’t know anything about diving hand signals.
Do you know how to read your pressure and depth gauge?
Yes, I’m familiar with them.
No, I don’t know what you are talking about.
Do you own any diving equipment?
I own a full set.
I own some parts of it.
I usually rent diving equipment.
I don’t have any.
True or false, you should eat a full meal before diving.
True, you should eat until full to regain energy.
False, you shouldn’t eat a big meal before diving.
True or false, it’s totally fine to dive alone.
Yes, it’s totally fine.
No! It’s absolutely dangerous to dive alone.
When you do snorkeling, which one you can touch?
The marine life.
The coral reefs.
We should not touch anything, only look at them.
Is it okay to feed marine animals?
Yes, it’s totally okay.
No, it’s often illegal to feed fish.
Gili Islands, Lombok000BeginnerLevel10 ft to 60 ft (3m to 20m)Depth20 ft to 60 ft (10m to 20m)VisibilityShore and boatEntryGili Island has one of the best snorkeling spots in Asia, and even great for beginners too! With relatively shallow seagrass beds you can see a lot of anchovies, sergeant major fish, and also rabbitfish.If you’re interested in encountering man-made underwater statues, you can also explore Gili Meno. Who knows, maybe you’ll encounter some turtles here too! A gentle reminder, despite you can look at the marine life here, please avoid physical touch or feeding them.00ba34//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/1.png
Kakaban and Maratua Island, Derawan Islands001BeginnerLevel6 ft to 60 ft (2m to 20m)Depth16 ft to 60 ft (5m to 20m)VisibilityShore and boatEntryKakaban and Maratua Island are relatively not common snorkeling spots in Indonesia, but that doesn’t mean these places are not recommended to do snorkeling. With crystal clear calm water, you can actually see the jellyfish here.But worry not, as the jellyfish in this spot are all harmless. You can also see a lot of unique and beautiful coral reef species. A gentle reminder, please do not touch the coral reef when you do snorkeling here to protect the ecosystem.f98600//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/2.png
Bunaken Island, Sulawesi010BeginnerLevel10 ft to 60 ft (3m to 20m)Depth30 ft to 60 ft (10m to 20m)VisibilityShore onlyEntryBunaken is one of Indonesia's most famous diving spots for tourism. The water here is very clear and you can see a lot of various marine life here. This diving spot is actually protected under Bunaken National Marine Park and you can see the beauty of coral reefs together with sunfish, turtles, and even reef sharks!If you want to see Nemo in real life, you can also go here to see various kinds of clownfish too! If you’re still a beginner, worry not, as some of the diving spots in this area is beginner friendly too!f98600//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/3.png
Wanci and Kaledupa Island, Wakatobi011BeginnerLevel10 ft to 60 ft (3m to 20m)Depth30 ft to 60 ft (10m to 20m)VisibilityShore and boatEntryWakatobi is considered Indonesia’s third-largest marine sanctuary. Not to mention, Wakatobi is also a marine national park with four major islands. In this place, you can snorkel down to see big fish like jacks and barracudas.This place is renowned for its seagrass meadows, but unfortunately, you won’t see as many corals compared to other snorkeling spots in Indonesia.00ba34//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/4.png
Nusa Penida, Bali100Beginner/IntermediateLevel20 ft (6m)Depth60 ft (18m)VisibilityShore onlyEntryBali is known as Indonesia’s leading tourism spot, and that’s true! In this place, you can also enjoy the beauty of marine life underwater. There are a lot of various reef spots that you can actually explore, and one of them is in Nusa Penida which we definitely recommend! Nusa Penida is considered one of the best snorkeling places in Indonesia.What makes this place unique is you can see the home of Manta Rays! This place is more suitable for experienced divers due to the strong currents, so make sure to dive together with your buddy when exploring this reef!00ba34//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/5.png
Bangka Island, Sumatra101Beginner/IntermediateLevel3 ft to 60 ft (1m to 20m)Depth30 ft to 60 ft (10m to 20m)VisibilityShore and boatEntryBangka Island is also famous as Indonesia’s tourist spot for its snorkeling. One of them is located in Batu Mandi, a reef with pinnacles and rocky ledges, but filled with cuttlefish and squids.If you are still a beginner, worry not as you can also go to Bangka House Reef, this spot is shallow, and filled with butterflyfish, damselfish, trumpetfish, sweetlips, and even eagle rays! A gentle reminder, if you are new to snorkeling, please avoid physical touch with the marine life here to avoid harming the sea life and yourself.00952a//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/6.png
Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat110IntermediateLevel3 ft to 60 ft (1m to 20m)Depth30 ft to 100 ft (10m to 30m)VisibilityShore and boatEntryDampier Strait is one of the most popular snorkeling spots on Raja Ampat Island. Here you can see a lot of Manta Rays! If you look at your surroundings, you will also see a lot of limestone rocks, together with green vegetation and turquoise blue watercolor.Raja Ampat is known for its well-preserved reef and one of the world’s most pristine marine habitats. Not only things underwater, but while snorkeling, you can also see the vibrant mangrove ecosystem too!1272cc//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/7.png
Old Manado Island, Sulawesi111IntermediateLevel10 ft to 100 ft (3m to 30m)Depth60 ft to 100 ft (20m to 30m)VisibilityShore and boatEntryOld Manado is actually a volcanic island that has a deep marine ditch. This marine ditch is not only filled with common marine life that you can see when you snorkel in another spot, but you can also have a chance to encounter Orca swimming while you are on the boat to Manado Tua! The snorkeling spot in here is all safe, even for beginners too.But it’s highly recommended to snorkel here if you already have experience in diving or snorkeling before. Here you can see various marine life like blacktail barracuda, napoleon wrasse, eagle rays, and even hammerhead sharks too.1272cc//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/8.png
Banda Island, Maluku210IntermediateLevel30 ft to 100 ft (10m to 30m)Depth30 ft to 100 ft (10m to 30m)VisibilityShore and boatEntryBanda Island has various diving spots that you can explore. Each spot on this island will offer various kinds of experiences due to the topography.Either you want to explore the reef with whitetip reef sharks and hammerhead sharks, or if you want to go to the spot that once was an active volcano, Banda Island will give you the best experience you ever needed for!00952a//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/9.png
Batu Bolong, Komodo Island National Park211AdvancedLevel6 ft to 230 ft (2m to 70m)Depth60 ft to 100 ft (20m to 30m)VisibilityShore and boatEntryBatu Bolong is located in Komodo Island National Park, which is also famous for the komodo dragon. If you love to do diving and enjoy the scenery of a vibrant coral ecosystem, then this place will be your number one spot, especially for the experienced diver.Also, did you know that Batu Bolong diving spot is considered top 10 best diving spots in the world! Due to the high current wave, this spot is not that recommended for beginners, but as a beginner, there is also a spot to learn how to do drift snorkeling near this area too.1272cc//www.arealme.com/which-indonesian-diving-spot-should-i-try/show/10.png