Amed is located in a bay on the north eastern of Bali island. The area was once famous for its sea salt that traditionally produce and for its natural beauty. Currently, Amed also known as one of the best underwater tourist destination on the island of Bali.
One of recreational diving in Amed named Jemeluk. The divers use traditional ship Jukung to achieve it. There they can see turtles, reef sharks, and stingrays (depending on the depth of dives), in addition the coral reefs are very beautiful.
About 10 meters from the beach there is Japanese patrol boats framework that sink in the days of World War II. This location also made to be one of dive areas, such as those found in Tulamben.
Bunaken is an area of 8.08 km ² island in the Bay of Manado, located in the northern island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The island is part of the city of Manado, the provincial capital of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken Island can be achieved by speed boat (speed boat) or a rented boat; it takes about 30 minutes journey from the port city of Manado. Around the Bunaken island, there is Bunaken marine park which is part of the Bunaken National Park. The marine park has biodiversity marine which is one of the highest in the world. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Overall, Bunaken marine park covers an area of 75,265 hectares with five islands within it, namely the island of Manado Tua, Bunaken Island, Siladen Island, Mantehage Island and Naen island. Although an area covering of 75,265 hectares, the location of the dive (diving) is limited in each of the five beaches that surround the island.
Bunaken marine park has a 20 point dive (dive spot) with varying depth of up to 1344 meters. Of the 20 diving points, 12 diving points among them are around in the Bunaken Island. Twelve point dive is the most frequently visited by divers and lovers of the beauty of underwater scenery.
Most of the 12 point dive in Bunaken Island lined up from the southeast to the northwest of the island. In this region there are underwater great walls, which is also called the hanging walls, or a giant rock walls that stand vertically and curved upward. These rock walls are also a source of food for fish in the waters around Bunaken Island.
3. Candi dasa
Candi Dasa is a resting place or a resort that is located in Karangasem regency, Bali. This area is approximately 90 km away to the northeast of Denpasar. From Candi Dasa to Tenganan is only about 10 kilometers.
Candi Dasa is located at Amuk Bay which is one of famous places to dive. Small islands in the Gulf Amuk (Tepekong Gili, Gili Biaha, Gili Mimpang) offers a stunning dive experience. However, the dive guides must warn divers to be very careful because there are very strong diving flow and often unpredictable presence. Washing machine effect can easily create panic divers. Because of this a few sites declared as a dangerous place for beginner divers.
4. Padang bai
Padangbai is a small town on the eastern side of Bali Island, Indonesia. The city is a harbour ferry to cruise to the island of Lombok, Gili Islands and other islands in West Nusa Tenggara.
Addition to being a port city, the city also offers the tourists with a small beach town life and quietly beautiful as an alternative to the coastal town full of hustle and bustle like Kuta Beach. In addition to a beach near the ferry terminal, there are also other beaches like Blue Lagoon in the northern city and the Secret Beach in the south. Off the coast of the Blue Lagoon, now even become one of the dive tourism destination in Bali.
5. Raja Ampat Papua
The archipelago is a place that has the potential to serve as a tourist attraction, especially diving tourism. Raja Ampat Islands waters according to various sources, is one of the 10 best waters for diving sites around the world. In fact, it may also be recognized as number one for the completeness of underwater flora and fauna at this time.
Dr. John Veron, coral expert from the Australian experience, for example, in a site it is revealed, the Raja Ampat Islands located in the westernmost tip of New Guinea, about 50 miles northwest of Sorong, has the best reef areas in Indonesia. Approximately 450 species of coral had been identified during the two weeks of research in the area.
A team of experts from Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, and National Oceanographic Institutions (Lon) Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) have done a quick assessment in 2001 and 2002. As a result, they noted in these waters there are more than 540 species of hard corals (75% of the total species in the world), more than 1,000 species of reef fish, 700 types of mollusks, and the highest record for gonodactyloid stomatopod crustaceans. This makes 75% of the world's coral species in Raja Ampat. None of the places with the same area has a number of coral species as much as this.
There are several areas of coral reefs that are still very good condition with the percentage of live coral cover to 90%, namely in the Dampier Strait (strait between P. Waigeo and P. Batanta), Kofiau Islands, South and South East Misool Kepualauan Wayag Islands. Types of coral reefs in Raja Ampat is generally fringing reef with gentle slope to steep contour. But it was also found atoll type and type of burns or taka. In some places like the village Saondarek, when the lowest tides, coral reefs can be seen without a dive and with his own adaptation, the corals can still be alive despite being in the open air and direct sunlight.
Unique species that can occur during diving are some of the pigmy seahorse species or kudalaut mini, wobbegong and manta ray. There are also four endemic fish kings, namely Eviota king, which is a kind of fish gobbie. At Manta Point which is located in Dampier strait Arborek, you can dive in the company of some tail Manta Ray is benign like when you dive in Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan. If you dive at Cape Kri or Chicken Reef, you can be surrounded by thousands of fish and sometimes a collection of tuna, giant trevallies and snappers. But those tense when we are surrounded by a collection of barracuda fish, although in fact it's relatively harmless (which is dangerous if we see barracuda solitary or alone). Reef sharks are also frequently seen, and if lucky you can also see the turtle is still eating sponge or swim around you. In some places like in Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo also seen dugong or sea cow.
Because the area of many islands and narrow straits, so most of the dive at a particular time has a strong current. It allows also performing drift dive, dive, following a strong flow of water is very clear as he broke through a collection of fish. There is also a sunken airplane World War II relic that can be found in several places to make diving a great place to dive as in P. Wreck Wai. And many more reef sites that actually have never been touched. This makes diving in Raja Ampat was more challenging.
Wakatobi Dive Resort was founded by a Swiss citizen in the mid 90s and is currently managed by the international management team. The resort is very carefully constructed with traditional methods for the number of guests the choice to embrace the principles of environmentally friendly tourism. Local architectural style of the main building and bungalows originated and built by local artists using traditional tools.
Despite being one of the most secluded resorts, Wakatobi Dive Resort offers all aspects of modern hospitality, hot and cold water throughout the resort, 24-hour electricity, satellite communications, 24 hour internet access and much more. There are our expert culinary team to create both local and international cuisine with the best taste.
Wakatobi Dive Resort is a place for divers who appreciate the importance of the environment in which to them are the best night dives, a fun night, having dinner under the stars and down the beach with a friend or loved one in a beautiful sunset.
The advantages of this tourism asset, not because of the vast expanse of rock along the bottom of the ocean waters with a complex topography such as slope shape, flat, drop-offs, atoll and underwater cave with a diverse marine biota.
Specifically Wakatobi marine park archipelago has a ± 25 fruit clusters with 750 species of coral reef that surrounded by total of 600 km2, and the beach tourism potential to be managed, are scattered throughout the Wakatobi region. Based on this potential tourist area, the area is very comfortable for dive tourism activities such as surfing, snorkelling, and fishing tours. So that Jacques Costeau ,one of foreign journalist said that Wakatobi diving is the world's most beautiful places for divers tourist (Wakatobi is the finest diving sites in the world).