Indonesia is undoubtedly one of the best scuba diving countries in the world. It is also one of the few countries that offer liveboard diving. Indonesia is more ocean than land and one of the reasons why marine life is very prominent here. This wealth of marine life is what makes Indonesia liveboard experiences be the best in the world. It is also one of the best ways to explore the vast Indonesian marine life. For scuba divers, liveboard are what makes their lives even more enjoyable.

Another thing that makes liveboard a popular feature in Indonesia is because there are some beautiful scuba diving sites that only liveboard can access. Liveboard trips will take you to all the best diving spots in a day. The things you can enjoy during these diving trips are the different fish species, coral species the clear waters, the undersea mountains, the volcanic terrains, ridges, canyons and the Indonesians forgotten islands.

Indonesia liveboard diving vessels

·        Komodo Dive Safaris

Komodo dive safaris will take you diving around the Komodo Island in 8 to 12 days. This they do all year round though the best season is from May to October during the Southeast Monsoon. The liveboards start their journeys from Labuan Bajo or Bima Bay and Maumere and take trips all around the island and Lombok. Other sites that the liveboard visits are Sumbawa Island, Sangeang Volcano, Satonda, Moyo, Gili Lawa Laut, Gili Banata and many other dive sites.

The Komodo National Park is a beautiful place to visit and offers a wonderful collection of sea species. Other komodo attractions include wildlife, the legendary Komodo dragon, great vegetation and many other things. Some of the most common fish species here are turtles, whales, manta rays and sharks. You can choose to use a luxurious liveboard that will cost you over 900 euros per day or a cheaper one that will cost you 200 to 500 euros per day.

·        Raja Ampat Liveboard

A Raja Ampat liveboard takes you to some of the most untouched scuba diving spots around the island. Raja Ampat is in west Papua and has the most diverse and pristine scuba diving in the world. The island gets even more beautiful because of the presence of wonderful coral species that line up to make the coral triangle. Tropical life in the island completes the picturesque breathtakingly beautiful features.

The liveboard will take you to diving spots at Manta Ridge, Kri Island and the passage among many others. These and more places in Raja Ampat make up 75% of the coral species in the world. The coral species and the beautiful ecosystem give raja Ampat its ‘global epicentre’ claim to fame. A liveboard scuba diving trip through Raja Ampat will take you 7 to 12 nights.

The diving exercise also takes place all year round but the best time is between October and April. During this period, the skies are calm and the water temperatures are more conducive. You can choose to either use a luxurious liveboard that may cost you well over 900 euros per day or opt for the cheaper liveboard that will cost you anything from 200 to 500 euros per day.

Wrapping it up

One of the major departure points for Indonesia liveboard diving is Bali. The main diving centre in Bali is Benoa and the liveboard diving takes you to Lombok, Komodo, Crystal Bay, Nusa Lembongan and other places. The liveboards also take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the island where you can enjoy services from some of the most luxurious 5 star hotels and resorts in the world. Every liveboard dive is an experience that you do not want to miss.

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Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.