Indonesia Liveaboard Diving

Indonesia liveaboard diving holiday

With over 3000 species of fish and 600 species of corals, it is not strange that this part of the world is called the coral triangle. The diversity in marine life is enormous what makes diving Indonesia a joy for every diver. With an Indonesia liveaboard, you can explore one of the 13000 islands and islets that make the Indonesian Archipelago. The most popular diving destinations are the Komodo national park and Raja Ampat where you can dive with manta rays or explore untouched coral reefs.​

Nowadays liveaboards are exploring more of the archipelago than ever before and you can make cruises to Triton Bay, Cenderawasih Bay, Halmahera, Alor, or join a crossover trip from Raja Ampat to the Banda Sea.​

Popular Indonesia Liveaboards

When seeking a liveaboard in Indonesia, the possibilities are endless. The first thing you consider is the budget; you don’t mind sharing a cabin with other travelers, Empress II would be a great option on a budget. Or just experience the luxury of a master cabin with a private balcony on Damai 1.

You look at the destinations and what marine life you would like to see for the other possibilities. Do you look for the adrenaline dives with sharks and strong currents or hover over a reef searching for a pygmy seahorse?

With all the options available, it is challenging to find a liveaboard that suits your needs. To make it a bit easier, we have a great selection of liveaboards where you can choose from, and if you need some help, we can always assist you with finding the best options for you.

Indonesia Liveaboard destinations

There are numerous liveaboard destinations in Indonesia where the most famous are Raja Ampat and Komodo. During one liveaboard diving holiday, you can visit several destinations during one trip. To discover more extended information about all areas that you can visit follow the links below.

Marine life Indonesia

Scuba diving in Indonesia is on every divers bucket list and that is no surprise. With a great diversity of marine life and stunning coral reefs, the Indonesian Archipelago is a joy for every scuba diver and underwater photographer. you can join a liveaboard to Cenderawasih or west Papua to dive with Whale sharks or go to Komodo marine park to find seahorses on one dive site and the next dive hook on to the reef and see sharks pass by.

Some other marine life that you can only find in Indonesia is the Wobbegong shark in Raja Ampat or in Ambon the Pteroidichthys amboinensis also known as the Ambon Scorpionfish. So whatever you have on your list of marine life to see you have a good chance somewhere in Indonesia you will be able to find it.

Indonesia liveaboard  Season

You can dive from an Indonesia liveaboard year-round, but it is hard to say the best diving season. Depending on where you want to go and what kind of marine life you prefer to see. You can book a Komodo liveaboard year-round, but if you’re going to see the Mola Mola, your best chance would be around August. Whereas most liveaboards to Raja Ampat only have trips from October until April.

The best way to find out what is the best time of year to book your liveaboard trip is to go to the destination page

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How To Get There

Indonesia has more than 250 airports with 20 of them international. To get to the port where your liveaboard departs/disembarks you probably need to take multiple flights to get there and in many cases, your departure port is another than your disembarking port. It is wise you verify the itinerary where your flights need to go before and after your diving holiday. When you book your liveaboard trip


For over 140 countries there is no need to get a visa to enter Indonesia. On arrival, you will get a stamp in your passport that allows you to stay up to 30 days as a tourist. The stay cannot be extended.

Would you like to stay longer then you can apply for a visa on arrival at the airport for 30 days that can be extended for another 30 days in an immigration office in Indonesia.

Another option for those who would like to stay longer than 30 days you can apply at the Indonesian embassy abroad for a B-211 visa what gives you the opportunity to stay for a maximum of 60 days.

Visa requirements can change so before your departure you are better off visiting the official Indonesian immigration website for the latest changes and to have a look if your nationality is on the list of 140 countries.

Before departure make sure your passport is still valid for at least 6 months on the date you plan to arrive back home as well you need an empty page for the stamps.