The Coral Triangle, referring to the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste, makes the dive sites in these destinations some of the most pristine in the world. Indonesia, with the huge archipelago of islands, and the ease of travel with a wide network of connecting flights internationally and domestically, naturally, tops the list of countries in The Coral Triangle.
Some of the most spectacular coral growths in the world can be found here, making Indonesia an adventure playground for divers. The islands are home to an immense variety of marine life of which many are rare and endangered species. Amazing contrast of massive colorful coral garden teeming with fish life such as Lionfish, Clownfish, Leopard sharks, Triggerfishes, Unicornfishes and the pelagic fishes like barracudas and giant trevallies. If you’re lucky, you can also often see Whale Sharks (Anambas Islands) and Giant Manta Rays. For the critter lovers, Nudibranchs of varied species can be found, critters like Ghost Pipefish, Harlequin Shrimps, and many more other critters can be found!
With Muck Dive destinations like Lembeh and Ambon and the smaller archipelagos like the Moluccas Archipelago where Hammerheads congregate every year, and the famed dive destination with the best diversity in the world, Raja Ampat, Indonesia has attracted millions of visitors every year, and many other unknown islands, one will never cease to be amazed by the diversity of the underwater world that Indonesia has to offer.
3D2N / 4D3N / 5D4N
Starting from S$1034
Anambas, Igara Wreck
Leisure Diving, Dive Courses, Technical Diving, Snorkeling
Dive Season in Indonesia
Best time to visit the Riau Archipelago, where Anambas Islands and Natuna Islands lie in the South China Sea, will be March to October. The Northeast monsoon starts from late November to late February usually, cruises to Anambas Island and Natuna Islands will usually start from mid-March to end October, depending on the weather conditions annually.
Water temperature is really friendly, ranging from 28 - 30 Degree Celsius. A 3mm would suffice.
Training & Certification
You only need to be Open Water Certified to dive on our liveaboard singapore to indonesia trips. No minimum number of dives required in general.
If you are a newly minted Open Water Diver, we recommend the SSI Advanced Adventurer course during your trip with us. If you are looking to hone your skills, we recommend the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty.
Not interested to complete an Advanced Course? There are various specialties such as SSI Deep Specialty, SSI Wreck Specialty or SSI Night Specialty available on all trips.
Liveaboard Anambas Islands
A collection of over 200 small Indonesian islands in the South China Sea, and part of the Indonesian Riau Islands Province, the relatively seldom visited Anambas Islands group lay between Singapore and Borneo and among Indonesia’s northern-most border archipelago.
Despite the Anambas Archipelago’s relative proximity to Singapore at a mere 150 miles, this somewhat mysterious island group has somehow remained under the radar, its silent existence never really reaching outside its boundaries for centuries. In the past, the only travelers familiar with this hidden gem in the South China Sea were invariably involved in the oil and gas industry or marine biology.
LOB Natuna Islands
The Natuna Islands group is another 185 km northeast of Anambas.
Since 2010 the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has been operating a program COREMAP (Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program) to help preserve and sustaining coral reef ecosystem. It is safe to say that no diving liveaboards from Singapore or Indonesia have ventured this far, due to the distance of travel and the remoteness of the islands. Presumably, one would expect pristine underwater conditions at Natuna Islands.