Day-trip diving in Indonesia is very popular, and for good reason. There are literally hundreds of dive sites within easy reach of places like Bali, Gili Lombok, Komodo, Alor and several areas in Sulawesi. Many people are not happy sleeping for four nights or more than a week on a boat, or not able to commit to the cost of joining an Indonesian liveaboard diving cruise. This also includes people who are willing and able to, but are travelling with a partner, friends or family who don’t dive. Indonesian day trip diving is the perfect way to enjoy some awesome dive sites but still be able to stay in a hotel, resort or hostel. Also, let’s not forget that not everyone wants to dive up to four times per day, which is the norm on liveaboard diving trips.
Each area of Indonesia has its own special diving conditions. Currents can be an issue, and it’s important to be aware of this, as well as to always dive with a Divemaster guide. Some areas are too extreme for novice or inexperienced divers, but they offer some very special conditions and marine life for those who are prepared & able. However, there are also plenty of places to dive in Indonesia which perfectly suit those who want to learn to dive, do easy fun dives, or take part in an Advance or Speciality diving course. Gili Trawangan is probably the best place in Indonesia to learn to dive, but it’s also great for experienced and even professional divers to enjoy.