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Diving Snorkeling

No one knows exactly how many islands there are in Indonesia, but with over 17,000 of them, its total coast lines sweep a staggering 80,000 kilometres, and its territorial waters claim kilometres of sea. These are seas that hold some 15% of the world's coral reefs. They bloom in blue waters, awaiting a diver's discovery. The waters of Indonesia offer the last vestiges of untapped tropical diving left on our planet. Here, islands are still revealed and stolen by the sea, seeded by the geological activity that cuts a great 5,000 kilometre arc from mainland Southeast Asia to New Guinea.

Strewn with fractious volcanoes marking the edge of a tectonic plate, the arc is lyrically dubbed the "Ring of Fire." This arc is traced by rugged islands blanketed with tropical flora. Emerald canopies where the jungle still reigns, rice fields of jade and gold where man has stamped his claim. It is a beauty that spills into the seas, encircling islands with rainbow-hued coral reefs where a myriad of marine creatures play.

Depending on aptitude and attitude, there is diving to suit all desires. Land-based resort diving in gentle waters ideal for novices; offshore sites for the privilege of depths less known; luxury live aboards for those after the adrenalin high of waters remote and pristine. Coral gardens, reef walls, caves, underwater volcanoes, lagoon channels and wrecks. Indonesia has it all. And still more sites and depths are awaiting discovery... Come, discover the other side of Indonesia. And learn a new meaning to the rapture of the deep. Dive Indonesia!

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