Indonesian marine tourism becomes so popular not only among domestic tourists but also internationally. The different variant of living nature under the seawater becomes the most favorite view to enjoy while snorkeling.
As a marine country, Indonesia has so many places that contain various living nature as one of the facts of Indonesian marine. Most of them even become the rarest fish, algae, or corals that you will not find in another country.
This time we will bring you into the snorkeling places in Indonesia with the best view to snorkel. Most of them have shallow seawater that you don’t need to dive deep down the sea.
Let’s see some of them below!
1. Cape Kri Island
Cape Kri Island is located in Yenbuba, Meos Mansar, Raja Ampat regency, West Papua. The place becomes one of the parts of 1,500 islands there, which has the best spot for snorkeling. It claims that the spot has more than 450 types of coral reefs, six species of turtles, and thousands of variants of fish.
Cape Kri island becomes one of the highest marine biota population places in Indonesia since along time ago. People even call it as the heaven place to snorkeling because of those marine biotas.
2. Kanawa Island
Kanawa island is about 10 kilometers away from Labuan Bajo, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. It becomes one of the best snorkeling places in Indonesia that has clear water in a blue turquoise which perfects for snorkeling.
When snorkeling on Kanawa island, you will find so many beautiful coral reefs, unique fish, algae, starfish, and many more. You will feel amazed with the scenery of the marine biota there once you snorkeling.
3. Bunaken National Park
Bunaken national park contains the Bunaken marine park, which has so many snorkeling places. It is located not far from Manado city, North Sulawesi with about 890 kilometers square of large areas.
Once you reach the Bunaken national park, you can visit some islands to snorkeling at once. First, you need to visit Mandotua island which you will find the mangrove forest after snorkeling. Next, on the Siladen island, you will find the beauty of coral reefs that has a unique and rarest variant of marine biota.
If you want to see some Nemo fish, you should move to the Fukui point, Tanjung Parigi, and Lekuan island. You will see so many Nemos completes with the brightest water of the sea at this national park in Indonesia.
4. Tulamben Beach
Tulamben beach is a common fisherman village located in Karangasem regency, Bali, and not far from one of the metropolitan cities in Indonesia, Denpasar. It has a unique wreck of USAT Liberty that shipwrecked more than 40 years ago. You can be snorkeling around the ship and enjoy the beautiful view of marine biota there.
Tulamben beach has beautiful scenery, whether under the water or outside the water. It is surrounded by white sands and the Agung mountain as the background of the beach. Besides, to get the beautiful snorkeling view is much easier there with some guide that kindly helping you.
5. Wakatobi Island
Wakatobi island becomes one of the marine tourism spots in Indonesia that perfect for snorkeling. It is located in Southeast Sulawesi, and you need to get to the Sombu beach to get the best spot to snorkeling in Wakatobi island.
Once you get the Wakatobi island, you need to cross the Wangi-Wangi island to get to the Sombu beach. It has a smaller area than another beach in Wakatobi, with a shallow surface. That makes you get easier to snorkeling there.
6. Banda Neira Island
Banda Neira island becomes one of the marine tourism spots in Indonesia that has the best spot for snorkeling. It is located in the central of Maluku, Maluku, which also popular with the dark tourism in Indonesia after Bung Hatta exiled there in the Dutch colonialist eras.
Most people snorkeling in Ay island, which has so many beautiful marine biotas. The best time to visit there is around April until June and September to November. You will get clearer water so that it becomes easier to snorkeling.
7. Karimun Jawa Island
Karimun Jawa Island is located in the north of Central Java and contains so many islands that perfect for snorkeling. Once you reach the islands, you can go to the Tanjung Gelam island to see some Nemo fish and other beautiful fish.
You can also go to Cemara island and Cilik island to see the beauty of coral reefs. After that, the Menjangan island becomes the most favorite spot there to get through the captivity of white sharks.
8. Derawan Island
Derawan Island becomes one of the best snorkeling places in Indonesia, located in East Kalimantan. It has an amazing spot for snorkeling that spreads in some little islands there. The Sangalaki island claims to have the best spot for snorkeling, which if you are lucky enough, you will meet the giant stingray of Manta ray.
In Kakaban island, you will enjoy the beauty of stingless jellyfish, which will not damage you. Snorkeling and play with them become the most favorite things to do for tourists. And the last spot to snorkeling in Derawan is on Maratua island which you can see some lionfish, turtle, and other rare marine biotas.
So, there are some of the best snorkeling places in Indonesia that safe to snorkel. Most of them are located around Indonesian islands that not too difficult to reach from the city. Have you ever go visiting one of those islands before?