18 of the Most Beautiful Marine Parks for Divers in Indonesia
There are so many Beautiful Marine Parks in Indonesia, which are scattered throughout Indonesia’s territorial waters.
some are already popular with tourists, especially divers, and some are not widely known because of their remote location or unsupported transportation access.
With various types of fish, reptiles, marine mammals to beautiful coral reefs in every Indonesian marine park, it will certainly be a favorite spot for divers to visit.
The following is a list of the Most Beautiful Marine Parks in Indonesia :
1. Bunaken Marine Park
Location : Bunaken Island, North Sulawesi Province
area : 890 km²
Note : one of the first marine parks in Indonesia, there are around 390 species of coral reefs.
2. Raja Ampat Marine Park
Location : Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua
area : 600 km²
Note : one of the favorite marine parks for divers in Indonesia, especially foreign divers. 2 hours by speedboat from Sorong Jeftman Harbor.
3. Wakatobi Marine Park
Location : Wakatobi District, Southeast Sulawesi
area : 13,900 km²
Note : the deepest part reaches 1,044 meters below sea level. the nearest Town is Bau Bau Town.
4. Derawan Marine Park
Location : Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan
area : –
Note : There are four islands that are popular and are the focus of the development of the tourism sector, in the four islands there are already many inns and resorts for tourists.
5. Menjangan Island Marine Park
Location : West Bali National Park, Bali
Note : Menjangan Island has land and underwater which are equally beautiful, nicknamed wall diving this island is not widely known because it is located in the West Bali National Park and is an uninhabited island.
6. Karimunjawa Marine Park
Location : Karimunjawa Islands, Central Java
areab: 2,733 km²
Note : with a core zone of only 444 km² divers will be amazed by the beauty of this marine park. has 2 transportation routes, making it easier for tourists to visit this one location.
7. Pantar Strait Marine Park
Location : Pantar island, East Nusa Tenggara Province
area : 2,864 km²
note : having 26 dive points this marine park is recognized as the second most beautiful marine park in the world by foreign tourists who have visited there.
8. Mandeh Marine Park
Location : Teluk Mandeh, Padang City, West Sumatra Province
area : 180 km²
Note : surrounded by small islands around it, Mandeh Bay has calm waters so that divers can casually enjoy the beauty of the underwater world there.
56 km away from Padang city makes this location easy to visit.
9. Olele Marine Park
Locationn : Gorontalo Bay, Gorontalo City
area : 249 km²
Note : this marine park has two types of coral reef depth, the shallow coral has a depth of 0.5 – 1 meter below sea level.
10. Komodo Island Marine Park
Location : Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Province
area : 1,733 km²
Note : consists of protecting 25 species of rare land animals and birds, including the Komodo dragon and their habitat, which has underwater beauty which is equally important to protect and preserve.
11. Tulamben Marine Park
Location : Tulamben Village, Bali
large : –
Noten : Located in Tulamben Village, it is 3 hours by road from Denpasar City Center. tired of traveling tourists to the location will disappear by seeing the beautiful underwater scenery there.
12. Banda Islands Marine Park
Location : Banda Islands, Maluku Province
area : 25 km²
Note : scattered over six islands, the coral reefs of the Banda Islands have more than 300 recorded species of hard corals.
13. Thousand Islands Marine Park
Location : thousand islands, jakarta
area : 1,074 km²
Note : The Thousand Islands Marine Park is not scattered in most parts of the archipelago, with such a large area that there are only two islands (West Penjaliran Island and East Penjaliran Island) in the Seribu Islands Marine Park area.
14. Seventeen Islands Riung Marine Park
Location : Riung District, East Nusa Tenggara Province
large : –
Note : the total islands in this marine park are actually 24 islands, the number 17 in the name of the islands is intended to remember Indonesia’s independence day.
15. Takabonerate Marine Park
Location : Takabonerate District, South Sulawesi Province
area : 2,200 km²
Note : This marine park is the third largest atoll in the world, has an area of 500 km² of coral reef distribution.
16. Rubiah Marine Park
Location : Pulau Weh, Aceh Province
large : –
Note : being in the westernmost part of Indonesia, to get to this dive spot requires a long travel time.
but all tired of traveling to the island will disappear when you see the underwater beauty of this one.
17. Cendrawasih Bay Marine Park
Location: Cendrawasih Bay, West Papua Province
area : 14,535 km²
Note : this marine park is a marine park with the largest area divided into land and coast (0.9%), mainland islands (3.8%), coral reefs (5.5%), and ocean waters (89.8%).
18. Togean Islands Marine Park
Location : Tomini Bay, Togean Islands, Central Sulawesi Province
area : 3,626 km²
Note : in this marine park area there are 66 large and small islands with a land area of 755 km². There are 4 types of coral here, namely fringing reefs, barrier reefs, patch reefs and atolls.