Reasons Why Indonesians Should Try Diving

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Why Indonesians Should Try Diving? Indonesia is famous as a country that has amazingly beautiful natural scenery, from mountains, lakes to beaches.

But that wouldn’t stop there; Indonesia also has aquatic beauty that many Indonesians have yet to discover.

One way to be able to explore the underwater beauty can be with snorkeling tours, but if you want a real underwater adventure you have to try diving, here are reasons why Indonesians should try diving

Reasons Why Indonesians Should Try Diving

Indonesia is a Maritime Country

The first reason why Indonesians should try diving is that Indonesia is a maritime country. As we know, about 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water.

Likewise, Indonesia, whose waters are about 70% of the total area of ​​the country.

There are 17,504 islands that are included in the sovereignty of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. Where 16,056 islands have been standardized by the United Nations until July 2017.

Indonesia Is The World’s Coral Reef Center

The second reason why Indonesians should try diving is that Indonesia is the world’s coral reef center.

You can try googling the keywords “coral triangle”, most of the coral triangle area is Indonesian waters. Coral reefs and all the life in them are priceless natural resources of the Indonesian people.

An example is the coral reef ecosystem in the waters of Maluku and Nusa Tenggara.

Indonesia is home to about 1/8 of the world’s coral reefs and is a country rich in aquatic biota diversity compared to other Southeast Asian countries.

Indonesia is One of the World’s Favorite Diving Destinations

We often meet with divers who come from abroad to dive in Indonesia, according to them the dive points in Indonesia are very diverse.

Just imagine foreigners coming to Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, Komodo, Bunaken, Bali for diving.

They dare to spend a lot of money for just a few days to be able to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world in our country.

We were born in Indonesia, live in Indonesia, native Indonesians, but don’t dive? Come on, like people who have a supercar, but can’t drive.

Indonesia’s Rich in Marine Life

Because of the diversity of coral reefs, automatically the marine biota living on the coral reefs are also very diverse.

Ranging from large fish such as whale sharks, manta rays, dugong, sunfish, various kinds of turtles, to biota whose size is in millimeters.

For example, Lembeh is already famous as a paradise for macro underwater photography lovers.

All of that is in Indonesia. Are you sure you don’t want to learn to dive yet?

Indonesians Should Try Diving in Clearwater and warm water

Indonesia is also one of those whose waters have clear visibility (depending on the location, season, and weather), you can enjoy the underwater beauty more clearly.

The average temperature is around 26℃. So we don’t need to use a dry suit to prevent cold when diving in Indonesia, wearing a wetsuit with a thickness of 2-3mm is enough to keep our body temperature from getting cold.

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