Siam Dive n Sail's Indonesia Liveaboards

  • Raja Ampat Sunset
    Raja Ampat Sunset
  • Manta Cleaning Station - Raja Ampat Indonesia
    Manta Cleaning Station - Raja Ampat Indonesia
  • Alor Sunset Indonesia
    Alor Sunset Indonesia
  • Snorkeling in Manado North Sulawesi
    Snorkeling in Manado North Sulawesi
  • MSY Damai II Komodo Alor and Raja Ampat Indonesia
    MSY Damai II Komodo Alor and Raja Ampat Indonesia
  • The MSY Seven Seas in Komodo National Park
    The MSY Seven Seas in Komodo National Park
  • MSV Shakti Raja Ampat Indonesia
    MSV Shakti Raja Ampat Indonesia
  • Manado Beach North Sulawesi
    Manado Beach North Sulawesi
  • Frogfish at Lembeh Straits Indonesia
    Frogfish at Lembeh Straits Indonesia
  • Clown Frogfish Alor Indonesia
    Clown Frogfish Alor Indonesia
  • Lettuce Coral Raja Ampat West Papua
    Lettuce Coral Raja Ampat West Papua
  • Lava Flow Manado North Sulawesi
    Lava Flow Manado North Sulawesi
  • MSY Indo Siren
    MSY Indo Siren
  • The MSY Seven Seas in Komodo National Park
    The MSY Seven Seas in Komodo National Park
  • Komodo Dragon Rinca Island Komodo National Park
    Komodo Dragon Rinca Island Komodo National Park
  • Beautiful lush Raja Ampat
    Beautiful lush Raja Ampat
  • Above and Below Photo by Ethan Daniels
    Above and Below Photo by Ethan Daniels
  • Indo Siren's Beautiful Cabins
    Indo Siren's Beautiful Cabins
  • MSY Damai II Master Cabin
    MSY Damai II Master Cabin
  • MSY Damai II Private Balcony
    MSY Damai II Private Balcony
  • Coral Walls Alor Indonesia
    Coral Walls Alor Indonesia
  • MSV Ambai Liveabaord
    MSV Ambai Liveabaord
  • MSY Damai I LIveboard Dive Boat
    MSY Damai I LIveboard Dive Boat
  • MSY Damai I LIveboard Dive Boat
  • North Sulawesi Tropical Paradise
    North Sulawesi Tropical Paradise
  • MSY Waow Indonesia
    MSY Waow Indonesia
  • View over Komodo National Park
    View over Komodo National Park
  • On the Beach Raja Ampat
    On the Beach Raja Ampat
  • Tropical Blue Skies and Water. Sparkling White Sand Beaches.

Indonesia Seasonal Variations

This is a chart of how the microclimates of Indonesia all kind of work. In general, though, seasons are determined by the boat schedules. From May until October they are in the Komodo/ Flores areas, and from November until April they visit the West Papua/ Raja Ampat areas. These seasons are determined by diving quality, but also by seasonal tourism and general popularity. Indonesia is a big place. Time to get started.

Sulawesi
Type
Season
Visibility
Current
Temp
Highlights
Manado/Bunaken
Walls, Drift Diving
Apr - Nov
15 - 30m
Moderate to strong
27º - 29ºC
Beautiful Walls
Bangka Islands
Pinnacles
Mar - Nov
10 - 30m
Slow to Strong
27º - 28ºC
Pinnacles
Sangihe Islands
Coral Reef
Aug - Nov
20 - 50m
Moderate to Strong
27º - 28ºC
Pelagics, UW Volcano
Lembeh Strait
Black Sand
Apr - Nov
5 - 20m
Mild
24º - 27ºC
Critters
Wakatobi
Coral Reef & Beach
Apr - Nov
30 - 50m
None to Strong
24º - 29ºC
Beautiful Reefs
Bali
Type
Season
Visibility
Current
Temp
Highlights
Menjangan
Walls & Muck
Apr - Nov
5 - 25m
Mild
23º - 28ºC
Anker Wreck & Critters
Nusa Penida
Drift Diving
Jun - Oct
15 - 20m
Strong
21º - 24ºC
Pelagics
Tulamben
Beach Diving
Apr - Nov
10 - 20m
Mild
26º - 27ºC
Liberty Wreck
Bali to Komodo
Everything
Mar - Dec
10 - 30m
Slow to Strong
23º - 30ºC
Prolific Marine Life
Komodo to Kupang
Type
Season
Visibility
Current
Temp
Highlights
Flores
Black Sand
June - Sept
15 - 20m
Mild
28º - 30ºC
Fish Life
Alor
Walls, Drift Diving
Sept - Dec
20 - 25m
Moderate to Strong
28º - 30ºC
Pristine Reefs
Kupang
Coral Walls, Slopes
Mar - Dec
5 - 15m
Mild
24º - 27ºC
Caverns & Overhangs
Banda Sea
Coral Reefs, Walls
Mar - Nov
30 - 40m
Slow to moderate
27º - 30ºC
Pristine Reefs
West Papua
Type
Season
Visibility
Current
Temp
Highlights
Raja Empat
Coral Reefs
Nov - Mar
20 - 40m
Slow to Strong
28º - 29ºC
Fishes & Wobbegongs
Manokwari
Wrecks
Apr - Nov
10 - 30m
Mild
28º - 29ºC
WW2 Wrecks
Kalimantan
Type
Season
Visibility
Current
Temp
Highlights
Sangalaki
Coral Reefs
Apr - Oct
20 - 30m
Mild
27º - 30ºC
Mantas & Turtles

About the Authors

AuthorsLarry and Denise Tackett are the authors of all of our Indonesian dive site and regional descriptions. They are professional photographers specializing in underwater and terrestrial natural history and travel subjects. They are represented by stock photo agencies in the US and United Kingdom and their photographs have been widely published in books and magazines worldwide. Their work has appeared in magazines such as National Wildlife, Islands, BBC Wildlife, Ocean Realm, Asian Diver, Unterwasser, Tauchen, Canadian Wildlife, Popular Science, Sport Diver, National Geographic Kids, Geo, and many others.