Diving is not the only way to enjoy the underwater scenery of Indonesia. For underwater lovers but not divers, you can do snorkeling. You need to know, snorkeling has benefits for body and mental health. You don’t have to go far to see the underwater beauty because there are many best snorkeling spots in Indonesia. If you know Bali as the best snorkeling in Indonesia, then you need to know many other beautiful spots.
Wakatobi, Sulawesi Tenggara
Coral of various colors as far as the eye can see is a general description of Wakatobi. One of the best snorkeling in Indonesia because 90 percent of the world’s coral species can be found here. Wakatobi has been designated by UNESCO as one of the world’s biosphere reserves in Indonesia.
Wakatobi is included in the world’s coral triangle path with 750 coral species from 850 coral species in the world. A place for a manta ray playground and is a popular diving and snorkeling spot in the world. You can visit Sombu Beach for snorkeling spots when you go to Wakatobi.
Komodo National Park
For diving lovers, Komodo National Park is a dream dive spot. The underwater currents of Komodo National Park have unique characteristics and some spots are not for snorkeling lovers. But don’t be discouraged there are many snorkeling spots that you can visit.
Kanawa Island is the best snorkeling spot which is 15km from Labuan Bajo. These waters have an unspoiled underwater ecosystem with a variety of cool marine life. The shallow enough depth makes it easy for tourists to snorkel on the island of Kanawa.
Manta Point must include in your list of snorkeling spots. The residence of the manta rays offers the best snorkeling sensation for tourists.
Meet Mola Mola, Bali
Nusa Penida is include in one of the best snorkeling in Indonesia. Imagine the sensation of swimming with sunfish. The size of the sunfish is quite large with data weights reaching 1,000 kg. Adult sunfish can reach 3-4 meters in diameter. Two favorite spots to see sunfish sightings, Blue Corner and Crystal Bay. The best time to swim with sunfish is between July-November. You can see 10 sunfish at a time.
Raja Ampat, Exploring Best Sorkeling in Indonesia
The underwater beauty of Raja Ampat can always make tourists fall in love. One of the snorkeling spots in Raja Ampat is Kri Island. There are about 374 species of fish and coral reefs, ranging from barracuda, various types of jacks, batfish, snapper, grouper, to green turtles. Sharks are hunted by tourists because you can swim with sharks without having to dive to the bottom of the sea.