Diving with Solitude Adventurer
It’s always safety first when it comes to diving with Solitude Adventurer. Our professional crew are trained to meet the international marine insurers and surveyors standards so that all are well-prepared to execute all required emergency and non-emergency procedures.
Our guide to diver ratio stands at 1:6 for most destinations in Indonesia, with the exception of Komodo, where it’s capped at 1:4 to ensure every diver gets the attention they need.
Do note that solo diving is strictly prohibited when diving with us, even if you are certified. Also, all guests must be equipped with an audible signalling device (like a whistle), dive computer, Nautilus Lifeline VHF (or anything similar), and a surface marker buoy (SMB) when participating in any SCUBA activity with us.
Solitude Adventurer offers seven to 12-night itineraries that cover a combination of the following dive destinations in Indonesia:
There’s no denying Lembeh’s status as the muck diving capital of the world. Divers from all over flock to this black-sand paradise with the hopes of finding rare macro critters like the mimic octopus and the hairy frogfish.
Relatively quiet and unknown in the past, Bangka is quickly gaining recognition as a hot spot for divers. The destination offers more than 25 dive sites, many of which feature gorgeous walls, swim-throughs, and pinnacles underwater.
Known for its drop-offs and beautiful reefs, Bunaken Marine Park is a protected area that’s perfect for wall diving enthusiasts. You won’t have to look too hard to find the resident turtles that inhabit the waters here, and when you’re on the surface, don’t forget to look out towards the blue for dolphins!
The remote islands of Sangihe are surrounded by deep, nutrient-rich waters that are home to giants like dogtooth tuna and barracuda. The visibility here is often excellent, though currents can be very strong.
Like Lembeh, Ambon’s muck diving is phenomenal. However, most divers that come to this lesser-known macro destination have cameras in hand and only two things on their wishlist: the psychedelic Ambon frogfish and Rhinopias.
Often on the bucket list of many divers, Banda Sea is best explored via liveaboard because of its sheer vastness. The region is peppered with smoking volcanoes, and below the waves, schools of hammerheads and plenty of sea snakes can be found.
With its extremely high levels of biodiversity, Raja Ampat is one of Indonesia’s natural gems. The place is brimming with large pelagics and has a stunning coralscape to boot. When not mesmerised by the throngs of tropical fish, look out for adorable dugongs and wobbegongs.
The ever-picturesque Misool is defined by its signature turquoise waters and vibrant reefs. This magical Southern Raja Ampat destination is the best place to go for colourful soft and hard corals, as well as various species of turtles, rays, and reef sharks.
Maumere is a bay situated on the north coast of Flores, and it remains rather unknown to many divers. Look forward to diving steep walls and exploring drop-offs as you search for all things big and small, from ghost pipefish and ribbon eels to sharks and rays.
Drift-dive your way through Komodo, which is famed for its pristine reefs, incredible abundance of marine life, and, of course, wild ocean currents. Get familiar with iconic dive sites like Batu Bolong as you spot manta rays, barracudas, and schools of giant trevally.
Know Before You Go
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language of Indonesia.
There are mainly three time zones: Indonesia Western Standard Time – seven hours in advance (UTC+7) of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); Indonesia Central Standard Time – eight hours ahead (UTC+8) of GMT; and Indonesia Eastern Standard Time – nine hours ahead (UTC+9) of GMT.
The rupiah (Rp) is the official currency of Indonesia. However, many resorts and dive operators also accept US dollars.
Indonesia uses European-style two-pin round plugs. The standard voltage is 230 V, and you can use your electrical appliances in Indonesia if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 to 240 V (as it is in the UK, Europe, Australia, and most of Asia and Africa).