Scuba diving Indonesia with Mikumba Diving
On your way to Indonesia for Diving? Lanta Diver highly recommend Mikumba Diving, a dive experience beyond your dreams! Mikumba is a PADI dive centre offering daily diving trips and liveaboard trips in Komodo, as well as mid-range liveaboard trips in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Mikumba operates all year round in Komodo where you can encounter stunning healthy coral reefs, ridiculous amounts of colourful fish, graceful sharks and majestic mantas. From November to April Mikumba Diving takes adventurous divers to spectacular scuba diving paradises with our liveaboard in Raja Ampat, Ambon, Alor and other locations in the Banda Sea. You can charter our boats for your diving group or book spaces individually to enjoy snorkeling, diving, beach walks, and delicious food. Diving Indonesia is simply amazing!
Diving Indonesia Raja Ampat, “The Four Kings”, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, surrounding the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool with most sites only accessible by liveaboard. The name Raja Ampat is believed to have originated from folklore where a lady finds seven eggs, four of which hatch and become kings of the four main islands, while the other three eggs became a woman, a ghost, and a stone.
The territory within the islands of the Four Kings is enormous, covering 9.8 million acres of land and sea (so endless possibilities for liveaboard diving!), home to 540 types of coral, more than 1,000 types of fish and 700 types of mollusc. This makes it the most diverse living library in the world, with around 75% of the world’s species living here. Raja Ampat’s sheer numbers and diversity of marine life and its huge pristine coral reef systems are a scuba diver’s dream come true – and a fantastic place for snorkelers too. Read more about the Dive sites here.
Komodo National Park is located within the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca, and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km2 (603 km2 of it land). The area was made a national park in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. Later it was dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species and in 1991 the park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Diving Indonesia Komodo National Park has been selected as one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”, and is part of the Coral Triangle, which contains some of the richest marine biodiversity on Earth. There are over 100 different dive sites, more than 1000 species of fish, 350 different types of coral and over 1000 individual mantas have been identified. Read more about the Dive sites here.
Diving Indonesia Expeditions
Mikumba Diving is famous for “The ring of Fire Expedition”.
As well as offering day trips and liveaboards in Komodo National Park and Raja Ampat, Mikumba Diving also runs two epic diving expeditions a year – “The Ring of Fire” liveaboard trips. We named these “The Ring of Fire” as the area we cover contains 75% of all active volcanoes on Earth.
These dive expeditions cover 2,000 km in 19 days and are an incredible experience. In April it starts in Raja Ampat, from the heart of the Coral Triangle with the highest concentration of marine life on earth and finishes in Maumere in Flores, the land where dragons still roam. In November we set sail from Maumere back to Raja Ampat. We head through some of the most famous dive sites in the world, Misool, Banda Islands and Alor. We pass dozens of unexplored dive locations only accessible by liveaboard. We visit uninhabited islands, dive in places that no one has ever dived before and see some of the most amazing sites on earth.
This is not purely a diving trip – this is an exploratory journey, many of the dive sites are not named, or even on the maps! Over the past years we’ve swum with Orcas in the open sea, found and dived a seamount with an undocumented number of hammerhead sharks. We have found underwater caverns, explored 16th century Dutch East India forts, sailed by an erupting volcano, dived an island saturated with sea snakes and had super-pods of dolphins surrounds the boat. There’s no strict itinerary and you must be comfortable with that! For Diving Indonesia this is a must do!
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