USS Liberty Wreck, Bali:
Torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during World War II and further broken up by the 1963 eruption of Mt. Agung, this 109-metre/360-foot wreck now rests in 9 metres/30 feet of water. Encrusted with coral, the ship features visible guns, boilers, toilets, and anchor chain. Look for turtles, big-eyed trevally, unicornfish, surgeonfish, goatfish, wrasses, anglerfish, ghost pipefish, nudibranch, shrimp, garden eels, batfish, fusiliers, sweetlips, butterflyfish, anthias, pygmy seahorses, white-tip reef sharks, parrotfish, and damsels, as well as sponges, sea fans, and hard and soft corals.
Cross Wreck, Raja Ampat:
Named for a large cross on the shore where Christian missionaries first landed, this site features a Japanese patrol boat that sank during World War II. Now completely outfitted in soft corals and sponges, the ship still has visible rows of depth charges, ship’s lamps, ammunition in the front hold and switchboards in the communication room. Look for lionfish, scorpionfish, moray eels, parrotfish, nudibranch, shrimp, gobies, and Napoleon wrasse. A small sandy patch of rubble at the end of the wreck, dubbed Critter Corner, is a good place to spot leaf fish, frogfish, and seahorses.
Sardine Reef, Raja Ampat:
Renowned for enormous giant clams, the real highlights of this site are the fish. There's a resident school of bumphead parrotfish in the shallows, colorful soft corals and plenty of critters.
Bunaken Island, Manado:
Known for its steep continental shelf, Bunaken’s upwelling currents provide nutrients that attract baitfish and their predators. Renowned for its biodiversity, divers should look for sea fans, mackerel, sea slugs, dragonets, ghost pipefishes, hammerhead sharks, green sea turtles, barracuda, Napoleon wrasses, seahorses, bumphead parrotfish, and a dazzling array of other species. Near Manado you can also find Lembeh Straight which includes
a range of amazing dive sites and wrecks to explore.
Castle Rock, Komodo:
Castle Rock is another amazing Komodo dive site that usually has excellent visibility but is prone to strong currents. The current usually flows eastward and is much stronger at the surface than in the deeper water. A submerged sea mount, the top of the rock which is approximately 3 to 4 meters deep can offer divers shelter from the current; hence the name “Castle Rock".The fish life here is simply stunning with schooling barracuda, trevally, and mackerel awaiting divers at depths of 30-40 meters. White tips, black tips, gray reef sharks and giant trevally all frequent this site.
Batu Bolong, Komodo:
Batu Bolong is a Komodo Islands signature dive site and a must see on any Komodo liveaboard trip. Located to the north east of Komodo Island, Batu Bolong (Hollow Rock) is a small rock outcrop with a hole through it that just breaks the surface. Below the water giant slabs of rock create magnificent steep walls, and spectacular drop offs that disappear into the depths, and are a sight to behold. The top of the reef is covered with every form of marine life imaginable from swirling clouds of brilliantly colored reef fish, to beautiful colored soft corals, and magnificent invertebrate life.
Meno Wall, Gili Meno:
Just off the west of Gili Meno, this site is home to a plethora of crustaceans and a great spot for night diving. Look for Spanish dancers, coral crabs, sponge crabs, lobsters, shrimp, sleeping turtles, baby cuttlefish and scorpionfish.
Deep Turbo, Gili Trawangan:
Spectacular topography at this site includes large sea mounds on a sandy bottom at 30 metres/100 feet. Overhangs and outcrops shelter corals, sea fans, and invertebrates. The sandy bottom is home to garden eels, and pelagic visitors include barracuda, leopard sharks and giant rays.
Simon´s Reef, Gili Trawangan:
This site features a variety of corals not found at other sites. The topography of this site includes sand bars, large rock formations whose overhangs shelter a wide array of invertebrates, and a towering pinnacle surrounded by reef fish.
The House Reef, Wakatobi:
Actually a cluster of half a dozen dive sites, this reef is accessible from the shore (and features a sea grass bed and healthy reef top right of the beach). It's only 80 metres/yards from the shoreline to the drop-off. Highlights include a wide variety of fish species, invertebrates, soft corals, gorgonians, tunicates, whips, and sponges. Be cautious of currents.
A favorite with macro photographers, this steep wall is home to schooling snappers, skipjacks, barracudas, long toms, cuttlefish, table corals, oriental sweetlips, anthias, and a plethora of macro subjects.