The seventeen thousand islands of the Indonesian archipelago sweep across the single richest marine environment in the world. These warm, clear, uncrowded waters contain fully fifteen percent of the world's coral reefs, and support close to 4,000 species of fish. It is, indisputably, a diver's paradise.
Periplus's critically acclaimed Diving Indonesia, now in its fourth revision, is the pioneer guide to this fascinating, and still little-known, island chain. Widely considered a classic of the genre, this guide covers sites from the shallow reefs of Bintan island just a stone's throw from Singapore to the current-swept wrecks of World War II aircraft lying off Indonesian New Guinea, and dive options ranging from easy shore dives on Bali to luxurious live-aboards in the Banda Sea.
Practicalities Detailed travel information for every budget, including accommodations, transportation, prices, seasons, and dive operators.
Information Essays on reef ecology and life, local geography, history and diving lore. Also at-a-glance charts of site conditions and 43 accurate maps.
Photography More than 139 color photographs by top photographers.