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The warm, clear waters of Indonesia are a perfect place to learn to dive, and you'll be amazed by the biodiversity of marine life and relaxed, friendly way of life.

Indonesia is the worlds' largest archipelago stretching across the equator. A place of diverse ethnic and religious groups of people, and arguably some of the world's best diving locations.

We recommend learning to dive in Sulawesi, in either Bunaken or Lembeh Strait, as both are easy to get to and offer a marine spectacle for both new and more experienced divers. Learn to dive here and you may never need to go anywhere else, at least for a few years!

Learning to dive is easy and it’s fun. Your PADI Open Water Course will take four days to complete. In this course you will learn basic dive theory and master the basic skills needed to be safe and comfortable while exploring the underwater world.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for Manado

  2. Day 2: Arrive and transfer to your chosen accommodation

    You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation for a week long stay. This afternoon you will need to check in with the dive centre in preparation for your course.

  3. Days 3-6 : Learn to dive Indonesia

    Today you will begin your PADI Open Water Course with Eco Divers in Lembeh Strait or Tasik Divers in Bunaken.

  4. Days 7-8 : Leisure time

    Your final two days can be spent relaxing, continuing with your diving (booked and paid for locally) or getting involved with other activities available.
  5. Day 9: Depart Manado

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
  6. Day 10: Arrive UK

You should note: It is possible to learn to dive in other locations around Indonesia. Speak to our Dive Team about your options.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 10 days from £2,095 pp
  • When to go: May-Nov
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Full board meal plan
    • PADI Open Water Course
    • Tuition, equipment, certification
    • Transfers
Featured location:

Lembeh Strait

For divers interested in the weird and wonderful, Lembeh Strait offers the best muck diving on earth! Attracting marine experts from around the world, it is home to a huge array of rare and unusual marine life, with new species regularly being discovered.

  • Ideal for viewing: pygmy seahorse, giant frogfish, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, coconut octopus
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Learn to dive, Muck diving, Underwater photography
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Eco Divers Resort Lembeh

Eco Divers is the only operator in Lembeh to offer you all the comfort of a resort combined with the convenience of a liveaboard. A great choice for divers wanting to get the best out of Lembeh Strait's macro heaven.