Top Places to a Muck Diving Getaway in Indonesia

Overflowing with abundant marine species, Indonesia is a home to the most beautiful muck diving sites in Asia. If you are looking for an escapade into the murky waters to find the strangest sea creatures, here is where you should go:

Bali, Indonesia

You will discover eminent muck diving spots around Seraya, Amed and Tulamben—the eastern bank of Bali. Lying here is the Liberty wreck of Tulamben—now encrusted with corals.It has additionally turned into a home to numerous crabs. Dark sandy inclines can be found in Seraya—which is populated by stargazers, octopi, dwarf seahorses, and frogfish.

North Sulawesi

This northern muck diving sanctuary of Indonesia will amaze you with its superb muck locales. You can discover extraordinary populace of nudibranchs, pipefish, shrimps and crabs around there. Dwarf seahorses, and octopi are likewise bounteous.

Lembeh Straits

With black sandy seabed with an overflow of the weirdest marine critters, this waterway is ideal for muck diving enthusiasts! This site houses different kinds of macro species including frogfish, seahorse, nudibranch, and octopi.


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Diving with Buddies: Perfect Sites for Adventures

Searching for exhilarating dive destinations to go through a diving escape with your friends? Fortunately, there are tons of spots in Asia that will without a doubt fulfill your dive cravings! Here are some sites you should visit!

Manado and Bunaken

The delightful coral reefs of Bunaken National Marine Park in North Sulawesi house an oceanic ecosystem which draws in divers of all levels. The zone offers unbelievably elevated amounts of marine biodiversity, warm waters, clear visibility and its unblemished walls canvassed in delicate sea sponges and corals. These thusly are home to barracuda, napoleon wrasse, moray eels and turtles.

Nusa Lembongan and Penida

Take off the primary island of Bali and onto the more disconnected Nusa Lembongan Island for some thrilling float dives in mellow to strong underwater currents.

Different features in the region incorporate perfectly clear waters, flourishing reefs pressed with marine life and occasional movements of the uncommon mola-mola and manta rays year round. Regardless of whether it is diving, swimming, discovering a wave, lazing on white sandy shorelines, watching nearby culture, angling with local people, or visiting the island with camera close by, the little island of Nusa Lembongan offers something for everybody without the group. There are more than twenty dive destinations to find around the islands of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan, the most prestigious of these being Crystal Bay, Blue Corner and Manta Point.


No dive outing to the Philippines is finished without a visit to the little island of Malapascua found two kilometers north of Cebu Island. Malapascua is extraordinary compared to other shark diving areas in the Philippines. Sharks seen here incorporate white-tip, dark tip, bamboo, nurture, feline, hammerhead and the brilliant thresher sharks.

Malapascua's Monad Shoal is known as the main place on the planet where thresher sharks can be firmly seen consistently. Other extensive pelagics seen on Monad incorporate manta and mobula beams, while a noteworthy cluster of nudibranch, pipefish and frogfish will keep large scale picture takers glad. Watch the bright mandarin angle at Lighthouse amid a sunset dive and take off to the marine save and ocean wind haven of Gato Island to get the best diving background in this area.


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Mysterious Underwater Sculpture for Thrill-Seekers

Diving is already an exciting activity, but if you still want to spice it up with more thrill, you better get your gears ready and dive these mystical sites of fascinating submerged sculptures.

Underwater Grotto in Bohol

This grotto under the sea began as an activity to discourage cyanide fishing. Four-meter tall portrayals of the Virgin Mary and Jesus were placed in the Bien Unido Barrier Reef Marine Park off Bohol in 2010. Now, its not only an art fighting illegal fishing, it has also become a famous tourist attraction especially for divers.

Living Sculptures in Bali

The region of Amed has the most diverse submerged coral display—a mermaid, a spooky child's head, and a Ganesha statue, mystifying divers who are brave enough to plunge into the site. Meticulously made and positioned underwater, these simulated reefs were made by artists as a revolution against the contamination and pollution of the ocean caused by people.

Badung Cultural Park in Nusa Dua

It was around 500 meters off the shores of Samuh Beach—26 Bali culture-themed man-made reef models at around 11 meters down are in the submerged park. An example is the Rama and Shita sculptures from the Hindu epic Ramayana. While it's somewhat deep for snorkelers, you can have a view of it from the surface early in the morning.


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Instructor Careers for the Dauntless Divers

Earning money while doing the thing you love is an exciting experience. Not only you will develop your skills as a diver, you will also get the opportunity to dive more. Hit two birds with one stone through these instructor career programs from SSI:

Open Water Diver Instructor

The next step after attaining the Dive Control Specialist rating is enrolling in the Instructor Training Course. Finishing the program will make you eligible for an Instructor Evaluation. You can teach the Open Water Diver program, as well as issue certifications for Open Water Diver, Advanced Adventurer and other programs, after passing the evaluation.

Advanced Open Water Diver  Instructor

By qualifying for four (4) specialty Instructor ratings, and issuing fifteen (15) specialty certifications, you can already level up to the Advanced Open Water Instructor. Teach the SSI Snorkel Instructor program, plus any other SSI specialty courses when you pass this program.

Dive Master Instructor

The next instructor level to get is the Divemaster Instructor (DMI) after attaining the Advanced Open Water Instructor (AOWI) level. Some of the privileges of active status Divemaster Instructors are conducting the Divemaster Crossover course, and enroll in a Dive Control Specialist Instructor program.


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