Southeast Asia covers a wide area, and within this region are numerous colourful cultures and landscapes, both above and below the water. The coral triangle is situated at the crossroads of currents and waters that lap Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Timor Leste, and Papua New Guinea. This area contains the most significant number of coral species and habitats on the planet.
For this reason, scuba diving in Southeast Asia should certainly be on your dive holiday list. But the coral triangle is not the only great reason for heading to one of these beautiful countries.
Southeast Asia encompasses some of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems, offering a vast number of underwater experiences for scuba divers. During your dive trip, you will have the chance to experience many different marine species, from colourful reef fish to majestic sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and more.
Many of the most fantastic dive sites in the world are located in Southeast Asia, with crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and underwater rock formations. A few of the most popular dive sites in the region include the Similan Islands in Thailand, Komodo and Raja Ampat National Park in Indonesia, and the Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines.
The water temperature in the region is typically warm and pleasant, ranging from 26 to 30 degrees Celsius year-round, making it a comfortable environment for scuba diving. Diving in waters this temperate often means you can wear just a shorty wetsuit or, as we do, shorts and a rash guard.
Scuba diving in Southeast Asia is relatively affordable compared to other parts of the world. Dive resorts offer affordable packages, including accommodation, meals, and multiple daily dives. There are also some fantastic deals on liveaboards. Additionally, the cost of living in Southeast Asia is generally lower, making it an attractive destination for budget-conscious travellers.
There are many unique cuisines in South East Asia. As you dive through these destinations, you will have the chance to experience some of the most mouth-watering meals on the planet. Many South East Asian cuisines already include a high portion of plant-based and vegan food or are very inclusive and adaptable. There is no way you will need to dive with only salads in your stomach.
Infinite Blue has been in Southeast Asia since the project’s inception. Let us guide you through the diving, and the cuisine of Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
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