Scuba School Directory – Dive Indonesia
As the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia has over 17,000 islands spread across 3,000 miles with an estimated 80,000 kilometers of coastline, 3.1 million square kilometers of territorial waters and an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the world’s coral reefs.
Indonesia is strategically located across both the Asian and Melanesian-Australian biological realms which are divided by the imaginary boundary called the Wallace Line. This location leads to Indonesia’s top ranking alongside Brazil as one of the most biologically rich countries on the earth. Evidence of this biodiversity is found both on land and in the seas of the archipelago. The abundant species of marine life are found in numbers and concentrations directly attributable to the length of the coastline and proliferation of coral.