If you are thinking about paying a visit to scuba dive Indonesia, you may be wondering what fish are found in Indonesia. I’ve compiled a list of videos of some of the main fish types found in Indonesia, which begins the the sunfish (Mola Mola).
Some of the most popular fish found in Indonesia include sharks, sunfish, manta rays, moray eels, barracuda, clownfish, crocodile fish, frog fish, grouper, humphead parrotfish, Napoleon wrasse, seahorses and pigmy seahorses, porcupine fish, scorpion fish and trigger fish.
The best way to dive Indonesia, whether that’s to Komodo or Raja Ampat, is by a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on Indonesian liveaboards using the following window:
In addition to this list of fish found in Indonesia, you will also discover sharks there too. I have created a similar post to include all the shark species found in Indonesia too, which include grey reef shark, blacktip reef shark and whitetip reef shark, along with the wobbegong shark sightings in Raja Ampat and hammerheads at the Ring of Fire in the Banda Sea.
To find out more about these sharks together with the many other sharks found in the seas when diving in Indonesia, please take a look at this article as well: What Kind Of Sharks Are In Indonesia?
Either before or after reading about fish in Indonesia, you might like to take a look at these Indonesian liveaboards. Alternatively, please take a look at the following table of Indonesia liveaboards:
Table of Liveaboard Diving in Indonesia
This list of Indonesia liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.
|Discover Liveaboard||Customer Rating||SDE Lux Rating %||Flexible Booking||Dive Courses||Dietary Requirements||Nitrox||Gear Rental|
|Review: MV Seaisee; Book: MV Seaisee||10||90%||YES||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|Review: Scubaspa Zen; Book: Scubaspa Zen||10||88%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review: Jakaré; Book: Jakaré||10||81%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review: Leyla; Book: Leyla||10||73%||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|Review: Seven Seas; Book: Seven Seas||10||71%||NO||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|Review: Cahaya Bersama; Book: Cahaya Bersama||10||63%||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|Review: MV Tarata; Book: MV Tarata||10||52%||NO||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Review: Wisesa; Book: Wisesa||9.9||71%||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|Review: MV Blue Manta; Book: MV Blue Manta||9.9||69%||NO||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review: Tiare Cruise; Book: Tiare Cruise||9.7||87%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.
Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.
Types of fish found in Indonesia
I hope you enjoy the video clips I’ve put together about what fish are found in Indonesia.
Sunfish or Mola Mola in Indonesia
Manta rays in Indonesia
When a fish gets compared to the width of a tennis court, you know it’s going to be big, which is true of manta rays. Manta rays can grow to widths of 7-8 metres (23-26 feet), and a tennis court is 8.2 metres )27 feet) wide. But the Guinness World record, records the largest manta ray wingspan ever as 9.1 metres (30 feet), which is in fact wider than a tennis court.
Moray Eels in Indonesia
Barracuda in Indonesia
The following video shows a very large school of barracuda.
Batfish in Indonesia
Clownfish in Indonesia
Crocodile fish in Indonesia
Frogfish in Indonesia
Garden eels in Indonesia
If you’ve ever wonder what a garden eel looks like when it’s out of its burrow, the following video will answer your question
Flounder in Indonesia
Giant trevally in Indonesia
Glassfish in Indonesia
Grouper in Indonesia
Humphead Parrotfish in Indonesia
Parrotfish in Indonesia
Jacks in Indonesia
Lionfish in Indonesia
Longfinned Banner Fish in Indonesia
Mandarin Fish in Indonesia
Napoleon wrasse (humphead wrasse) in Indonesia
Pigmy Seahorses and seahorses in Indonesia
Pipefish in Indonesia – in this case a ghost pipefish
Porcupine Fish in Indonesia
Potato Cod in Indonesia
Scorpion Fish in Indonesia – eats and octopus
Surgeonfish in Indonesia
Trigger Fish in Indonesia
Waspfish in Indonesia
White Eyed Moray Eels in Indonesia
I hope you enjoyed this page about what fish are found in Indonesia
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