Bali, Indonesia (PressExposure) June 19, 2014 -- Sulawesi, Indonesia is a very scenic landscape on the coast of southeast Indonesia in the Flores Sea. A new diving training program has been opened here recently through Scuba Schools International. Low-cost first class diving training is offered to anyone who is a novice, and the scenery will excite even the most experienced.
The atmosphere is very laid back and relaxed, a perfect getaway from the busy, hectic, digital lifestyle of 21st-century professionals. There is quite a bit of culture and history here as well: the native carpenters create large ships right on the beach, mostly with their bare hands and just a little help from hammers and chainsaws. For every plank that is used, they ask for permission from the trees through an ancient ritual.
This site has crystal-clear blue water, undisturbed reefs, and a wide array of marine life. You can usually see down about 20 to 30 meters (about 65 to 100 feet) to get a good look at the reefs. The water is usually about 27-30C (about 81-86F) between March and December, thus giving plenty of opportunity for great diving. Plus, you'll see marine life such as reef sharks, bumphead parrotfish, mantis shrimp, pigmy seahorses, Hawksbill Turtles, and many smaller species of fish as well.
There are seven reef sites that provide great diving, each at depths ranging from 15 to 30 meters (about 50 to 100 feet). Plus, they are only 5 to 25 minutes away by boat from the main center, thus making it a quick journey. As mentioned, there is great diving ten out of the twelve months of the year, and you can usually sneak several days into January and February, especially if you don't mind a little rain and a little more water movement.
CNN had a 2012 article, "Into the Deep: World's 50 Best Dive Sites": On that list, many of the sites were located in the same region of the world as Sulawesi, Indonesia, including Bali, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Yet none of the experts mentioned Sulawesi, though one commenter on that page did mention "Lembeh, North Sulawesi" as one of his preferred diving sites. Therefore, there are a few people out there who know about this magnificent site, but very few do, even those who are considered "experts" in the field of diving.
Thus, Sulawesi can match up with any of these sites and even outdo them in many instances, but very few know about this magnificent location due to the fact that it was largely popular before the time of the Internet.
To learn more about this magnificent, hidden paradise on Earth, head to http://www.biradivecamp.com.