The world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystem.
The Coral Triangle spans 6 million square kilometers, expanding across 6 countries from the Philippines to Timor-Leste.
At its heart you will find the more than 18,000 islands of Indonesia.
With only 1.6% of the planet’s oceans, it contains over 76% of all known coral species in the world.
More than 3,000 species of fish, including the largest - the whale shark and coelacanth, and 6 of the world’s 7 species of marine turtles all inhabit the Coral Triangle.
Its impressive breadth of marine life warrants its title as a desirable and unparalleled eco-destination.
As the center of marine diversity of the world,
it is our responsibility to protect the Coral Triangle’s valuable marine resources and coastal systems.
Indonesia is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, It is the epicenter of marine biodiversity on earth.
It offers more than 1,000 recorded dive sites from Cenderawasih bay in Papua to Lembeh in Celebes.
With more than 18,000 islands and 150 volcanos from the island of Sumatra to the island of Papua, Indonesia is the largest archipelago on earth.
It was originally known as the East Indies where European explorers sailed in search of “gold” – fragrant spices, such as nutmeg, pepper and clove.
Famously named as the Malay Archipelago, Indonesia was deemed the richest place on earth by British naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace.
As the fourth most populous country in the world with over 260 million people, Indonesia straddles the equator with the Indian and Pacific Ocean on either side.
Indonesia boasts diversity as it is home to over 300 tribes speaking 700 living languages, all with specific customs and cultures.
Indonesia is truly an incredible nation – its beauty and diversity still widely unknown to the world and waiting to be discovered.