Underwater Photo Essay: Togean Islands, Indonesia

Scuba diving in Indonesia offers so many different locations and options, that we had to write a complete guide to it all. Everyone knows that places like Bali has great diving, but Togean doesn’t get the attention it deserves!

The Togean Islands is a group of islands in the Tomini Gulf, with over 50 islands. Some islands have nice white sand beaches, and others have volcanic, black sand beaches, but all are beautiful.

Most of the islands have free tropical forests, being right near the equator, and you will probably run into a giant coconut crab, the local resident, sometimes eaten by the locals.

Besides the great diving, most dive resorts or hotels will offer tours to visit local villages, such as the Bajo, or “Sea Gypsies”.

Getting to Togean can take some time, but is worth the journey. First you need to make the long flight to Indonesia, to either Jakarta or Bali.

To get to Togean Islands, The fastest way is by flying to Luwuk, and taking a car/taxi from Luwuk to Ampana. From there, take the ferry to Wakai.

Here is another underwater photo essay from Indonesian scuba authority, Pinneng. As he scuba dives all over Indonesia and the Coral Triangle, Pinning takes amazing underwater photos, in scuba locations we can only dream of visiting.

You can check out Pinneng’s other photo essays from Buton & Sangihi & Bali


Also read: 101 Things to do in Bali, Indonesia and Awesome Places to Visit in Indonesia

About the Photographer:

Pinneng and Gemala are the Indonesian team behind Wettraveler.com, and the authority in scuba diving around the wonders of Indonesia. Together they travel every corner of their home country to explore and document some of the best diving the world has to offer.