The Riau Islands boast healthy corals and an interesting marine life as well as wide variety of macro life including nudibranchs, lots of reef fishes and the occasional turtles.
The average depth ranges from 10 to 35 meters with visibility around 10 meters. Ship wrecks are not uncommon in this region and some divers managed to locate a world war 2 Japanese zero fighter plane wreck a decade ago.
Jetty dives are popular among the local divers and open water dive sites are easily accessible by boat.
Below are a number of diving operators to discover Riau Islands and beyond:
Andaman Tritan – www.andamantritan.com
Diverace – www.diverace.com
Fishermens Cuba – www.fishermenscuba.com
GS-Diving – www.gs-diving.com
King Neptune – www.divebatam.com
Max Dive Centre – www.maxsdivecentre.wordpress.com
Nautica Diving – www.nautica-diving.com
The Dive Company – www.thedivecompany.com.sg/batam
White Manta – www.whitemanta.com