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The floating emerald islands Bali, Sumatra, and Java have for centuries lured everyone from missionaries to pirates, mining companies and backpackers to their sandalwood and spice breezes, set against a backdrop of magnificent beaches, mountains and volcanoes.
Refreshingly, much of the country remains barely touched by mass tourism and travel. Indonesia's thousands of islands and multitude of cultures still offer excellent snorkeling tours and scuba diving tours for adventure travelers that are hard to find in the developed world.