Diving in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is well-recognized as one of the world’s top dive destinations,
with its coastal waters having a wealth of superb
dive sites hidden within.

Marine Life Highlights in Raja Ampat

Ghost-Pipefish|Diving in Raja Ampat
Ghost Pipefish
Napoleon-wrasses|Diving in Raja Ampat
Napoleon Wrasses
Barracuda|Diving in Raja Ampat
Barracuda

Liveaboard In Raja Ampat

MV Putijira is a 34 meter long wooden Phinisi, which can accommodate up to 10 guests on board, thus offering plenty of space for guests. Being a large vessel also means big cabins and wide decks to relax and socialize with fellow divers and guests.

Diving in Raja Ampat

Visiting Raja Ampat is like exploring and having a lifetime adventure in a magical place. This has so many stories to tell you and adventures to offer. The main thing that will attract the tourist is the crusty sea-salt alike feature Raja Ampat has. In the northwestern tip of the Indonesian’s Papuans is where Raja Ampat located. This part of the planet is so amazing because a wide variety of marine life exist. There are thousands of reasons why you should have a visit in this mystical island. Exploring this place is one of the best decisions you can have for a life time.

“The Four Kings” is what other call Raja Ampat by which you can somehow think how wonderful this place is. It can take you to wanders and make you realize how bounty and beautiful nature can offer the mankind. You can explore starting at the exciting spots in Wayag and Uranie. You can proceed to the depths of Mayalibit, Alijui and Kabui. You can also spend wonderful times in the channels of Kofiau and Gam which is surrounded with water of blue and mangroves. Seeing Misool and Dampier Strait will never be disappointed at all. You must know that these places are a home of the most amazing species of coral reef worldwide.

Preserving the natural beauty and making Raja Ampat a tourist spot is a big challenge for the Indonesian government to do. The high number of tourists can cause some damages to the marine life of the Raja Ampat. The tourism in Raja Ampat provides a sustainable economic option for the people instead of engaging in mining, logging and overfishing. This place does not only have a potent prospect to be the source of income for the people and the government but a host for many marine lives that needs to be preserved for the future generations. The management of this place is a noble example that the nature should not sacrifice when development wants to enter.

The scenic sites and the well-preserved beauty of this group of islands are not the only things that you should look forward in your trip. The diving spots in Raja Ampat are to-die for. Many had already explored and enjoyed these sites. Capekri and Misool Island are the best place to feed your eyes with the underwater world. Capekri is the home of shark snappers, napoleon wrasses, barracuda, dogtooth tuna and Meaty Quensland groupers. Misool Island in the other hand, can offer you sift corals and critters like ghost pipefish and seahorse. Have a trip in Raja Ampat and discover how magical this place is.

Best Diving Season: July to September
Weather: Unpredictable weather especially with storms
Water Temperature: 28-30°C
Marine Animal Highlights: Shark, Snappers, Napoleon wrasses, Barracuda, Dogtooth tuna and Meaty Quensland
Recommended Thermal Protection:
Water Visibility: 10m-30m
Tipping:
Transportation: Lion/Wings, Express Air, Merpati and Bataria Air

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