The best dive sites in Raja Ampat

Our pick for the top world-class dive sites in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Best Dive Sites

The most biodiverse region in the world

Raja Ampat is a paradise on earth, is the largest and richest Marine Park in Indonesia. This stunning archipelago is located in the Northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on Papua. They are the most Eastern islands of Indonesia. The reputation of Raja Ampat being one of the best places in the world for diving, snorkeling and underwater photography, is a title that is very well deserved. This 50,000sq km paradise is surrounded by over 1500 smaller islands and is home to the world’s highest marine biodiversity, with around 540 types of corals, more than 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks, around 75% of the world's species live here.

Raja Ampat a Paradise for Macro Photographer

Go diving with Whale Sharks in Triton Bay!

Diving Cruise TRITON BAY & SOUTH RAJA AMPAT | 10 Days / 9 Nights

Cruise in Triton Bay & Raja Ampat, 
Sorong to Kaimana or
Kaimana to Sorong 

Departures 2022:
9th Feb
- 22nd Feb

Departures 2023:
31st Jan
13rd Feb

360$ per day instead of 400$
Total 3600$/person FULL BOARD

Up to 4 dives/day

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9.7
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Liveaboard Triton Bay & South Raja Ampat

Day 1 : Embarkation in Sorong

In the morning we will pick you up at the airport or at your hotel located in Sorong area. You will receive a warm welcome once onboard and we will offer you a refreshing drink. We will do a small briefing and take you to your cabin. We will lift the anchor and start cruising South Raja Ampat.

Days 2 & 3 : South Raja Ampat

The South Raja Ampat is famous for its numerous world-class dive sites. In the South of Misool Island, you will find the dives sites of Boo, Yuliet, Fiabacet, Wayibalatan, Daram and Sagof… All these areas are composed of exceptional dive sites and we will have enough time within these two dives to cover most of them. We will do 4 dives per day and show you the most of South Raja Ampat.

Day 4 : Boo

In the morning, we will have enough time to go for three dives in Boo area, next to Misool. We will choose the dive sites according to your preferences and what you want to see. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the boat during the cruise to Pulau Pisang.

Day 5 : Pulau Pisang

Pulau Pisang mean “Banana Island”, no need to describe the vegetation growing on the land… In the water, we will go diving in T-Bone dive site which is a ridge that separates two islands. There is a big slope that leads to many elephant ear sponges! Two dives will be done in this area, as it is full of exceptional marine flora… In the afternoon, we will dive on the Dome dive sites which is a big seamount full of life. In the evening, we will head to Momon area.

Day 6 : Momon

Momon is the name of an area where there is an emblematic waterfall falling down the ocean. It is a unique place where wonderful dive sites are available. We will do 2 morning dives and go for an excursion to the top of the waterfall in the afternoon. It is a memorable day, a unique experience awaits you. Then, we will start crossing to Triton Bay.

Day 7 : Triton Bay

4 dives are scheduled today, we will go for two dives in the morning and two dives in the afternoon. The dive sites are yet to be chosen as we will do according to your preferences and to the conditions. Among the choices, we have the dive sites of Larry’s heaven, Bo’s Rainbow, Flasher Beach and many dive sites located in the strait that separates Aiduma Island and Southwest Papua.

Day 8 : Triton Bay area

Today, we will go for three other dive sites in Triton Bay area, we will do the one we did not explore yesterday. We have plenty of choice, this area is fruitful of world-class dive sites offering pelagic, colorful healthy corals and few macro sites.

Day 9 : Dive with Whale Sharks

Since, we always pick the right season, we will go finding the whale sharks under the local fishing boats. It is very common to find them hanging around in this area very early in the morning since all the fishes are more than abundant. Later, we will sail a bit more to reach Triton Bay where we will go for two wonderful dives.

Day 10 : Disembarkation in Kaimana

We will be arrived in Kaimana area in the morning, we will make a last great breakfast onboard, exchange some pictures and contacts with the group, start the check-out and say bye to the crew. Then, we will drive you back to the airport or to a hotel in Kaimana area if you plan to stay longer in West Papua.

* Please note that the itinerary and services mentioned above are subject to be changed if force majeure, unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances require the captain or the crew to do so. However, we will always do our best to stick to this program.

So many diving options

As you can imagine, in all this territory, with all that diversity, there are countless extraordinary dive sites, for all tastes and all levels: deep dives, with none to strong currents, sheltered shallow dives, great walls, mangroves, jetties, lagoons, bays, caves, macro dives, night dives, everything is possible in Raja Ampat. Having said this, choosing the best dives sites, will depend on what you are looking for, however we can mention a few ones, to give you an idea of the spectacular marine world of this part of the world.

Wonderpus Night Dive Raja Ampat

Few of the best dive sites:

Fam Islands: The Fam Islands group, located further west in the Pacific, contains some of the most stunning coral reefs in Raja Ampat. The calm water, the abundance of marine life with some of the highest diversity of reef fish species known in Raja Ampat and pristine and colorful coral, attract divers from all over the world. The range of what you can see is endless, from larger predatory species such as sharks and tuna to brightly colored reef fish and to tiny critters.

Manta Ridge & Manta Sandy: these both sites, located near Mansuar Island in central Raja Ampat, are great sites to spot the majestic Manta Rays. The former can be affected by strong currents, however in the latter one, currents are milder, being even a great spot for snorkelers. Mantas come here either to feed or being cleaned of small parasites, so will have the opportunity to see them in groups, from 5 up to 30 Mantas.

Blue Magic: Blue Magic dive site, is a pinnacle reef out in the open ocean, in the Dampier Strait. Blue Magic is one of the most popular sites in northern Raja Ampat. This reef starts at around 8 meters of the surface and descends down to a depth of approximately 30 meters. Everywhere you look is full with life, colors and movement. The reason why Blue Magic is so popular among divers, it is because it features lots of pelagic fish, although there are plenty of places to get down low and look for the small stuff too.

Raja Ampat Oceanic Manta

Thought-after dive sites

The Passage: The Passage dive site stands out for its own fjord like characteristics. This is a narrow canyon, situated between Gam Island and Waigeo Island. Its shoreline is covered by blue mangroves and rainforest and in the shallow areas rare archer fish and soft corals can be seen. This one of a kind dive site, offers its divers numerous quiet grottoes, caves, arches and underwater passages, where to look for the wide variety of marine. 

Fabiacet: Fabiacet is a chain of four small islands, located southeast of Misool Island. Being a quite remote area, keeps its beauty untouched, and you will feel that you are the first diver to dive here, in the best spots of Indonesia and in the whole world. The set of islands has a dramatic topography, pinnacles and submerged plateaus around the islets are surrounded by deep waters, with an amazing visibility, one of the best in Raja Ampat, reaching up to more than 30 meters, making it a true playground for wide-angle photographers. This great visibility plus a diving depth up to 40 meters, will allow you to easily enjoy the excellent fish life and colors around you.

Sel Pele Bay: Sel Pele is a very big bay located on the Western side of Waigeo Island. This wide bay is considered the macro capital of Raja Ampat, since it is renowned as the best place in the archipelago for critter hunting.  Sel Pele is where divers can find all the rare, unique and wonderful critters that Indonesia diving is famed for. It is a paradise for macro photographers.

Denise Pygmy Seahorse Night Dive Raja Ampat

What are you waiting for?

Raja Ampat is the richest place for marine life on Earth. The biodiversity is absolutely wonderful, with weird and rare underwater creatures everywhere you look. These islands are great for big fish action with many pelagic fishes, as well as they are very rich in macro life. When it comes to colors, you will find all of them, with the most pristine reefs you will ever come across.

Raja Ampat is like heaven for underwater photography with magnificent hard and soft coral, clear water and a teeming reef life.  The best way to enjoy this amazing archipelago is with a liveaboard, since it will give you the opportunity to enjoy more dive sites and also the further ones. Besides, diving in Raja Ampat is excellent all year round, and given it is a quite remote area, it won’t be crowded as other parts in Asia. So don’t wait any longer and come and discover by yourself this wonderful part of the world!!

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