Raja Ampat certainly represents the world’s richest marine diversity, with the highest number of known species of fish, corals, and mollusks. Certain areas are known for its density of fish; one with groups of Manta Rays, the others with schools of barracudas, parrotfish, humpback groupers and the list goes on. Not to mention the best macro you will see everywhere.
Raja Ampat is an archipelago consisting of four main islands—Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool—surrounded by over 1,500 smaller islands and reefs. This region is part of the West Papua province in Indonesia.
Day 1: MV Ambai staff will welcome you at Sorong airport (morning flight). A short ride from the airport and you will be on board. Welcome drinks, Briefing, and we will be departing to Dampier Strait.
Other useful information:
Rates: based on twin share cabins. If traveling as single person you will be allocated a cabin with another diver of the same sex.
Surcharges: Upper deck cabin extra charge €180/cruise. 100 cf tank surcharge €50/cruise. Dive equipment rentals and extra surcharges - click here
Destination known for: World’s best region for marine biodiversity, schools of fishes, macro and outstanding landscapes.
Currents: The currents are generally consistent with strong currents at about one-third of the dive sites. Divers are suggested to stay cautious about the depth and dive profiles due to the isolated location of the reefs and the currents of the area. * Level 2 or PADI Advanced with a minimum of 50 dives required.
Visibility: The visibility is generally around 20 meters but might drop to 10 meters or less due to the concentration of nutrients in the water, tidal changes andor plankton blooms.The best time to visit the entire Raja Ampat is from November to April. During the SE monsoon, the sea condition in Misool gets rough and the visibility tends to be poor. This period is also the driest, even though the climate remains equatorial with numerous showers throughout the year.
Boarding/check-out: Check in time: depending on flight arrival—before 1 PM // Check out time: depending on flight departure—before 1 PM
Climate & diving conditions: There is no clear separation between dry and wet seasons. The driest months are from November to March, but rain is possible at any time. The SE Monsoon from May to October might limit our access to the sites outside the Dampier Strait.
Water temperature: The sea water temperature is averaging at 28°C throughout the year.
Diving regulations and info - click here
To see the dive map and itinerary - click here
See yacht specification and layout - click here
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