5 Recommended Diving Spots in Raja Ampat Indonesia

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There are many hundreds of dive opportunities in Indonesia, however, for most divers, Raja Ampat is the greatest dive destination. The absolute number of species of marine animals, the health of the reefs, and the clarity of the water leaves it as near perfect as a dip destination gets. You will find far more dive sites than you could visit in 1 trip, so in the event that you have to make a few choices, here are the top 5 dive sites in Raja Ampat.

  1. Manta Sandy

Manta Sandy should be the number 1 because divers searching for mantas usually make this site a priority. This is quite a shallow dive at 18 metres ,therefore, it is appropriate for any ability level. This spot has a varying current and a huge concentration of plankton, which attracts the beams. It’s not unusual to see up to 20 beams stopping by for a yummy snack. It’s likely to dive manta Sandy when you remain at Papua Paradise, but at more tourist-heavy times of this year, Gangga Divers has another manta spotting dive that is less crowded than Manta Sandy.

  1. Dampier Strait

The Dampier Strait flows involving the mainland of West Papua and Batanta Island and the large island of Waigeo to the north. This strait has really rich marine life thanks to a large amount of water passing through, and for that reason, amazing dives. Sardine Reef, Cape Kri, and Arborek Jetty are well known dive sites in the Dampier Strait, and there are plenty more also. Vibrant schools of bass flourish in the strait’s powerful currents; however,naturally divers have to be conscious of the risks.

  1. Batu Lima

There are five big rock formations that stand out of the water, thus the name. Apart from being a beautiful place, the attraction to this dive is the huge coral fans you’ll discover at only a couple of metres from the outside. The gorgeous colored corals vary from purple to black and lots of colours between. With the healthy corals come a lot of fish as well. We search here and you might even encounter a couple of blacktip or even whitetip sharks. If you are arranging a trip to Raja Ampat you are most likely a diver.  The draw to this component of Indonesia is quite vital or divers and spending time at the islands is a dream trip for many. Hopefully these five tips will be placed in your itinerary and we hope you find them as breathtaking as we do.

  1. The Passage

The small shallow channel that separates the islands of Waigeo and Gam is popularly known as The Passage. This region has many different seascapes, from mangroves where the light filters in breathtaking patterns, to rugged submerged ridges where macro marine life is concealed. There is also Citrus Ridge which offers one of the best coral gardens in all of Raja Ampat. The currents can be quite powerful, therefore this place is only recommended for experienced divers. However, it is also an excellent place for snorkeling as well. The Passage can be booked as a day trip.

  1. Fam Islands

The Fam Islands consist of some tiny islands and four bigger ‘primary’ islands – Fam, Penemu, Inus, and Yar. Marine biologists frequent these islands because of the incredibly healthy flourishing reefs discovered here to know there’s plenty to visit. A few of the finest dives here are Melissa’s Garden and Penemu Wall. Penemu Wall is mainly well known for its huge gorgonian fans who can grow up to 3 metres across! The Fam Islands are situated around 90 minutes out of Papua Paradise Eco Resort. These websites are visited as part of a daily trip.

Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Raja Ampat by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.

Daisey Bell

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