Are there sharks in Raja Ampat?
In 2013, the entire 44,000km2 of Raja Ampat was declared as the first shark sanctuary of the Coral Triangle. Targeted for their fins during the last decade, sharks are now finding Raja Ampat a safe place to thrive.
Is Raja Ampat the best diving in the world?
Many consider Cape Kri in Raja Ampat as the best diving in the world, since it holds a record for the most fish species found in one single dive. The site is situated in the channel of water between the Western tip of Pulau Kri and the tiny islet of Koh.
Can you dive in Raja Ampat?
Raja Ampat dive sites are all about diversity and abundance. Whether you’re looking to dive with pelagics or critters Raja Ampat will deliver.
What is the best time of year to dive Raja Ampat?
October to May is considered the best diving season for Raja Ampat when you’ll find less rain, calmer seas, and better visibility. You will be able to visit all the main diving hot spots from north, e.g. Wayag, to south, i.e. Misool Island. Mid-June to Mid-September is the monsoon season in Raja Ampat.
How do you get to Raja Ampat from Bali?
To get to Raja Ampat you should first take a flight from Jakarta or Makassar to Sorong. There are small aircraft to take you to Waisai, the capital of the district of Raja Ampat, or alternatively, you can take a ferry from the port of Sorong to the islands.
How many dive sites are there in Raja Ampat?
The number of dive sites within its location is still unknown; this is due to so many parts of the islands that are still yet to be explored. From what we have explored though, here are the 5 best dive sites in Raja Ampat.
What makes Raja Ampat diving in Batu Lima so special?
The corals in Batu Lima range from purple to black and are all the colors in between, making it a great spot for any underwater photography. As well as the healthy and colorful corals this Raja Ampat diving location has to offer, comes a vast variety of fish. Divers are often put on a show of trevally which uses this area for their hunting ground.
Where is Raja Ampat?
Raja Ampat, which means “Four Kings”, is located in the West Papua province of eastern Indonesia. The ‘four kings’ are the islands Misool, Batanta, Waigeo and Salawati but the area is actually made up hundreds of islands, some inhabited and many not. Raja Ampat is remote and offers some of Indonesia’s most pristine reefs and breathtaking scenery.
What to do after Raja Ampat?
If you’re looking to dive somewhere else in Indonesia after a Raja Ampat trip, there are a few great scuba diving destinations that you can consider.