Archive for May 2010

Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings” is located in West Papua Province of Indonesia. An area comprised of a multitude of islands and famous for its high biodiversity. This is one of the worlds best diving destinations and it offers dives with great visibility. The waters are teeming with a vast variety of marine life. In the West of the Raja Ampat Archipelago – Indonesia, schools of Mantas gather at Manta point, the current here runs swift, making it the perfect playground for these elegant creatures. Raja Ampat is known for its unspoiled Nature on land and it is marine ecology.

Divesites around Raja Ampat

The Passage

The Passage is located between the two islands of Waigeo and Gam in the Raja Ampat Archipelago in Indonesia. This is one of the great dive sites for muck diving with Shrimps, Crabs and Nudibranch. Often Flounders and Gobies and schools of Fusiliers and Blue Spotted Stingrays are spotted here.

Cape Kri

Diving at Pulau Kris's cape Experience: **
Current: */***
Visibility:  10 – 20 meter
Depth:  16 -25+ meter
Snorkel Condition: not suitable

Cape Kri’s healthy coral reef is a great dive site with a mixture of hard and table corals. Butterfly fish, Cardinal fish, Grouper and Damselfish, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrotfish, Surgeon fish, Trigger, Boxfish, Pufferfish and Porcupine are found here. Along the bottom you will be able to find Gobies, Moray Eels and Leaf Fish. Scorpion and Flathead fish as well as Octopus, Shrimps and Crabs make this home too here in Raja Ampat in Indonesia. Around the reef you can find Jack Fish, Trevallies and Sweetlips, Snappers, Fusiliers and Barracuda. Even Wobbegong and Pontohi Pigmy and of course sharks. This is one of the favorite dive sites in Raja Ampat.

Eagle Rock

dive site Eagle Rock Experience: **
Current: ***
Visibility:  10 – 25 meter
Depth: 10 – 30+ meter
Snorkel Condition:  very good

The dive site Eagle Rock is an overhang at around 20 meters depth. Bommie’s covered between 40 – 80 % with a lot of soft corals and a huge selection of marine life such as Butterfly, Cardinal and Angelfish, Grouper, Damselfish, Batfish and Wrasse, Parrot and Surgeon fish. Triggers, Box and Pufferfish, Porcupine and Pontohi pigmy, as well as schools of Manta Ray and Napoleon Wrasse, schooling Barracudas, Jack Fish, Snappers and Sweetlips. 

Fabiacet – East Misool Island

Scuba diving at Fiabacet east of the Misool island Experience: *
Current: *
Visibility:  20 – 30 meter
Depth: 20 – 40 meter
Snorkel Condition:  very good

Fabiacet are two little islands east of Misool Island in the Raja Ampat Archipelago. There are several bommie’s with drop-offs on every island and at a depth of around 18 meters, the reef has a steep slope. The area is covered with Sea Fans and Table corals, but soft corals are prolific. At this dive site you will find the Pygmy Seahorses, Nudibranchs and Flatworms as well as schools of Fusiliers, Butterfly and Angelfish, Grouper, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot and Surgeon fish, Triggers, Box, Puffer and Porcupine fish. 

Farondi Beach – Farondi Island

explore the underwaterworld around Farondy Island and Beach Experience: *
Current: *
Visibility:  10 – 30 meter
Depth: 5 – 30 meter
Snorkel Condition:  very good

Around Farondi Beach in the Raja Ampat Archipelago – Indonesia you can find a huge mix of hard rock, covered by mainly hard coral such as Staghorn and Table corals, as well as a few Fire corals and many types of Sponges. Enjoy schools of Fusiliers and Sweetlips around the reef with Moray Eels, as well as WobbegongBumphead Parrot fish, plus more surprises around this amazing area close to Misool Island.

Manta Point

Because the currents are moderate to swift then, the best time here is in the morning or afternoon. Apart from Manta Rays, the dive site is also home to many colorful fish and corals. Because of the crystal clear water, they even appear plainly from the boat. The next attraction is Mansuar Island. Along the way to Manta Point, you are able to see the island with its lush vegetation and white sandy beach. Once they reach the dive site, some signs of Manta presence are already noticeable from the surface.

Waigeo / Gam Island

Scuba diving at te Passage betwenn Waigeo and Gam Island Experience: *
Current: */***
Visibility:  10 – 12 meter
Depth: 10- 15 meter
Snorkel Condition:  suitable

Bird Wall on the south side of Waigeo Island in the Raja Ampat Archipelago – Indonesia is a gentle slope and ends at around 30 meters. Small bommies and rocky areas all along the slope are home for an astonishing number of marine creatures and Cuttlefish can be found here. Don’t lose track of depth and time, because there is simply so much to keep you occupied. Indian lionfish resting and waiting for the next catch in are hiding from curious divers on this dive site.


The dive starts with a jump on the north side of the island. The reef drops down to a depth of 25-30 meters and the visibility is still very good. 2 colors stand out on this dive site in the Raja Ampat Archipelago – Indonesia: purple and orange, because the bommies all around the slope are completely covered in soft corals. Schools of glass fish chased by Yellow Fin Fusiliers and Trevallies are present. Watch out for Lionfish and Scorpionfish, because they like to rest on table or brain corals. Also look out for Octopus and Banded Sea Snakes, which also enjoy the rich and diverse habitat of this dive site in the Raja Ampat Archipelago.

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