Raja Ampat is 40 000 km2 archipelago located off the Papua coast, offering magnificent seabed. This area is one of the rare sites ranked 5* in the world. A combination of emerald sea, lagoons, limestone islands, secret passages, mangroves and wild forest provide an outstanding environment. Scarcely inhabited and visited, the park always seems to be explored for the very first time. Mantas Rays,sharks, jacks, shoals of mackerels… We often meet here the wobbegong, an incredible specie of flat shark that lives in the region. Come to discover the « Coral Triangle », one of richest area for biodiversity on Earth. A real gem with an amazing aquatic world and fabulous birds… the pledge to a marvelous journey into the wild. Enjoy the following itinerary has been designed to access to the most engaging locations Raja Ampat has to offer, with intent to dive three times per day. Depending on the weather forecast, we will either plan a route starting from the Southern or the Northern part of the Park.
Upon arrival in Sorong, you will be picked up at airport by our team to join the boat. Welcome drink, boat briefing including safety rules on board and introduction of the crew members. Check dive in the afternoon at one of the reefs surrounding Sorong. Overnight sailing to Dampier Straits.
Diving in the fabulous reefs in the Dampier Straits: Sardine reef, Blue Magic and Mioskon amongst others. Night dive at Saporkren jetties (muck diving).
Day 3 & 4
Early morning excursion under the canopy at Gam to see the birds of paradise. Diving in Mike’s Point, Cape Kri and night dive in Yenbeser.
Dive the jetties of Arborek and around the Penemu area, in My Reef, Melissa’s Garden, The Lagoon, etc. Afternoon ascent to viewpoint in Fam. Overnight sail to isool.
Day 5 – 7
SAGOF – YILLIET – MISOOL
Two dives in Sagof, afternoon in Baby Rock and night dive in Nudi City (Gamfi).
Shadow Reef (aka Manta Mountain), two dives in Jamur Boo (Boo Rocks) and night dive in Yilliet.
Dive the fabulous reefs of the Fiabacet group, such as Nudi Rock, Tank Rock, Whale Rock and night dive in the small Yilliet. Optional visit to Misool Eco Resort.
Day 8 – 10
Diving the caves in Goa Farondi, The Friendly Canyon and Razorback, and tender boat tour to the lagoons, plus visit to cave with bats and stalactites in the afternoon. Overnight sailing to Batanta.
Two muck dives in the morning on the black sand slopes of South Batanta, such as Black Beauty or Happy Ending. Sail back to Sorong to fly the morning after.
The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.