There are more than 30 dive sites near from our resort. The majority of the best dive sites in Raja Ampat are located in Dampier Strait, and most of them are only 10 to 30 minutes distance from Raja Ampat Dive Resort. Every dive site in Raja Ampat is special, but there are some spots you cannot skip!
This unique reef offers the perfect combination of huge coral diversity and all the different marine life you can find in Raja Ampat. It’s called “Blue Magic” for a reason. This small reef located in the middle of the blue sea is a constant magic live show. Schools of barracudas, Jacks and Tunas are everywhere you look. Wobbegong sharks are found resting under the coral ledges, as well as black tip sharks, white tip sharks and grey sharks. Giant oceanic mantas like to show off around this reef and surprise the divers with their majesty.
Get ready for this experience, only 10 minutes away from our resort… it’s just mind-blowing!
The original name of this little island is Kerupiar. The legend says that during World War II this island was mistaken for a Japanese warship and it was bombed, making it look like is split in two. The boulders outside the reef display large soft corals when schools of fishes stay in between, hiding from current. Whitetips and Balcktips can be seen as well pretty often.
The shallow part of this reef is protected from the usual strong current, where you will be surprised by a spectacular coral garden. When you spent a last minutes of your dive in this area, turtles and sea snakes can be spotted as well. Snorkel is also good on shallow part.
The reef starts in Mioskon Island, and it’s located only 10 minutes distance from our resort. It’s a perfect place for a check dive because of the easy dive conditions. It’s a beautiful reef that offers our new divers a great first impression of what they can expect from Raja Ampat dives. It is only getting better and better. Yellow snapper schools, napoleons, big groupers and many Wobbegong sharks can be found in Mioskun. Pigmy seahorses, different species of nudibranch can be seen as well.
Night dives are special in this reef, where you can find sponge crabs, walking sharks, harlequin shrimps and many other strange and amazing creatures. It is a good site not only for diving but to snorkel.
This small reef that resembles an oval-shaped underwater hill is located on the east side of Kri. Soft coral, gorgonia fans, black coral bushes and slopes of coral heads populate the whole area. Of course, you can find sardines, but also schools of damsels, fusiliers, banner fish, pyramid butterfly fish, sweetlips and snappers. Oceanic triggerfish and predators such as barracuda, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and giant trevallies can be seen as well. At the top of the food-chain, black tip sharks, white tip sharks and even grey reef sharks cruise the surroundings usually. Other large fishes like Napoleons, bumphead parrotfish and malabar groupers are around as well.
Cape Kri extends off the eastern point of Kri, strategically positioned facing the flow of the Pacific Ocean. The current-born plancton attracts all kinds of marine life. It is a worldwide known site. Why? It broke the record of 284 species registered in a single dive. Barracudas, Trevallies, Fusiliers, Dogtooth Tunas, Bumphead Parrot Fishes, huge groupers and napoleons, Black tip shark, White tip shark and Grey sharks are only a small part of the humongous fauna you can find in Cape Kri, all in a big variety of colorful soft and hard coral landscape. It’s one of the dive sites that our divers want to come back to. Every day in Cape Kri is a completely different story, full of amazing surprises. Get your camera ready! Divers and snorkelers!
Ready to see mantas? The gentle giants can be found in the shallow reefs between Mansuar and Gam. Usually Mantas tend to come when the water is not clear and there’s more plankton on which they feed. The reef is not only visited by mantas to feed but also to be cleaned. They hover above certain coral heads in slightly deeper water, where butterfly fish and juvenile wrasses come out to pick off the parasites attached to that manta skin or inside their mouths.
This amazing animals can be seen for divers and snorkelers as well.