Diving in 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. The majority of resorts are in the north of the region whereas the south is usually accessed by liveaboard.

What to see

Raja Ampat dive sites are all about diversity and abundance. Whether you’re looking to dive with pelagics or critters Raja Ampat will deliver. Highlights include: large schools of fish, manta rays, reef sharks, wobbegong sharks, walking sharks, turtles, Spanish mackerel, tuna, barracuda, pygmy sea horses, nudibranchs galore, ghost pipefish, cuttlefish, crustaceans and stunning pristine coral reefs.

Getting there

Sorong Airport (SOQ) is the common access point and most liveaboards and dive resorts offer airport pickups and transfers. It is also possible to fly into Waisai but it’s a less popular pick up point so you should be prepared to get yourself to Sorong from there. Some Komodo liveaboards also sail to Raja Ampat from Labuan Bajo.

Sorong (SOQ)

Liveaboards in Raja Ampat

Mutiara Prasana Cruise

Mutiara Prasana Cruise

Price on Request
Wunderpus

Wunderpus

Price on Request
El Aleph

El Aleph

Price on Request
Ambai

Ambai

From $3315

La Galigo

La Galigo

From $1650

Adelaar

Adelaar

From $3805

Popular Dive Sites in Raja Ampat

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Wainiluh

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Torpedo Alley

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Mellisa Garden

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Batu Lima

Other Indonesian Destinations

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

Banda Islands

Banda Islands

Cenderawasih Bay

Cenderawasih Bay

Flores

Flores

Lombok

Lombok

Lembeh Strait

Lembeh Strait

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