Raja Ampat is one of the world’s last wild places. A vast sprawl of tropical island jewels amid seas renowned as being the richest on our planet. A nursery and refuge for coral and fish species that are rapidly disappearing from elsewhere in the region, and the perfect place to really get away from it all.
Staying in Raja Ampat accommodation that is owned and operated by local people provides a unique cultural experience at an affordable price. It really is the best way to enjoy Raja Ampat. You’ll be supporting the local economy and empowering the traditional owners of Raja Ampat in their efforts to preserve both their environment and their way of life.
Raja Ampat translates as “four kings” and describes the four groups of islands around the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua in Indonesia:Waigeo in the North, Batanta, Salawati and Misool to the South. Raja Ampat belongs to the province West Papua which is the most eastern province of Indonesia. The capital Waisai is located on Waigeo.
Raja Ampat is home to the most biodiverse coral reef in the world, and the abundance and variety of its marine life is truly astounding. There are 600 species of coral, 1700 species of reef fish and 17 species of dolphins and whales. Manta season is from late November through March, though diving is exceptional year-round.
Raja Ampat offers once-in-a-lifetime diving experiences for everyone to enjoy. There are relaxed diving conditions as well as strong current diving perfect for divers who like a little adventure. Our experienced guides are knowledgeable about the tides and currents in the area, which is key in planning the diving schedule and providing an optimal experience for you during every dive. Explore more than 30 dive sites nearby our location on Waisai Island.
So great is the quantity and variety of marine life here that scientists have described Raja Ampat as a biological hot spot and believe that the reef systems here restock reefs throughout the South Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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