Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury

Raja Ampat, is located in the western part of Papua, Indonesia, a true paradise for divers. Because of it’s remote position traveling and diving here is best with a Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury.

Raja Ampat is one of the most popular destination for Indonesia liveaboard.

Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury

The best time to dive with Raja Ampat Liveaboard Luxury

The best time to dive in Raja Ampat is between October and April. During this time, the weather is dry and the visibility is at its best, with water temperatures ranging from 28 to 30 degrees Celsius (82F-86F). The monsoon season, which runs from May to September, can bring heavy rains and strong currents, making it less ideal for diving, but that’s the right time to visit our Luxury Komodo liveaboard.

Liveaboards are the main diving options in Raja Ampat but there are a couple of dive resorts available as well. The dive resorts have access to almost all of the North & Central dive sites using speedboats but they are not able to reach the south Raja Ampat famously known as Misool.

What to see in Raja Ampat

One of the highlights of diving in Raja Ampat is that the area is home to over 1,500 species of fish and 600 species of coral, making it one of the most biodiverse diving destinations on the planet. Some of the most commonly spotted species include manta rays, whale sharks, schools of barracuda and trevally, and a variety of colorful reef fish.

The Manta Rays seen here are both reef and oceanic Mantas which are really special to see.

Exploring the area with Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury you will discover several different types of coral, including hard and soft corals, as well as a variety of colorful sponges. These coral reefs are also home to a variety of invertebrates, such as crabs, shrimps, and a wide range of sea stars and urchins.

Below is a list of some of the most popular dive sites in Raja Ampat:

Manta Sandy

This site is known for its large population of manta rays, which can often be seen swimming in the currents around the site.

Cape Kri

This dive spot is known for its large schools of fish, including barracuda and trevally. It also offers the opportunity to see a variety of reef sharks, including grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks.

Sauwandarek

A diver favorite dive site where many say it’s better than anything else Raja Ampat has to offer. It’s a shallow dive with one of the best coral reefs you will ever see and filled with giant turtles and giant clams.

Sardine Reef

This site is known for its large schools of sardines, which can often be seen swimming in the currents around the site. It’s also a great spot to see a variety of reef fish, including colorful anthias and wrasse.

Blue Magic

A stunning stretch of coral reef filled with schools of pelagic life, Wobbegon Shark, and often Manta Rays passing by.

What are the nice landmarks to visit in Raja Ampat

Visiting Raja Ampat is not only for the diving, but also for the beautiful scenery that the small islands can provide when hiking. Here are a few landmarks that we visit during our Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury.

Penemu

All liveaboards in Raja Ampat visit Penemu for their guests to capture that one instagramable picture from the top of the Penemu island overseeing the Raja Ampat waters and islands. A truly stunning view to remember.

Love Lake

Love Lake

Located in the south of Raja Ampat, Love Lake is a unique small lagoon that in time has been shaped in the form of a heart and that is what it makes it such an attraction. To properly enjoy the view of the Love Lake, a relatively demanding hike of approximately 30 minutes is necessary using the special stare case built by the locals there. Entrance ticket is required.

The Love Lake can be visited only on the South – Central itinerary of Raja Ampat.

Jellyfish Lake

Jellyfish Lake

When thinking of jellyfish, any diver may first think to run away from the sting but what if we told you that there is a type of jellyfish that does not sting when touching them ?

Yes, it’s true. The Jellyfish Lake is a tourist attraction in Raja Ampat as you can snorkel here in a smoosh lake filled of jellyfish. Yet another unique experience that is provided by our Raja Ampat liveaboard luxury.

Water visibility in Jellyfish Lake is within less than 5 meters and the stingless jellyfish feels like jelly when moving around. You should be gentle with these beautiful beings as they are so fragile, especially the small ones.

Frequently Asked Questions about diving in Raja Ampat

  1. When is the best time to dive in Raja Ampat?

    The best time to go diving in Raja Ampat is during the months of October until April when the weather is at its best and the underwater visibility crystal clear as far as 30 meters (98 feet).

  2. What is the minimum experience required to dive in Raja Ampat?

    Due to the strong currents in most of the Raja Ampat dive sites, it is highly recommended to have Advanced Open Water certification and minimum 25 logged dives.

  3. What can I see while diving in Raja Ampat?

    Raja Ampat has the highest biodiversity on the planet. It’s filled with more than 1,500 underwater species. The highlights are Manta Rays, Wobbegon Sharks and Whale Sharks.