Raja Ampat is a beautiful and almost still virgin located between West Papua and Manado. This is the final frontier, at the eastern end of Indonesia.
November to May. Best period during Southeast Monsoon, late March – early May, late September – early November (but often currents are found here).
DIVING THE NORTH : late March – early November
Because of the prevailing winds, in the middle of the summer the southern islands are inaccessible. The seas are just too rough and is the time to dive the north. During the summer is recommended to dive in Komodo (all year-round diving in Komodo).
Raja Ampat offers amazing diving and the most stunning topside scenery of any dive destination on Earth. This is where Dr. Gerald Allen
counted 273 fish species on a single dive. Water temperature : 28 – 29 C
If you’re looking for unusual sea life like the elusive wobbegong shark, or looking for Birds of Paradise, then a Grand Komodo liveaboard cruise here is for you. Water temperature: 24 – 29 C. Visibility: 10 – 30 M (seasonal).
The gateway to Raja Ampat is Sorong-West Papua. The easiest way to get to Sorong is to fly via Jakarta or Singapore. Domestic travelers can also fly via Makassar or Manado.
The Raja Ampat Dive Lodge is located on the island of Mansuar which is at the sounthern tip of Waigeo. It is strategically positioned in the heart of the most spectacular dive sites of Northern Raja Ampat.