Dear Lykkers and divers! Welcome to Raja Ampat Islands!

Nestled in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat stands as one of the most breathtaking and biodiverse marine environments in the world.

Renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life, this diving paradise offers an unforgettable experience for scuba diving enthusiasts.

This travel guide will give you all the information you need to make your journey seamless and enjoyable.

<h3>How to Get There:</h3>

<b>By Air:</b> The nearest international airport is Domine Eduard Osok Airport (SOQ) in Sorong, Indonesia. You can catch connecting flights to Sorong via Jakarta or Makassar from major international hubs.

<b>By Boat:</b> From Sorong, you can take a speedboat or ferry to Waisai, the capital of Raja Ampat. The journey takes approximately 2-3 hours and costs around IDR 200,000-300,000.

<h3>Things to Do:</h3>

<b>1. Cape Kri:</b> Cape Kri is renowned for holding the world record for the highest number of species recorded in a single dive. Divers can expect to see a variety of marine life, including barracudas, giant trevallies, and reef sharks.

<b>Cost:</b> Dive packages typically cost around USD 150-200 per dive, including equipment rental.

<b>Opening Hours:</b> Accessible year-round, but best diving conditions are from October to April.

<b>Location:</b> Near Kri Island, Raja Ampat.

<b>2. Blue Magic:</b> Blue Magic is famous for its pelagic encounters, including large schools of fish, manta rays, and sometimes even hammerhead sharks. The currents can be strong, making it an exciting dive for experienced divers.

<b>Cost:</b> Similar to other dive sites, around USD 150-200 per dive.

<b>Opening Hours:</b> Year-round, with peak season from October to April.

<b>Location:</b> Off the coast of Mioskon Island, Raja Ampat.

<b>3. Manta Sandy:</b> Manta Sandy is a cleaning station for manta rays, offering divers a high chance of seeing these majestic creatures up close. It's an ideal spot for underwater photographers.

<b>Cost:</b> Approximately USD 150-200 per dive.

<b>Opening Hours:</b> Best visited during the manta season, which is from October to April.

<b>Location:</b> Between Arborek Island and Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat.

<h3>Accommodation Recommendation</h3>

<b>Raja Ampat Dive Lodge:</b> Located on the picturesque Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat Dive Lodge offers comfortable accommodations with easy access to some of the top dive sites in Raja Ampat. Enjoy remote beaches and stunning ocean views in a serene setting.

<b>Address:</b> Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat, 80034 Pulau Mansuar, Indonesia

<b>Phone:</b> +62 815 1066 9073



<b>Estimated Cost:</b> Rates start from USD 190 per night for a double room, including breakfast and dinner.

<h3>Dining Recommendation</h3>

<b>Yenbuba Homestay Restaurant:</b> Located on Mansuar Island, Yenbuba Homestay Restaurant offers an authentic dining experience with beautiful ocean views. Enjoy freshly prepared local dishes and seafood in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. This restaurant provides a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the stunning surroundings after a day of diving.

<b>Address:</b> Yenbuba Village, Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

<b>Phone:</b> +62 821-9895-9743

<b>Estimated Cost:</b> Expect to spend around USD 15-30 per person for a meal.

<h3>Useful Tips and Guidance</h3>

<b>Book Early:</b> Accommodations and dive tours can fill up quickly, especially during peak season (October to April).

<b>Weather Check:</b> The best time to visit is during the dry season from October to April, but always check the local weather forecast.

<b>Local Transport:</b> Raja Ampat is a remote area, so boat transfers are essential for getting around the islands.

<b>Currency:</b> Indonesia uses Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Credit cards are accepted at major resorts, but it’s useful to have cash for smaller establishments.

<b>Language:</b> The primary language is Indonesian, but English is spoken at most resorts and dive centers.

Embark on your journey to Raja Ampat Islands prepared and ready to soak in the vibrant marine life and serene beauty that await. Safe diving!