A paradisiacal destination to dive, rest and disconnect from reality is Raja Ampat in Asia. This archipelago located in Indonesia, is made up of 1,500 islands of West Papua. In the center of the Coral Triangle, where there are more than 505 species of coral and 828 species of fish, is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world.

More than 1650 species of fish, 7 species of turtles and 27 species of marine mammals await you. Each dive site is different, finding in some manta rays and in others pygmy seahorses.

To get to Raja Ampat you will have to be from the nearest airport in Sorong, where flights arrive from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bali. Then from Sorong, ferries or private boats will take you to the island of your choice.

The best time to go is between October and April, since it is the best time to see the manta rays and also because you will avoid possible rains.

Diving in Raja Ampat

Diving in this place is an experience that you should not miss, since you will find manta rays, pampering octopuses, ghost pipe fish, orangutan crabs. A spectacular variety that you will not believe.

And if what you prefer is to snorkel, the white beaches where you can practice it will mark a before and after thanks to the amount of corals surrounded by fish that you will find.

We highlight for diving Mioskun Island, Koh Island, Fam Islands or Wayag Islands to name a few.

Some dive sites not to be missed are The Passage which is a kind of river with lots of reef sharks, Cape Kri a wall dive site and Arborek a small island with a huge colorful reef around it.

An idyllic destination for lovers of biodiversity and diving, where they will not give enough to be enthralled by the exuberant marine and terrestrial beauty.

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