Is Raja Ampat the best diving in the world?

Is Raja Ampat the best diving in the world?

Many consider Cape Kri in Raja Ampat as the best diving in the world, since it holds a record for the most fish species found in one single dive. The site is situated in the channel of water between the Western tip of Pulau Kri and the tiny islet of Koh.

Can beginners dive in Raja Ampat?

Just to note, it is possible to learn to dive in Raja Ampat but for the purposes of this article a beginner diver is someone with around 20 dives.

Can you dive in Raja Ampat?

Raja Ampat diving. The diving in Raja Ampat can be broadly divided into two main areas. The north with its nutrient-rich currents, denser fish life and better hard corals. While Misool Island in the south offers divers better visibility and more plentiful soft corals.

What is the best time of year to dive Raja Ampat?

October to May is considered the best diving season for Raja Ampat when you’ll find less rain, calmer seas, and better visibility. You will be able to visit all the main diving hot spots from north, e.g. Wayag, to south, i.e. Misool Island. Mid-June to Mid-September is the monsoon season in Raja Ampat.

Where is the best diving in the world?

Best Scuba Diving in the World: 10 Top Locations

  • Great Blue Hole, Belize.
  • Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island.
  • Maaya Thila – South Ari Atoll, Maldives.
  • Richelieu Rock, Thailand.
  • Santa Rosa Wall, Cozumel.
  • SS Thistlegorm Wreck, Egyptian Red Sea.
  • SS Yongala Wreck – Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
  • 1000 Steps, Bonaire.

Is Raja Ampat good for snorkeling?

The Raja Ampat islands may be considered one of the best diving places left in the world, but it is also one the best snorkelling destinations in Indonesia and possibly has the best snorkelling in the world!

At what age should you stop scuba diving?

In the US, there is no maximum age limit for scuba-diving. Those over age sixty-five, however, should be in good physical condition before they dive. A detailed medical exam will provide you with information as to whether or not you are physically fit enough for scuba.

Are there crocodiles in Raja Ampat?

Saltwater crocodiles: Saltwater crocodiles inhabit Raja Ampat, but your chances of encountering one are very low. Saltwater crocodiles are territorial and favour rivers, river estuaries and mangrove habitats, so it’s safest to assume there could be one around when in these environments.

How do I get to Raja Ampat?

To get to Raja Ampat you should first take a flight from Jakarta or Makassar to Sorong. There are small aircraft to take you to Waisai, the capital of the district of Raja Ampat, or alternatively, you can take a ferry from the port of Sorong to the islands.