Papua Diving Resorts – Raja Ampat – Indonesia

Diving Conditions

Put simply, Raja Ampat diving offers some of the best diving in the world.

It is the world’s most bio-diverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusc species than anywhere else on the planet. While staying with us you will experience that the variety of marine life can be staggering. No two islands or islets are alike, and no two dive sites the same. The steep-sided walls of the rocks are shaped by wind and water. Soft, vanilla-coloured, sandy bays are ideal for spending time exploring between dives.

  • Diving and snorkeling conditions in the Dampier Strait are good all year round. The climate of Papua has diffuse seasons with no particular dry or rainy season.
  • The summer months are windier, some resorts, especially in the south, will close due to rougher conditions. Visibility tends to be the best during this time of the year
  • Prime season is October to April. Visibility tends to be influenced by high plankton concentrations that guarantee pelagic encounters.
  • Currents are a constant component and must be considered when planning the dives.
  • Being located that close to the equator and protected by several mountains island masses, we have a kind of microclimate. High humidity and occasional tropical rainfall showers are the standard.
  • Water temperature is a constant 28 or 29 degrees celcius.
  • Most guests dive with a 3mm full suit. However Lycras are also worn. This is a personal preference.
  • Visibility ranges between 15-30 metres.
  • Because of our protected location we can operate all year around.

Check out the video for some first impressions.