It is always best to be fully prepared when traveling to a remote location, especially if it is for your snorkeling adventure to explore the richest reefs of the world!

As a private dive resort in Raja Ampat, we provide snorkeling gears you can rent onsite and our shop has several essentials you will need for your island excursions, which we will mention on the last part of this page. However, there is also an advantage when you bring your own gear, most importantly having the perfect fit.

If you are wondering what essentials to pack for your snorkeling trip, here are a few things we would recommend you to bring.

8 Things to Pack for Your Snorkeling Trip to Raja Ampat

To make sure you are fully prepared to come with all your own equipment, here's a list of items to bring with you:

  1. Snorkeling Mask: Invest in a good-quality snorkeling mask that fits well and provides a clear view underwater.
  2. Snorkel: A good snorkel tube allows you to breathe comfortably while floating face down in the water.
  3. Fins: Snorkeling fins help you swim more efficiently and cover greater distances while conserving energy.
  4. Rash Guard or Wetsuit: Consider bringing a rash guard or wetsuit, especially if you're prone to sunburn.
  5. Reef-Safe Sunscreen: To protect yourself and the delicate coral reefs, opt for reef-safe sunscreen without harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate.
  6. Underwater Camera: Raja Ampat offers breathtaking underwater scenery, so if you have a waterproof camera or action camera, bring it along to capture those memories.
  7. Waterproof Bag or Dry Bag: Keep your belongings (phone, wallet, camera) dry and protected from splashes by using a waterproof or dry bag.
  8. Swimwear: Pack comfortable swimwear for snorkeling and enjoying the beaches.


Snorkeling Guided Tours in Raja Ampat

Visit our Excursions Page for more information on tours in Raja Ampat and take a look at our Snorkeling Page to find out what you can expect snorkeling the richest reefs in the world! Our guided snorkeling tours are led by experienced local guides who found some of the well-known snorkeling spots and will ensure your safety while snorkeling. Visit our Dive Sites Page to see which sites are snorkel-friendly and what to expect on each site.

Kayaking and paddle boarding as a means of water activity

Gears Available at the Resorts

If you do not want to pack or purchase your own, many of the items needed for your snorkeling holiday we have available for you to rent onsite. These include:

  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Fins & Booties
  • Wetsuits

Our small resort shop sells items that you maybe either could not get in time before your holiday, or just couldn't find in your local area, such as:

  • Reef Safe sunscreen
  • Rashguards
  • Drybags

Please also remember that when snorkeling to show respect for the environment by practicing responsible snorkeling and environmental awareness. Avoid touching or damaging coral and marine life, and don't leave any trash behind.

Have you got everything on our list to pack for your snorkeling trip? If you do, we look forward to welcome you here very soon! If you have any questions regarding your trip, feel free to contact our team at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your travel plans.

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