Diving papua

Diving, even snorkelling, in Papua is an unforgettable experience.

The Raja Ampat islands at the west of Sorong, West-Papua, have reefs that contain the richest biodiversity in the world. There are more than 610 islands of which Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati and Misool are the largest. No less than 505 coral species were found in the reefs, which equals 64 percent of all coral species in the world. Moreover, about 1,065 species of fish were counted in the waters of the Radja Ampat islands, which is unparalleled in the world.

Diving together in Papua with a whale shark!

Besides the Raja Ampat islands, you can also dive in the Cenderawasih Bay. This bay in Papua is the largest protected marine area of Indonesia. Apart from dolphins, sea cows and sharks there are four species of sea turtles, more than 1,000 fish species and 500 coral species. Seeing whale sharks is included on the bucket list of every diver. Diving in the Cenderawasih Bay in Papua is a must, because there is a great chance that you will see a whale shark there.

Travelling to Papua

On our pages about travelling to Papua you can read what you can do to prepare for your trip to Papua. You can also book a trip with local guide, Welly Manufandu.

Some pictures we made during our snorkeling trips in Papua can be found on Flickr.

Snorkeling/Diving in Papua - Papua- Indonesia