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Batanta Island, Raja Ampat

Batanta Liveaboard Diving in Raja Ampat

Explore pristine reefs and vibrant marine life in Batanta

What you need to know about Batanta

Batanta Island, one of the four kings of Raja Ampat, offers an exceptional diving experience characterized by diverse marine life and unique underwater landscapes. Located in Indonesia's West Papua province, Batanta is known for its muck diving sites, where divers can find an array of rare and fascinating critters, including flamboyant cuttlefish, mimic octopuses, and ghost pipefish. The island also features lush mangroves and beautiful coral reefs, making it a haven for macro photographers and marine enthusiasts alike.

Batanta's dive sites cater to all experience levels, with depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) and visibility typically ranging from 10 to 25 meters (33 to 82 feet). The island is renowned for its tranquil waters and minimal currents, providing a relaxed and enjoyable diving experience. In addition to diving, visitors can explore Batanta's stunning waterfalls, trek through its dense jungle, and immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of the local Papuan villages.

Our liveaboard trips to Batanta offer the perfect way to explore this hidden gem of Raja Ampat. With comfortable accommodations, expert dive guides, and a focus on sustainable tourism, we ensure you have an unforgettable adventure while discovering the pristine beauty of Batanta Island.

Interesting facts about Batanta Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Batanta is by liveaboard, providing easy access to the top dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sorong and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit Batanta: The prime diving season is from October to April, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F). The weather is typically calm, offering ideal diving conditions.

Diving Conditions: Batanta features dive sites with depths from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) and visibility ranging from 10 to 25 meters (33 to 82 feet). The currents are generally mild, making it suitable for divers of all levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard vessels frequently visit Batanta as part of longer Raja Ampat itineraries, which typically last 7-10 days. These trips often include other iconic dive sites such as Misool and Dampier Strait.

A little-known fact: Batanta is famous for its muck diving, where you can spot a variety of rare and unique critters. This makes it a paradise for macro photographers and those looking to discover the unusual side of marine life.

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