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Farondi Islands, Raja Ampat

Farondi Islands Liveaboard Diving in Raja Ampat

Discover the hidden underwater treasures of the Farondi Islands

What you need to know about Farondi Islands

The Farondi Islands, a hidden gem in Raja Ampat, offer an unparalleled diving experience characterized by stunning underwater landscapes and rich biodiversity. Located off the coast of Waigeo Island in Indonesia's West Papua province, the Farondi Islands are known for their dramatic underwater topography, which includes caves, swim-throughs, and overhangs adorned with vibrant corals and sponges. This archipelago is a favorite among divers seeking adventure and natural beauty.

The dive sites around the Farondi Islands cater to all levels of experience, with depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) and visibility often exceeding 20 meters (66 feet). Divers can expect to encounter a plethora of marine life, including reef sharks, barracudas, and an array of colorful reef fish. The islands are also home to several muck diving sites where macro enthusiasts can find rare critters such as pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs.

For those looking to explore the best of the Farondi Islands, our liveaboard trips provide the ideal way to experience this underwater paradise. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and a commitment to sustainable tourism, we ensure an unforgettable adventure in one of Raja Ampat's most pristine and captivating locations.

Interesting facts about Farondi Islands Island

Getting there: The best way to explore the Farondi Islands is by liveaboard, offering convenient access to the premier dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sorong and join a boat tour from there.

Best time to visit Farondi Islands: The ideal time for diving here is from October to April, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F). This period offers calm seas and optimal diving conditions.

Diving Conditions: The Farondi Islands feature dive sites with depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) and visibility often exceeding 20 meters (66 feet). The currents are generally mild to moderate, making it suitable for divers of all levels.

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

A little-known fact: The Farondi Islands are famous for their underwater caves and swim-throughs, which provide a unique diving experience and an opportunity to explore fascinating geological formations up close.

Pictures of Farondi Islands

Farondi Islands, Raja Ampat
Farondi Cave, Raja Ampat, Pygmy Seahorse

Our trips to Farondi Islands


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