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Kofiau Island, Raja Ampat

Kofiau Island in Raja Ampat

Dive into an Underwater Paradise of Pristine Reefs and Rich Marine Life

What you need to know about Kofiau

Kofiau Island, part of the Raja Ampat archipelago in Indonesia, offers divers an unparalleled underwater adventure. Situated southwest of Waigeo Island, Kofiau boasts some of the most pristine reefs and biodiverse marine environments in the world. The island's clear waters provide excellent visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet), making it a haven for underwater photographers and marine life enthusiasts.

Diving around Kofiau Island, you'll encounter vibrant coral gardens teeming with colorful fish, manta rays, sharks, and an array of macro life. The reefs are in excellent condition, showcasing a mix of hard and soft corals. One of the standout sites is Boo Windows, known for its unique rock formations and abundant marine life. Whether you're an experienced diver or a novice, Kofiau offers something for everyone, including snorkeling opportunities for non-divers.

Apart from its underwater allure, Kofiau Island's untouched beaches and lush landscapes make it a perfect destination for those seeking both adventure and tranquility. Liveaboards are the best way to explore Kofiau and the surrounding Raja Ampat region, offering seamless access to remote dive sites and comfortable accommodations.

Interesting facts about Kofiau Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Kofiau Island is by liveaboard, ensuring access to the most secluded and pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sorong and take a liveaboard from there.

Best time to visit: The prime diving season is from October to April when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F). However, diving is possible year-round.

Diving Conditions: Expect water depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) with mild currents, making it suitable for divers of all levels. Visibility is often over 30 meters (98 feet).

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboard vessels operate in this region, offering trips that typically last 7-10 days. These trips often include other iconic Raja Ampat sites such as Misool and Dampier Strait.

A little known fact: Kofiau Island is one of the least visited areas in Raja Ampat, offering an exclusive diving experience with minimal diver traffic.

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Kofiau Island, Raja Ampat
Deer Village, Kofiau Island, Raja Ampat
Deer Village, Kofiau Island, Raja Ampat

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