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Misool, Raja Ampat

Outstanding Diving in Misool: Our trips

Discover the untouched beauty of Misool's crystal-clear waters

What you need to know about Misool

Misool, one of the four main islands of Raja Ampat, is a diver's paradise renowned for its untouched reefs and exceptional marine biodiversity. Located in Indonesia's West Papua province, Misool offers an unparalleled diving experience, featuring crystal-clear waters, dramatic underwater landscapes, and a rich variety of marine life. This remote island is a true gem, where every dive reveals something extraordinary, from colorful coral gardens to majestic manta rays.

What makes Misool stand out is its commitment to marine conservation. The Misool Marine Reserve, a protected area established by the local community and conservationists, ensures the preservation of its pristine environment. Divers can explore sites like Boo Windows, with its stunning swim-throughs, and Magic Mountain, where pelagic encounters are common. Besides diving, visitors can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking through mangroves, and exploring the island's breathtaking lagoons.

Misool's underwater world boasts incredible biodiversity. Divers can expect to see everything from pygmy seahorses and nudibranchs to schools of barracuda and reef sharks. The vibrant coral reefs are teeming with life, making it a photographer's dream destination. With its warm waters and excellent visibility, Misool offers an unforgettable diving adventure for all levels of divers.

Interesting facts about Misool Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Misool is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to the most pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sorong and take a speedboat to Misool, though the journey can be long.

Best time to visit Misool: The ideal time for diving in Misool is from October to April when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), providing perfect conditions for marine life encounters. However, Misool offers great diving year-round.

Diving Conditions: Expect water depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) with mostly calm currents, suitable for divers of all experience levels. Some sites may have stronger currents, ideal for drift dives.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels operate in the Misool region, offering trips that typically last 7-10 days. These trips often include visits to other renowned Raja Ampat dive sites, such as the Dampier Strait and Fam Islands, ensuring a comprehensive Raja Ampat experience.

Pictures of Misool

Misool, Raja Ampat
Misool Shore View, Raja Ampat
Misool top View, Raja Ampat

Highlights and Visitorpoints on Misool

Our trips to Misool

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