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Salawati, Raja Ampat

Explore the Mysteries of Salawati Island Diving

Dive into the Rich History and Biodiversity of Raja Ampat

What you need to know about Salawati Island

Salawati Island, one of the larger islands in Raja Ampat, offers an exceptional diving experience with its diverse marine ecosystems and stunning underwater landscapes. Located in Indonesia's West Papua province, Salawati is renowned for its vibrant coral reefs, rich marine biodiversity, and historical World War II wrecks. Divers visiting Salawati Island can expect to encounter a variety of marine life, from colorful reef fish and macro critters to larger species such as reef sharks and manta rays.

The dive sites around Salawati Island cater to all levels of experience, with depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) and visibility often exceeding 25 meters (82 feet). The waters are generally calm with mild currents, making for enjoyable and relaxed dives. Besides its underwater attractions, Salawati Island also offers beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and opportunities for snorkeling and birdwatching, making it a well-rounded destination for nature enthusiasts.

Our liveaboard trips to Salawati Island provide the perfect way to explore this remarkable destination. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and a focus on sustainable tourism, we ensure an unforgettable adventure while discovering the incredible underwater world of Salawati Island.

Interesting facts about Salawati Island Island

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

Best time to visit Salawati Island: The prime diving season 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: Salawati Island features dive sites with depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) and visibility often exceeding 25 meters (82 feet). The currents are generally mild, making it suitable for divers of all levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard vessels frequently visit Salawati Island as part of longer Raja Ampat itineraries, typically lasting 7-10 days. These trips often include other iconic dive sites such as Cape Kri and Manta Sandy.

A little-known fact: Salawati Island is home to several World War II wrecks, providing a fascinating historical dive experience alongside its natural underwater beauty.

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