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 Raja Ampat, Waigeo

Waigeo Dive Sites in Raja Ampat

Explore the Underwater Treasures of Waigeo Island

What you need to know about Waigeo

Waigeo, the largest island in the Raja Ampat archipelago, is a diver's paradise teeming with marine biodiversity. Located near the town of Sorong in West Papua, this island offers a unique blend of stunning underwater landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Waigeo’s dive sites, such as The Passage, are renowned for their fjord-like characteristics and vibrant marine life, making it an unforgettable destination for both novice and experienced divers.

Diving in Waigeo promises encounters with a myriad of marine species. You can expect to see everything from pygmy seahorses and colorful nudibranchs to blacktip and whitetip reef sharks. The coral reefs here are incredibly healthy, providing a vivid backdrop for underwater photography. Apart from diving, Waigeo offers excellent snorkeling opportunities, birdwatching, and jungle trekking, ensuring there's something for everyone. Whether you are exploring the nutrient-rich waters or the lush inland jungles, Waigeo stands out as a must-visit destination in Raja Ampat.

Interesting facts about Waigeo Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Waigeo is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to its pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sorong and take a boat to the island.

Best time to visit Waigeo: The ideal time for diving in Waigeo is from October to April, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), providing excellent conditions for marine life encounters.

Diving Conditions: Waigeo's dive sites feature depths from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) with varying currents, making it suitable for divers of all experience levels. Visibility is typically around 20 meters (65 feet).

Our liveaboard trips: Numerous liveaboards operate in this region, with trips usually lasting 7-10 days. These trips often include visits to other iconic Raja Ampat dive sites, such as Misool and Dampier Strait.

A little known fact: Waigeo is not just about underwater adventures; it's also home to the Red Bird of Paradise, which can be spotted during guided birdwatching tours in the island's dense forests.

Pictures of Waigeo

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Raja Ampat, Waigeo Pier from Viewpoint

Highlights and Visitorpoints on Waigeo

Our trips to Waigeo

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