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Wayag full View, Raja Ampat

Dive Into the Splendor of Wayag Island

Explore the Majestic Beauty and Rich Marine Life of Wayag Island

What you need to know about Wayag Island

Wayag Island, part of the Raja Ampat archipelago in West Papua, Indonesia, is a diver's paradise known for its breathtaking karst landscapes and crystal-clear waters. Nestled among the turquoise waters, the island's iconic rock formations rise majestically, creating a surreal backdrop for some of the best diving in the world. The biodiversity here is unparalleled, making it a must-visit for any diving enthusiast.

Diving in Wayag offers a unique experience with its rich marine life and pristine coral reefs. The waters around the island boast visibility up to 30 meters (98 feet) and water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F). Divers can expect to encounter a variety of marine species including manta rays, reef sharks, and vibrant schools of fish. The island’s underwater terrain includes everything from shallow coral gardens to deep walls, providing suitable diving conditions for both beginners and advanced divers.

Beyond diving, Wayag Island is perfect for kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking. Non-divers can enjoy the stunning scenery and explore the island’s secluded beaches and hidden lagoons. Whether you are diving or just soaking in the natural beauty, Wayag Island offers an unforgettable adventure.

Interesting facts about Wayag Island Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Wayag Island is by liveaboard, offering direct access to its remote and pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sorong and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit Wayag Island: The best time to dive at Wayag Island is from October to April when water temperatures are between 27°C and 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and visibility is at its peak.

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 experience levels. Visibility can reach up to 30 meters (98 feet).

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels operate in this region, offering trips that typically last 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: Wayag Island is renowned not only for its diving but also for its unique rock formations that create a maze of lagoons, making it a favorite spot for kayaking and nature photography.

Pictures of Wayag Island

Wayag full View, Raja Ampat
Wayag with boats, Raja Ampat
Wayag full view, Raja Ampat

Highlights and Visitorpoints on Wayag Island

Our trips to Wayag Island

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