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Alyui Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat

Alyui Bay Diving in Raja Ampat

Discover untouched underwater marvels in one of Raja Ampat’s hidden gems

Information about Alyui Bay

Alyui Bay, nestled in the western part of Waigeo Island in Raja Ampat, offers an unparalleled diving experience. Known for its tranquil waters and vibrant marine life, Alyui Bay is a haven for both macro and wide-angle underwater photography. Dive into walls covered in soft corals and sea fans, and encounter a myriad of nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, and the elusive Raja epaulette shark.

The bay’s unique biodiversity is complemented by the stunning scenery above water, featuring mangrove-lined coasts and rugged coves. The famous Pearl Farm at Alyui Bay not only offers a fascinating tour but also an exceptional night dive experience, where critters like wobbegongs and crocodilefish come to life. With water temperatures ranging from 27-30°C (81-86°F) and visibility often exceeding 25 meters (82 feet), Alyui Bay promises unforgettable underwater adventures.

Non-divers can enjoy snorkeling along the clear water mangroves or visiting the Pearl Farm to learn about the cultivation of some of the world's finest pearls. The blend of adventure and serenity makes Alyui Bay a must-visit destination in Raja Ampat.

Interesting facts about Alyui Bay

Getting there: The best way to explore Alyui Bay is by liveaboard, which allows easy access to its pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can reach it via a boat trip from Sorong to Waigeo Island.

Best time to visit: The ideal time for diving in Alyui Bay is from October to April, with water temperatures between 27-30°C (81-86°F). Visibility is excellent, often exceeding 25 meters (82 feet).

Diving Conditions: Expect a range of dive sites from walls covered in soft corals to mangrove-fringed reefs. The area is suitable for divers of all levels, with some sites featuring mild currents.

Our liveaboard trips: Many liveaboards operate in Raja Ampat, typically offering 7-10 day trips that include multiple dives in Alyui Bay. These trips often combine other prime diving spots like Dampier Strait and Misool.

A little known fact: Alyui Bay is home to a unique night dive site at the Pearl Farm Jetty, where you can spot the elusive Raja epaulette shark, known for its walking behavior.

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Alyui Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat
Alyui Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat
Alyui Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat

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