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Black Rock, Kawe Island, Raja Ampat

Black Rock Dive Site, Kawe Island, Raja Ampat

Discover the mesmerizing underwater world teeming with life and vibrant corals.

Information about Black Rock

Located near Kawe Island in the northern region of Raja Ampat, Black Rock is a premier dive site known for its dramatic underwater landscapes and vibrant marine life. This site is easily identifiable by the jagged rock formations that rise above the surface, creating a striking silhouette against the azure waters.

Diving at Black Rock offers a fantastic array of marine biodiversity. The site features a rich tapestry of hard and soft corals, and divers can encounter large schools of fusiliers, surgeonfish, and batfish. The shallow pinnacles are adorned with colorful soft corals and orange cup corals, while deeper sections reveal ancient black coral bushes. Marine life highlights include frequent sightings of green and hawksbill turtles, peacock mantis shrimps, and the elusive orangutan crab.

The currents at Black Rock can be strong, making it ideal for experienced divers who enjoy the thrill of drift diving. The best time to dive here is during slack tide when currents are manageable, allowing for more relaxed exploration of this underwater paradise. For those interested in both wide-angle and macro photography, Black Rock provides excellent opportunities to capture stunning images of the vibrant marine ecosystem.

Interesting facts about Black Rock

Getting there: The best way to reach Black Rock is via liveaboard, departing from Sorong. Direct flights are available from Jakarta to Sorong.

Best time to visit: The prime diving season is from October to April, with water temperatures ranging from 27-30°C (81-86°F) and visibility generally good during these months.

Diving conditions: Black Rock features strong currents and depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet). Ideal for experienced divers who enjoy drift diving.

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboards operate in this region, offering trips that typically last 7-10 days. These expeditions cover other notable sites such as Eagle Rock and Changgo.

A little known fact: Black Rock is home to ancient black coral bushes and is frequently visited by peacock mantis shrimps and orangutan crabs, making it a unique spot for macro photography.

Pictures of Black Rock

Black Rock, Kawe Island, Raja Ampat
Black Window, Kawe, Raja Ampat

Possible Activities in Black Rock

scuba diving




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