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Cape Kri, Raja Ampat

Cape Kri Diving in Raja Ampat

Dive into the world record-holding marine biodiversity

Information about Cape Kri

Cape Kri, located at the northeast point of Kri Island in Raja Ampat, is a world-renowned dive site celebrated for its staggering marine biodiversity. This site holds the world record for the highest number of species identified in a single dive, set by marine biologist Gerald R. Allen, who recorded 374 species. This remarkable variety of marine life makes Cape Kri an absolute must-visit for divers.

Diving at Cape Kri offers incredible visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet), and water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F). The reef features a sloping wall that drops to about 40 meters (131 feet), providing habitats for a plethora of marine species. Divers can expect to see large schools of barracuda, trevally, and snapper, as well as reef sharks, turtles, and vibrant coral gardens teeming with life. The strong currents bring an abundance of nutrients, supporting a rich and diverse ecosystem.

Beyond the underwater wonders, the surrounding area of Cape Kri also offers stunning landscapes and serene beaches, making it an ideal destination for both divers and non-divers looking to experience the natural beauty of Raja Ampat.

Interesting facts about Cape Kri

Getting there: The best way to explore Cape Kri is by liveaboard, which offers easy access to the dive sites. Alternatively, fly to Sorong and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit Cape Kri: The prime time for diving is from October to April, with water temperatures between 27°C and 30°C (81°F to 86°F), ensuring ideal conditions for marine life sightings.

Diving Conditions: Expect water depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet) with strong currents at times. Excellent visibility often exceeds 30 meters (98 feet).

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboard vessels operate in this region, offering trips that typically last 7-10 days. These trips often include visits to other renowned Raja Ampat dive sites such as Blue Magic and Melissa’s Garden.

A little known fact: Cape Kri holds the world record for the highest number of fish species counted in a single dive, making it a top destination for marine biologists and dive enthusiasts.

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Cape Kri, Raja Ampat

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