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Equator Islands, Kawe, Raja Ampat

Equator Islands Dive Site in Raja Ampat

Experience unparalleled diving adventures at the heart of the Coral Triangle.

Information about Equator Islands

The Equator Islands, located near Kawe Island in the northern reaches of Raja Ampat, offer some of the most exhilarating diving experiences in Indonesia. These islands, characterized by their rugged limestone formations and lush rainforests, straddle the equator, providing a unique diving adventure.

Diving at the Equator Islands includes notable sites like Eagle Rock, Black Rock, and Chango. Eagle Rock is famed for its manta ray cleaning stations and the maze-like boulder configurations that shelter wobbegong sharks. Black Rock is renowned for its dense schools of reef fish and ancient black coral bushes. Chango offers a thrilling underwater playground of tunnels and giant boulders, perfect for adventurous divers.

The marine biodiversity here is staggering, with frequent sightings of reef sharks, turtles, and a variety of colorful reef fish. The area is also ideal for both macro and wide-angle photography, thanks to its vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life. Join us on a liveaboard to explore these pristine waters and experience the thrill of diving at the Equator Islands.

Interesting facts about Equator Islands

Getting there: The best way to explore the Equator Islands is by 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 optimal visibility.

Diving conditions: The Equator Islands feature strong currents and depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet). These conditions are suitable for experienced divers who enjoy drift diving.

Our liveaboard trips: Our trips typically last 7-10 days, covering other notable sites such as Eagle Rock and Black Rock. These expeditions offer up to 3 dives a day, exploring the region's top sites.

A little known fact: The Equator Islands are a sanctuary for blacktip reef sharks, which can be seen in large numbers near the Wayag Ranger Station jetty.

Pictures of Equator Islands

Equator Islands, Kawe, Raja Ampat

Possible Activities in Equator Islands

scuba diving

Diving

snorkeling

Snorkeling

Our trips to Equator Islands


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