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Farondi Cave, Raja Ampat, Pygmy Seahorse

Farondi Cave Diving in Raja Ampat

Explore the mysterious underwater caves teeming with marine life

Information about Farondi Cave

Farondi Cave, located near the island of Misool in Raja Ampat, is a fascinating dive site known for its mysterious underwater caves and diverse marine life. This dive site offers an exhilarating experience for adventurous divers, combining the thrill of cave diving with the beauty of Raja Ampat's vibrant marine ecosystems.

Diving at Farondi Cave takes you through a series of caverns and tunnels adorned with stunning coral formations and sponges. The cave's unique topography creates an ideal habitat for various marine species, including nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, and colorful reef fish. The depth of the dive ranges from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet), with visibility often exceeding 20 meters (65 feet). Water temperatures remain comfortably warm between 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) year-round.

In addition to the breathtaking cave structures, divers can explore the surrounding reefs, which are teeming with life. The currents here are generally mild, making it suitable for divers with moderate experience. Farondi Cave is a must-visit for those seeking a unique and thrilling underwater adventure in Raja Ampat.

Interesting facts about Farondi Cave

Getting there: The best way to reach Farondi Cave is by liveaboard, allowing divers to easily access the remote and stunning dive sites of Raja Ampat. Alternatively, you can fly into Sorong and join a liveaboard from there.

Best time to visit Farondi Cave: Diving conditions are ideal from October to April, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F). Visibility is excellent during this period, enhancing the overall diving experience.

Diving Conditions: Farondi Cave offers depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet). The cave's structure requires advanced diving skills due to its narrow passages and potential strong currents. A guide is recommended for safe navigation.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels offer trips to Farondi Cave, typically lasting 7-10 days. These trips often include visits to other iconic Raja Ampat dive sites such as Misool and Dampier Strait, providing a comprehensive diving adventure.

A little-known fact: Farondi Cave is not only a haven for divers but also a site of significant geological interest, with stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations that tell the story of the area's ancient natural history.

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Farondi Cave, Raja Ampat, Pygmy Seahorse

Possible Activities in Farondi Cave

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