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Friwinbonda Island, Raja Ampat

Snorkeling at Friwinbonda Island in Raja Ampat

Discover the vibrant marine life and pristine waters of this snorkeling paradise.

Information about Friwinbonda Island

Friwinbonda Island, nestled in the heart of Raja Ampat, is a snorkeling paradise offering crystal-clear waters and a rich tapestry of marine life. Known for its pristine coral reefs and vibrant underwater scenery, Friwinbonda Island is an ideal spot for both seasoned snorkelers and beginners looking to explore the wonders beneath the waves.

The shallow waters surrounding Friwinbonda Island are perfect for snorkeling, with visibility often reaching 20 meters (65 feet) or more. Snorkelers can expect to see an array of colorful coral formations, schools of tropical fish, and occasionally even sea turtles and small reef sharks. The gentle currents make it a safe and enjoyable experience for all levels, allowing for leisurely exploration of the vibrant underwater ecosystem.

Beyond snorkeling, Friwinbonda Island offers stunning scenery above water, with lush greenery and picturesque beaches. It's a perfect destination for those looking to combine relaxation with underwater adventure. Whether you’re capturing the beauty of the coral gardens with your underwater camera or simply floating above the teeming marine life, Friwinbonda Island promises an unforgettable snorkeling experience in one of the most biodiverse marine regions in the world.

Interesting facts about Friwinbonda Island

Getting there: The best way to explore Friwinbonda Island is by liveaboard, ensuring access to the best snorkeling spots. Alternatively, you can reach the island from Sorong by boat.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Friwinbonda Island for snorkeling is from October to April, when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F), offering ideal conditions for marine life encounters.

Snorkeling Conditions: Expect water depths ranging from 1 to 10 meters (3 to 33 feet) with gentle currents, making it suitable for snorkelers of all levels. The visibility is typically excellent, between 15 to 20 meters (49 to 65 feet).

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard trips to Friwinbonda Island typically last 7-10 days and often include visits to other iconic Raja Ampat sites such as Mansuar Island and Kri Island, providing a comprehensive snorkeling experience in this marine paradise.

A little-known fact: Friwinbonda Island is home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in Raja Ampat, largely untouched by bleaching, making it a prime spot for observing vibrant coral species and diverse marine life.

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Friwinbonda Island, Raja Ampat

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