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Kabui Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat

Kabui Bay Diving in Raja Ampat

Experience the Enchanting Underwater Passage of Kabui Bay

Information about Kabui Bay

Nestled between the islands of Waigeo and Gam, Kabui Bay offers an extraordinary diving experience in Raja Ampat. Known for its iconic Passage, this narrow stretch of water combines the essence of a jungle river with a vibrant coral reef. With depths ranging from 5 to 15 meters, Kabui Bay is perfect for divers of all levels, offering an array of colorful soft corals, tunicates, and stunning marine life.

What sets Kabui Bay apart is the breathtaking sunbeams that filter through the canopy of mangroves, creating spectacular underwater photography opportunities. The currents can be brisk, making the dive both thrilling and manageable. As you drift into Kabui Bay, expect to encounter schools of jacks, barracudas, reef sharks, and the occasional tuna. The rock formations and caverns along the Gam side add to the allure, providing shelter for critters like nudibranchs, flatworms, and octopus.

Diving in Kabui Bay is an enchanting journey through a fusion of rainforest and reef. Whether you're an avid photographer or simply seeking a unique underwater adventure, Kabui Bay offers an unparalleled experience in one of Indonesia's most picturesque regions.

Interesting facts about Kabui Bay

Getting there: The best way to explore Kabui Bay is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to the most pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly to Sorong and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit Kabui Bay: The ideal time for diving is from October to April, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F). However, diving is possible year-round.

Diving Conditions: Expect water depths of 5 to 15 meters (16 to 50 feet) with mild to moderate currents. The unique topography makes it suitable for divers of all experience levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels operate in this region, offering trips that typically last 7-10 days. These trips often include visits to other iconic Raja Ampat dive sites like Misool and Dampier Strait.

A little known fact: The Passage in Kabui Bay creates a melting pot of rainforest and reef, offering an extraordinary mix of marine life and critters, making it a photographer's paradise.

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