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Magic Mountain Dive Site in Misool, Raja Ampat

Dive with Manta Rays and More at Raja Ampat’s Premier DIve site

Information about Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain, also known as Shadow Reef, is an exceptional dive site located near Misool in Raja Ampat. This underwater seamount offers an extraordinary diving experience, with a plateau ranging from 5 to 12 meters and a ridge that drops down to 23 meters before rising again. Renowned for its manta ray cleaning station, Magic Mountain is a haven for divers looking to encounter reef mantas and, occasionally, oceanic mantas.

The dive site is teeming with marine life. Divers can expect to see patrolling white tip sharks, wobbegong sharks, big tunas, and hunting trevallies. The coral-encrusted pinnacles attract schools of fairy basslets, juvenile fusiliers, golden sweepers, and cardinalfish. Visibility ranges from 15 to 25 meters, making it an ideal location for underwater photography. Due to the potential for strong currents, a negative entry might be necessary. This site is best suited for experienced divers who are comfortable navigating in challenging conditions.

Magic Mountain is accessible via liveaboard trips, providing seamless access to this remote and pristine area. The best time to visit is from October to April when the water temperature ranges from 28°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F), ensuring a comfortable diving experience. Whether you are an avid diver or a marine life enthusiast, Magic Mountain offers a spectacular underwater adventure.

Interesting facts about Magic Mountain

Getting there: The best way to explore Magic Mountain is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to this remote dive site. The journey typically starts from Sorong with an overnight stay before boarding your vessel.

Best time to visit: The optimal time to dive at Magic Mountain is between October and April. Water temperatures range from 28°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F), and visibility is between 15 to 25 meters.

Diving Conditions: Expect depths from 5 to 23 meters with potential strong currents. A negative entry may be necessary during fast currents. Suitable for experienced divers.

Our liveaboard trips: Multiple liveaboards visit Magic Mountain, typically as part of a 7-10 day trip. These trips often include other top Misool dive sites like Boo Windows and Fiabacet.

A little known fact: Magic Mountain is not just about mantas; it’s a hotspot for wobbegong sharks and giant trevallies, making it a diverse and thrilling dive site.

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