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Waisai, Waigeo, Raja Ampat

Your Gateway to Raja Ampat Diving

Start your Raja Ampat adventure from the heart of Waigeo Island

Information about Waisai

Waisai, the bustling capital of Raja Ampat Regency, is the ideal starting point for your Raja Ampat adventure. Situated on Waigeo Island, Waisai offers easy access to some of the world’s most renowned dive sites. Known for its vibrant local culture and stunning natural surroundings, Waisai is not just a gateway but a destination in its own right.

From Waisai, you can easily reach iconic dive spots such as Blue Magic, Manta Sandy, and Cape Kri, where you can encounter everything from majestic manta rays and reef sharks to the elusive walking shark. The town provides excellent facilities for divers, including equipment rentals and guided tours. Water temperatures around Waisai range from 27-30°C (81-86°F), with visibility often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet), making it perfect for both diving and snorkeling.

Beyond diving, Waisai offers a range of activities for non-divers, including bird watching, trekking, and exploring the cultural heritage of local villages. Join us in Waisai to embark on unforgettable liveaboard trips and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Raja Ampat.

Interesting facts about Waisai

Getting there: The best way to reach Waisai is by a 2-hour hydrofoil ferry from Sorong. Alternatively, many liveaboards departing from Sorong include Waisai in their itineraries.

Best time to visit: Waisai is great for diving year-round, with the best conditions from October to April. Water temperatures range from 27-30°C (81-86°F), with visibility often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet).

Diving Conditions: Waisai itself is not a dive site but a convenient base for exploring nearby dive sites such as Blue Magic and Manta Sandy. Expect mild to moderate currents and a range of depths suitable for all experience levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Many liveaboard trips start from Waisai, offering 7-10 day itineraries that explore the best of Raja Ampat, including sites like Misool and Dampier Strait.

A little known fact: Waisai is home to the Raja Ampat Marine Park Authority office, where you can learn about the conservation efforts that protect this unique marine ecosystem.

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