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Misool Heart Lake, Raja Ampat

Wayil Islands Diving in Raja Ampat

Dive into an underwater paradise with vibrant corals and rich marine biodiversity

Information about Wayil Islands

The Wayil Islands, nestled in the heart of Raja Ampat, are a hidden gem for divers seeking a pristine underwater paradise. Known for their vibrant coral gardens and rich marine biodiversity, the Wayil Islands offer an unforgettable diving experience. The islands are characterized by stunning underwater landscapes, including steep walls, colorful coral reefs, and an abundance of marine life.

Diving at the Wayil Islands provides encounters with a wide variety of marine species. The Gorgonian Passage is a must-dive site, featuring enormous sea fans and a stunning wall dive that impresses even seasoned divers. The passage, running between Wayilbatan and Walib Islands, offers depths ranging from 20 to 32 meters (65 to 105 feet) with visibility often exceeding 25 meters (82 feet). Divers can expect to see schools of fusiliers, trevally, and a multitude of macro life including ghost pipefish and nudibranchs.

The clear waters and vibrant corals of Wayil Islands are not just a delight for divers but also for snorkelers. With mild currents and excellent visibility, it’s an ideal destination for both beginners and experienced divers. Explore the hidden treasures of Wayil Islands and experience the best of Raja Ampat's underwater beauty.

Interesting facts about Wayil Islands

Getting there: The best way to reach the Wayil Islands is by liveaboard, offering access to remote dive sites. Departures typically start from Sorong.

Best time to visit: The prime diving season is from October to April, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and excellent visibility.

Diving Conditions: Dive sites at Wayil Islands range from 5 to 32 meters (16 to 105 feet) with mild to moderate currents, making them suitable for divers of all levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard trips to the Wayil Islands typically last 7-10 days and often include stops at other top Raja Ampat sites like Misool and Dampier Strait.

A little known fact: The Gorgonian Passage at Wayil Islands features some of the largest sea fans in Raja Ampat, often measuring up to 3 meters (10 feet) across.

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Misool Heart Lake, Raja Ampat

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