At Mikumba Diving we are lucky to operate in two of the best places in Indonesia to dive – Komodo National Park and Raja Ampat.
As our boat Jelajahi Laut is currently running liveaboards in Raja Ampat we thought we would talk about some of the best dive sites in Raja Ampat.
One of everyone’s favourites is Melissa’s Garden. This is one of the most famous dives sites in Raja Ampat with good reason – it has some of the most stunning hard corals you will ever see, pygmy seahorses, an incredible variety of reef fish and there’s also a great chance of seeing wobbegong sharks!
If it’s the big stuff you’re interested in then you have to visit Blue Magic for one of the best opportunities to dive with oceanic mantas. Here we regularly see these majestic 7m beauties hanging out while we just watch in awe. There’s also schools of barracuda, blue fin trevallies and black and white tip reef sharks to be seen.
On our 10 day Raja Ampat liveaboard trips we visit Misool, one of the largest islands in the archipelago. You will find some of the most distinctive coral reefs in Raja Ampat here with their stunning colours of different soft corals, making it look like a rainbow down there! The Misool dive sites have all different types of critters from the peculiar harlequin shrimp to the wonderful mimic octopus, the tiny pygmy seahorse and different types of ghost pipefish. We do multiple dives around here and our guests often don’t want to leave.
With so may options to offer you it’s no surprise people often tell us that as well as being the best dive centre in Komodo we are also the best liveaboard in Raja Ampat.
For our female readers out there we’ve found an interesting guide you might like from our friends at Sloactive called “The Ultimate Guide to Diving for Women” here.