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If you think diving is exciting and fulfilling, wait till you try shark diving in Raja Ampat with Mikumba Diving’s 10 Days Raja Ampat Liveaboard. Shark diving lets you swim with apex predators in some of the richest waters in the world, experience an incredible adrenaline rush like never before and learn more about all of the shark species that live in the waters of Raja Ampat.

And just like regular diving, shark diving is also a great way to push your limits and leave the normal world behind as you explore the magical world under the waves alongside these majestic and often misunderstood creatures. Do it with your friends and family and create lasting memories, and best of all, enjoy a sense of accomplishment and pride in what you’ve achieved with shark diving.


Shark Diving In Raja Ampat With Mikumba Diving


Our guests often ask, what are the best locations for shark diving in Raja Ampat? We’re pleased to let you know that Raja Ampat is home to a wide variety of shark species, from Reef Sharks to Wobbegong Sharks and Epaulette Sharks and more. When shark diving in Raja Ampat, you can be sure to come across these shark species in almost all dive sites in Misool, Fam Islands and Dampier Strait including Boo Window, Magic Mountain, Melissa’s Garden, Batu Rufus, Cape Kri, Sardine Reef.

Mike’s Point and more. Of course, this would depend on a variety of factors including time of year, water conditions and availability of prey.


Shark Watching: Species In Raja Ampat


Shark Watching


To prepare for your upcoming shark diving trip with Mikumba Diving, let’s take a look at some of the more common shark species you’ll come across in the waters of Raja Ampat.

Blacktip Reef Shark: These small to medium-sized sharks can grow up to 1.7 meters long and are easily recognisable by their black-tipped pectoral, dorsal and tail fins. They can be found in coastal waters and shallow reefs swimming in schools and feed mainly on fish but sometimes prey on cephalopods, stingrays, crustaceans and shrimp.

Whitetip Reef Shark: Similar in size and characteristic to Blacktip Reef Sharks, these sharks have white tips on their fins instead of black. They are commonly found in Raja Ampat’s reefs and are known for using their slender bodies to maneuver through caves and crevices. They are nocturnal, spending their nights hunting and their days resting and can grow up to 1.6 meters.

Grey Reef Shark: Slightly larger than the previous two, Grey Reef Sharks are known for their sleek, streamlined bodies and their grey colouration. Typical of reef sharks, they are often seen patrolling Raja Ampat’s abundant reefs and drop-offs in search of prey. This species can grow up to 2.4 meters long.

Epaulette Walking Shark: This unique shark uses its pectoral and pelvic fins to “walk” on the seafloor, often in shallow mangrove areas and seagrass beds. They are small, nocturnal, and quite rare to encounter.

Tasselled Wobbegong Shark: A favorite with our guests, the Wobbegong Shark, also known as the Carpet Shark, has a distinctive “shaggy beard” that grows around its mouth, fleshy tassels and elongated fins. They lie camouflaged for hours on the reef floor, waiting for prey. They’re not aggressive but they’ll bite when they feel threatened.

Oceanic Whitetip Shark: These larger pelagic sharks can easily be identified by their long, white-tipped pectoral fins and can be seen in Raja Ampat’s open ocean areas but typically prefer deep waters far offshore, spending most of their time close to the surface. They prey on large bony fish like tuna and marlin, as well as octopus, squid, sea birds and even some smaller shark species. Spot them when you go shark diving with Mikumba Diving at Blue Magic and Cape Kri.


Best Time For Shark Diving In Raja Ampat


Shark in Raja Ampat

The best time of the year to go shark diving in Raja Ampat would generally be between October to May when there is minimal rain, milder winds, calmer seas and better visibility. Having said that, it’s important to note that Raja Ampat doesn’t have an “off” season per se so you can expect warm & sunny temperatures and amazing underwater visibility all year around.


How To Book A Liveaboard Shark Diving Tour In Indonesia?


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The best way to enjoy an all-immersive and all-encompassing shark diving tour in Raja Ampat is by booking a liveaboard adventure with Mikumba Diving. Raja Ampat is made up of hundreds of islands with dive sites nestled in the most remote locations. The best and most efficient way to reach these sites would be with a liveaboard like Mikumba Diving’s Jelajahi Laut which would allow you to maximize your dive time, explore multiple dive sites even in the most remote areas and have a safe and comfortable space to return to with accommodations, meals, and other amenities all included.

Built in 2021, Jelajahi Laut represents a luxurious mid-range liveaboard, featuring six charming air-conditioned cabins, including two with private balconies and all with hot water. Onboard, we’ve created a serene and spacious sun deck, providing the perfect spot to unwind, soak in the sea views, and savor a refreshing drink as you bask in the evening breeze after a day of incredible diving.

Ready for your shark diving adventure? Book your shark diving trip now with Mikumba Diving. Don’t forget to check out our hot offers page for some unmissable deals and discounts. Contact us for more information or to book your diving trip with Mikumba Diving!