Location

location

Wayang and Misool Raja Ampat

Location

TOUR DATE

Friday, December, 15, 2023

Duration

DURATION

11 Days - 10 Nights

Duration

Available Seats

14

Duration

Boat Size

Capacity of 14 Pax

Description

11 Days 10 Nights Wayag and Misool Raja Ampat in MV Raja Ampat Explorer.

Day 1

Embarkation in Sorong

  • Pick up at airport and transfer to harbor to board the boat.
  • Sailing to Waisai for clearance.

Days 2

Dampier Strait – up to 4 dives

  • 1st dive at Mioskon : as soon as leaving Waisai, we do check dive at the nearby island of Mioskon. It offers a relatively easy dive condition with healthy reef and varieties of fishes. Schools of Yellow Snapper, Napoleon Wrasse, big groupers and Wobbegong sharks can be found here. Pigmy seahorses and different species of nudibranch can be seen as well.
  • 2nd dive at Blue Magic : at this dive site divers regularly see a large number of pelagic species, including reef sharks, manta rays, jacks, barracudas, and tuna. It also frequently offers a chance to see the oceanic manta.
  • 3rd dive at Sardine’s Reef : don’t get wrong, there are no sardines on this site! The name comes from the density of fish that can be found here which is sometimes comparable to a school of sardines : tuna, barracuda, jacks, wrasses, parrotfish bump, many sharks (gray, white tip and black carpet). The sea fans here are great spots to see three species of pygmy seahorses (Denise, Bargibanti and Pontohi).
  • Night dive at Batu Lima : Batu Lima or “Five Rocks” is situated at the southwest entrance to Kabui Bay. Marvel at the Fusiliers, Triggerfish, Unicorn Fish, Black Tip Reef Sharks, and hunting Trevallies in the shallows. Finally a swim through in between the tightly packed five rocks, all encrusted in a brilliant orange hard coral, and covered in purple and pink soft corals billowing in the swell.

Days 3

Dampier Strait – up to 4 dives

  • 1st dive at Cape Kri : holds the world record for the site with the largest number of species referenced in one single dive! The crossroads of different currents at the tip of the island of Kri has created an incredible variety of marine biodiversity – all kinds of sharks, many schools of fish, amazing coral diversity, specimens for macro fans.
  • 2nd dive at Chicken Reef : dotted with large coral bommies (which you could easily spend the majority of your dive exploring) as plenty of critters can be found hiding within the gorgonian fans, anemones and soft coral formations.
  • 3rd dive at Otdima : expect the unexpected at Otdima, it’s the kind of place where anything could happen. From sharks to eagle rays, mantas and dolphins, you better keep your eyes peeled on this diverse dive site as you never know what may be passing by.
  • Sailing to Wayag

Days 4

WAYAG – up to 4 dives + hiking

The island is known for its beautiful atolls and amazing underwater life. Here, you find pristine beaches with unique Karst islands that look like mushrooms sprouting out from the sea. The crystal clear turquoise waters surrounded by lagoons and the rich underwater diversity make it one of the best dive sites in Raja Ampat. The medium to strong currents surrounding the pinnacles invites pelagic species like barracudas, tuna and big groupers of sharks.
  • 1st dive at Batu Delapan
  • 2nd dive at Batu Wayag
  • 3rd dive at Tanjung Wayag
(hiking to the top of the hill to overlook stunning view of the overall Wayag Geo-site)
  • Night dive  

Days 5

Kawe – up to 4 dives

  • 1st dive at Lone Tree Rock : a lot of fushilier, wobbegong shark, black and white tip shark, sometime manta and eagle ray, barracuda, jack fish, giant trevally, tuna, napoleon, pigmy sea horse, lobster, etc
  • 2nd dive at Black Rock : locally referred as Batu Hitam, this site is covered with gorgonians, leather coral and host a few black coral colonies, home to Glassy Sweepers, besides other kind of coral formation.
  • 3rd dive at Eagle Rock : schooling of yellow tail barracuda, wobbegong shark, black coral, really nice pinnacle or big bommies, beautiful soft coral garden, pigmy sea horse bargibanti, dennis, lobster, manta ray,nudibranch flat worm,etc
  • Night dive at Ju Island : walking shark, decorator crab, comensal shrimp, lobster, bobtail, squid, ghost pipe fish, etc.

Days 6

Fam Island 2 dives + hiking

  • 1st dive at My Reef : This reef is more of a large pinnacle extending 30 meters beyond the island and has some super strong water currents sometimes. The schools of big barracudas and snappers will greet you, and you will be at a loss at where to look and where not to.
  •  2nd dive at Melisa’s Garden : you will start to encounter the amazing diversity of coral and fish life that this reef has to offer. As you get closer to the top of the reef you will find that the corals fight with each other for space, making it one of the most spectacular garden reefs.
  •  Hiking to top of the hill to overlook stunning view of Piaynemo lagoon
  • Sailing to Misool

Days 7

Misool – up to 4 dives

  • 1st dive at Farundi Cave :  is one of the favourite dive sites due to its unique and distinctive landscape: tunnels, caverns, and colourful walls. It highlights two famous dive spots, which are Goa Besar and Verena’s Garden.
  • 2nd dive at Twin Rock (Batu Kembar) : nice wall & pinnacle, beautiful soft coral, sea fan, gorgonian, many fish life, giant trevally, white tip shark, pigmy sea horse, nudibranch, napoleon wrease, macarels, tuna, turtles, bumphead parrotfish, etc
  • 3rd dive at Puri Pinnacle : the huge sardines ball frenzy, Predator fishes, including a school of Mobula rays were feasting on millions of sardines and other fishes.
  • Night dive at Yeliet

Days 8

Misool – up to 4 dives

  • 1st dive at Magic Mountain : also known as Shadow Reef for its amazing corals, this is one of the prime sites in Misool. An underwater sea mount with lots of currents around it, it is a popular Manta Ray and Shark cleaning area.
  • 2nd dive at Boo Window : features an interesting underwater topography with a number of large swim-throughs, or so called windows that start to appear just below the sea surface.
  • 3rd dive at  Yeliet Kecil
  • Night dive at Romeo : a great night dive for the endemic epaulette shark, the 'walking' shark.

Days 9

Misool – up to 4 dives

  • 1st dive at Nudi Rock : a great spot for divers who want to spot pelagic fish and it is also a great spot for macro underwater photography. The dive site is named because it is a place to find Nudibranchs, and also because the small island resembles a nudibranch. The island even has trees on it that look like the rhinophores and gills of a nudibranch. The wind gentle sways the trees, making it resemble a nudibranch in the currents below.
  • 2nd dive at Tank Rock : 3 pinnacles lie to the east of Tank Rock. Giant grouper 6 – 8 feet long may approach close to divers in deeper waters. The fish schools around these pinnacles can make it difficult to see the reef. One of the most pristine coral reefs.
  • 3rd dive at Whale Rock : a healthy variety of marine life – barracuda and trevally hunting schools of bait fish, schooling bannerfish, many juvenile fish and even bigger creatures like turtles and reef sharks.
  • Night dive at Wayil

Days 10

Misool - 1 dive + hiking

  • 1st dive at Four Kings : this site features schooling barracudas, smaller schools of jacks, scorpionfish, napoleon wrasse and huge potato groupers. The pinnacles themselves are dramatic structures, with vibrant colors and corals and good visibility as well.
  • Hiking to Puncak Love to overlook the beautiful heart-shape lagoon   
  •  Report document and  sailing back to Sorong

Days 11

Disembarkation in Sorong

After breakfast, transfer to airport for onward flight.
Komodo dive map
  • The boat and the diving
  • Tanks
  • Weights
  • Weights belts
  • Dive guide
  • Meals (from lunch on day 1 through breakfast)
Important

Important Notes

  • Divers should bring own gear / equipment for utmost comfort.
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MV Raja Ampat Explorer

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