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Raja Ampat can be divided into different parts with the same surprising underwater - Kri Island and Misool Island area where you can stay at Kri Eco Resort, Sorido Bay Resort (Kri Island) or Misool Eco Resort (Misool Island).
Dive sites includes names like: Sardine reef Cape Kri Mike’s Point (Dampier strait) the Passage (or Alley) Melissa’s garden Blue water Mangroves Manta point Lalosi Mios Kon Chicken Reef Kofiau Aljui Bay Waigeo. All those dive sites will allow you seeing over 3000 fish and 400 coral and sponge species.
Dry season - October - april Rainy season - May - September, but this is unpredictable and seldom falls for more than a few days at a time in any case. Northwest monsoon - November - April Southwest monsoon - May - October Air Temperature - 27 / 32°C all year round, hot and muggy climates on the coasts. Water temperature - 27°C Best time to dive - October - April (more wind and rain in the rest of the season).
Macro divers and big fish lovers will see -
Dolphins, dugongs, green leatherback turtles, fusiliers, giant trevelly , packs of bluefin jacks, spanish mackerel, batfish, schooling bannerfish , bumphead parrotfish, grey reef sharks, blacktips, whitetips, wobbegong, colourful species of dendronephya soft corals pygmy seahorse.
As well as, schools of big-eye trevelly, barracudas, banded sweetlips, snappers, clown fish, tomato anemone fish, Harlequins, surgeonfish, mantas,ancient giant clams, butterflyfish, archerfish and many others.
Spectacular diving and snorkeling
Kayaking in the shallow bays, especially in the Mangrove forests
Cruising to the stunning land scenery
Bird spotting - find the Bird of Paradise from the water
Hiking into the forest to experience the diversity of birds and animals
Fishing - unexplored fly-fishing for bonefish or deep water trolling for marlin and sailfish.
Sorong and other larger conurbation do have a decent selection of restaurants but shopping and nightlife are restricted.
Sorong is the main gateway to the rest of Indonesia. Sorong Airport has a regular flight service to / from Manado, Bali (Denpasar) and Jakarta. All visitors to Raja Ampat are required by law to purchase an entrance tag valid for one year. All proceeds are administered by Conservation International for management of Raja Ampat’s marine protected areas.