Raja Ampat Currents
In Raja Ampat, current is a constant component and must always be considered when planning out dives. We take into consideration the level, experience and confidence of each diver in the group. This currents and water movement are the major contributing factor to the reefs vitality. Like many people diving in Raja Ampat say: “no current, no life”. Reef hooks may be needed, we can provide them. But do not worry if you are a new diver as you can find dives suitable for all levels.
When to Dive in Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat is a year round diving destination. The rainy season tends to be around October – April, but like all over the tropics, you can expect rain almost any time. In this months the visibilily tends to be a little bit worse because of the concentrations of plakton, at the same time this attracks the mantas, so we could say that this will be “Mantas Season”. During this time is when most liveaboards operate. In June-August the visibility improves. In northern Raja Ampat (where we are) the diving is good all through the year, specially for land based operations like Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort.
Water temperatures are a consistent 28 – 30°C year round, a light wetsuit is necessary, though some people choose a 3mm suit and visibility generally ranges between 15 to up to 40 meters.
What to Bring
Remember that you are traveling to one the most remote corners of the world, and dive equipment is limited, so we encourage all divers to bring their own equipment (specially safety equipment: dive computer. As well as your own dive mask and any spare part that you may need).
We have rental equipment in the Resort, but please if you need to rent let us know in advance so we can make sure we have it available for you.