Your aquatic adventure must include the species that every visitor lists as the best, including, endemic species that can only be found in Raja Ampat, which continue to be added to the ever-new discoveries of more species
The Papuan garden eel
Recently discovered in 2010, is roughly 40 cm (16 in) long, is a carnivore and eats plankton.
The mantis shrimp
- Out of 450 different mantis shrimps found in the world, 57 different mantis shrimps can be found in Raja Ampat, counting for 1/8 of all mantis shrimps worldwide. The most common one is the peacock mantis shrimp and it is found on most of the dive sites.
The wobbegong sharks
are a fairly common sight once you know where to look for them. Raja Ampat is one of the very few places outside of Australia that you can see these creatures!
The epaulette or walking shark
Is a small harmless carpet shark that appears to walk on the ocean floor with its fins. Most species have a maximum length of 1.25 meters or less.
Most manta rays have dark upper sides and white lower sides. It is here in Raja Ampat, where you can spot entirely black mantas.
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Raja Ampat’s isolation and sparse human population have played a major role in keeping its reefs healthy, which overall have contributed to the biomass of fish you will discover on each dive or snorkel with us at Biodiversity.
The condition of the coral reefs in Raja Ampat is healthy, with an incredible number of different varieties, colours, shapes, types (both soft and hard). Most sites in Raja Ampat are shallow making it the perfect paradise for diving Raja Ampat and snorkelling Indonesia (the best snorkelling in the world is in Raja Ampat)! What more could you wish for?