After each dive or snorkel your memories will be filled with an overload of colours and different species that you will have a hard time distinguishing one day from the next. Even when you sleep at night the ocean’s wonders will fill your dreams – you will be astounded!
In April 2012, DR. Gerald Allen, one of the world’s foremost ichthyologists (author of more than 33 books and 400 scientific articles) recorded a record-breaking species count in one of his dives at Cape Kri in Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat. In his words:
“One of my favourite places to dive in Raja Ampat is Cape Kri. Over a decade ago, years before Raja became THE place to dive in the world, I counted 327 fish species on a single dive. I went back about two years ago and couldn’t believe the positive changes on the site. Most impressionable to me was the fact that the fish had become accustomed to divers. I didn’t even have to look for fish. They found me! The survey was the highest species count I’ve ever tallied on one dive, 374 distinct species in 90 minutes!”
Use this link to find out about the marine biodiversity in Raja Ampat. Our resort is mentioned at the end.
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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?
The Top List of Species and Endemic Species
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