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Diving Raja Ampat

The spectacular House Reef of Wai island, the lagoon, numerous diving spots and diving center make it an unforgettable destination for divers and snorkelers.
Dives in Raja Ampat are breathtakingly spectacular; scientists have called it the heart of the Golden Triangle of Marine Biodiversity of the World, you will find over 1400 species of fish, more than 600 different species of hard corals which account for 75% of all the world’s species. From Pulau Wai you can start your underwater adventure just outside your bungalow, on the coral reef that surrounds the island or within its wonderful turquoise lagoon. Here you can find everything from the small critters special for the macro until the carpet-shark (Wobbegong), to the endemic walking shark (Epaulette) and schooling fish near the Old Jetty for a wideangle.

Sweet lips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia)

Pigmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti)

Picturesque dragonet (Synchiropus picturatus)

In the area surrounding Pulau Wai, you can explore a myriad of sites for diving or snorkelling, with a fascinating variety of habitats. During a typical week, you can see 4 different types of pygmy seahorses (bargibanti, denise, pontohi, severnsi), nudibranchs and all different kinds of critters, different varieties of schooling fishes, carpet-sharks Wobbegong, walking-sharks Epaulette (endemic of Raja Ampat), bumphead parrotfish, turtles, giant trevally, barracuda, manta rays and almost all existing reef fishes, along with a myriad of hard and soft corals that have brought scientists to dub the place as the “Seascape more rich of the Earth”.
Raja Ampat offers all around the year good weather conditions for diving and snorkeling in the area of ​​Wai Eco Resort. The water temperature is constant at around 28°-30° C / 82°-86° F and underwater visibility varies between 15 and 30 m / 50 and 100 feet. There is an extra charge for fuel when diving further than 10 km off the coast of Pulau Wai. Depending on the organization of the dives, the surface interval are often spent on one of the beautiful beaches of Raja Ampat or on remote islands.

Alcyonarias

Ovula (Diminovula cf. stigma)