Explore Uncharted Waters
To enhance your diving experience, we have added new locations to our itineraries on top of the classics the world's already raving about of Raja Ampat.
Kofiau Islands in the north west of Misool, is the smaller and rarely visited among the significant islands of the region. Boo Island next to Kofiau, are also mostly unexplored. Both areas essentially of raised coral limestone, and some volcanic slopes canvassed in low rich rainforests - mangroves and soft corals meeting at the low points perfect for photography enthusiasts and explorers alike. Overall, above and below water, an abundance of unexplored nature and wonderful landscape.
We do more than just DIVING!
As our Captain is a native of the Dibalal village in Kofiau, we will visit the communities, send out educational materials to the children on a per trip basis as our effort to give back to our Papuan brothers.
(so should you join our UNCHARTED WATERS itinerary, please note that you can bring any non monetary donations for the community such as clothing, coloured pens, and the like. )
RAJA AMPAT DESTINATIONS
The icon of Raja Ampat
The island is known for its beautiful atolls and amazing underwater life covering a total area of 155,000 hectares, about 383,013.3 acres. Here, you find pristine beaches with unique Karst islands that look like mushrooms sprouting out from the sea. The crystal clear waters around Wayag Island appear like unreal windows to various types of flora and fauna that live underwater.
KOFIAU / BOO
Kofiau Islands are located in the geographic center of the Raja Ampat Archipelago. There are 43 islands in Kofiau, with a total land area of 55,735 acres and 206,802 acres of marine area. The marine area encompasses fringing reefs, barrier reefs, atolls, and mangroves. Not much is known here and conservationists are still discovering new areas and species every day but is a known important area for migratory whale and dolphin species. Most of what is known and seen here by the non-locals is from what is seen through a plane window on flights in and out of Sorong. Truly remote and untouched. The islands inhabited by 2000 people living in five villages in larger Kofiau.
PAM / PIAYNEMO
The Pam Islands are scattered across 150 square kilometres of ocean at the western end of the Dampier Strait. With the exception of Piaynemo, they are almost all small, low sand cays that are heavily planted with coconut palms. Most are surrounded by perfect beaches and amazingly clear turquoise, jade and azure waters. The communities that surround Pianemo call this island the ‘small Wayag.’ This is because if you view this area from above, you will notice that this island grouping resembles a miniature-sized Wayag.
Named after British navigator William Dampier, the Dampier Strait separates mainland West Papua, Batanta and Waigeo islands. It offers some of the very best diving in Raja Ampat and in the world. This is thanks to the strait’s topography – water every 6-7 hours is squeezed through the strait causing strong currents. These currents bring vast numbers of schooling fish, and larger fishes. Oceanic Mantas, reef mantas, whales, mola mola and even Orcas have been seen here! Anything is possible.