What should I bring to Raja Ampat?

What should I bring to Raja Ampat?

Let’s have a look at some of the essentials for Raja Ampat.

  • Rash Guard. The sun is incredibly strong in Raja Ampat so if you’re planning to do any snorkeling you will need a rash guard.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Books.
  • A light sweater.
  • Binoculars.
  • Diving gear.
  • Dive certification, logbook & insurance.

How do I explore Raja Ampat?

To get to Raja Ampat you should first take a flight from Jakarta or Makassar to Sorong. There are small aircraft to take you to Waisai, the capital of the district of Raja Ampat, or alternatively, you can take a ferry from the port of Sorong to the islands.

Can you travel to Raja Ampat right now?

Raja Ampat is open, and most homestays are accepting bookings. If you are already in Indonesia, then, subject to domestic travel regulations, you can visit Raja Ampat. International visitors: Indonesia’s Immigration website advises that Indonesia remains closed to tourism.

When should I go to Raja Ampat?

This is a year round destination, but for divers, the best time to visit Raja Ampat is September to April, when large numbers of manta rays are present at cleaning stations. For the very calmest waters and best visibility, visit in November, December, January, February and March.

Do I need a wetsuit in Raja Ampat?

Also no need to bring warm clothes, as the temperature is between 30-35 degrees Celsius here. Your dry-suit and your thick wetsuit can stay at home – the water temperature is between 28-29 degrees Celsius throughout the year. So, unless you feel cold very quickly you will only need a 3 or 5 mm diving suit.

How much does it cost to dive in Raja Ampat?

Dive into Raja Ampat dive center Overview

Dive Prices-A la Carte Prices Includes
3 – 5 Dives $75 per dive. Mininum 2 divers
6 – 10 Dives $60 per dive. Mininum 2 divers
11 or more $55 per dive. Mininum 2 divers

Is West Papua safe to travel?

We advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to Papua and West Papua provinces. The security situation remains unpredictable and there is a risk of kidnapping. Political tensions associated with anti-government groups and local rivalries can lead to violent clashes.