Diving Raja Ampat Indonesia: A Little Over Rated

One girl’s opinion: Raja Ampat Over-Rated?

January 2020

Olin dive center

Meridian Adventure dives

Getting to Waisai

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Types of dives

  • Reef
  • Sandy bottom
  • Sloping
  • Drift

Critters you’ll see

  • Seahorse
  • Mobegong shark
  • Vibrant coral (not a critter lol)
  • Pygmy seahorse
  • Lionfish

YouTube videos

Raja Ampat reef video


Cuttlefish video

Things to note

The current can be swift.

Final Thoughts

Raja Ampat might be slightly overrated. It’s still good diving but it is very expensive! There are so many more affordable places to get wet and just as good. For the budget-conscious, I would skip and go somewhere cheaper.

If you are dead set on going to Raja Ampat, try a homestay. The outside of Yenkorane looked amazing. Never stayed or went in, stopped on their dock for a break.

Yenkorane Homestay

In Raja’s defense, the viability was poor. Poseidon was shaking his fist.

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