Unveiling Raja Ampat: 6 Best Place Snorkeling in Raja Ampat

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Raja Ampat Island’s breathtaking allure is renowned by travelers abroad. This island is one of the most beautiful in Indonesia. It is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, southwest of Papua. Raja Ampat deserves to be the best snorkeling destination in the world. Are you eager to enjoy a snorkeling experience in Raja Ampat? Here is the best site for snorkeling in Raja Ampat.   

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Best Site to Snorkeling in Raja Ampat, Southwest Papua, Indonesia

Raja Ampat is renowned for its marine biodiversity, turquoise crystal-clear water, and stunning coral reefs. That’s why Raja Ampat is a paradise for travelers interested in underwater beauty and both beginner and seasoned snorkelers. Here are the best sites for snorkeling there.

1. Sauwandarek Jetty 

Sauwandarek offers crystal-clear water that lets you see the shallow reef, where hundreds of colorful fish swim leisurely following the snorkelers. This village is also known for its traditional leaf roof homes and the friendly faces of the local community who is making traditional hats and bags made from the Padan leaf.        

2. Arborek Jetty

The Underwater of Arborek

Arborek is one of the most well-known snorkeling sites in Raja Ampat. This spot is known for its vibrant coral reefs and dense fish populations, offering an easy snorkeling experience with shallow waters. 

To reach this beautiful village, you must take a speedboat trip, which takes about 1,5 to 2 hours. Arborek is known not only for its snorkeling spot but also for its chance to learn how to make traditional handicrafts, traditional dance, and local foods.

3. Manta Sandy 

Manta Sandy is the iconic diving and snorkeling spot in Raja Ampat, located off the southern coast of Gam Island, close to Mansuar Island. This site is famous for its consistent population of manta rays. You will have the experience of floating with the manta rays here.  

4. Yenbuba

The Underwater of Yenbuba

Yenbuba has great snorkeling on its house reef beyond the inshore seagrass shallows. This site is located in the Meos Mansar District, near Mansuar Island. You can snorkel around the Yenbuba jetty, and you will see angel butterfly fish, reef fish, and various coral reefs. 

5. Cross Wreck

This spot offers a thrilling snorkeling journey because this site not only offers a diversity of marine biota but also sees the wreck of a Japanese Navy Ship that sank during World War II. You can reach this wreck by diving around 18 meters. This site is one of the must-visit sites if you want to snorkeling in Raja Ampat. 

6. Blue Magic

Located between Kri and Waisai Island, this site offers blue waters complemented by the beauty of coral reefs and breathtaking marine life. You can find barracuda, red snappers, rainbow runners, and much more. You may also encounter Blacktip Reef Sharks, Grey Reefs, or even spot Mantas.

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Best Time for Raja Ampat Snorkeling Trip

Raja Ampat’s climate allows for year-long snorkeling. That being said, Raja Ampat doesn’t have an off-season. However, October to May is considered the best season when there will be less rain, calmer seas, and better visibility. 

During this period, the water temperature is approximately 28°C to 30°C, so you can snorkel leisurely without fear of getting cold. Deciding the best time to visit Raja Ampat will give you the most excellent experience.  

Travel Tips Snorkeling Raja Ampat

Here are some important things and tips to keep you safe while snorkeling in Raja Ampat.

1. Preparing Your Snorkeling Trip

Proper preparation can significantly enhance your snorkeling trip. First, you have to decide where you will go, because not all the sites are suitable for all snorkels. Then, make sure your equipment is in good condition and you are familiar with it.

Ensure you are well prepared by bringing along the items listed here:

  • Snorkeling mask: A good-quality snorkeling mask that fits well will give you a clear view underwater
  • Snorkel: A good snorkel tube allows you to breathe comfortably while floating face down in the water   
  • Snorkeling fins: this helps you to swim more efficiently 
  • Rash guard or wetsuit: if you are prone to sunburn, considering to bring your rash guard or wetsuit
  • Reef-safe sunscreen: Protect your skin from the sun with reef-safe sunscreen without oxybenzone and octinoxate. 
  • Waterproof bag: It will keep your belongings protected from splashes 

2. Choosing the Reputable Snorkeling Operator

Due to its breathtaking, several tour agencies actively offer guided tours that include snorkeling in Raja Ampat. If you are interested in visiting those snorkeling spots, you can join a Raja Ampat Tour Packages by KomodoLuxury

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