Raja Ampat

The Four Kings Rule

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

The area known as Raja Ampat, (The Four Kings) is an archipelago of over 1,500 small islands and cays consisting of the islands of Misoool, Salawati, Batanta, and Wiageo. Here you will also find the Coral Triangle which is the world’s most biodiverse marine region with more recorded fish, coral and mollusk species than anywhere else on Earth.

Unforgettable Experiences

Unforgettable Experiences. Raja Ampat is famed for it’s astounding variety of marine life. Some areas boast enormous schools of fish and regular sightings of sharks, such as the tasseled wobbegongs. Encounter large groups of manta rays and turtles. From the yacht, don snorkelling gear for an unforgettable interaction with resident pods of dolphins or even some passing whales. Other highlights include the innumerable war wrecks, both ships and planes (with new wrecks being discovered constantly).

The reefs of Raja Ampat Indonesia are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colourful species of soft corals.

The reefs of Raja Ampat Indonesia are just as varied as the marine life. There are vertical walls, reef flats, slopes, sea mounts, mangroves, lagoons and pinnacles. The reefs are in pristine condition with miles of perfect hard corals and many varied colourful species of soft corals.

Pristine Beauty

The pristine beauty of Raja Ampat, both above and below the water is unrivalled. This is truly “Frontier Diving”. Topside the beautiful islands stretch as far as the eye can see, and are largely uninhabited. At night the lights of local fishing boats twinkle in the dark along the few inhabited shorelines, while in more remote areas only a distant spec of light is visible over the entire horizon.

Few liveaboards dive the Raja Ampat area, making this adventure even more unique and special. The Samata is the perfect platform that delivers sheer luxury, modern comforts and outstanding service to adventurers exploring this remote outpost of civilization.

Biodiversity Features in Raja Ampat Indonesia
  • 1,356 species of reef fish in the Bird’s Head Seascape
  • 1,223 species of reef fish in Raja Ampat
  • 25 species of endemic reef fish found only in the Birds Head Seascape
  • 600 species of hard coral recorded in the Bird’s Head Seascape
  • 75% of all known coral species in the world
  • 10 times the number of hard coral species found in the entire Caribbean
  • 57 species of Mantis Shrimp in the Birds Head Seascape
  • 13 species of Marine Mammals in the Bird’s Head Seascape
  • 5 species of endangered sea turtles in the Bird’s Head Seascape

Duration: 9-14 days

Time of year: October to April

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