Specifically, in Raja Ampat, Gerald Allen (world-famous ichthyologist) counted the incredible number of 284 different species of fish during a single dive (at Kofiau Island). If that wasn’t enough, 64% (505) of the entire world’s known coral species have been found in the waters at Raja Ampat and 75% of the world’s total species of scleractinian (hard) corals cover Raja Ampat sea beds! As a result, scientists nowadays believe that this destination is the world’s current no. 1 spot in terms of biodiversity.
Basically, very few places can compete with Raja Ampat’s unparalleled and untouched marine environments: underwater caves, mangroves, rainforest fjords inhabited by the most extraordinary and varied underwater life.
Raja Ampat is supported by currents extremely rich in plankton, resulting in huge schools of fish and shoals of pelagics. Fans of macro and strange creatures are sure to get their fill as well, with regular sightings of many oddballs, both big and small. If all of that isn’t enough, wreck aficionados can also enjoy the World War II ships and planes that have come to rest in the region.
With excellent diving possible year round, is it any wonder that Raja Ampat is considered the world’s hottest spot of biodiversity?
COST: Diver/Non-Diver ——— Master Cabin – $9060USD (2 spots available-couple)
Deluxe Cabin – $8460USD (6 spots available)
Raja Ampat, Indonesia Mar 2021
23 March 2021 to 04 April 2021
Tickets Remaining: 8
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All Prices in USD (US dollars).
$2000USD deposit required upon booking. An interim $3000USD deposit is required on Aug 15, 2020, with the final balance due Nov 25 2020.
No refunds will be issued. Be sure to have cancellation insurance.