Recent reports suggest that Raja Ampat will open to local tourists in September 2020 and foreign tourists will be allowed to visit in January 2021. Please stay tuned for updated news and feel free to contact us directly for the most recent and credible travel information.
Soul Scuba Divers is a dive center located on Kri Island in Central Raja Ampat, about 20 minutes from Waisai on Waigeo. We partner with Yenbuba Homestay and other local homestays. Kri Island is the perfect place for scuba junkies and snorkelers. Dive from the shore on our house reef anytime. Join our fun dives around Kri to explore nearly 30 different dive sites. Go on one of our Adventure Trips to explore other islands nearby for the day, explore more remote dive sites and even check out flora and fauna on land.
Raja Ampat is home to the most biodiverse coral reef in the world, and the abundance and variety of its marine life is truly astounding. There are 600 species of coral, 1700 species of reef fish and 17 species of dolphins and whales. Manta season is from late November through March, though diving is exceptional year-round.
Raja Ampat offers once-in-a-lifetime diving experiences for everyone to enjoy. There are relaxed diving conditions as well as strong current diving perfect for divers who like a little adventure. Our experienced guides are knowledgeable about the tides and currents in the area, which is key in planning the diving schedule and providing an optimal experience for you during every dive.
Are you yearning to see a specific species of reef fish? They're here.
Do you love macro life like colorful nudibranchs, shrimps and crabs? Grab your camera and book your flight now. Shark lovers, don't hesitate; in addition to the endemic species called the Walking Shark (Epaulette Shark), you'll find rare species of Wobbegong Shark and Blacktip, Whitetip and Gray Reef sharks are plentiful in Raja Ampat's waters. Manta lovers will swoon after seeing a massive 7-meter Oceanic Manta at Blue Magic. If you're lucky you'll spot the 3-meter long Dugong—a close relative to the Manatee and commonly called "sea cow".
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Traveling through Raja Ampat is like traveling back in time. Few tourists make the journey to its remote and untouched wilderness, which is why its referred to as "The Last Paradise." Raja Ampat is a haven for divers and snorkelers. However, it's as beautiful on land as it is underwater and home to rare species of wildlife. Our Adventure Trips combine scuba diving with on land activities to allow you to discover all that Raja Ampat has to offer.
Stunning white sand beaches, limestone cliffs and dense jungles make up the more than 1,500 islands of Raja Ampat. The panaorama of countless limestone karst islands can be enjoyed at Piaynemo and--the even more impressive--Wayag viewpoint. Walk along palm lined beaches while listening to nothing but waves and bird sounds. Look out at across the turquoise sea to admire mountainous landscapes of neighboring islands. Walk across the various expansive sand banks that appear at low tide. Wind your way up a river through a dense mangrove forest to access a hiking trail that leads to an epic waterfall.
Keep an eye out at night for the Spotted cuscus, a nocturnal mammal part of the marsupial family that lives in the trees. It's endemic to Papua and a small region in Northern Australia. Observe the Red Bird of Paradise or the Wilson's Bird of Paradise--rare and beautiful species located on either Gam or Waigeo Islands.