After 4 months diving the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park, the Indo Siren and her crew have now returned to Raja Ampat for a new exciting 7 month season of underwater action!
The archipelago of Raja Ampat lies right in the middle of the Coral Triangle, which is the most bio diverse marine ecosystem on the planet! It hides under its waters three quarters of the world’s coral varieties and more than 2000 species of fish – many of them species you won’t find anywhere else!
Diving Raja Ampat is a true representation of what the Coral Triangle has to offer! Dive a mix of drift dives, dark sand slopes, dramatic walls dotted with huge gorgonian fans, reefs covered with colourful soft corals as well as cleaning stations for manta rays. Expect to see large schools of bumphead parrotfish, snapper, barracuda and trevally. Groups of oriental sweetlips shelter under corals and batfish hang in the currents. Flasher wrasse and anthias add that extra touch of colour, as if it was needed! Manta rays are common at several sites in the north, mobula rays too! White tip, black tip and epaulette sharks are also regularly spotted, not to mention the wobbegong shark, so characteristic of Raja Ampat!
For critter lovers, there are several pygmy seahorse varieties, numerous species of nudibranch, pipefish, crocodile fish, blue ringed octopus, cuttlefish and toadfish.
How to get to Raja Ampat? All Siren Fleet Raja Ampat liveaboard cruises depart from Sorong, which can be reached via Jakarta, Bali or Manado.
The Indo Siren offers a 10 night itinerary diving all around Raja Ampat, from North to South, so you won’t miss anything of what Raja Ampat has to offer you! Each trip cruises between Misool, Batanta, the Fiabacet Chain, the Dampier Strait, Gam, Mansuar and Arborek Islands!
Contact Siren Fleet today, they have very few spaces left in the 2015 – 2016 season!
Learn more at: www.sirenfleet.com