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December 29th, 2008 – by: inirr
About the dive:
Raja Ampat basically devided in two big areas: The north and south of Raja Ampat.
And we'll going to dive in the north of Raja Ampat.
In the north Raja Ampat, there are two big area, which is:
- Mansuar: the highlight of this area is the abundant of fish species and pelagic (big fish). If you're an underwater photographer you could use wide angle lens. The favorite dive spot in this area is in Cape Kri.
- Fam: Its highlight is in the big and colorful reef corals. There are soo many beautiful corals, still in perfect shape, and usually there're also live beautiful little sea creature like pygmi and nudibranch. Use macro lens for taking picture.
For the 1st day dives: Mansuar area
Dive 1: Matan Reef
Not many things to see, it just for test dive before you're dive in the real spot. Only took 1 hour sail from Sorong harbour.
Dive 2: Sardine Reef
Depth: 26 meters
Bottom time: 47 minutes
Visibility: 15 meters
Water temperature: 28 celcius
Current: pretty strong
Fish: Wobbegong (carpet shark), white tip shark, lion fish, blue dot sting ray, nudibranches, stone fish, sweetlips, snappers
Dive 3: Mioskon Reef (night dive)
Depth: 20 meters
Bottom time: 50 minutes
Fish: Wobbegong, muray eel, walking shark, pipe fish, tromphet fish
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