Day 2 – West of Dampier Strait
We will spend our second day west of the Dampier Strait, which is home to some of the most beautiful dive sites in the centre of the Raja-Ampat, all bordered by islands with dense and luxuriant vegetation. Depending on the conditions, we will dive the site of “Mioskon”, a very beautiful little island with a white sand beach It is surrounded by a magnificent reef composed mainly of hard corals which is home to an important fauna: trevallies, groupers, fusiliers, moray eels, big humpback parrots and even the star shark of the Raja Ampat the Wobbegong! Something to start your stay in a good mood!
This will be followed by one of the best dives in Raja Ampat on, “Mayhem reef”, named this way because of the different currents which attract an impressive influx of fish. It is rare to see so many in one dive. Reef sharks, snappers, trevallies, barracudas, schools of fusiliers, pennate swordfish, moray eels, sea snakes, pygmy seahorses, carpet sharks and wobbegongs are some of the creatures you can observe here.
We will also dive at the site of “Citrus Ridge”. Just imagine all the citrus fruits colour with an explosion of yellow, orange, pink, purple and green corals draping the sloping reef. It is also home to a wide variety of marine life, which is why we often call this place “the aquarium”…
At the end of the afternoon, the Wisesa will weigh anchor for a long navigation towards the magical island of Wayag. (Dinner and night in navigation).