Raja Ampat Itinerary: Thoughts and Tips

Raja Ampat Itinerary: Thoughts and Tips

indahs: dive, travel & photography

We spent ten days diving in Raja Ampat (with  total of 12 sailing days). We had amazing night dives, found variety of clown fishes, and visiting the icon of Raja Ampat, Wayag.

Remarkable archipelago and I recommend Raja Ampat (West Papua, Indonesia) for anyone who loves nature and water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.

Where to start – by air

Sorong is the starting point to reach Raja Ampat. Sorong’s small airport, Dominique Edward Osok Airport (SOQ), has 30 meters wide runway and it will be widen to 45 meters (warning: not sure when it will be finished).

I don’t think the current runway would fit big airplanes like Boeing or Airbus. We flew with Garuda Indonesia Airways (GIA) from Jakarta to Makassar then from Makassar to Sorong. From Makassar to Sorong, the plane changed from Boeing to smaller one, Bombardier CRJ1000. Besides our…

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