Diving Raja Ampat – Amazing Indonesia Dive Destination


Diving Raja Ampat must be amazing! The West Papua, Indonesian archipelago is made up of more than 600 islands. There are even more if add in the numerous shoals and cays.

diving raja ampat photo
Photo by lakshmioct01

Such a diverse marine environment. Unlike virtually anywhere else on earth. There are more than 300 species of coral and 3,000 species of fishes identified in this remote area.


Raja Ampat Regency is sometimes referred to as the ‘Four Kings’. This title references the four main islands within the chain of islands, Batanta, Misool, Salawati and Waigeo. It is a regency of West Papua, province of Indonesia.


Travelers wanting to enjoy a scuba diving vacation trip into this region will need to plan on staying on one of the many different liveaboard charter boats that service the islands.

raja diving liveaboard boat photo
Photo by DiverKen

Staying on a land resort has nothing on these Liveaboard charter boats. The thrill and excitement is continuous all day and night.

Map of Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua

Diving Raja Ampat Islands Map
The four main Raja Ampat islands, Waigeo, Salawati, Misool and Batanta, are located off the NW end of West Papua. Credit: Hobe – Public Domain

GPS Coordinates Raja Ampat Regency: (West Papua – Indonesia)

Latitude / Longitude Coordinates

DD: 0.1693° S, 131.0394° E

DD: 0.8647° S, 130.6494° E

DD: 1.1167° S, 130.8667° E

DD: 1.8947° S, 130.0836° E

You can use a GPS Coordinate Converter to get the Latitude and Longitude numbers into your preferred format.

Above Water Just as Gorgeous as Below

Raja Ampat Islands
The Raja Ampat Islands contains some of the richest marine biodiversity on earth. Credit: Jonathan Chase / cc

School of Bar Jacks

raja ampat diving photo, school of fish
Photo by yohancha

The Raja Ampat Islands are an extraordinary scuba diving destination!

Have you been there yet?