If you have been daydreaming about Papua Diving holidays, you may already have some idea of what to expect. Warm turquoise water, white sandy beaches, hot sunny days are some of the things that come to mind when thinking of Papua. The regions are blessed with stunning coral reefs and along with many different species of colorful marine life. New divers, intermediate or experienced are all catered to here, with a range of dive spots to suit every level. So it’s time to drop what you’re doing and book a diving trip in right away, here are a few of the top reasons to consider booking those diving journeys you have always wanted to enjoy.
Why book Papua Diving holidays?
Diving is one of the best adventures you can have as a diver. In this region especially West Papua should officially be the best dive destination on the earth. Here are the top reasons why you can’t miss out on visiting this natural wonder.
Accessibility and variety of Papua Diving
Regardless of which island you stay in West Papua, there will be an amazing dive site within reach. A lot of amazing dive sites will be just off the beach of your place. The underwater topography of Papua Diving is extremely varied. You can dive along reefs located on walls, slopes, ridges, underwater seamounts, overhangs, and pinnacles. The recommended locations for scuba diving are at Mike’s Point. It is one of the famous sites because of its explosive history. This site is perfect for an array of macro subjects. Beside that, you can spot multiple cleaning stations that attract manta rays.
Amazing marine life
This area is considered a major epicenter of marine biodiversity, with over 700 kinds of mollusks and well over 537 corals and more than 1,000 species of fish inhabiting these waters. With an abundance of warm, shallow water, reefs, warm and a staggering diversity of marine life, the Papua is not known as a top dive destination for nothing. Here you can find a big population of Manta Rays. These Manta Ray are incredibly smart, inquisitive and a true joy to be around with! If lucky, you can also come face to face with the whale sharks. These whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, and with their friendly nature. It’s no wonder the whale sharks are such a popular fish to look for.
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Consistency of dive conditions
Scuba diving here is famous for its crystal clear water with the ideal visibility for diving holiday. Due to the coral reefs, as well as its temperature (up to 27°C- 30°C /81-86 °F year-round), visibility in the West Papua is incredible. Visibility can change on a daily basis but stays around 15-30 meters. In general, visibility is very perfect starting from mid April until in mid November.