Wai eco resort - scubacqueando diving raja ampat
|Address:||Raja ampat, Isola di wai|
The spectacular House Reef of Wai island, the lagoon, numerous diving spots and diving center make it an unforgettable destination for divers and snorkelers. Dives in Raja Ampat are breathtakingly spectacular; scientists have called it the heart of the Golden Triangle of Marine Biodiversity of the World, you will find over 1400 species of fish, more than 600 different species of hard corals which account for 75% of all the world’s species. From Pulau Wai you can start your underwater adventure just outside your bungalow, on the coral reef that surrounds the island or within its wonderful turquoise lagoon. Here you can find everything from the small critters special for the macro until the carpet-shark (Wobbegong), to the endemic walking shark (Epaulette) and schooling fish near the Old Jetty for a wideangle. In the area surrounding Pulau Wai, you can explore a myriad of sites for diving or snorkelling, with a fascinating variety of habitats. During a typical week, you can see 4 different types of pygmy seahorses (bargibanti, denise, pontohi, severnsi), nudibranchs and all different kinds of critters, different varieties of schooling fishes, carpet-sharks Wobbegong, walking-sharks Epaulette (endemic of Raja Ampat), bumphead parrotfish, turtles, giant trevally, barracuda, manta rays and almost all existing reef fishes, along with a myriad of hard and soft corals that have brought scientists to dub the place as the “Seascape more rich of the Earth”. Raja Ampat offers all around the year good weather conditions for diving and snorkeling in the area of ​​Wai Eco Resort. The water temperature is constant at around 28°-30°C / 82°-86°F and underwater visibility varies between 15 and 30 m / 50 and 100 feet. There is an extra charge for fuel when diving further than 10 km off the coast of Pulau Wai. Depending on the organization of the dives, the surface interval are often spent on one of the beautiful beaches of Raja Ampat or on remote islands. Local dive guides trained by Nikson Soor, one the best experienced Dive Guide in Raja Ampat with more than 25 years of experience, are a strong team with a great passion for diving. The diving team is looking forward to sharing with guests the most beautiful dive sites around Pulau Wai and to show the immense variety and underwater wonder of the Raja Ampat. Our Dive Center Team prepared the diving materials and acquired the necessary equipment directly on the boat ready for diving. There is a great variety of dive sites in Raja Ampat and the immediate area surrounding Pulau Wai is really incredible from “Wai Wall” to “Nikson Reef”, from “Marti Garden” to “Miano Reef”, from “Pulau Kri” to “Airplane Wreck ” a beautiful wreck of P47D airplane model sunk in 1944 during the Second World War. Diving in this area of Indonesia means that you will find all your heart desires, from sites dripping with lush soft corals, to spectacular hard coral gardens, slopes, special dive spots for critters and mantas. And of course we are really close by one of Raja Ampat‘s most celebrated dive sites zone “the Dampier Strait” that include “Sardine Reef”, “Chicken Reef”, “Mios Kon”, “Blue Magic”, “Mike’s Point”, etc. The house reef of Pulau Wai is very reach in species and offers good diving and snorkelling opportunities, with a great variety of fish and critters. A dive or snorkel along the house reef reveals colourful coral gardens, funny Clownfish in anemones, various schools of fish, every shape and size of reef fish, octopus, cuttle fish, nudibranchs, and more and more…a real feast for the eyes! Often baby Blacktip Sharks can be seen playfully hunting small fish in the shallow water in front of the bungalows. Night dives are really incredible, colourful and productive for photographers; really easy to found Epaulette shark (endemic Raja Ampat walking shark) and Wobbegong shark in few meters from the white beach. At times a school of fish, indonesian name Ikan Oci, and catching blue trevally around the Jetty making for good photographic opportunities, and also schooling batfish usually hide under the old jetty.